|May 1, 2012|
Art & Taxidermy at the State Library NSW with author Prue Gibson
- 1 May 2012 at 6pm – 8pm
- State Library of NSW Galleries
Discover deathly imagery in art with author Prue Gibson as she explores why some Australian artists are obsessed with taxidermy. This is an old tradition dating back to colonial painters John Lewin and George Stubbs, who painted taxidermy animals stuffed by local identities. In this tradition, the trend of contemporary painting, photographing and incorporating taxidermy is strong among Australian artists Joseph, MGlennon, Anne Zahalka, Rod MCrae, Janet Laurence and many more.
Tuesday 1 May, 6pm-8pm, State Library of NSW Galleries, free. Includes after-hours look at Lewin: Wild Art exhibition, 9273 1770, www.sl.nsw.gov.au
Prue Gibson is a freelance art writer and the author of The Rapture of Death 2010, an inquiry into deathly imagery in art. Her creative work, Longing, is a novel and her dissertation, The Passions, investigates the aesthetics and phenomenology of love and art.Share