Birds: Flight paths in Australian Art - Art Collector

Petrina Hicks, Shenae & Jade 2005. Light jet print, edition of 8 Courtesy of the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery, Melbourne and Michael Reid, Sydney

This ground-breaking exhibition considers how Australian artists have incorporated birds in their work to explore stories of our environment, history and identity. Developed by MPRG, Birds comprises 70 works including painting, photography, print-making, sculpture and decorative arts by artists John Lewin, Sydney Long, Hans Heysen, Albert Tucker, Arthur Boyd, Rover Thomas, Fiona Hall, Petrina Hicks, Ben Quilty, Kate Rohde, Christian Thompson, Louise Weaver, John Wolseley and many others. Add a black bird to the flock in Juan Ford’s work, visit the pigeon ‘club house’ and check out Kenny Pittock’s specially commissioned colouring book about birds on the Mornington Peninsula.

Exhibition opens: 2 December 2016
Exhibition closes: 12 February 2017
Location: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Civic Reserve, Dunns Rd, Mornington, VIC
Contact: 03 5975 4395
Website: http://mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Home

About Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

Since its establishment in 1971, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG) has grown to become one of Australia’s leading regional galleries, renowned for its exhibition program of Australian and international art.

MPRG-curated exhibitions often explore the distinctive coastal environment and feature works by Australian artists with a connection to the Mornington Peninsula. The Gallery also showcases its outstanding collection, which focuses on the cultural heritage of the Mornington Peninsula and contemporary Australian works on paper.

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