Jo Frederiks is a passionate animal rights advocate, speaking through her art to create awareness and inspire change to a vegan way of life. She is a full-time practising artist, exposing the well-hidden plight of animals we enslave, exploit and needlessly use for food, clothing, entertainment and research.
Jo grew up on a million-acre cattle station in central Queensland, Australia. It was this environment that not only nurtured her connection to nonhuman animals but highlighted their immense vulnerability at the hands of humankind.
Great art changes you. Look around you. It rearranges the furniture of your mind. It cuts, it cures, and sometimes terrifies. But it is truth laid bare by brushstrokes.Philip Wollen opening Jo Frederik’s exhibition “The Animal Holocaust”
This episode contains artwork images and themes of animal exploitation that some viewers may find disturbing.
Veganism is a philosophy of non-violence. It’s a way of living which seeks to exclude all forms of exploitation and harm to animals. It’s about justice. Everyone should have the fundamental right not to be harmed, exploited or killed. It’s that simple.Jo Frederiks
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For more of Jo’s work check out her website here.