October, 2018

19oct10:00 am5:00 pmThe Overwintering ProjectMapping Sanctuary10:00 am - 5:00 pm Event Type :Exhibit


Event Details

Opening 6pm Fri 26 Oct
Exhibition runs Fri 18 Oct– Sat 10 Nov
Open Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 3pm

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.


Conversations With The Artist: 1pm Sat 10 Nov

Join project coordinator Kate Gorringe-Smith for Conversations with the Artists: 1pm on Sat 10 Nov. This is a free, casual event where you can meet artists currently exhibiting at MAC and hear more about the stories and inspirations behind their exhibition.

Image: Kate Gorringe-Smith, Tidal Fugue Western Port (detail), 2018


(Friday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Moonah Arts Centre

27 Albert Road, Moonah TAS 7009