EPITAPH: BIRD SPECIMENS AND THE CULTURE OF COLLECTING | BIANCA DURRANT

Bianca Durrant presents new works based on her observations and research of birds of paradise in the natural history collections of the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin and the Australian Museum.

Art Exhibition previously on at Counihan Gallery In Brunswick in Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 28 February 2014 to Sunday 23 March 2014
Launch Thursday 27 February 2014, 6-8pm

Bianca Durrant
Ptiloris paradiseus Paradise Riflebird 2013
ink and synthetic polymer paint on linen
40 cm x 60cm
Image courtesy of the artist
 image Wallacei Standardwing “Semioptera wallacii” 2012
Sago seeds, linen thread, nails on board
50  x 49 cm
Image courtesy the artist
 image Sonogram of the Magnificent Riflebird “Ptiloris magnificus”: geographically variable 2012
advertisement song as recorded in the Kumawa Mountains, Glass beads, silver, wire,museum pins 
600mm x 2750mm 
Photograph:Tim Gresham
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Published by Counihan Gallery on Friday 20 December 2013.
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Durrant questions Western and European methods of museum display by presenting historical collections and their associated data in contemporary forms that reference the Renaissance Wunderkammer – the cabinet of curiosities.