Taronga Zoo’s Artists in Residence (AiR) Exhibiton

August 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

Oh well…

I so much wanted to meet the animals at Taronga Zoo and their keepers to experience and try and understand what it would have been like for the animals at Ueno Zoo and their keepers. I did ask if it was possible but unfortunately there are many people like myself requesting for their assists in their individual projects and they do not have the staff nor the resources to support all of us. I think Universities like UTS should help them out somehow, I’m sure there’s a design solution for that! But that’s a whole other project.

Anyway…Taronga Zoo also Artists in Residence Program | AiR Album 2011

“The ZOO AiR experience gives artists a unique opportunity to meet and work with other artists in the outdoors, unleashing their creativity in new and challenging ways…The artists then spent three months painting, drawing and photographing animals, and documenting the work undertaken by Taronga in its endeavours to secure a shared future for wildlife and people. Special opportunities were also open to them, such as meeting keepers, vets and scientists, and going behind the scenes…”

To Read More | About the Zoo AiR

There’s some really nice work inspired by the animals. I was hoping for a similar experience; to meet some of the animals and draw some sort of creative inspiration. But I can still see them from afar at the Zoo anyway!

So here’s some of the artworks |


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