More-than-Human Wellbeing Exhibition
Curators of the More-than-Human Wellbeing Exhibition (Left to right: Dr Megan Rose, Prof Deborah Lupton, Dr Vaughan Wozniak-O’Connor, Dr Ash Watson)

More-than-Human Wellbeing Exhibition opens at UNSW

Author  Loren Dela Cruz
Date 7 June 2023

The More-than-Human Wellbeing Exhibition has officially opened at UNSW Sydney which draws on several research studies conducted in the Vitalities Lab and UNSW Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S).

Curated by ADM+S Chief Investigator and leader of the Vitalities Lab, Prof Deborah Lupton along with ADM+S Researchers Dr Vaughan Wozniak-O’Connor, Dr Ash Watson and Dr Megan Rose, the exhibition uses multimodal arts-based and multisensory methods – both digital and non-digital – to highlight ways of knowing and being within and beyond the world of self-tracking apps, electronic medical records, and smart devices for documenting illnesses and promoting health and wellbeing.

It seeks to attune visitors to their role in more-than-human ecologies and how their health and wellbeing and that of the planet are entangled through installation artworks and multisensory displays.

Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture Prof Claire Annesley opened the exhibition on May 29 followed by remarks from Dr Anthony Brown, Executive Director of Health Consumers NSW.

'Silken Anatomies' Installation at the More-than-Human Wellbeing Exhibition
‘Silken Anatomies’ Installation at the More-than-Human Wellbeing Exhibition

“This exhibition was designed as a creative research translation and community engagement strategy. It is wonderful to see the show on display after many months of work putting it together, and many years of research contributing to its content,” said Prof Deborah Lupton.

'Hand of Signs' model at the More-than-Human Wellbeing Exhibition
‘Hand of Signs’ model at the More-than-Human Wellbeing Exhibition


More-than-Human is open to the public until 18 August at UNSW Library. In addition to the main exhibition, there will also be a mini-show available for viewing at the 2023 ADM+S Symposium: Automated News & Media from 13-14 July at the University of Sydney.

The exhibition was developed in collaboration with the Vitalities Lab, UNSW Node of the ADM+S Centre, Centre for Social Research in Health, Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture, UNSW Sydney, and Health Consumers NSW.

Exhibition dates: Open until Friday 18 August 2023, UNSW Main Library Level 5. Admission is free and open to all ages. Further details, a link to the short film made for the exhibition and downloadable resources are available at the exhibition website:


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