february, 2016

6feb - 29mayfeb 61:00 ammay 29'Extinct and endangered: when nature calls'An exhibition of UON Natural History Illustration students and alumni work at Maitland Regional Gallery


Event Details

University of Newcastle students and alumni of Australia’s only Natural History Illustration degree program have produced life-size artworks to commemorate the fauna that, since colonisation, are no longer with us. Many have seen the unprecedented demise of their habitat and been unable to adapt to a fast changing landscape.

At the bicentennial of settlement Spike Milligan said, “Congratulations Australia it only took you 200 years to do what it took the rest of us 2,000 years to do”. Sadly he was speaking of our destruction not our achievements.

While the artists have rendered each species with care and skill, this is not art conservation but art and conservation. It is a memorial to those animals that lost their lives in the development of the countryside, but also an opportunity to act and prevent further demise through the highlighting of projects, which make a difference for the future.

Exhibition dates:
6 February to 29 May 2016

Gallery opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 5pm

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February 6 (Saturday) 1:00 am - May 29 (Sunday) 1:00 am


Maitland Regional Art Gallery

230 HIgh St, Maitland


Maitland Regional Art Gallery

02 4934 9859 or artgallery@maitland.nsw.gov.au

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