Toondah Harbour in Moreton Bay, is a wetland protected by the Ramsar Convention, an international agreement to protect habitats of endangered species. The wetlands are an important feeding site for around 50,000 shore birds, including migratory birds from as far away as Siberia, as well as home to dugongs, dolphins and turtles. Currently under threat from the local council and developers wanting to change the boundaries of the site to allow for a marina and 3500 apartments to be built, the Woolloongabba Art Gallery will be holding an exhibition to raise awareness about the threat to Toondah Harbour.
50 artists have climbed on board of the exhibition, some well known and some young emerging artists, each donating one or two pieces to be sold for a flat price of $150. These works will include paintings, sculptures, limited edition prints and drawings, and all of the money raised will be donated to Birdlife Australia for their campaign to protect the wetlands of Toondah Harbour and Moreton Bay.
Many of the artists involved in the exhibition are very well known, with pieces donated by the likes of Mostym Bramley-Moore, a Brisbane based artist who recently exhibited his work in Paris, Peter Hudson, well known for his portraiture and sensitive landscape depictions and as a finalist for the Archibald with his portrait of Paul Kelly, Clare Purser, a local to Moreton Bay, and is represented by galleries down the East Coast to Sydney, and Megan Forward, another Moreton Bay local, Megan is a published illustrator, author, artist and teacher passionate about sustainability.
The exhibition will run from the 23rd of November until the 30th of November at the Woolloongabba Art Gallery.
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