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Nature in the Dark @ Visual Arts Centre in Bendigo



Date: 13 Aug - 5 Oct 2014
Opening:  Thursday 14 Aug 6-8pm
Venue: Visual Arts Centre, 121 View St, Bendigo VIC 3550

Artists Angie Black, Jan Hendrik Brüggemeier + Scott Lewis + Renuka Rajiv, Elizabeth Dunn,
Siri Hayes, Timothy Nohe, Josephine Starrs + Leon Cmielewski and Stephen Turpie explore the hidden and seldom seen world of the animals of Victoria’s Wombat State Forest and Bunyip State Park. The artists and scientists work with the same photographic material gathered to profile how mammals respond, long term, to fire or the absence of fire. While for the scientists from the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research the images are valuable empirical data, for these artists the images provoke the important question: How can we relate to something we do not yet fully grasp?

So if you have ever wanted to know what animals do after dark, then this ‘Big Brother’ exhibition of furry creatures, reveals what our native animals do when we’re not looking. The images of animals; from bandicoots, antechinus, wallabies and wombats to goats, cats and foxes, are at once informative and beguiling, amusing and evocative.

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