THE OVERWINTERING PROJECT: MAPPING SANCTUARY
Printmakers from across Australia and New Zealand
Overwintering: to avoid the perils of winter by spending those months in a more hospitable climate, e.g. ‘many birds overwinter in equatorial regions’.
The Overwintering Project is an environmental art project designed to bring visibility to Australia’s most endangered group of birds – migratory shorebirds – and their habitat.
Artists from all around Australia and New Zealand are joining forces to shed light on these amazing but elusive birds that breed above the Arctic Circle in Siberia and Alaska, but spend their summers on the shores of Australia and New Zealand, making an annual migratory flight of around 25,000 km.
The exhibition will feature an extensive portfolio of original prints, as well as complementary works by artists who work in other media. The Overwintering Project aims to raise awareness of migratory shorebirds – their existence and their habitat – to help us do our part to preserve these extraordinary creatures.