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SIXTEEN LEGS: Enter The Cave Exhibition

SIXTEEN LEGS: Enter The Cave Exhibition

Friday 16th July - Saturday 14th August 9:00am - 5:00pm

At The World Theatre 82 - 90 Mosman Street, Charters Towers Qld 4820

Cost: Gold Coin Donation

Katrina Wills



Sixteen Legs: Enter The Cave Exhibition is a travelling exhibition of caves, cave biology and the exploration and discovery of how this unique environment works. This Exhibition showcases the results of over 30-years of scientific research, 7 years of filming, and hundreds of millions of years of evolution, from the break-up of Gondwana to the present day!

The Exhibition includes:

(i)                  48 giant backlit panels showcasing a photographic journey through the science and conservation of caves and groundwater, including the biology of the caves and the giant spiders that dominate the food chain;

(ii)           Woven within these is a dark fairytale telling of this story, created in collaboration with Queensland artist Jodee Taylah and international best-selling author NEIL GAIMAN;

(iii)               These panels are surrounded with artworks inspired by the exhibition, and created by artists and students from around Australia;

(iv)               2 giant mating spider replicas with 18 foot leg-spans in the roof of the exhibition area, and a giant egg-sac pulsating with spider young...

The outcomes to date from touring this exhibition have been strong and enthusiastic responses from regional communities that often do not get such events in their area. This is a chance to delve into real and fantasy representations of a world that most people may never experience first-hand. While environmental messages are often doom & gloom, this is an inventive and inspiring connection to an ancient natural world. This project aims to make the Exhibition more than just a visiting display by promoting community involvement as part of the Exhibition itself. This is an opportunity for regional artists to be involved in the ongoing interpretation of an unusual and beautiful Australian world alongside the creative mind and popular appeal of author Neil Gaiman. Across Australia there is declining engagement with education and science, and our aim is to help inspire and reverse that trend.

2021-07-16 09:00:00
2021-08-14 17:00:00