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Talks on Art - The desirable neighbour and the threat of the new.

13 Nov 2010

Event times

2 - 4:30pm

Cost of entry

FREE

Storey Gallery

Lancaster, United Kingdom

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  • M6 junctions 33 and 34

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Talks on Art The current exhibition at Storey Gallery is Uncertainty in the City: Pests, Pets, and Prey by the artist team Snà ¦björnsdóttir/Wilson. The exhibition explores human/animal relations and our notions of territory by considering the non-human animals that share space with us. The following events will investigate these issues in more detail. The desirable neighbour and the threat of the new. Local hunter David Stocker, and animal studies specialist Dr Peter Lurz, will join the artists, Bryndà ­s Snà ¦björnsdóttir and Mark Wilson, to discuss invasive species — a subject touched upon in the current exhibition at Storey Gallery Uncertainty in the City: Pests, Pets, and Prey. Dr Peter Lurz is a Research Associate in biology at Newcastle University. He has spent 20 years observing and studying the relationship between, red and grey squirrel populations in the UK. David Stocker fishes and hunts. He is fascinated by the politics of human/animal relationships, and believes firmly in a human-centred morality, from which animals are excluded. Drawing on their extensive knowledge and experience, David and Peter will lead an open discussion about our perceptions of ‘alien' or ‘invasive' species. Venue: The Lecture Theatre, Storey Creative Industries Centre, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH Booking: Places are free but limited. It is advisable to book in advance. To book contact Storey Gallery on 01524 844133 or email bookings@storeygallery.org.uk.

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