At the beginning of the 20th century, the traditional way of life of the populations of the islands of Fiji was threatened by the invasion of a mysterious moth, a pest of coconut trees. The use of biological control as an ultimate solution proved to be very effective. But was it really worth it?
Artist Lucienne Rickard and partner writer Keely Jobe have created a collaborative project around the Christmas Island Pipistrelle, a small Australian bat that was recorded as extinct in 2009. Keely wrote a non-fiction piece about the Pipistrelle in response to Lucienne’s drawing, with Lucienne then drawing in response to Keely’s writing.
A selection of works from The Overwintering Project, an artist initiative which seeks to raise awareness of the shorebirds which migrate to Australian and New Zealand shores from above the Arctic circle.