Join us for a conversation with Viv Szekeres, historian, and former director of the Migration Museum, and Jorji Gardener, artist and conservationist as they talk about their collaboration with the SA Museum and Artlab, and the discoveries they made about our local birds.
Hear about the inspiration provided by a historic birds’ egg collection, which led Jorji and Viv to create an illustrated notebook documenting the stories of the birds that once lived in the Adelaide Reedbeds before urbanisation and habitat loss.
Be introduced to the 19th Century conservationist and ornithologist, Captain SA White, and the importance of his egg collection in understanding the diversity of species that previously existed in the Adelaide reedbeds.
Learn about Viv and Jorji’s collaboration with Uncle Mickey, O'Brien, Senior Kaurna and Narrunga man, who assisted their research into the Kaurna names of the reedbed birds.
Come and enjoy a celebration of the beauty of our native bird life, and our connection with nature.
Appropriate for all ages. Children under 10 to be accompanied by an adult.