Canberra-based design studio Eggpicnic is showing their exhibition Between You and Me in Canberra until July 16th, at The Mixing Room Gallery at Thor’s Hammer, exploring Canberra and Australia’s landscapes and habitats to bring us closer to the species that surround us.
On June 10th, around 120 people gathered to celebrate the exhibition opening of Eggpicnic’s Between You and Me’. Guests enjoyed beers from Capital Brewing, and a speech from Kate Umbers, biologist Senior Lecturer in Zoology at Western Sydney University.
The exhibition explores our undeniable bond with animals that is deeply rooted in our biographies, creating a space for us to delve into our stories and to strengthen our connections with animals by examining how they shape us and make us who we are.
Using QR codes to bring interactivity into the exhibition, Eggpicnic invites you to experience the space with a sense of wonder, intimacy and responsibility, sharing your memories, a story, or a symbol that is meaningful to you.
WHEN: 6 June – July 16, Monday to Friday 8-5pm, Saturday 9-1pm.
WHERE: The Mixing Room Gallery, Thor’s Hammer (10 Mildura Street, Griffith, ACT)
COST: Free but artwork purchases available
Supported by Thor’s Hammer, a timber recycling, joinery and furniture-making business in Canberra, on a mission to reduce waste, with good design that’s built to last.
Eggpicnic is a Canberra-based design studio devoted to wildlife conservation set up by designers and birders Camila De Gregorio and Christopher Macaluso. Their work has been transformed into large-scale public art by the City of Sydney, the City of Melbourne, Sydney Olympic Park, in Bondi Beach and in Regional Australia, bringing nature back into the urban environment. In 2019 they were recognised for their artistic excellence by the Sydney Opera House, becoming the first winners of their Uncovered Program, with their work selected as the best in the category of Prints, Photography and Art. In 2020 they began a co-funded research project with Dr. Kate Umbers, from the School of Science of the Western Sydney University, to quantify the impact of art on conservation.