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A tribute to the remarkable journey of migratory birds
The Flyway Print Exchange is a great concept for an art exhibition! It's an international environmental art project, featuring prints of migratory birds, that comprises works of 20 artists from nine different countries. There are a couple of aspects that make the exhibition unique; first, the countries represented are those linked by the East-Asian Australasian Flyway. The Flyway is a route flown twice-annually by Australia's migratory shorebirds, to and from their breeding grounds above the Arctic Circle.The Flyway extends from within the Arctic Circle, through East and South-east Asia, to Australia and New Zealand, stretching across 22 countries.
The Wind Heard My Song by Cui Xiao Hua - one of the images in the exhibition
Second, the exhibition features two sets of prints. One is pristine and framed, the other is worn and weathered, as it has been posted via standard mail, without protection, along the Flyway. This means it has travelled from New Zealand to Alaska and back, replicating the birds' migratory journeys.
The weathered version of Eastern Curlew by Kyoko Imazu
The exhibition features the wonder of these magnificent birds through the eyes of artists from New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, India, China, South Korea, Japan and the USA.
See the Flyway Print Exchange at No Vacancy Project Space, The Atrium, Federation Square, from now until 28th September 2014. You can view the Flyway Print Exchange from 11.00am - 5.00pm Tuesday to Saturday, and 12 noon to 5.00pm on Sunday.