Rebecca Selleck

Australian Capital Territory

‘Since I was a small child, I’ve been entranced by the inconsistent relationships humans have with other animals. We can easily empathise with them on the one hand, but disengage on the other: denying them agency and treating them as objects.’

In Lapin Plague Rebecca Selleck blurs the boundaries between pest, product and friend. Viewers are invited to enter the constructed space and interact with forms that are soft and inexplicably warm, made from found rabbit-fur coats. Although present in Australia in plague-like proportions, the rabbits in this work are still and vulnerable. As Selleck states: ‘Rabbits, in particular, have manifold meanings for us.’

Selleck is the recipient of multiple awards and has exhibited in Australia and Thailand.