Dead Bird Diary exhibition
Sally Duihg's solo exhibition, Dead Bird Diary, will run from 7 April - 2 May, 2015 at WAG Upstairs at Wolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane.
Sally has been drawing, painting and making sculptures of birds since 2011. Empathy and awe at their beauty originally attracted Sally to the birds but consideration for their future in the urban environment has been explored, particularly in the sculptures, in the exhibition where it seems as though a contemporary Charles Darwin has proposed their future form where bird, car and computer parts have been brought together.
Along with the twelve paintings and seven mixed media sculptures there is a strong focus on drawing with two large drawings and a major work which features 85 charcoal and pastel drawings of each of the birds of the Dead Bird Diary. The Dead Bird Diary has become a collaborative project with over 40 people contributing birds and stories as fertile material for Sally to work with. Wolloongabba Art Gallery is at 613 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Australia. (07 3891 5551. Tuesday- Saturday 9am- 5pm.