Satellite Projects’ newest exhibition Animal Crackers brings together the work of five contemporary artists, who each explore, in their own way, the relationship between humans and animals.

… using salvaged materials, Kirsty Fletcher’s reclaimed cardboard Met cards and beer cartons are transformed into toy sized creatures. Inspired by the children’s story “Going on a Bear Hunt” by Michael Rosen, Fletcher’s two young children, during COVID lockdown, set about their own year-long search for bears. Some engaging research was conducted, and a lot of fun was had but no bears were actually found. Fletcher’s playful bears remind us of the important role animals play in the lives of children, along with the message that many are becoming increasingly vulnerable to extinction.

Each of us have a different experience, story and relationship with the animals around us, however Animal Crackers provides a platform for the contemplation of another point of view. Exposing a variety of different perspectives, we urge you to consider what relationship you have with the animals in your life, while considering their place in this ever-changing world.

Duration: March 1, 2022 until April 5, 2022.

Location: Castan Chambers (private viewing by appointment only. Please get in touch )

For more details about the exhibiting artists: Aly Aitken, Bruce Armstrong, Paul Compton, Kirsty Fletcher, Johnny Young