22 October - 13 November 2021

Exhibition Overview

Birds can fly away from bushfires, but when approximately 30-40 million hectares burns where do they go?

Over 15,000 fires broke out in 2019 - 2020 'Black Summer' and engulfed significant swathes of Australia’s east and south-west, and 21% of Australia's temperate forests burned. Rainforest ecosystems that were previously thought to be impervious to bushfires succumbed after one of the hottest and driest 12 months on record.

'In total, 378 bird species habitats were impacted – many had up to 50% loss’ (Ward et al 2020)

When the bush catches fire, many birds will evacuate its usual habitat and take refuge in nearby rainforest, but in the face of these exceptionally intense fires, this strategy was no longer always viable.

Smoke can suffocate and intense heat kill and injured birds are vulnerable to predators. It is believed 180 million birds were killed or displaced.

Many bird species have been impacted for decades to come from one bushfire season.

Projected climate change will make wildfires in Australia more frequent and severe.

Our Top End fires are becoming larger and more intense fuelled by introduced pasture grasses like Gamba– our birds are also at risk.

These drawings are made using recycled photocopy toner which is 70% microplastics and an integral part of our ‘paperless’ offices.

The titles are the names of birds most affected by the Black Summer bushfires some from Near Threatened to Critically Endangered.

- Winsome Jobling

Exhibition Catalogue

When and where

22 October - 13 November 2021

Outstation Gallery
8 Parap Place
Parap
0820
Darwin
Northern Territory

Artists

This Outstation exhibition is comprised of works from the following artists:

  • Winsome Jobling

Exhibition artworks

Winsome-Jobling-WJ18-21

Winsome Jobling – ‘Paradise Riflebird’

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Winsome-Jobling-WJ16-21

Winsome Jobling – ‘White-fronted Chat 2’

$AUD1200
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Winsome-Jobling-WJ15-21

Winsome Jobling – ‘Olive Whistler 2’

$AUD1200
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Winsome-Jobling-WJ14-21

Winsome Jobling – ‘Large-billed Scrubwren’

 $AUD900 (on reserve)
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Winsome-Jobling-WJ13-21

Winsome Jobling – ‘White-fronted Chat’

$AUD600
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Winsome-Jobling-WJ12-21

Winsome Jobling – ‘Black-faced Monarch’

$AUD600
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Winsome-Jobling-WJ11-21

Winsome Jobling – ‘Glossy Black Cockatoo’

$AUD600
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Winsome-Jobling-WJ10-21

Winsome Jobling – ‘Beautiful Firetail’

 $AUD600 (on reserve)
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Winsome-Jobling-WJ09-21

Winsome Jobling – ‘Olive Whistler’

$AUD600
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Winsome-Jobling-WJ08-21

Winsome Jobling – ‘Pilotbird’

$AUD600
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Winsome-Jobling-WJ06-21

Winsome Jobling – ‘Australian Longrunner’

$AUD600
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Winsome-Jobling-WJ04-21

Winsome Jobling – ‘Eastern Whipbird’

$AUD600
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Winsome-Jobling-WJ03-21

Winsome Jobling – ‘Rock Warbler’

$AUD600
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Winsome-Jobling-WJ02-21

Winsome Jobling – ‘Pale-yellow Robin’

 $AUD900 (on reserve)
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Winsome-Jobling-WJ01-21

Winsome Jobling – ‘Eastern Bristlebird’

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