Mr Rabbit | An Exhibition by Newcastle University MFA Students and Staff

EXHIBITION | 7th - 18th June 2013

Gallery opening times:
Friday 7th – Tuesday 18th June, 3pm  – 7pm
Open daily, closed Mondays

Preview: Friday 7th June, 5pm – 8pm

The exhibition is open to an interpretation of the theme Anthropomorphism. Art and storytelling have used anthropomorphism for centuries to express the innate neurological response of projecting human characteristics onto nonhuman entities. This idea is seen in folklore and children’s literature with prominent examples from Aesop’s fables, the works of Beatrix Potter, and Disney. It’s understood in psychology as a mechanism for understanding the unfamiliar, attaining a sense of control, and combatting the loneliness that drives us to give names and personalities to our inanimate belongings. The rich history of anthropomorphism seen in social, religious, and cultural contexts combined with the varied artistic backgrounds of the participating artists will present a range of diverse interpretations using dierent applied media.

Included are works by Kathryn Brame, Jennifer Prevatt, William Flynn, Scott Tait, Kevin Christensen, Bex Harvey, Irene Brown, Rebecca Woods, Theresa Poulton, and Samantha Cary.

Exhibition Events Schedule:
Wednesday 12th, 5pm – 7pm – ‘The Secret Life of Plants’ Film
Friday 14th, 5pm – 7pm – Discussing Anthropomorphism
Tuesday 18th, 5pm – 7pm – Tea with the Artists


About 36 Lime Street’s Gallery Programme

As part of a wider audience development plan, 36 Lime Street is proud to present a series of new projects for the third year of its gallery space. A new programme of exhibitions and events has been co-ordinated to run from May 2013 through to January 2014 which will encompass painting, sculpture, installation, drawing and three-dimensional design.