A birdwatching trip

July 14, 2012 at 4:20 pm Leave a comment

Today Mr A and I went to see the latest exhibition by Ted Barraclough, an artist from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland whose wood-carving skills are quite extraordinary – and he has a knowledge of Australian native birds to match. Birds III is his third show at Doggett Street Studio at Newstead and it’s on until August 4.

Growing up, I spent many an hour birdwatching on the farm so I find the realism of his works absolutely stunning. The fact that most of them are about life size is a bonus. My favourite is the Olive-backed Oriole, which has a very quizzical demeanour.

Ted Barraclough oriole

There are four flocks of birds with about 20 in each group – quite an output! Apparently there’s a book in the works too, to coincide with a Ted Barraclough exhibition in Mackay later this year.

Ted Barraclough birds

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