Songbird, Michelle Cawthorn

Add to calendar 2021-07-28 10:00:00 2021-07-28 16:00:00 Australia/Sydney Songbird, Michelle Cawthorn "Creative Moments" is an inspirational, annual joint exhibition of the Shoalhaven Woodcraft Society, Nowra Spinners & Weavers and the Shoalhaven Potters. In 2017 the exhibition 12 Berry Street, Nowra, New South Wales, 2541 gallery@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au
 
    
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For Sydney-based artist Michelle Cawthorn, the distinctive ah-ah-aaaah of the Australian Raven is a strong trigger to childhood memories of family holidays spent at Lake Conjola on the South Coast of New South Wales. In her memory, its call is associated with the smell of the lake and the sound of casuarinas whistling in the early morning breeze. Later when her family moved from Sydney to Nowra in the 1980s, the Eastern Whipbird would provide accompaniment on her solitary walks through the family property to the edge of the Shoalhaven River. Nowadays her home and studio are situated on the edge of the Royal National Park in Sydney’s south and her day is punctuated by the chitter and trill of birdcall. Within her practice, Cawthorn engages with memory as an agent of creativity in artistic practice. For the exhibition Songbird, the artist considers the ways that birdsong can link memory with place through a series of drawing and collage works that offer a visual expression of her aural experience, both past and present.

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Shoalhaven Regional Art Gallery

12 Berry Street, Nowra, New South Wales, 2541

10 July 2021 - 28 August 2021
Event dates: 
28/07/2021 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
29/07/2021 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
30/07/2021 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
31/07/2021 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
03/08/2021 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
04/08/2021 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
05/08/2021 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
06/08/2021 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
07/08/2021 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
10/08/2021 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
11/08/2021 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
12/08/2021 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
13/08/2021 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
14/08/2021 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
17/08/2021 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
18/08/2021 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
19/08/2021 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
20/08/2021 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
21/08/2021 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
24/08/2021 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
25/08/2021 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
26/08/2021 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
27/08/2021 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
28/08/2021 - 10:00am - 2:00pm