AMplify ep 22: Catherine Timbrell, Exhibition Producer of Spiders – Alive & Deadly

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 21 Nov 2016

How do you help people learn to love one of the most reviled creatures? Catherine Timbrell talks to Kim McKay about the creation of Spiders.

Catherine Timbrell, Exhibitions Producer of Spiders

Catherine Timbrell, Exhibitions Producer of Spiders
Photographer: Alice Gage © Australian Museum

"The exhibition is really about showcasing the diversity of spiders … We grow up thinking that spiders are black, hairy and ugly and sitting in the corner of our bedroom. But once you start getting into those macro images you start to see their colour and their beauty."

Most of us don't appreciate spiders for their inherant beauty, but Catherine Timbrell has come to appreciate the looks, evolutionary tricks and dancing skills of 4000+ Aussie arachnids during her time producing the AM's new blockbuster, Spiders – Alive & Deadly.  

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