Science and art have combined to create a new photographic facade on the front of the La Trobe Art Institute in View Street.
Photographer Danica Chappell worked with chemical biologist Donna Whelan to create the work using a powerful fluorescence microscopes located at La Trobe in Bendigo.
"Anyone that does microscopy as part of their science is aware that they get to look at visually stimulating things all the time," Dr Whelan said. "(Art) can be a fantastic way to push science onto community.
"(Danica) brought in old photographic materials that are very chemically active because they react to light input. We put them under the microscope and zoomed in on them so you can start seeing the nano-structure that is smaller than the width of a hair and hit it with light.
"You can see chemistry playing out (in) different colours, shapes, crystalline structures and metal reactivity."
The new facade coincides with Ms Chappell's Far From the Eye exhibition currently at the La Trobe Art Institute.
"Photography at its fundamental roots spans both art and science," Ms Chappell said.
"Whether a scientist is reading a photographic image for a factual analysis, or an art-lover is seeing narrative, shape, texture or tone, how the image is formed holds inherent value and intrigue."
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