St Heliers Street Gallery: Kangaroo Encounters – Public and Private
A multimedia exhibition that responds to a questioning of the artist's personal relationship to the kangaroo.
"As a child I moved country every couple of years. Every time I went to a new school I would be asked where I came from. Responses to 'Australia' were; the land at the bottom of the world, and the home of the kangaroo; usually followed by a demonstration of hopping and hilarious laughter."
The Kangaroo as icon is as relevant today as it was 50 years ago. It continues to appear in all sorts of places; most well know being the flying Kangaroo (Qantas), but also footballs, biscuit tins, door stops, and now even food can be brought to you by a Roo, through the food delivery service Deliveroo.
This exhibition uses mixed media including drawings, prints, felt, and embroidery, to explore the kangaroo as a sentient being. The works use these public images to probe the basis of our collective understanding of this sublime animal.
Read an interview with Bridget about the exhibition online at Wild Melbourne.