Anita Barrett, Dean Bowen, Jazmina Cininas, Rona Green, Bridget Farmer, Lucy Hardie, Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison, Sheridan Jones, Kyoko Imazu, Adrian Lockhart, John Ryrie, Judi Singleton, Jess Szigethy-Gyula, Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Deborah Williams, Gail Willoughby
Animal Instinct
Saturday 5th – Saturday 19th March 2016
Metropolis Gallery, 64 Ryrie Street, Geelong, Victoria


For Animal Instinct, we created four elaborately costumed Salvaged Relatives on cartes de visite (by Gracia) paired with drawings (by Louise) of the same collage element in a new and arguably more natural setting.


In the borrowed evening jacket inspired by the heavens, designed by Elsa Schiaparelli, c. 1937, with an American bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)
Gracia Haby
Collage on carte de visite with pencil and paint additions
65mm(w) x 105mm (h) 
(paired with)
Closer to natural (American bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus))
Louise Jennison
Pencil on Fabriano Artistico 640gsm traditional white hot-press paper with metallic paint trim
65mm(w) x 105mm (h)

In the borrowed jacket from The hunt, Act I, Giselle, designed by Alexandre Benois,  c. 1910, with a Golden angwantibo (Arctocebus aureus)
(paired with)
Closer to natural (Golden angwantibo (Arctocebus aureus))

Closer to natural (Three-toed sloth (Bradypus variegatus))
(paired with)
In a borrowed costume for Columbine from Carnival, designed by Léon Bakst, c. 1942, with a Three-toed sloth (Bradypus variegatus)

Closer to natural (Franquet’s epauletted fruit bat (Epomops franqueti))
(paired with)
In the borrowed costume for a Greek from Cléopâtre, designed by Léon Bakst, c. 1909, with a Franquet’s epauletted fruit bat (Epomops franqueti)


Related links,
You and Me, a 20-page zine featuring all four costumed pairs
Closer to Natural (2016)