Emily Valentine: Feather Fancier 

 

A collection of work by the New Zealand-born, Australian-based artist, who uses feathers - often from road kill - for her artworks.

She creates mythical beasts - winged dogs, cats, lizards and airplanes - and wants to "stimulate the viewer with the uncomfortable nature of the feather, to question our callous treatment of animals and birds, and ask how we subconsciously classify animals - pet or pest, valued or worthless, beautiful or plain, and why".