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An Artistic Aviary

Birds have always been a source of wonder and mystery for artists. They have been used as powerful symbols of freedom and beauty, idolised for their aesthetic variances of colour and form, their complex birdsong and almost magical abilities of flight and navigation. More recently, as issues of climate change have become pressing, contemporary artists have portrayed avian life to draw attention to issues of conservation, extinction and the vital need to protect wildlife for future generations.

An Artistic Aviary is Watts Contemporary Gallery’s first exhibition to celebrate the art of birds. Seen through the lens of 17 contemporary artists working in a variety of media including paintings, ceramics, prints and sculpture, this exhibition explores mankind’s relationship with our feathered friends and seeks to highlight their vital place in our artistic ecology. 

Exhibition curated in partnership with Gwen Hughes Fine Art.