Helen Pynor: The Accidental Primate and Milk – Lightbox
Just off Eagle Street is Eagle Lane, where you can see two photographic series by Helen Pynor and grab a great coffee while you’re at it. In these works, Pynor explores ideas of biology and the human body — dominant themes in her art practice. The Accidental Primate looks at the possible misclassification of megabats (including Australia’s grey-headed flying fox), borrowing a suggestion by an Australian scientist that they relate to primates. Milk references medicinal plant remedies of the Dharawal people, drawing on notions of biochemical synergies across living organisms.