Exhibition: Ghost of Gone Birds

Dozens of artists have all created imagery celebrating extinct birds from the Great Auk to the Dodo. The show, entitled Ghosts of Gone Birds, runs at London’s Rochelle School until November 23…

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London’s Rochelle School in Shoreditch is currently hosting an exhibition of images of 300 extinct birds created by artists including Jamie Hewlett, Ben Newman, Sir Peter Blake, Ralph Steadman, Margaret Atwood, Rob Ryan, Kai & Sunny, Le Gun (The Tragic Death of the White Gallinule, shown above) and Billy Childish…

The show, entitled Ghosts of Gone Birds, runs until November 23 and has been created in aid of BirdLife International‘s Preventing Extinctions programme. Over 100 artists were invited to choose an extinct bird and produce a piece of art inspired by that particular bird and celebrating its glory days. Birds celebrated in the show include the Dodo, the Matinique Amazon Parrot, the Black Mamo and the Great Auk. Here is a selection of some of our favourite works in the show:

Jamie Hewlett’s illustration of a Hawaiian Crow

This Bishop’s ‘O’O is by Ben Newman

Sculptor Harriet Mead created this King Island Emu

The Great Auk – as imagined by Bruce Pearson

Dead As A Dodo, by Sir Peter Blake

Jack Teagle‘s painting of a Black Mamo

Billy Childish created this image of a Reunion Owl

This is one of three pieces by Kai & Sunny designed to be shown as a triptych

This is the Pallas’s Cormorant by Ralph Steadman who, rather than simply pick one bird, has illustrated 100 birds specially for the exhibition

Ghosts of Gone Birds runs until November 23 at the Rochelle School, Arnold Circus, London E2 7ES


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  • Alice

    A perfect example of using art to show a topic that are hard to express in words alone. Wonderfully thought provoking

  • http://www.pop-art.org.uk pop art

    I love “The Great Auk” by Bruce Pearson, i can almost taste the saltwater and feel the openess of the sea. Great topic for a exhibition.

  • http://www.heatoncreative.co.uk John Robinson

    Some really diverse and interesting pieces. Love Peter Blake’s offering.

  • http://fuadillustrate.blogspot.com/ Fuad ali

    it was great to be involved in the exhibition!! Great work by everyone

  • http://www.dreamscape-design.co.uk Alex

    I like Jamie Hewlett’s image. Considering the brief, I would not have expected a wacky races style picture.

  • Teamy

    This was fantastic. Lots of very different takes which makes a very interesting exhibit.

  • http://wp.me/p1A2Z9-i1 Hannah

    Adored this exhibition. Informative, Educational and such an amazing display of artists. Margaret Atwood and Ralph Steadman! A special playlist for the team behind it can be found here. http://wp.me/p1A2Z9-i1