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Municipal Animal (Exploration)

  • LOCATION: The Festival Hub, 46 Northbourne Ave : Civic
  • ARTIST/S: Isabelle Mackay-Sim, Kilroy
  • WHEN: 12pm to 1pm
    9 April 2017


Municipal Animal is an interactive exhibition to help you experiment with a new and fantastical identity – to escape your human repression and insecurities.  Isabelle Mackay-Sim’s elaborately constructed masks sit between sculpture and costume and their wearers will inject a healthy dose of surrealism into the landscape of the city centre. The masks are made from recycled materials crowd-sourced from around Canberra.

Local indie-duo Kilroy will be crafting improvised and dreamlike soundscapes to accompany the work. Document your newfound animal identity and contribute to #municipalanimal on Instagram!


Isabelle Mackay-Sim is a Canberra artist working primarily in ceramics, and delving occasionally into mixed media and found materials sculpture. She graduated from ANU School of Art mid-2015 and has since been involved in several group exhibitions around Canberra. Her work explores identity, gender, and how to be a good human being.

Kilroy are a Canberra-based indie duo who formed in 2016. Their members are Dylan Slater and Jacob Thornton. Jacob went on holidays to the gold-coast with his family at age 14. Dylan didn’t. Their music is the product of these formative experiences.

  • Photo courtesy the artist