My life as a bird11th September 2021 - 26th September 2021
Location: Darl-e-and the Bear
'My life as a bird' is a solo exhibition by Madi Acharya-Baskerville. Alongside a combination of mixed media and sculptural works, Madi has created a new series inspired by birds. The series of mixed media sculptural works was inspired by coming across a journal which had an image of a dissected sea gull’s stomach.
The image showed all the of items that the sea gull had swallowed during its life span, and included numerous pieces of plastic. Taking this image a step further, a new species is being created where the birds have swallowed so much plastic that parts of their anatomy are composed of plastic, so they come to have plastic beaks, wings, feet and so on.
The exhibition also includes a series of hanging works composed of ghost nets and associated debris and wall based works, assemblages created from found wood.
Artist Talk with Q & A Sunday 26th September at 12 noon