Australasian Animal Studies Association

mowson, lynn

Vice-chair, Australasian Animal Studies Association

University of Melbourne

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Research interests / activities

Dr lynn mowson is a sculptor whose practice is driven by the entangled relationships between human and non-human animals, in particular agricultural animals and the biotech industries. Her sculptural research has been featured the books The Art of the Animal, Lantern Press, 2015, Carol J Adam’s Neither Man nor Beast, Bloomsbury, 2018, Animaladies, Bloomsbury Press, 2018. She has exhibited widely in Australia, and her artwork was included in SPOM: Sexual Politics of Meat at The Animal Museum, LA, in 2017.


'bloodlines – mammalian motherhood, biotechnologies and other entanglements', Animal Studies
Journal, Vol 7, Issue 2, pp.25-44, 2019
'Skin and Flesh', Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture, Issue no.45 pp.94-99, 2019
Chapter and front cover image for 'Animaladies' (eds Fiona Probyn-Rapsey and Lori Gruen), Bloomsbury, 2018.
Essay in Art of the Animal: 14 Women Artists Explore the Sexual Politics of Meat, Lantern Press, 2015.
Experimenta Life Forms, International Triennial of Media Art – 3 year tour of Australia.
OktoLab: Laboratory for Octopus Aesthetics, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart 2019 and Cologne, Germany 2020.
tEChnOart, Women Eco Art Dialogue, 2019. Beautiful Little Dead Things 2014, Creaturely Feelings, 2015, Director's Cut, The Blake Prize 2016, Animaladies, 2016, Sexual Politics of Meat, The Animal Museum, LA, 2017, Animal Intersections, 2017.
Invited speaker Decolonising Animals AASA2019
Invited speaker Animaladies II, UOW, 2018
Invited Speaker – Animaladies II, University of Wollongong, 2018.
Key Note Speaker: 'Dear Dairy Conference', University of Canturbury, NZ, 2017.

Potential areas for collaboration
art, sculpture, non human animals, dairy industry, biotechnology
Potential areas for research supervision
Visual Arts / Sculpture
Reading group
Knowing Animals Melbourne