In case you missed the exhibition My Monster: The Human-Animal Hybrid at RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 29 June – 18 August 2018, here is a selection of installation shots for your viewing pleasure.
Curated by Evelyn Tsitas, My Monster: The Human-Animal Hybrid examined the artistic representation of the human-animal hybrid from mythology to movies; taxidermy to biotechnology; painting and photography to multi-sensory immersive sound installations.
The exhibiting artists included Rose Agnew, Jane Alexander, Janet Beckhouse, Peter Booth, Jazmina Cininas, Kate Clark, Catherine Clover, Beth Croce, Julia deVille, Heri Dono, Peter Ellis, Moira Finucane & Shinjuku Thief, Rona Green, Ai Hasegawa, Rayner Hoff, Sam Jinks, Deborah Kelly, Bharti Kher, Deborah Klein, Oleg Kulik, Sam Leach, Norman Lindsay, Sidney Nolan, Eko Nugroho, Kira O’Reilly & Jennifer Willet, Patricia Piccinini, Geoffrey Ricardo, Lisa Roet, Mithu Sen, Maja Smrekar & Manuel Vason, Ronnie van Hout, (((20hz))).
You can click here to read ‘Animal Instinct: our long fascination with hybrids’, a review of the My Monster exhibition by Kylie Northover published in The Age.
Installation views My Monster: The Human-Animal Hybrid, RMIT Gallery, Photography by Mark Ashkanasy © RMIT Gallery.
‘Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.’
– John Steinbeck (1902-1968)
‘In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.’
– W. H. Auden (1907-1973)
‘People tend to forget that play is serious.’
Theodor is one of my favourite prints that I have made.
For me he encapsulates the essence of a cheeky guy up for a bit of fun.
Theodor was inspired by an eclectic mix of things I fancy:
These little fella’s pictured are from the Guide Dogs Victoria website.
A couple of my relatives had Labradors for pets and I adored playing with them.
One of the best rock and roll bands ever.
They were fronted fantastically by the swanky Bon Scott, from 1974-1980, until his unfortunate demise.
Master tattooist and all round purveyor of cool.
After Theodor was finished I thought he needed a gang so I made him some friends – Crazy Daisy and The Duke.
A pretty smooth crew if I do say so myself!
My name is Rona Green and I am an artist.
I am also a herbivore and my habitat is Melbourne, Australia.
The idea behind this blog is to document my inspiration, work and activities.
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