Sanctuary - A Year at Mulligans Flat

Artist Emily Birks presents delightful works created during a one year residency

When: 20 June - 22 July

Where: Strathnairn Arts

Sanctuary - A Year at Mulligans Flat is an exhibition of paintings of the unique and vulnerable creatures who call Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary home, by emerging Canberran artist Emily Birks.

Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary is a nature reserve in the north of Canberra that is restoring wildlife long-ago made extinct from the area by predators and land-clearing.

Over the past year Emily was given the opportunity to be an artist-in-residence with Mulligans Flat. The year-long time frame allowed her to examine the changes in the Sanctuary’s wildlife over the seasons, the reintroduction of species, hibernation, migration and reproduction. The highly-detailed portraits focus on the particularly vulnerable animals that find sanctuary at Mulligans Flat.

This exhibition is for everyone who loves living in the Bush Capital. It is for those who love animals, art and science. It is for those who have an interest in the nationally-important conservation work being done in our own backyard.

For more information, please visit Strathnairn's website.