The exhibition is travelling to Victoria Parliament House,
to commemorate World Animal Day 2014!
Exhibition Dates: 9am – 5pm, Tuesday 14 October – Thursday 16 October 2014
(Short but Sweet!)
Presented by the City of Sydney’s Pine Street Creative Arts Centre and Nick Baldas
October 4 was chosen as World Animal Day as it is the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. Since then, World Animal Day has become a day for remembering and paying tribute to all animals and the people who love and respect them. Though the exhibition dates are after the actual World Animal Day date, it will commemorate this important day in October.
My Human Family is a community photographic project/campaign which shares the stories of families who have fostered or adopted homeless dogs, who have often been abandoned, neglected or abused. Through these family photos and stories, we journey with the rescue dog – often starting in horror and sadness but then finding a new human family filled with love and happiness.
250 entries were submitted to the project from across Australia, with 40 images and their stories selected for exhibition as well as featured in a printed catalogue.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore said My Human Family’s popularity highlighted the value animals can bring to peoples’ lives, and encouraged people to adopt animals from rescue shelters.
“Pets give us love and companionship, teach us to care and nurture and also encourage us to exercise,” the Lord Mayor said.
“Tragically, some 60,000 cats and dogs are destroyed each year in NSW, mainly due to cruel breeding facilities that churn out animals for pet shops.
“My Human Family shows the joy fostering or adopting a rescue dog can give, and how people’s love for an animal can change lives.”
If you are interested in taking part in any future doggie projects, please email firstname.lastname@example.org