A Story Of Death And Survival
Quite simply put, one of the most disturbing exhibitions I have ever witnessed. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to fully enjoy it, as the stench from the rotting carcass’ of dead animals drove me out. I thought I had seen it all, experienced it all, but I couldn’t last more than 10 minutes without coming so close to losing my lunch… twice.
Hailing from Ghent, Belgium, Roa is quickly establishing himself as one of the premiere street artists in the world. His paintings depict wild animals and can be seen all over the world and now in Australia.
Roa’s ‘Carrion’ exhibition is currently running at Melbourne’s Backwoods Gallery and has to be seen to be believed. An astonishing array of paintings and ephemera adorn this exhibition – as well as a slew of deceased indigenous animals rotting before your very eyes.
It is as confrontational as it is disturbing – and with best intentions I wanted to photograph the event, but the stench of decay and decomposition drove me out.
The deceased animals were donated by the Healseville Sanctuary as were the collection of taxidermy beetles who are eating the animal carcass’ over the duration of the exhibition(!)
Carrion runs from November 30 until December 16. Go see it. I dare you!
Please visit the Backwoods Gallery website for further information.