This is the project page for a proposed small scale exhibition in the picnic ground of Birdsland Reserve. Given the restrictions of the Covid lockdown the exhibition is an attempt at bringing art to where people are. Currently Birdsland is a very popular place for people to exercise and get out of the house.
The artwork featured in this exhibition will be eight linocut prints created by Peter Mcilwain whilst in lockdown. Lives near Birdsland and has spent many years roaming around the area with friends and family. The works are renderings of aerial satellite imagery taken from internet mapping services. Also presented will be works in a larger encompassing series exploring abstract representations of landscapes from an aerial perspective.
The exhibition is proposed to be installed in one of the four undercover display cabinets in the picnic ground. The project includes mounting the prints and installing appropriate lighting. It is imagined that a small scale solar charger with LED lighting strips would be suitable for this purpose.
Relevant people and groups:
Gavin Prentice, Bushland Manager Yarra Ranges Council - permission and project oversight
Shaun Duncan, Professional Picture Framer with experience in museum installation - Shaun would be employed to advise on the design and to install the exhibition
Yarra Ranges Council - provide funding from short term grants