We were founded in 2018 by Melissa Pappas, a marine scientist and self-taught artist. We are currently based in Sydney, Australia with aims to collaborate and grow with creative leaders and artists from around the world. Currently we host exhibits and events showcasing our team of artists, scientists, and communicators through avenues at UNSW and University of Newcastle. Get in contact to collaborate with us.

Artist: Vikie Lui @studio_kaka


Bridging the gap

At Emerging Creatives of Science, we understand the importance of communication. As we shift the paradigm back to the focus on the interdisciplinary, we aim to bridge the knowledge gap between scientists and the public.  It’s our mission to ensure that the arts remain strong, especially in the world of research and analytical thinking. We are always on the lookout for collaborations in workshops, seminars, scicomm projects, and exhibits to highlight the importance of the STEAM perspective. We are currently expanding our community, so get in contact to join!


SciArt is the practice of using art as a tool to communicate and educate an audience in scientific research. The approach is a more tangible way to interact with science and a better form of education for visual learners. Since many of us are not experts in technical scientific research, the SciArt approach to understanding science is much appreciated. These SciArt murals showcase pairs of scientists and artists illustrating coral reefs in the face of climate change. The murals once decorated the Chancellery walk of UNSW upper campus, but will be moving around UNSW to brighten up the campus.



Art, Science, Education, & Community

If ECOS sounds like a community you'd like to collaborate with, get in contact with us. We are looking for creative spaces to host events and exhibits. We are to support individuals and companies working to keep our reefs and environment happy! We work in symbiosis in hopes to benefit you as much as you benefit us.