Discovery Walls

The Discovery Walls in Lismore and the Gold Coast are windows to the University and its community, exhibiting a wide range of video, animation and photographic works.

The content on the walls are creative expressions of the themes ‘heads, hearts and lands’ (our scholarship, our students and our region) which is communicated through various multimedia productions.

The productions span across multiple screens in portrait composition at Lismore and landscape composition at the Gold Coast.

The technical specifications of the Discovery Walls can be found in the Discovery Wall guidelines & specifications for content & creation .


If you are interested in discussing opportunities for creating work for the Discovery Wall, please contact:


Examples of Discovery Wall productions

David Rudd

David Rudd research - Computational binding model - murexine to the ligand-binding domain of AChBP

"Computational binding model of murexine to the ligand-binding domain of acetylcholine-binding protein (AChBP): A model for the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR).The pharmacological actions of murexine in vivo provide support for murexine binding to the muscle type nAChR, having a similar pharmacological action to suxamethonium (Erspamer and Glasser, 1957; Roseghini et al., 1996), a known partial agonist of the á-subunit nAChR. A structure and function homology model of the binding site of the á-subunit nAChR was used to determine murexine binding potential, using the molluscan AChBP from pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis (PDB: 1I9B; Brejc et al., 2001). 

Ryan Kenny

Ryan Kenny - film maker

Ryan Kenny, a Film maker and Photographer from Lennox Head/ Byron Bay NSW. With 15 years' experience in production and stills.

As well as working in Audio Visual for SC, Ryan runs a studio in the Byron bay Industrial estate. Freelance Camera Operation, Photography, Media production and Studio Hire under Mocean Media House. A team of professionals to cater to all your media and production needs. 


Dan McDonnell

Dan McDonnell - artist

Dan McDonnell's work reflects a fascination for the aesthetics of digital technology and how they can overlap with a painterly practice. His process involves painting with his hands onto the back of perspex, emphasising touch and materiality but also simulation and separation-demonstrating a perceptive sensibility that appears at once as hand-made and reproduced.

The slick interfaces of today's mobile devices with swipe, scroll and pinch-to-zoom features, are literally portable light boxes in which the majority of images we see on a daily basis are viewed. McDonnell's works promote and encourage this visceral sensation of touch, employing the expressive gesture as a way of referencing the peculiar quality of our interactions with touch-screen devices-suggesting an experience that is at once direct yet mediated. Through the language of abstract art, his work simultaneously acknowledges the past while also commenting on contemporary digital culture and what it means to live in an era dominated by the screen.

Jeremy Austin

Jeremy Austin - artist

Jeremy Austin is an Australian artist based in The Northern Rivers of NSW who works in a variety of mediums out of studio in Lismore. Growing up in his fathers art store in Lismore, surrounded by art materials his entire life he found himself becoming a keen mark maker, a young Jeremy was busy soaking up the art of comic books, graphical science fiction books and Letraset lettering catalogues.

Reoccurring characters act as a vehicle for the continued exploration into catatonic automatic drawing as well as muscle-memory schemata drawing with the aim of bringing the immediacy and honesty of the compressed line work of my sketchbook sessions to canvas and walls.

Grayson Cooke

Grayson Cooke - media artist - virtual fracking example

Grayson Cooke is an interdisciplinary scholar and media artist, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Business, Law and Arts at Southern Cross University. He holds an interdisciplinary PhD from Concordia University in Montreal. Grayson is an award-winning media artist, who has exhibited and performed media art works across Europe, Australia, Asia and North America.

"Frack" is an art-science project that builds on my previous work, which involves time-lapse macro-photography of photographic media being chemically destroyed. This project involves a kind of "virtual fracking", where I am using chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing to destroy photographs of sedimentary rock. The chemicals used in this project are hydrochloric acid, acetic acid, and sodium hydroxide. Read more about 'Frack'.