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What’s that Skip?

Sat 19 August - Sun 1 October

Co-curated by Miriam Williamson & Leah Haynes

Opens 19th August 4-6pm
Guest Speaker Dr Naomi Parry Duncan

Artists: Patti Abela, Brad Allen-Waters, Damien Castaldi & Solange Kershaw, Peter Cooley, Adrienne Doig, Blak Douglas, Maddison Gibbs, June Golland, Fiona Hall, Craig Handley, Gordon Hookey*, Michael Kempson, Fleur MacDonald, Noel McKenna*, Ian Milliss, Roger Law*, Mai Nguyan-Long, Chris O’Doherty (Reg Mombassa), Simon Reece, Reko Rennie*, Joan Ross, Jason Wing and Adeel Uz Zafar*. Print works courtesy Cicada Press

The Kangaroo holds a special place in our cultural psyche – from national emblem, a symbol of pride and economy to pop culture icon and totem animal of First Nations Australians – this native creature is celebrated internationally as the truest expression of Australia. However, a dichotomy has developed as the Kangaroo comes under increased threat, through loss of natural habitat, farming practices, encroaching urbanisation and climate crisis to illegal baiting, gun sport and an (unregulated) kangaroo meat industry that represents the largest single sustained massacre of land-based wildlife in the world.

Australia’s relationship with the Kangaroo alters from one of endearment and respect to one of intruder and pest. How can we celebrate this globally recognised fauna, the world’s largest marsupial, when it lays discarded, forgotten as roadkill across the land?

The reading of the Kangaroo in contemporary art is rich in both historical and social narrative. Satirical, absurdist, serious and thought provoking, What’s That Skip? collectively examines a number of representations ranging from the popular television series ‘Skippy the Bush Kangaroo’ to neglected, vulnerable creature; from (misplaced) nostalgia and tourist souvenir to the animal as social activist and political present.

Exhibition Dates: 19th August – 1st October 2023 
Opening Hours: Thursday – Sunday 10am-3pm


Sat 19 August
Sun 1 October
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Local government area
Mid-Western Region
Visual arts
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WAYOUT ArtSpace, Kandos
71 Angus St
Kandos, NSW Australia
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

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