Nest: Alastair Mooney

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On display at the Queen Victoria Art Gallery, Royal Park from 5 December 2020 to 21 November 2021.

In his first major solo exhibition, Tasmanian interdisciplinary artist Alastair Mooney debuts a series of new works that reflect on the resilience and beauty of Tasmania's endemic birdlife in the face of human consumption and destruction. 

Mooney's practice is heavily influenced by his early life in George Town, on the northern coast of Tasmania, which fostered a deep connection to the natural environment and native birds. Combining the innovative use of materials and recognisable local iconography Mooney is able to connect with his audience through humour, beauty, pop culture and natural science.

Read the Nest exhibition essay by curator Ashleigh Whatling(PDF, 3MB)

Image: Heavy Bunker Eudyptula, Alastair Mooney.