A collection of twelve emotive paintings that give voice to creatures affected by bushfires. Read more about the conception of this incredible collection here.
The black swan speaks into a firestick ‘mic’ and shares stories of the urgency to listen to our First Nations Peoples and their practice of cold burning land.
Known for a love of hot chips, this gull is so incensed by the careless disposal of a burning butt that it is prepared to stamp it out with his delicate webs.
The spines of the echidna are an effective armour. As embers fall they ignite the spines and the echidna curls up protecting soft tissue. In the aftermath her flaccid tongue reaches out to an expired ant.
A joey losing his grip on reality.
The wombat’s den is a safe place for species unable to escape fire. Like no man’s land in war, it is a place of truce where enemies bunker down together.
Time to Talk
Wollum is the Bundjalung name for the Native Turkey. The painting is about listening to our First Nations People (their colours ablaze in the Brush Turkey’s feathers) and their stories of cold burning practice.
Yesterday’s News was painted when the gravity of the Corona Virus epidemic hijacked newspaper headlines, averting our attention away from the catastrophic fires. A forlorn koala perches foetal-like on a copy of the Financial Review. Capitalism now a casualty of a different cataclysm. When we wake from the induced coma which of the two will we prioritise, which will sustain us in perpetuity?
A platypus stares directly into our eyes as its aquatic habitat dries up
The endangered native freshwater fish, Galaxias Fontanus, gasp for air as ash leaches oxygen from the water
The Mother of all extinctions
A cicada expires on a high note
The Last Post
Frogs perform much respiration through their skin. A green tree frog perches on a precarious stem as smoke fills the air