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ZOONOSES and Passing Through to open

ZOONOSES and Passing Through
Dr Nicola Hooper, The Giant Flea, 2017, digital print of hand coloured lithograph on foam board, 100 x 100cm, image courtesy the artist.

The Bundaberg community is invited to the opening night of ZOONOSES and Passing Through at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery.

Through drawing and lithography, Dr Nicola Hooper uses fairy-tale iconology and rhymes to explore concepts surrounding zoonoses – animal diseases that can infect humans.

The exhibition ZOONOSES explores how people perceive certain animals in the context of fear and disease.

Lithography and drawing became integral to Dr Hooper’s studio practice while she completed a MAVA and MAVA (Hons) at Queensland College of Art in Brisbane.

Dr Hooper completed her doctorate in 2019 with her research titled Zoonoses – A Visual Narrative, after being awarded a GU Postgraduate Research Scholarship.

ZOONOSES is a touring exhibition presented by Logan Art Gallery, Logan City Council, in partnership with Museums and Galleries Queensland.

Passing Through exhibition

Passing Through artist, Carolyn V Watson, explores the trust and inner strength that one must elicit to press forward.

Carolyn V Watson is a multi-award-winning artist who has strong ties to the Bundaberg Region through her biennial artist in residencies at St Luke’s Anglican School. 

Passing Through is an installation in The Vault at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, and its artworks reflects the human response to carry forward expectations and doubt, and the knowledge that comes from each experience.

Opening night for both exhibitions will be 5.30 pm, Friday, 20 January at Bundaberg Region Art Gallery.

ZOONOSES and Passing Through
ZOONOSES and Passing Through will open at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery on 20 January. Image: (left) Dr Nicola Hooper. Photo: Carl Warner and (right) Carolyn V Watson. Photo: Louis Lim.

The two artists will also come together in a joint artist talk on 10 am Saturday, 21 January, where they will share their individual practices and the crossovers that have occurred throughout their artistic journey.

The free event will be led by independent curator, Trudie Leigo, and be an opportunity for the community to hear the back story of these two very different sculptural exhibitions.

ZOONOSES and Passing Through exhibitions will be open from 21 January to 26 March at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery.

For more information what’s happening at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery click here.

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