The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is delighted to announce the recipient of this year’s Exit Art 2018 NT Year 12 Student Exhibition People’s Choice Award as Christopher O’Brien from Casuarina Senior College for his work Birds of a feather.
O’Brien’s Birds of a feather, made with acrylic paint on wood, has been awarded the coveted 2018 Exit Art People’s Choice award, chosen from 63 works on display in the exhibition by students from 15 schools across the Territory.
“This is pretty exciting and I really wasn’t expecting it at all. I work with Wildcare Australia and I see a lot of injured birds. Seeing this influenced my life a lot and I wanted to reflect how important wildlife and the environment is. I used acrylic on wood to make a natural connection and I was inspired by a Canadian artist. I collected the pieces of wood from Bees Creek as well as off-cuts from fallen trees after the cyclone,”
Birds of a feather conveys a message of embrace and each bird represents the peaceful and calming properties that raising and caring for injured animals can bring. The artwork highlights the subtle similarities between humans and birds.
Congratulations Christopher, MAGNT wishes you every success as you build on this achievement into your bright and creative future.