Art and culture have a unique ability through empathy and identification to galvanise society.
‘Voiceless: I feel therefore I am’ is an exhibition in which a selection of leading emerging and established artists reflect on the connections between ourselves and other species in the light of the widespread human use of animals and the cruelty surrounding our dealings with them.
The artists are Lyndell Brown and Charles Green, Peter Booth, Simon Cooper, Chayni Henry, Zhang Huan, Sam Jinks, Madeleine Kelly, The Kingpins, Cassandra Laing, Janet Laurence, James Morrison, Kate Rhode, Lynne Roberts-Goodwin, Louise Weaver and Guan Wei.
Associate Professor Charles Green, Reader in Contemporary International and Australian Art at The University of Melbourne, is the curator of the exhibition.
Hugo Weaving and Abbie Cornish will be present at the opening night, scheduled for 5.30–8.30 pm on Thursday, 22 February 2007.
Exhibition dates: 23 February – 10 March 2007
SUPPORTING THE VOICELESS EXHIBITION
In the lead up to the exhibition, members of the public are encouraged to pledge their support for this exhibition by marking Thursday 22 February 2007a Commitment to Animals Day. For more information and to pledge support – visit http://www.voiceless.org.au/pledge.htm
‘Voiceless: I feel therefore I am’ has been generously supported by Voiceless, the fund for animals, and Ondine and Brian Sherman. With thanks to Otto Ristorante and Macro Wholefoods Market for their additional support; and to Art & Australia, Pig in the House (Organic Wine), Dinosaur Designs and Dr Charles Green for their kind assistance.