Macquarie University Art Gallery

Macquarie University Art Gallery

Zoographia

Zoographia

A Macquarie University Art Gallery exhibition in collaboration with the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies and Department of Biology, Macquarie University.

15 July – 30 September 2019

Curatorium: Nicole Anderson, Rhonda Davis, Elizabeth Eyre, Kate Hargraves, Leonard Janiszewski and Andrew Simpson

The depiction of animals in art is changing our understanding and values to be more empathetic and considerate. A cross-disciplinary exhibition exploring the unique and diverse characteristics of animals raise moral and ethical questions about our current and future treatment of animals on a global scale.

Zoographia illustrates our changing relationship with animals. Expressed with human characteristics and personality traits the exhibition represents animals as intrinsic to our world. No longer alienated and clinically detached from human empathy but endowed with majestic qualities we as humans admire and aspire to. Perceived through friendship, fun, humour, pathos and sadness the exhibition shows why we continue to be captivated by their presence. In them, we see those characteristics that make us human - our frailties and strengths, our failings and our successes.

Effy Alexakis, Dean Bowen, Kate Bergen, Joanna Braithwaite, Stephen Copland, Kate Downhill, Troy Emery, Adam Fuss, Robert Harcourt, Anna-Karina Hermkens, Charlotte Le Brocque, Noel McKenna, Rodney Pople, Nola Jones, Francis Lymburner and Salvatore Zofrea


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