It's all about birds in at Wild Island from 20 July- 17 August. Migratory shorebirds to be precise. We are delighted to be hosting The Overwintering Project from 20 July at Wild Island. The traveling exhibition comprises over 300 fine art prints documenting migratory shorebirds and their habitat in Australia and New Zealand. Whimbrels, sandpipers, stints and plovers will be alighting on our walls and the effect will be breathtaking!
This is an exceptional opportunity to view some great art and to better inform yourself about some of our most vulnerable and endangered species of birds. Contributing artists have included works for sale, with all proceeds going to Birdlife Australia conservation projects - acquire an original work of art and support a great cause!
As part of the program of events we will have a printmaking demonstration and workshop in store with Wild Island artist Catherine Arsaut. This will give you the opportunity to better understand the relief printmaking process & head home with your own original work of art.
There is also a free talk with the author of Flight Lines, Andrew Darby and Birdlife Tasmania Convenor Eric Woehler. They will discuss these unique birds, the extraordinary journey they undertake and outline pervading threats, with a particular emphasis on the local situation in Tasmania. Imagery provided by photographer Rob Blakers, with recent shots at Robbins Island.
We do hope to welcome you in-store along with our feathered friends!
The Wild Island Team

To learn more or book for this free event, click here.

Date & Time:                      Location:
Wed. 4 August 2021        Wild Island Gallery
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm           33 Salamanca Place, Battery Point TAS


To book a workshop with Catherine Arsaut, click here.

Date & Time:                   Location:
Sat. 7 August 2021        Wild Island Gallery
10:00 am – 3:00 pm      33 Salamanca Place, Battery Point TAS


Image Credits: 

Limosa lapponica, Noosa - by Jennifer Eureka (banner)
Godwits, Pipeclay Lagoon - by Patricia Martin (above)
Waratah lino-cut carving- Catherine Arsaut (above)