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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.

Camera: Ben Wickes | Editing: Bree Richards, Ben Wickes

21st Century Artist Interview: Justine Cooper

Justine Cooper works at the intersection of art, science and medicine. Internationally recognised as an interdisciplinary artist, she originally specialised in photography but her work now extends across media including animation, video and installation, as well as medical imaging technologies such as MRI, DNA sequencing and Ultra sound. Julie Ewington, Curatorial Manager, Australian Art spoke with Cooper about the development of her ‘Saved by Science’ series and the works featured in the ‘21st Century: Art in the First Decade’ exhibition.


Artist Website: Justine Cooper

Justine Cooper is an internationally recognised for her photography, animations, videos and installation. She is fascinated by the intersections of science and art and by the relationships between science and society as a whole. Visit Cooper’s website for an overview of her gallery-based and online projects since 1998.


Justine Cooper | Yellow honeyeaters (Lichenostomus flavus) (from ‘Saved by science’ series) 2005 | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

Justine Cooper ‘Yellow honeyeaters (Lichenostomus flavus)’ (from ‘Saved by science’ series) 2005

In 2003-04, Justine Cooper was artist-in-residence at the American Museum of Natural History, New York. Her access to the Museum’s collections was unprecedented, as she was the first artist-in-residence at the Museum in its almost 150-year history. During the residency …

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Justine Cooper on working at the American Museum of Natural History

Justine Cooper’s large-format photographs of the scientific collections at the American Museum of Natural History document the intersection of science, curation, and human curiosity. Watch slideshow featuring a selection of works from the ‘Saved by Science’ series as part of …