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24 January-5 April 2009

The Animal Gaze


The Animal Gaze was a contemporary art exhibition that explored the complex relationship between animals and humans. It featured the work of over 40 international artists at four exhibition venues in Plymouth, as well as CCANW.

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Launch of The Animal Gaze exhibition with Chris Lewis (centre). Photo Clive Adams.

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The exhibition was also part of Darwin200, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Darwin and marking 150 years since On the Origin of Species was published. Darwin’s concept of the evolution of species through natural selection revolutionised our understanding of nature and our place within it. The City of Plymouth itself had particular relevance since Darwin’s most influential voyage of discovery, on board the HMS Beagle, set sail from Devonport, Plymouth on 27 December 1831.

The exhibition’s curator Rosemarie McGoldrick explains: “The Animal Gaze is an exhibition showing how animals currently appear in Western contemporary art. The work has been selected, from a range of national and international artists, for its new approach to animals, taking into account ethics, politics and aesthetics”.

The Animal Gaze was a London Metropolitan University event brought to the South West by CCANW and Plymouth Visual Arts Consortium (Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth Arts Centre and Peninsula Arts Gallery, University of Plymouth).



  • Groundwork commission/Duncan Speakman. All sites.


  • 24 January: City Walk, Plymouth
  • 29 January: CPD event, Plymouth
  • 31 January: Guided walks, Plymouth and Haldon
  • 31 January: Tales from Darwin, Plymouth
  • 18 February: Animation workshop (Animal Eyes animation) with Jenny Mellings, Haldon
  • 21 February: Animation workshop with Kayla Parker, Plymouth
  • 5 March: Film screenings, Haldon
  • 31 March: Ridge Café opens next to CCANW at Haldon
  • 3 April: Symposium The Animal Gaze, Plymouth
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