Exhibition Title: minimus
Artist: Nicola Hooper
Dates: Friday, 16 June – Friday, 30 June 2017
Opening Event: Friday, 16 June 2017, 6 – 8 pm
Venue: Webb Gallery, QCA, 226 Grey Street, South Bank
Gallery Hours: 10 am – 4 pm, Tuesday to Saturday
“There are many animals, who far from being large, are yet capable of raising ideas of the sublime, because they are considered as objects of terror. As serpents and poisonous animals of almost all kinds. And to things of great dimensions, if we annex an adventitious idea of terror they become without comparison greater.” Edmund Burke,1757
Burke’s quote provided the inspiration for the exhibition minimus. An exploration of zoonotic concepts associated to the size of the animal host versus scale of fear and potential health risk.