Blood Exhibition: Attract & Repel

Frank Tate Building


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Science Gallery Melbourne

22 works exploring six key subthemes:
Taboo, stigma, identity, giving, health, future.

Why are we both attracted and repulsed by Blood?

During our curatorial journey, we quickly discovered that blood is polarising. While it is crucial to keeping us alive – filling seven percent of our body – blood still commonly makes us feel uncomfortable. It is this fascinating positive/negative dichotomy that is fundamental to the narrative we explored. Blood is a powerful cultural symbol of positive and negative associations, one that represents life and death, health and sickness, and attraction and repulsion.


TUES: 12:00 – 6:00PM
WED: 12:00 – 6:00PM
THURS: 12:00 – 6:00PM
FRI: 12:00 – 6:00PM
SAT: 12:00 – 6:00PM