Artists have created glow-in-the-dark artworks from a living organism as part of the World Science Festival in Brisbane, Australia.

Instead of paint or pencils, the artists are drawing with a type of marine bacteria known as Aliivibrio fischeri, which is usually found in the light organ of the Hawaiian bobtail squid. But put it on a brush, apply it to a petri dish canvas and then turn off the lights, and you can make some sweet science art.

Mashable Australia snuck into the the basement of the Queensland Museum Friday to talk to the exhibition curator, University of Auckland microbiologist Siouxsie Wiles, as she prepared for the show. Read more…

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Artists create living paintings from glow-in-the-dark bacteria