An upcoming exhibition of a rare, intricate style of artwork will focus on the significance of birds.
“In art history they often have a meaning between life and death. Often I think about that in-between state, the message birds can bring. And also the absolute joy of having birds around, just celebrating that,” Canberra artist Sharon Peoples said.
She calls the style of her artwork machine embroidered lace and by doing her work as minimal as possible she has had her fair share of disasters.
“Everything has to be connected so that if it’s not connected it will all come apart,” she said.
“There are only about four or five other artists who do it in this way in Australia.
“But not on the scale I do, people tend to keep it small as it’s easier to connect, but I’ve gone for the large scale.”
And her favourite bird?
“There’s nothing like the magpie song,” she said.
Peoples’ exhibition Bird Portraits will open at Narek Gallery at 5/3 Wapengo St, Bermagui on Saturday, October 13 at 4pm. It runs to November 10.