Rodney Pople: Endangered - Art Collector

Rodney Pople, Endangered (Upper House Tasmania ), 2016. Oil on linen, 133 x 201cm. Courtesy: the artist and Despard Gallery, Hobart

Rodney Pople produces confronting images, environmental vandalism, human prejudice and political corruption, all are fair game for Pople. The exhibition Endangered sees the artist return to his roots as a sculptor, using ceramics as his medium, producing a series of ‘Trophy Heads’ mounted in a Dickensian Gentleman’s library manner, the taxidermist skills preserved the endangered creatures for selfish pleasure. The exhibition also contains a series of paintings in which endangered Tasmania species are superimposed in institutions of power such as parliament buildings and churches. The paintings are key examples of Pople’s ongoing commitment in his work to addressing abuses of power.

Exhibition opens: 5.30pm, Wednesday 6 July 2016
Exhibition closes: 31 July 2016
Location: Despard Gallery, Level 1, 15 Castray Esplanade, Hobart Tasmania 7000
Contact: 03 6223 8266
Email: hobart@despard-gallery.com.au
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