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Feathered Friends Art Exhibition

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by Jenny Esots (subscribe)
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For the love of birds
The Royal Adelaide Hospital is hosting an exhibition that is sure to inspire nature lovers and especially bird enthusiasts. In this new exhibition, local artist Lesley Gould explores her own fascination and love of birds. This body of work illustrates the artist's skill using the medium of scratchboard to render the unique characteristics of various familiar bird species. In doing so, she captures their unique personalities, bright colours and busy lives.

Artist Lesley Gould - Barn Owl 2021
Artist Lesley Gould - Barn Owl 2021


This series is a reflection of the artist's fascination and love of birds. The artist uses the medium of scratchboard attempting to capture the character of the birds, their busy lives, bright colours and quirky nature.

Lesley Gould Biography
Lesley spent her childhood on King Island which created a fascination for the amazingly diverse birdlife. Lesley has completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (majoring in painting) at the University of Tasmania in 2014 and became interested in Printmaking after completing a semester in this medium and joined a Printmaking collective in 2015.

Artist Lesley Gould - New Holland Honeyeater 2021
Artist Lesley Gould - New Holland Honeyeater 2021


Lesley joined the Port Community Art Centre painting group and the Port Adelaide Printmaking Collective and is also a member of The Pastel Artists of South Australia and the Red House Group. Lesley relates that she recently become interested in the medium of scratchboard. Masonite boards coated with Kaolin clay are covered with Indian ink. The image is created by scratching through the ink to the white clay using a variety of blades, needles, nibs or anything that makes a mark. Colour can then be added to the white areas with ink.

Artist Lesley Gould - Wattlebird Chick 2021
Artist Lesley Gould - Wattlebird Chick 2021


'Feathered Friends' is now on display in the Emerging Artist Galleries at the Royal Adelaide Hospital until 9 February 2022.
The Emerging Artist Gallery is located in the main corridor of the Royal Adelaide Hospital opposite the E and F lifts.
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Why? Busy, happy birds make us smile
When: 7 December 2021 – 9 February 2022
Where: Royal Adelaide Hospital - Emerging Artist Gallery -The Emerging Artist Gallery is located in the main corridor of the Royal Adelaide Hospital opposite the E and F lifts.
Cost: Free entry
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