• Exhibitions

Dark horse: Wild beasts and curious creatures

Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central, Victoria, 3350
Until 23 Feb 2020

Animals – we love them, fear them, live with them, work with them and eat them. Real and imagined, animals have been represented by artists in a variety of ways, as symbols and metaphors, as friendly or threatening beings, or as sparks for the imagination.

This exhibition draws from the Art Gallery of Ballarat’s extensive collection to reveal some of the complicated ways animals have been depicted throughout history – from the prey of hunters to mythological creatures, from symbols of danger to emblems of love, from reminders of environmental threats to political caricatures.

The exhibition presents historic and contemporary prints, drawings, paintings and sculpture by artists including: Eric Thake, William Strutt, Patricia Piccinini, Ginger Riley Munduwalawala, Rick Amor, Bruce Armstrong, Lorrain Jenyns, Pam Hallandal, James Gilray, Norman Lindsay, Guelda Pyke and Reginald Ward Sturgess.

Content: Art Gallery of Ballarat
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  • Suitable for guests who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf
  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance
  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times
Entry cost:

Free entry

Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central, Victoria, 3350

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