Dear Dairy

Just back from the Dear Dairy: The True Cost of Milk Symposium hosted by the New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies (NZCHAS).  I was invited to give a keynote presentation – and gave a talk about how the lives and deaths of dairy cattle have influenced my art practice.  It was stunning to be presenting among such wonderful co-presenters – and I think we covered the environmental, ethical and welfare issues caused by the dairy industry as well starting the important dialogue about – where to from here…

The program is available: Dear Dairy Programme 21 July 2017

Dear Dairy: The True Cost of Milk

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Speakers at Dear Dairy: The True Cost of Milk.  Friday 21st July 2017
hosted by the New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies, University of Canterbury
Organisers Kirsty Dunn and Annie Potts
(from left to right: Alison Loveridge, Yamini Narayanan, Lynley Tulloch, Kathryn Stringer, Rowan Taylor, Iselin Gambert, lynn mowson, Tobias Linné, Andrew Knight, Jasmijn DeBoo, Prabha Mallya (graphic illustrator for the conference), Philip Armstrong.

 

Animal Intersections

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I’ll be presenting on the Art Panel at Animal Intersections #AASA2017, The University of Adelaide on Monday 3 July.  Also a new installation/iteration of my work boobscape, 2017 will be featured in the exhibition of the same name being held at The Peanut Gallery and Nexus Arts between 4-16 July, Adelaide.  More info coming soon.

Dear Dairy: Counting the True Cost of Milk

Really looking forward to heading to NZ in July to speak about the impact of the lives and deaths of dairy cattle on my art practice.

Dear Dairy is a one day symposium hosted by the New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies (NZCHAS), University of Canterbury, Ōtautahi/ Christchurch on Friday 21 July

Keynote speakers:
Dr Lynn Mowson, Human-Rights and Animal Ethics Research Network [HRAE], University of Melbourne, Vice-Chair of the Australasian Animal Studies Association:  ‘beautiful little dead things and udder-matters’
Dr Tobias Linné, Director of the Lund University Critical Animal Studies Network, Sweden, and Professor Iselin Gambert, Associate Director, Legal Research & Writing Program, The George Washington University Law School, USA: ‘Got Mylk? Uncoupling the Exploitation of Milk’
Invited Plenaries:
Associate Professor Philip Armstrong, New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies, University of Canterbury:  ‘Welcome to the Milk Machine: The History of Pastoral Industrialization in Aotearoa New Zealand’
Dr Melissa Boyde, Senior Research Fellow, School of Arts, English and Media, Wollongong University, Australia: ‘Condensed Lives: Hope in Australia’s Dairy Industry’
Jasmijn DeBoo, CEO of Save Animals from Exploitation, New Zealand:‘The Green Protein Revolution – Policy Solutions to Move Away from Dairy Farming’
Professor Andrew Knight, Director of the Centre for Animal Welfare, University of Winchester, and Director of Research and Education with SAFE: ‘Welfare Problems Experienced by Dairy Cows’
Dr Alison Loveridge, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of Canterbury: ‘The Last Frontier: High Country Dairying and the Complexity of Welfare’
Rowan Taylor, Senior Policy Analyst at Ministry for the Environment, Canterbury & West Coast, New Zealand: ‘Dire Dairy and the State of the Environment’
Dr Lynley Tulloch PhD Geography, founder of Starfish Bobby Calf Project:
‘The Story of Starfish Bobby Calf Project: Activist Ethnography in the New Zealand Dairy Industry’

Mexico!

Delighted to have been curated into the Minding Animals Exhibition (title TBC), which will be held at the Museo de la Cancilleria, run by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Mexico City, January-February 2018.  I will be showing slink, 2014 and boobscapes, 2018.    Fingers crossed for some success with grants to get there and help out with installation (to be honest I’m not sure if someone else can install this yet) and be part of the opening events.   Very excited to be showing alongside Sue Coe (USA), Angela Singer (NZ), Yvette Watt (AUS), Catherine Clover (AUS) and other South American and international artists yet to be announced.

museo outside