Marian Drew is featured in ANIMAL/HUMAN, an exhibition at the University of Queensland Art Museum. The exhibition explores our relationships with animals and the complexity, contradiction and connections between species. The exhibition focuses on the scientific, cultural and ethical nature of our relationships. A number of works continue traditions whereby animals are depicted in symbolic or totemic form, are endowed with human qualities, or stand in for the self.
“Contemporary Australian artists are producing an astonishing array of artworks that not only depict animals, but also focus on the animal-human relationship in all its positive and negative permutations,” exhibition curator Michele Helmrich said.
The exhibition is on until 22 July.
Marian Drew, Tasmanian Rosella with Apple & Serviette, 2006, archival ink on Hahnemuhle cotton rag paper, 134x112cm