About us

Beaker Street is

not-for-profit Tasmanian a celebration of art and science a place for meaningful connections

Beaker Street is a not-for-profit cultural organisation in lutruwita/Tasmania. We explore the intersection of art and science, and facilitate connections and collaborations amongst artists, scientists, and the public. Our flagship event, Beaker Street Festival, takes place around Tasmania each August, with a Festival Hub at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Since its founding in 2016, Beaker Street has spearheaded numerous participatory events and projects, like our Science Photography Prize and Sci Art Walks podcast.

Our Team


Originally from New York City, Margo founded Beaker Street in Hobart in 2016. She holds a PhD in evolutionary biology from UNSW.

Dr Margo Adler

Founding Director


Rosie is a leading arts and event producer, with extensive experience coordinating festivals around Australia and internationally.

Rosie Pidd

Assistant Director


Georgia is a content writer and creative producer with professional experience in screen and sound media, communications, arts, and events.

Georgia Imfeld

Festival Administrator


Dr Varuni Kulasekera

Chairperson – Evolutionary Biologist & Science Communicator

Adam Morton

Environment Editor at Guardian Australia

Belinda Kelly

Executive Producer and CEO at Terrapin Puppet Theatre

Professor Anya Reading

Geophysicist at University of Tasmania

Tom Carr

Senior Legal Services Officer at the Environmental Protection Authority Tasmania

Michael Bugelli

Gallery Director at Michael Bugelli Gallery & Curator at Detached Cultural Organisation

Maggie Walter

Yoo-rrook Justice Commissioner and inaugural Pro Vice Chancellor – Aboriginal Research and Leadership at UTAS

Jen Murnaghan

Owner & Marketing/Creative Communications Consultant at Digital Dandy