Hannah Kidd Exhibitions

Hannah Kidd

Tipping Point

9 May - 3 Jun 2015

Exhibition Works

Toco Toucan (Ramphastos Toco)
Toco Toucan (Ramphastos Toco) (2015)
Kea (Nestor Notabilis)
Kea (Nestor Notabilis) (2015)
Green-winged Macaw (Ara Chloropterus)
Green-winged Macaw (Ara Chloropterus) (2015)
American Robin (Turdus Migratorius)
American Robin (Turdus Migratorius) (2015)
Peach-faced Lovebird (Agapornis Roseicollis)
Peach-faced Lovebird (Agapornis Roseicollis) (2015)
Captain Planet
Captain Planet (2015)
Spur-winged Goose (Plectropterus Gambensis)
Spur-winged Goose (Plectropterus Gambensis) (2015)
Great Indian Hornbill (Buceros Bicornis)
Great Indian Hornbill (Buceros Bicornis) (2015)
Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus Merula)
Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus Merula) (2015)
Kotuku / Eastern Great Egret (Ardea Alba Modesta)
Kotuku / Eastern Great Egret (Ardea Alba Modesta) (2015)
White-backed Vulture (Gyps Africanus)
White-backed Vulture (Gyps Africanus) (2015)
Californian Quail (Callipepla Californica)
Californian Quail (Callipepla Californica) (2015)

Exhibition Text

Hannah Kidd’s Tipping Point presents a group of flagship species, known to be endangered.

Central to the exhibition is Captain Planet (2015), a figure reprised from the television cartoon of that name. Presented by Kidd as a nude metaphor and past his prime, passionate Captain Planet, hands raised like a supplicant, is shown to be confused and puzzled and overwhelmed by facts and questions.

How do we make a difference? Yes, we can all talk of revering nature but where do we start? Is all effort now redundant? Is species extinction impossible to arrest? Are we simply tinkering, building intellectual sweeteners to absolve ourselves of all guilt and responsibility?

This important exhibition features seven wall hung sculptures and four free-standing works with masked Captain Planet addressing the space as if present at an overwhelming display in a natural history museum.

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