Nature in the Dark

Nature in the Dark is a joint venture between conservationists and artists, who used the same photographic material being gathered to profile mammals’ response to fire to create seven artistic video projects.

Art Exhibition previously on in Victoria, Australia.
From Wednesday 13 August 2014 to Sunday 05 October 2014
Launch Thursday 14 August 2014, 6-8pm

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Opening: Thursday 14 Aug 6-8pm – to be opened by Jan Hendrik Brüggemeier, Centre for Creative Arts, and Matt Ruchel, Victorian National Parks Association.

Participating Artists:
Angie Black, Jan Hendrik Brüggemeier & Scott Lewis & Renuka Rajiv, Elizabeth Dunn, Siri Hayes, Timothy Nohe, Josephine Starrs & Leon Cmielewski and Stephen Turpie

The invited artists 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.

Co-curated by Maria Miranda and Jan Hendrik Brüggemeier.



Visual Arts Centre, 121 View St, Bendigo VIC 3550