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Birds, Bugs and Being Related Exhibition

16/02/2020 10:00
20/03/2020 17:00
105 Hampstead Road, Manningham, South Australia 5086   View map
0416 950 495


View in our Living Artist Room the talented sister’s exhibition for our Fringe 2020. 

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As the name suggests, this exhibition showcases the lifelong passions of two sisters: birds and bugs, and the cherished interactions between humans and nature. Artistic expression has been a shared staple in the sisters’ lives, but their stylistic differences highlight the artists’ individuality. Sophie contributes the ‘bug’ portion of the exhibition, drawing from her own fascination with native invertebrates. Inspired by scientific illustrations and Egyptian hieroglyphs, Sophie uses carved Lino and ink to create simplistic, bird’s-eye-view prints of insects familiar to the Adelaide Hills. Her interest in people’s facial particularities and their inherent beauty are also integral to her works, depicted authentically with graphite pencil. The exhibition takes a colourful turn upon the presence of Mae’s bird-centric paintings. Her residence in the Adelaide Hills invites an array of Australian fauna, influencing her love for wild and domesticated birds. Her pet cockatiel and chickens act as inspiration for her subject matter, while also including human figures to reflect her treasured companionships. Using vibrant acrylics and textured paint strokes, Mae creates artworks that radiate the warmth and rusticity of her cottage home.