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The call of the wild 2006 | Touchscreens, computers, plush animals, acrylic and MDF board | First commissioned by the Children’s Art Centre for ‘The 5th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ 2006 | Courtesy: The artist and the Queensland Art Gallery | Supported by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation 2010 | The artist would like to acknowledge the assistance of Tammy Brennan and Mazen Murad with the sound recordings for this interactive activity.

21st Century Kids: Justine Cooper ‘The call of the wild’ 2006

The call of the wild 2006 is a touch screen interactive set in a natural history museum similar to those seen in some of Justine Cooper’s art works. The aim of the interactive is to set trapped animals free from drawers and lockers, returning them to their natural habitat. The call of the wild is presented inside an immersive installation space that replicates the collections of museums in a playful and colourful way appealing to all young Gallery visitors. Play the Justine Coopers The call of the wild Online.

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Gallery 3.5 | Installation view of Fiona Pardington’s Ahua: A beautiful hesitation 2010, Artur Żmijewski’s Democracies 2009, Parastou Forouhar’s Swanrider 2004 and Tony Albert’s Sorry 2008 | Photography by Natasha Harth

Democracies | Gallery 3.5

While modern nation states are often predicated on democratic ideals, the pursuit of equal rights continues to be of critical importance throughout the world. Polish artist Artur Zmijewski’s 20-channel video installation Democracies 2009 features public demonstrations and celebrations in eastern …

21st Century: Art in the First Decade
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Gallery 3.5 and Gallery foyer | Installation view of Louise Weaver’s Phoenix, Indian Blue Peacock 2008–09, Fiona Hall’s Tender 2003-06, Paola Pivi’s One Love 2007 and The Tissue Culture and Art Project’s Odd Neolifism 2010 | Photography by Natasha Harth

The art animal | Gallery foyer & Gallery 3.5

In the last decade, there has been a heightened awareness manifested by artists of the relationships between humans, other animals and the environment. Many artists are contributing to contemporary art museum bestiaries of live, dead, photographed and filmed animals, and …


Gallery 2.1 | Installation view of Arlo Mountford’s The Folly 2007-09, Brook Andrew’s The Island V 2008, Ricky Swallow’s Killing Time 2003–04 and Bill Henson’s Untitled 2008–09 | Photography by Natasha Harth

Art histories | Gallery 2.1

The art of the 21st century constantly expands the frameworks of inclusion, tracing new histories and geographies. The idea of art history as a singular progressive current of stylistic developments has been increasingly questioned and challenged. Rather than heralding ‘the …


Gallery 3.3 & 3.4 | Installation view of Yayoi Kusama’s Narcissus garden 1966/2002 | Photography by Natasha Harth

“What we see is the generation of numerous regional histories, each faithful to the textures of its floating point of origin, that are nonetheless woven across each other, so that none may be fully understood without reference to the others with which it overlaps.” Nancy Adajania