Fernando do Campo : Yet to live in a place without house sparrows
31 January to 15 March 2020
OFFICIAL OPENING : Friday 31 January at 6 pm.
An exhibition including an installation of small text paintings, ‘Yet to live in a place without house sparrows’ and the diptych about spotted turtle-doves, ‘You are my new infatuation’. Tasmanian-specific experiences of introduced bird species and the colonial, nationalistic and migratory effect they produce.
We are delighted to present Fernando do Campo’s exhibition ‘Yet to live in a place without house sparrows’, his first at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery. Sydney based do Campo is a multi-disciplinary artist with strong connections to Tasmania.
This exhibition brings together a series of works from 2016 – 2020. His practice is an ongoing commitment to the histories of introduced species, particularly birds, and how humans can encounter these narratives in both the archival documents of their introductions and our daily encounters with them as we go about our day.
The exhibition will also include new works specific to Burnie and introduced birds species to Tasmania.
*Please note our changed hours on the following dates :
*Sunday 9 February hours 10 am to 4 pm
*Sunday 1 March hours 10 am to 4 pm
*Saturday 7 March hours 10 am to 4 pm
*Monday 9 March hours 1.30 pm to 4 pm (Public Holiday)