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Exhibition: Unlikely Avian Taxonomies
Unlikely Avian Taxonomies, which opens at DAB LAB Research Gallery on 29 August 2012, demonstrates how designers play with the relationships between content, form and materiality to communicate information in visually engaging ways.
A result of extensive mining of International Ornithological Committee World Bird List, the exhibition shows series of unlikely taxonomies, presented as works on paper and experimental books by UTS design lecturers Zoë Sadokierski and Kate Sweetapple.
Through their extensive research Zoë and Kate identified 87 distinct and sometimes surprising colours that appear in bird names, from the Olivaceous Flycatcher, to the Citrine Warbler.
Other groupings include: antisocial birds (ordered from the reclusive Solitary Snipe to the malicious Satanic Nightjar); birds with smutty names (eg the Agile Tit-Tyrant and the Erect-crested Penguin); and the obviously patterned, from the Greater Striped Swallow to the more subtly striped Zebra Finch.
Unlikely Avian Taxonomies is an ongoing collaboration through which they re-categorised birds based on patterns in their names, then visualised these re-categorisations (or taxonomies) as posters, sculptures and books.
- 29 August 2012 to 28 September 2012
- City - Broadway CB06 Peter Johnson DAB LAB Research Gallery: Level 4 Courtyard, UTS
702 - 730 Harris St, Ultimo
- All Welcome
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