Expression of Interest: Carbon Education

Dr John Troughton, MAgSc, PhD, DSc, FRSNZ (1952-56) is calling for expressions of interest from interested WABA artists to workshop a creative education project on carbon. The project proposes to link the NSW Premier's Task Force on Creative Industries with the goal of advancing education in NSW. If you are interested in  contributing artwork, artistic perspectives or otherwise get involved in scoping the project, Dr Troughton would like to hear from you. 

Where: Canberra (venue to be advised)

When: the week of 27 May 2013

For more information (from Dr Troughton), click here

Email:; Mobile 0419 970 594

About Carbon

Carbon as food is the cultural centre of cities, cultures and civilisations and should be a central point in urban design.  Carbon compounds in food provide energy to fuel the body, in the human body carbon is the second most abundant element by mass (18.5%) and carbon compounds form the basis of all known life on earth. Carbon is known to form almost ten million different compounds, carbon is the 15th most abundant element in the Earth's crust and carbon is the fourth most abundant element in the universe by mass.

About Dr Troughton

New Zealand National Research Fellow (1966-69), Carnegie Fellow (1973), Eisenhower Fellow (1984) and Member of Australian National University Council (1968-69), John is currently a director of Guntonia Investments, Business Associates Networks, HomeNet Pty Ltd and The Management Practice.

Through research at the DSIR’s Physics and Engineering Laboratory in New Zealand and through exposure to a variety of international projects John developed a professional background in food processing, agriculture, horticulture, biotechnology, biophysics and ecology.

He trained at Canterbury University, the Australian National University and Stanford University in the United States. He has produced over a 100 papers and books, and lectured and consulted internationally in fields as diverse as energy, biology, information technology and business management. He gained corporate management experience in both public and private institutions such as the DSIR NZ, Goodman Fielder Wattie, and as a director of eight companies in the food (fresh and processed), information technology, management and high technology sectors.