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Archive > juxtaposed Birds, Colin Palethorpe

Justaposed Birds is an extension of Colin's 2015 exhibition Juxtaposed, in which he considered the Australian landscape as a hybrid space. Inspired by the lyrical words of Marguerite Brown who described the space as using the stark nature of collage to evoke an almost alien collision of European ‘settler’ culture on Australian soil. Idyllic pastoral scenes are sensitively rendered on paper, only to be interrupted by foxes, birds, rabbits and various other elements cut out from historic sources, and inserted into the imagery. Out of scale and out of place, they loom larger than life and lend a surreal dimension to the Australian landscape.

This exhibition focuses on Australian birds and colonial era engravings from old op shops and bookstores.

19th August - 1st September 2016