Croc turns up town for art exhibition

ANIMAL ART: The Animal Fanfair exhibition is now at Lapunyah Art Gallery.
ANIMAL ART: The Animal Fanfair exhibition is now at Lapunyah Art Gallery. Contributed

CROCODILES are more commonly found in Paul Hogan movies or loitering on the muddy banks of North Queensland rivers, so it was a little disconcerting for some to spot one headed down Heeney St on the back of a council truck last week.

But there was no need to call the pound man.

The croc in question, dubbed "Croqland”, was destined for Lapunyah Art Gallery where it is currently on display as part of Animal Fanfair, an an exhibition toured by Museums and Galleries Queensland and sponsored by the Moreton Bay Regional Council.

This exhibition challenges us to think about our relationship to animals and how we treat them both deliberately and inadvertently.

It is as much an examination of human nature as it is an exhibition about animals.

The exhibition includes photography, photographic documentation of a performance, collage, several sculptures which utilise taxidermy, painting, hand coloured wood block prints and pastel drawing, and is accessible for children.

Animal Fanfair will be open at the Lapunyah Art Gallery until November 23.

The gallery is open 10am-4pm weekdays and 9am-noon Saturday mornings.

Groups are welcome, but prior booking is required. Phone Helen Dennis on 4668 9908.

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