Vanessa Ion Zoo Life Koala 3 2019

Zoo Life, an exhibition by crochet artist Vanessa Ion

Zoo Life is a crocheted art installation by Vanessa Ion. When Vanessa starts to crochet a character, she thinks about who they could be, what their past is, their hopes and dreams and living situation. Her latest work is a koala-woman called Gloria.

Come and check out Gloria in her faux zoo enclosure. She is obsessed with zoo life and dreams of having her photo taken with humans, just like her friends in the zoo. She wonders how they got to live in the zoo. Was it through connections or can anyone apply? Take a selfie with Gloria. She’s waiting inside the Knox St Window. #Gloriadidazoo

Details: Exhibition: Friday 11 October – Sunday 20 October, viewable 24/7; Opening night: Thursday 17 October, 6pm – 7pm

Images: Vanessa Ion, Zoo Life: Koala, 2019. Photo: Vanessa Ion