87 Ridgeway Ave, Southport, Qld 4215 Phone: 07 5532 7170


Lorraine Pilgrim presents

Solo Exhibition by Deb Mostert

Venue: Studio 87, 87 Ridgeway Ave, Southport

 Saturday 30 May  2015 4-6pm
Exhibition runs until end of 27 July 2015

To be officially opened by Susi Muddiman, OAM
(Director – Tweed Regional Art Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre)


The title of the exhibition is the Dutch translation of what the exhibition discusses, at its most basic: Birds and Things. At first glance this is certainly apparent and the playful placements of birds and their imagined collections carries the threads of investigations forward from the exhibition Objects and Ornithology held at Tweed Regional Gallery late last year. Bower birds aside, the absurdity of a bird burdening itself with collections of inanimate objects ask the question of us all, why do we keep these things?

This exhibition however, moves slightly sideways and hints at deeper issues with the inclusion of several works depicting migratory birds and what they may choose to encumber themselves with. The artist is particularly interested in the many diverse migrants to our shores, being of Dutch migrant heritage herself.

‘Australia is a huge raft of refugees and migrants from all parts of the globe, fleeing war and economic hardship and clinging to the edges in the hope of a life with freedom. What did people bring with them that were of such value they couldn’t bear to part with? Objects imbued with connections of homeland and cultures are of deep interest to me’

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