Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A wild life

We have a bird fetish in our house and I think it's because of the amazing bird life out this way - we get owls who come and sit on our TV aerial at night, marauding cockatoos (such clowns!) attaching the lawn and trees during the day, ducks crossing the road near Warringal Park and everything in between.  My son Thomas has now moved on from peacocks and is back into birds of prey.
The Ghost Cockatoo by Darren Gilbert
Speaking of which, the four wildlife artists known as Wild 4 Art - Darren Gilbert, Janet Matthews, Vida Pearson and Rodger Scott - are once again showing at The Light Factory Gallery in Eltham from 16 May - 16 June with the official opening this Sunday from 2 - 4 pm.  Gilbert's work included finely cross hatched black and white work and recycled metal sculptures, Matthews' shows animal and bird personalities in pencil, Pearson's work includes strong, colourful linocuts while Scott's work is extraordinarily realistic.
Who's a pretty boy? by Janet Matthews
While the show mainly focuses on birds, there will also be some African animals in the mix as well.  Pearson favors big game and birds, Gilbert concentrates on Australian fauna, Matthews draws predominantly Australian creatures and Scott paints Australian and North American birds.  Entry is free.
Red Tailed Blacks by Vida Pearson
Nb.  Miss Rosanna is The Light Factory Gallery's freelance PR consultant.

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