The concept for the show is around a series of rabbit characters inspired by Murphy, a pet of Joel's when he was 3. Murphy met an unfortunate end after a fox broke into his hutch - something Joel's mind had blocked out until his mum Janet reminded him a few months ago.
The returning memory prompted Joel to create a series of rabbit characters that he and his collaborators would use to explore contemporary visual renditions of grief - where social media makes it near impossible to block out loss and there's almost an expectation that you must pay tribute to those who die.
Image: a print for the show by Mr Millerchip
* Maybe it's easier to sell prints, get commercial commissions off the back of shows, people to turn up to your Thursday night private view and attract drinks sponsors for that with a positive theme - so props to Jameson's for sponsoring this show.
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