Opening 6pm Thurs 21 Sep
Exhibition runs Fri 22 Sep – Sat 14 Oct
Misunderstood and tormented into extinction at the hands of humans, the Thylacine now stands as an example of the disconnect between humans and nature. In the emerging era of the Anthropocene – a time when human impacts on the planet are driving massive, irreversible destruction and loss – the Thylacine is a reminder of our need to recompense.
A creature of myth and legend in Tasmania, there are many that cling to the hope (and many that wholeheartedly believe) that the Thylacine still exists, deep in the untouched shadows of the island.
Clinging to this hope parallels a clinging to the future. Gabbee Stolp’s exhibition Homage to a Burdened Creature serves both as tribute to the lost, and an attempt to educate and encourage hope for the future.
Image: Gabbee Stolp, Thylacine Ghost III (Woman) (detail), 2016, calfskin leather and cotton. Photo: Isaac Panaretos