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Barbara Dover

Cairns

Through my work, I attempt to seriously interrogate and discard the established hierarchies in the portrayal of animals in visual art.”

Barbara Dover is a Cairns-based contemporary artist whose multidisciplinary art practice primarily deliberates on our relationship with animals within the understanding of animals as sentient beings.  She engages a range of materials, methods and processes including assemblage, sculpture, photography, video and drawing to wrestle with the familiarities and intricacies of human-animal relations at the intersection of aesthetics, ethics and animal advocacy.

She is among an increasing number of contemporary artists who are seriously interrogating and discarding the established hierarchies in the portrayal of animals in visual art.