The Exhibition

Year of the Bird
22 February - 7 April 2013
Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW Australia

‘Year of the Bird’ (YOTB), is a group exhibition exploring the prevalence of bird imagery in contemporary art and features the work of Marian Drew, Kate Foster (UK), Emma Van Leest, Pamela See, Vanessa Barbay, Trevor Weekes, Helen Wright, David Hampton and the curators, Helen Hopcroft and Caelli Jo Brooker.

Thematically the exhibition explores themes of nature versus culture, wildlife as elegy (Ursula Heise), representations of non-human animals, and birds as potent signifiers of both human and environmental issues.