June, 2024

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07jun10:00 am5:00 pmAnimal PrestigeDuncan Hose10:00 am - 5:00 pm Event Type :Exhibit


Event Details

How do animals, including humans, understand each other at a moment’s notice? By projecting and perceiving behaviours such as grace, intelligence, learning, style, wit, intimidation and beauty. These are examples of humans using their status, or prestige, to claim territory. Displaying prestige is an animal tactic of dominance or seduction: it is a trick of glamour. These works explore the concept of animals’ performing prestige through the medium of drawing.

Duncan Bruce Hose is a poet, visual artist and essayist. He began painting in 1999, living in an old pearl sorting shed in Broome. His published books with illustrations include Testacles Gone Walkabout (Slow Loris 2021), The Jewelled Shillelagh (Puncher and Wattman 2019), Bunratty (Puncher 2015), A Book of Sea-Shanty (Bulky News Press 2014), One Under Bacchus (Inken Publisch 2011) and Rathaus (Inken 2007). His first critical monograph, entitled The Pursuit of Myth in the Poetry of Frank O’Hara, Ted Berrigan and John Forbes: Prick’d by Charm (Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics), was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2022.

Image: Duncan Hose, Catteh, 2020, ink on paper


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