Anatomy Lessons by Michele Beevors
This special exhibition features life-sized sculptured animal skeletons that are inspired by natural history exhibits and reflect on our relationship with animals.
Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street North
Dunedin North, Otago 9016,
This special exhibition features life-sized sculptured animal skeletons that are inspired by natural history exhibits and reflect on our relationship with animals. From the giant giraffe whose head is raised to the windowed ceiling, to tiny frogs, the works are ethereal and haunting.
The works encourage visitors to think about the history of collecting and the ongoing conservation challenges all species face.
This series of sculptures began in 2005, and for over 15 years Michele has been adding to the collection of knitted anatomy as a part of practice which includes large scale fibreglass and feminist works.
This exhibition is one of sad splendour and the sorrowful realities of species loss and extinction.
Michele Beevors is a Dunedin local and internationally recognised artist. She is principal lecturer in sculpture at the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic.
Michele Beevors talks to Lynn Freeman on Radio NZ about her work.
Read more about Michele's work at Stuff and in an interview with Rebecca Fox for the Otago Daily Times Art Feature.