The International Union Conservation of Nature lists Australia as having 358 known native bird species (twice this number of birds can be found in Australia overall). This exhibition contains paintings, illustrations, and relief-prints depicting a selection of these native birds, some of which are considered threatened and at risk of extinction. In addition to artworks the exhibition contains poems written by Rebecca and a bird soundscape created by using native bird sounds recorded by Australian amateur ornithologist Graeme Chapman.
Rebecca Westlund uses her art practice to raise environmental concerns and to foster connections between humans and birds. Rebecca studied a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Edith Cowan University, and has a Master of Art (Art in the Public Space) from RMIT University with a focus on human-bird relationships. 50% of all profits from this exhibition will be donated to Birdlife Australia for conservation and research.
Long Gallery, 13 December 2018 - 6 January 2019
Exhibition Opening: Thursday 13 December, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Light refreshments provided
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