An exhibition that explores a hidden underground world overseen by giant prehistoric spiders has crawled its way into the Museum of the Great Southern.
The Sixteen Legs travelling exhibition, which mixes art and science, is based around the environmental and cultural significance of Australia’s deepest caves and the still-living 200-million-year-old Tasmanian Cave Spiders hidden within them.
The free multi-media exhibition features photography, dark-fantasy digital artworks and a visual fairy tale by Queensland artist Jodee Taylah and international best-selling author Neil Gaiman.
A large-scale resin and fibre-glass sculpture, and community artwork, are all overseen by two giant prehistoric spider replicas with 18-foot leg-spans and a giant spider egg-sac.
Sixteen Legs is a free exhibition and will be on display at the Museum of the Great Southern from Sunday 1 July to Sunday 15 October 2023.