I thought I heard a bird

‘How can we consciously try to sense the world in a different way?’ asks exhibition curator and artist Raquel Ormella. This group show proposes birdwatching (often called ‘twitching’) as a means to connect with our environment, especially as urbanisation has shifted the relationship between humans and nature. Working in an array of media, artists Ashley Eriksmoen, Fernando do Campo, Madeleine Kelly and Patsy Hely, and a local project by American architect Joyce Hwang manifest ‘I thought I heard a bird’.

Ashley Eriksmoen, Becoming Bird, 2019, salvaged wood furniture, acrylic and milkpaints, dimensions variable. Photograph: David Lindesay. Courtesy the artist and Craft ACT, Australian Capital Territory

Craft ACT
Until 11 May, 2019
Australian Capital Territory