Professor Robert David Pope
Born 9th December, 1939
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia.
Listed as Artist-Philosopher in several dictionaries of international biography including Marquis WHO’S WHO OF THE WORLD.
In liaison with the Western Australian State Government Department of Aboriginal Welfare, Robert Pope established a special and successful science-art school for aboriginal Australians in 1969. He was awarded a State Government bursary to collate his science-art research in 1973.
He was appointed Artist-in-residence to the University of Adelaide in 1978 and his life’s work was documented by the Science Unit of Australian Commonwealth Broadcasting Commission for inclusion into the eight part international television series, The Scientists – Profiles in Discovery in 1979. In the same year he was appointed by UNESCO as special science-art delegate to the Second Marcel Grossmann World Summit Meeting of Science held in Trieste to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of the birth date of Albert Einstein.
Robert Pope founded the Science-Art Research Centre at Lock 4 in the Riverland of South Australia. The Centre’s objective to modernise the classic Greek Science for Ethical Ends was recorded in the special Science-Art edition of the August, 1980, volume of Scientific Australian. Several morphogenetic papers by the Centre’s mathematician, Chris Illert, were published during the 1980s by Italy’s leading scientific journal, Il Nuovo Cimento. Two of these papers were reprinted in Washington by the SPIE Milestone Series as selected important works of the 20th Century. In 1994 the mathematics was extended to a “New Important Physics” published by the Institute for Basic Research in the USA. Reprinted in 1995, the work was acclaimed for the discovery of new physics laws governing optimum (human) biological growth and development, which validated the Centre’s objective recorded 15 years earlier in Scientific Australian.
In 1986 Robert Pope was awarded an Artist-in-residency at the University of Sydney to work with a cancer research team at the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre. In 1988 he published his correction to Leonardo da Vinci’s THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE in the book, Two Bob’s Worth, launched in Los Angeles in 1989 by the Hollywood Thalian Mental Health Organisation.The thrust of the book was that in order to honour and extol the Great American Dream it is necessary to introduce the social significance of Creative Physics into the concept of American democracy. Appointed by local government as the Artist-to Berri the mayors of all the Riverland district councils, the region’s Cultural Trust and its state government parliamentary representative formally endorsed the cultural significance of the book, Two Bob’s Worth. He returned to Australia to receive the Dorothy Knox Fellowship for Distinguished Persons at the Dunmore Lang College at Macquarie University.
In 1993 his correction to Leonardo’s work was validated for predicting the discovery of a vast new nanotechnology of health. His published correction to Leonardo da Vinci’s work was acclaimed at the Australian National University as “encompassing a revolution of thought as important to science and society as the Copernican and Newtonian revolutions”. In 1997 the success of the multi-million dollar nanotechnology science of medicine experiment in Sydney further validated the Centre’s concept of a new supra-technology of health being the logical foundation of a new global democracy.
In 2000 the Science-Art Research Centre of Australia, in liaison with the Royal Queensland Art Society and the Tweed Shire Council of Northern New South Wales, held a Science-Art Festival. Global democracy concepts voted into existence, when placed on the Internet, solicited worldwide scientific advice that the concept of Creative Physics Fractal Logic for Global Democracy was indeed feasible. Several institutions endorsed this concept including the United Nations Millennium Project for the South Pacific Node (American Council). Several papers were published on this issue, one of which was titled For The People By The People Of The World and which was reprinted as a special two part feature in the June and July, 2000, volumes of the American Nano Technology Magazine. Robert Pope’s theories were included into an international futures studies tertiary education course endorsed by the United Nations.
The artists’ studios are located in a stone castle-like mansion built by himself and his artist colleagues, Robert Todonai and Irene Brown and set in a tropical garden landscape overlooking the Tweed Valley of Northern New South Wales.
Robert Pope has exhibited throughout the world including at the Dyansen Galleries on Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, and at the South Pacific Design Centre’s DeVorzon Galleries in Hollywood, USA.
A Robert Pope Icon of the Second Renaissance painting was sold at Southeby’s Auction in Melbourne, Australia, in 2000