I was pleased to be invited to exhibit in Shorelines presented by Thumb Print Workshop Inc. & Friends, at Riddoch Gallery, Mt. Gambier, then in Port MacDonnell.
‘Instigated by Thumb Print Workshop artists, Shorelines draws inspiration from the fragile and exquisite ecosystems that support the phenomenal lives and journeys of migratory shorebirds. These intrepid travellers fly from Australia and New Zealand, to raise their young above the Arctic Circle, crossing 23 countries, in an annual circuit called the East Asian-Australasian Flyway.
Inspired by Kate Gorringe-Smith’s The Overwintering Project, which focused on migratory shorebirds and their extraordinary lives. Shorelines is a result of a field trip to the Coorong and Port MacDonnell. Printmakers from SA and Victoria met up to explore and document these vulnerable, yet vital ecosystems.
The culmination of this trip is Shorelines, an exhibition located somewhere between the land, sea and sky, and in the flight path of these incredible migratory birds.’
This exhibition features the work of Libby Altschwager, Julie Bignell, Kate Gorringe-Smith, Jean McArthur, Bronwyn Mibus, Anne Miles, Sally O’Connor, Mary Pulford, Bronwyn Rees, Ruth Schubert, Bob Stone, Trudy Tandberg, Diana Wiseman and Stephanie Yoannidis.
Images include Ruddy Turnstone by Mary Pulford, Godwit Habitat Western Port by Kate Gorringe-Smith, Recycled - Flotsam and Jetsam by Julie Bignell, Frequent Flyer by Jean McArthur, Red Crab, Scurrying crabs and Shoreline by Anne Miles, Woman of the Coorong (in collaboration with Richard Sullivan) by Bronwyn Rees, Ruddy Turnstone by Bob Stone, Shoreline 2 by Diana Wiseman and Grazing the Tide 1 by Bronwyn Mibus.