Leila Jeffreys: Birdland

Lelia Jeffreys has a deep passion and connection with birds. Spending many hours with varied species, both in their natural environment and in studio, Jeffreys’ patient interactions allow her to capture the unique personalities and avian characteristics of birds in beautiful photographic portraits. Produced in large-scale format, Jeffreys illuminates the colours and feathered textures of the many species of birds she researches, observes and photographs, while also addressing her concerns for the environment and the impact of human interaction with the animal world.

Leila Jeffreys, Emerald Dove, 2017, ‘Series: Ornithurae’. Courtesy the artist and Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Sydney

Manly Art Gallery & Museum
3 April to 20 June 2021