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…

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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