Alone in space, alone in its life-supporting systems, powered by inconceivable energies, mediating them to us through the most delicate adjustments, wayward, unlikely, unpredictable but nourishing, enlivening and enriching in the largest degree – is this not a precious home for all of us earthlings? Does it not deserve all the inventiveness, courage and generosity of which we are capable to preserve it from degradation and destruction and, by doing so, secure our own survival?

Barbara Ward and Rene Dubos
Only One Earth – The Care and Maintenance of a Small Planet
Penguin Books, 1973


The Lynchpin program offers a meeting place between disciplines – a place of exploration and possibility.

If you would like to join us in supporting ocean science and encouraging art-science conversations and collaborations, you can do so:

  • by supporting one of our scholarships;
  • by naming funding support for a particular project e.g. a musical or visual arts response to science;  or
  • by offering unattached funding.



If you are an artist

– visual/sonic/installation or performance artist/writer:poetry or prose – and are interested in being part of this collaborative venture with young ocean scientists keen to share their research, we would love to hear from you.

Please use the CONTACT tab on the toolbar to reach us.

Sue Anderson

Lynchpin Co-ordinator


The Lynchpin arts/ocean science program is made possible by the Dr RAF Murdoch Trust

It is supported by the Bookend Trust and endorsed by the University of Tasmania’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies

translating nature into knowledge