Soars of Eagles by Leonie Robison
24 February, 2022 - 15 March, 2022
—Opening 24 February, Thursday 6-8pm (RSVP essential)—
Sydney-based artist Leonie Robison is a passionate environmentalist who utilises her art to capture the beauty of fauna and inspire animal conservation. In her latest body of work, Soar of Eagles, she focuses on the unbroken ferocity of eagles as a vehicle to highlight issues of species loss and environmental degradation. Their majesty and beauty are becoming conspicuously absent from our landscape but in Robison’s expressive mixed media artworks on hand-coloured paper or canvas, the eagles strike out with wild energy and a vivid determination to live.
“Short-sighted and ill-informed decisions have led to a massive reduction in top order predators such as eagles… Losing them, allowing for the proliferation of prey animals, opening for an explosion of non-native species, leading to land degradation and resultant devastation of the landscape. This is an out-of-control spiralling catastrophe. It has to stop. My latest mixed media works immortalise these beautiful, awe-inspiring birds” – Leonie Robison