©2020 Jen Fullerton

Watch them fall, collect them all

One of a series of works for an exhibition awarded through the Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS) Award, Craft ACT. Each piece in this exhibition discusses the fragility of Australia’s environment, and the plight of our endangered animals.

In this work, the framed pages are titled Our remarkable animals. At the time of making the work in 2010, one of those included is now extinct, some are listed as vulnerable and some are listed as endangered.

The extinct animal (thylacine) has been removed from the page. Those listed as vulnerable are protruding slightly, while those listed as endangered are almost falling out of the pages.

The thylacine has been captured for posterity in a glass jar. More jars are waiting for more animals to fall from the frame.