Let sleeping (with) dogs lie: crazy Animaladies exhibition celebrates interspecies collaborations in contemporary art.
‘Are we crazy to love and care for other species, at times more than other humans?’ asks co-curator Madeleine Boyd. ‘Other species often love us back in ways that are fulfilling and productive yet free from the conflicts of human experiences’.
Some of the works in the Animaladies exhibition celebrate relationships between humans and animals, while others provoke.
‘Interlude Gallery will be a feast for the senses’, says Boyd, ‘as 24 artists working in diverse media – installation, painting, printmaking, relational art and photomedia engage with the theme of crazy animal love’.
The exhibition accompanies an animal studies symposium, Animaladies, to be held 11–12 July at the University of Sydney which will focus on the role of madness reframed in terms of species, race and gender as ‘animaladies’.
‘The artworks in this exhibition are wonderful examples of the vibrancy of the field, and the contribution the arts make in animal studies scholarship,’ said co-curator Yvette Watt who lectures at the Tasmanian College of the Arts.
A feature of the exhibition is the Postcard Project. Co-curator Melissa Boyde, senior research fellow at the University of Wollongong and editor of the Animal Studies Journal, comments: ‘We wanted to include accessible, affordable and portable works in Animaladies and artists from across Australia have responded with beautiful, small scale works’.
Limited editions of the Animaladies postcards will be available for sale in packs of 10.
Animaladies opens at 5.30pm on Monday, July 11 at Interlude Gallery in Glebe. On July 16, an Interlude Gallery tradition of a feast and artist talks will take place.
Opening event. All welcome, free event.
Sponsored by Poor Tom’s Gin
Monday, 11 July, 2016, 5.30pm-7pm
Artist talks and vegan feast. All welcome, free event.
Saturday, 16 July, 2016 3pm-5pm