Bird Connections


WHEN: 28 Sep 2016 – 9 Oct 2016


The Bird Connections Exhibition brings together poets, performance and visual artists from many groups, allowing less established artists to exhibit with more experienced artists.

Fourteen artists combine in seven cross-disciplinary pairs to create substantial new works. These include sculptor Alex Asch (Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney and Melbourne) award-winning animators Lucinda Clutterbuck (Finalist Prix-Jeunesse, Munich) and Sal Cooper (Trop-fest), singer-songwriter Joce Moen (Katoomba, Montreal, Paris), visual artists Thomas Bonin and Victoria Clutterbuck (prints), Tara Badcock (fabric, Tasmania, Paris, Istanbul), poets Susan Hampton, Charlotte Clutterbuck, Christopher Kelen and Dael Allison, essayist Barbara Holloway, mover Eva Culek and re-emerging fabric artist and water-colourist Suzanne Clutterbuck, aged 94. They join with emerging kinetic sculptors Lewis Argall, Nikola Malbasic and fabric artist Milena McLellan to mount the exhibition, including a performance of new works on opening night (28th September).

Other events and exhibits include: a retrospective exhibit of prints and water-colours by Victoria Clutterbuck; a pop-up festival of bird-themed animations presented by Piccolo Films (29th September); a performance on the theme of birds by the young Sydney-based transient art group The Agar Dish (5th October); an animation workshop for Gifted Learning-disabled adolescents; and an exhibit of 10 competition-winning 10 poems to be illustrated on cards by Studio Connect Canberra, a group of artists with a disability.

Opening Night:
Launch of ‘Poems for Birds’ Poems on Cards illustrated by Studio Connect Canberra.
Animation Installation, Readings, Exhibition, Performance. Special Guests: Voila French Choir.
Wednesday 28th September 2016, 6.00-8.30 pm.

Piccolo Films: Eclectic Bird Connections Experimental Film Night.
8 extraordinary films in the presence of the artists. Special guests: Garden Street Boys and Rob Hirst.
Thursday 29th September 2016, 6.00 pm for screening at 7 pm.

The Agar Dish Bird Edition: An evening of live, interactive and performative art, Wednesday 5th October 2016, 6pm.

Opening Wednesday 28th September | 6–8.30pm.

Exhibition continues until Sunday 9th October.

Gallery open Tuesday–Saturday 11am–6pm | Sunday 11am–4pm.