SAINT CLOCHE, 37 Macdonald Street, Paddington Nsw, Australia
25th August – 11th September 2022
- Special Preview & Walk through with Tracey Wednesday 24th August, 10am – 5pm (by appointment)
- Official Opening Reception with Special Guest Speaker Jenny Kee AO Thursday 25th August, 6 – 8pm
- Sound Healing with Tracey’s Personal Sound Healer Marco Tesi Sunday 4th September, 9.30 – 10.45am
- Floral Sculpture Signature Workshop (Ticketed event) Sunday 11th September, 1 – 3pm
Info Phone: 02 9029 6211 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org website: www.saintcloche.com
There are many extraordinary artists who focus on honouring and protecting Mother Earth, none more so than the incomparable botanical artist, Tracey Deep. Saint Cloche is proud to reveal Tracey’s latest body of work, ‘Birdsong’.
“Bird Song” is inspired by songbirds losing their song.
The critically endangered Regent Honeyeater is losing its “song culture” due to the bird’s rapidly declining population. A 2018 study ranked it seventh in a list of Australian birds most likely to go extinct.
Just like humans learning to speak, many birds learn to sing by associating with older birds of the same species. A March 2021 research study warned that the rapid decline in the rare songbird means its young are struggling to learn mating calls as adults disappear, which could further strain conservation efforts to avoid extinction. The complexity of their songs have declined, and 12 per cent of males were found to be singing other species’ songs, including the Currawong and Eastern Rosella. According to one of the authors of the study, this loss of song can reduce the birds’ ability to find a mate, and, if they do, the female is less likely to lay an egg.
Loss of song culture is a major warning sign the Regent Honeyeater is on the brink of extinction.
Global biodiversity loss, destruction of habitat & extensive land clearing has caused population decline of many native bird species.