A ‘Public Housing Plan for Birds’ at Newtown’s ArtSeat

Friday 4 September 2020

Inner West Council has unveiled the latest artwork at Newtown ArtSeat.

Public Housing Plan for Birds is a collage of close-up portraits of birds that live in the Inner West.

Ashfield artist Angela Robertson- Buchanan says the Inner West of Sydney is “abundant with birdlife - but they are losing their vital habitat due to urban development”.

She says her work aims to educate citizens on what bird species can be seen locally. “Almost like an identification guide,” she said.

“More than ever they are living in closer proximity to us.

“It's important for us to be more tolerant and try and create habitat for them in our own back yards and balconies - as well as put out fresh water in times of drought,” Angela said.

Inner West Council’s ArtSeat is a permanent structure in Newtown Square that provides local, emerging and established artists with a space where experimental and non-commercial art can be showcased.

Incorporating public seating and lighting, the Art Seat is also a landmark meeting point.

For a print quality image of the work, contact the Communication team.

For an interview with the artist, contact Angela Robertson- Buchanan on angela@angelarobertsonbuchanan.com or 0422 732 791.

For media enquiries, contact Elizabeth Heath, Media and Communications Coordinator, 9392 5334 or Elizabeth.Heath@innerwest.nsw.gov.au                

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