Menagerie Merveilleuse: curious beasts of Bundoora and beyond
July 6 2012 - August 26 2012
Inspired by the 2,500 new species discovered on the Australian expeditions of French explorer Nicolas Baudin, Sharon West presents a selection of unnatural specimens overlooked by his zoologists. Marvellous hybrid curios are featured including kangaroosters and budgeroos, purportedly encountered by John Batman during his surveying of Port Phillip.
Winner of the 2011 Darebin Art Show award and the 2008 people's choice award, Sharon West is the inaugural Artist in Residence at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre.
Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
7 – 27 Snake Gully Drive
Bundoora VIC 3083
Ph: 9496 1060
Tram Route 86, Stop 62
Melways 19 G2
Wednesday to Friday 11am – 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 12noon – 5pm
Self portrait as a colonist in early Melbourne 2012
oil on canvas
Collection of the artist