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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