Trading the city life for a small bush block just outside Mudgee, Denise Faulkner finds enjoyment observing the local birds as they flit and chatter. What began as a documentation of local species, has now developed into a playful exploration of the inquisitive personalities of the native birds. The bold flash of red from a visiting rosella is a familiar sight for many Australians enjoying a cup of tea. Faulkner then positions the birds in amongst Victorian porcelain an imagined setting that speaks to the charm of small birds, inviting themselves around for a cuppa.
Denise will be exhibiting recent and new bird paintings in the Pop-Up Gallery over the Easter holidays and through to mid-May.