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Mapping Melbourne: Flyway Print Exchange
December 1, 2015 - March 27, 2016FREE with museum entry
Every year millions of tiny travellers fill the skies, migrating north for the winter and returning south for our summer. These travellers, that inspired the 20 artists in the international art project, The Flyway Print Exchange, are our migratory shore birds, and the 29,000 km circuit they fly annually is called the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. Australia is one of 23 countries linked by the Flyway. Visitors are also invited to add to Par Avian, an installation of messages for all travellers along the Flyway, whether they travel for fun, necessity, or to find a home in the sun.
Exhibition: Level 1 Community Gallery
Par Avian activity: Level 2 Foyer
Image: Amanda O’Sullivan
Flyway Print Exchange is part of Mapping Melbourne 2015, a four day showcase of independent contemporary artists exploring the theme of Asia across art, craftivism, dance, live art, multimedia, music, performance and theatre from 2-5 December 2015 across the City of Melbourne. #mappingmelbourne
Gorringe Smith: Artistic Coordinator
Kate is a Melbourne-based printmaker and currently acting editor of Imprint, the quarterly magazine of the Print Council of Australia. In the past, Kate worked for BirdLife Australia, and it is from this time that she traces her love of, and interest in, birds. For the last five years her practice has centred on the Bar-tailed Godwit, one of Australia’s migratory shorebirds. Kate studied printmaking at RMIT.
For other artists info, visit http://www.theflywayprintexchange.info/
Project partner: BirdLife Australia