Open Forum: Animals in Art

As Animal Studies continues to grow as a focal point of academic enquiry, this forum looks to open up discussion around the question of animals in art and delve deeper into the underlying concept of our current exhibition Interspecies. There will be an open panel discussion and plenty of opportunity for you to debate, as we consider the representation or role of animals in contemporary visual art, performance and literature.

Chaired by curator Rob La Frenais, panel speakers will include Matthew Fuller (Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths), Robert McKay (School of English, University of Sheffield), Nicholas Ridout (Department of Drama, Queen Mary University London) and Steve Baker (Emeritus Professor of Art History, UCLan).

For more information on the event structure and the individual talks which will feature in this event, please download from the left side of this page.