Emma Lindsay and Margaret Kilin’s works investigate the vanishing of Australian flora and fauna species and the impact such loss may have for humanity and the environment if left unchecked. Kilin’s paintings explore the delicate wetlands environment, particularly mangroves and their role in keeping river systems healthy. Lindsay’s works are inspired by her experience viewing the Queensland Museum’s entire taxidermy bird collection. Her paintings explore the human impulse to collect and the increasing list of endangered Australian species.
SUNDAY 5 JUNE –
SUNDAY 10 JULY 2011
11.30am Tuesday 7 June 2011
Image: Emma Lindsay, Simulacra (detail) 2009, oil on canvas paper. Courtesy of the artist. Photography by Carl Warner