Australasian Animal Studies Association

Co-Existence Art Exhibition: Call for Artist Entries

“Animals are born, are sentient and are mortal. In these things they resemble man. … in their habits, in their time, in their physical capacities, they differ from man. They are both alike and unlike.” (John Berger, Why Look at Animals?) The relationship between animals and humans is complex, varied and a long one that […]

Art Laboratory Berlin: Aural Aquatic Presence

Aural Aquatic Presence  Seminar: Living Systems | Aquatic Systems with Robertina Šebjanic, Kat Austen, Regine Rapp and Christian de Lutz in the framework of the exhibition Aural Aquatic Presence. 18 September, 2016, 2-6PM The current exhibition project artistically explores the interplay and intercommunication between animal and machine while focusing on the aquatic environment. Within this […]

ASI – film reviews

The Animal and Society Institute are pleased to announce a new resource on the ASI website: film reviews by Dr. Pete Porter, Professor and Chair of Theatre and Film at Eastern Washington University. The first three reviews can be found here: Unlocking the Cage The Secret Life of Pets The Dog Lover: The Wrong Side of Right

Human/Animal/Artist: Art Inspired by Animals

Human/Animal/Artist: Art Inspired by Animals opens 20 November 2016 – 19 February 2017, McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery.    It includes international and local sculptors, painters, photographers, video installation and performance artists, and musicians:  Lauren Berkowitz, Catherine Chalmers (USA), Catherine Clover, Joe Japananka James, Nicholas Mangan, Vera Möller, Samuel Namunjdja, Sean Peoples, Elizabeth Presa, David Rothenberg (USA), Sandra Selig, Tai […]

Animaladies Exhibition – Catalogue & Postcards available

The Animaladies Catalogue is available here. Following on from the showing of Duck Lake Redux, 2016 at Animaladies –  The Duck Lake Project is now online – focusing on AASA Member Yvette Watt’s project to intervene in the duck shooting season in Tasmania. Say it with…Animaladies postcards  …for a special occasion, season’s greeting and for […]


The ANIMALADIES exhibition and postcard project brings together a total of 24 artists, some of whom work collaboratively, including Prince the pony. The exhibition was developed in conjunction with the conference of the same name at the University of Sydney (11–12 July, 2016). The term ANIMALADIES was coined by Fiona Probyn-Rapsey with an intention to […]

Animaladies Exhibition – sneak preview

Works to be exhibited at ANIMALADIES exhibition and postcard project, Interlude Gallery, Glebe, 11 – 22 July 2016. Andre Brodyk Autopoietic Blur (2016). Microscopy image of living transgenic E.coli Acknowledgement: Dr Ian Grainge UoN Australian pioneer in bioart, Andre works with scientists at the University of Newcastle on expanded painting projects that reveal boundaries of life/non-life at […]

ANIMALADIES Exhibition sneak preview

A sneak peak at one of the works to be exhibited at ANIMALADIES exhibition and postcard project, Interlude Gallery, Glebe, 11 – 22 July 2016. Michele Elliot there dear (1837) (2016) Hand and machine embroidery, tea-dyed cotton, 15 x 20cm A narrative practice utilising textiles to weave memories, stories and materials together as installations, wall […]

ZOOSCOPE: Animals in film archive

ZooScope is an encyclopaedia of animals on film. Each article includes information and analysis about the presence and meaning of animals in a film. ZooScope welcomes the submissions of articles via this website.

Dead Animals, or the curious occurrence of taxidermy in contemporary art

January 23, 2016 – March 27, 2016, David Winton Bell Gallery, Rhode Island, USA

At a time when natural history museums are moving away from taxidermy, there has been a resurgence of interest in popular culture—in Internet blogs and image collections, in fashion, home décor, and advertising—as well as in art practice. The exhibition is organized around four prevalent themes that draw particular strength from taxidermy—in which the fact that the animal is real and dead imparts meaning.