Group exhibition: Nest - The art of birds - Art Collector

Striped honeyeater nest (detail), constructed from fine dry grass and covered and decorated with emu feathers, 27 x 11.2 x 19cm. Photographed by David Sheehy, specimen courtesy of the Museum of Victoria, Melbourne

What are nests if not art created by nature? Guest curator Dr Janine Burke has devised an exhibition which explores the beauty, ingenuity and originality of birds' nests - from magpies to honeyeaters, from chaffinches to parrots, from hummingbirds to African weavers. Sourced from the collections of Museum Victoria and from the private collection of Gay Bilson, these exquisite constructions reveal the lives and habits of our closest wild neighbours. They tell the story of birds' survival and adaptation to our ecologically fragile planet.

Opening: 3pm Saturday 23 June 2013
Exhibition closes: 6 October 2013
Location: McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin VIC 3910
Contact: 03 9789 1671

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