Wunderkammer: The Cabinet of Wonders
17 March to 22 May 2017
WUNDERKAMMER: the cabinet of wonders comes to Western Australia for the first time!
Artist Rod McRae takes us on a journey of discovery and surprise in his cutting edge exhibition, WUNDERKAMMER. Wunderkammer is a German noun referring to a place where curiosities, rare objects and relics are displayed. McRae plays on this terminology using ethically sourced taxidermied animals to explore human interactions with nature. He challenges our own role within the animal kingdom; questioning conservation, climate change and the like. McRae plays with ideas of anthropomorphism and nurturing, without losing the true essence of taxidermy; the idea of immortalising these animals.
This is a show for the whole family – educational, fascinating and thought provoking - not to be missed!
Wunderkammer: Public Programs
MARATUS Film Screening
| 7 APRIL 2017 | 7:00PM | $12 |
When an Australian garbage collector takes a photo of a spider and posts it online, he gets a call from a scientist telling him it might be an undiscovered species. There follows a three year epic quest to re-find the tiny spider. For bookings please call: 9956 6750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATUREPLAY Film Screening
| 28 APRIL 2017 | 7:00PM | FREE |
NaturePlay follows the plight of a surprising endangered species in the world today - our children, and devises a way to save humanity's connection to nature in the next generation. A stark contrast of American and Scandinavian education systems. For bookings please call: 9956 6750 or email email@example.com.
The Art of Taxidermy and Skinning
| 19 MAY 2017 | 7:00PM | $50 |
Join Natalie from Rest in Pieces for a one hour talk on the age-old practise of taxidermy followed by a half hour skinning demonstration. This workshop will fascinate those with a healthy curiosity and an open mind. Wine provided. Book your place here.