Category Archives: indigenous birds


My mother who was born in a Slovenian village and migrated to a central Qld country town constantly noticed supernatural events. She spoke of women with malign intentions as to be feared, and constantly looked out for them. On bad … Continue reading

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image cluster

 New Holland Honeyeater, Phylidonyris novaehollandiae. Woven tapestry, 18 cms H X 15 cms W. Cotton warp, wool, cotton, synthetic wefts. Studying 3rd year French Lit. Le Cimetiere Marin, par example, I was introduced to the phrase ” image cluster”, used … Continue reading

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The pitta is an Australian rainforest bird. Brilliantly feathered: orange rump, emerald back, cream breast with streaks of pale blue and bronze top, it nevertheless wears an anxious demeanour. As it nests among the roots of giant trees it is … Continue reading

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satin bower bird

Satin Bower Bird, woven tapestry, 2011, 18 cms H X 15 cms W, wool, cotton, synthetic wefts, embroidery. The male bower bird creates a stage for his courtship. Towards that end he collects bright blue objects, no mean feat in … Continue reading

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green budgie

Green Budgie, woven tapestry, 18 cms H X 15 cms W, cotton, synthetic wefts, Japanese bead thread. The budgerigar is an indigenous Australian bird. Once, living in Elizabeth Bay, I sat eating lunch in the Fitzroy gardens in Kings Cross. … Continue reading

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