Friday 20 August — Sunday 7 November


Dianne Fogwell, Ginger Bottari, Megan Bottari, Nicola Dickson, Steven Holland, Tiff Cole and Reuben Lewis

The complex relationship between humans and birds is explored by a group of seven artists using a range of media and processes. 

..'The visual artists invited to make work for Harbinger share an interest in exploring the different ways that people relate to and interact with the natural world in their art practice. Although each artist typically creates representational imagery or objects to interrogate this theme, they approach the subject from a different viewpoint and use different media and processes to do so. These include large scale relief prints (Dianne Fogwell), oil paint on gold‑leafed panels (Tiffany Cole), cast bronze sculptures and drawings (Steven Holland), lost wax cast glass (Megan Bottari), saw pierced titanium (Ginger Bottari) and oil paint on linen (Nicola Dickson). In acknowledgment of the importance of birdsong as the most frequent way we experience birds, the displayed works are embedded in a soundscape composed by Reuben Lewis derived from field recordings of birds that have then been manipulated in the studio. Drawing this work together in Harbinger offers a diverse display of artworks that engage with humanity’s complex relationship with birds.
Nicola Dickson, 2021

Supported by artsACT project funding. 

Image: Nicola Dickson, Paradise Interrupted, (panel 4), 2021. Oil on linen, 76 x 76 cm. Photograph courtesy of the artist.