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Exotic birds set to feature in new exhibition

Posted 25 June 2015 by (Hurstville News)

Hurstville Museum & Gallery is set to display an enchanting and vibrant exhibition entitled ‘ Birds in Paradise’ .

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Con Hindi said the colourful exhibition illustrates the talent and creativity of Julie Ellitt who poignantly captures the beauty of a variety of exotic birds.

“This exhibition debuts a series of more than 15 techni-colour artworks, inspired by exotic birds her grandfather brought back to Australia from New Guinea in the 1950s and 1960s,” he said.

Birds in Paradise celebrates Julie’s childhood memories and displays a kaleidoscope of brilliant plumage and vivid colours.

“I invite everyone in the community to come along and enjoy this wonderful exhibition.”

The official opening of ‘Birds in Paradise’ will be held at Hurstville Museum & Gallery, 14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville, on Sunday, 5 July 2015 at 2.30pm. All welcome.

The exhibition will run until 26 July 2015.

Mayor Hindi said Council is committed to promoting arts across the Hurstville community.

“The Hurstville Museum & Gallery regularly exhibits art by individuals and groups from a diverse cross-section of the community,” he said.

“It is a great opportunity for local artists to promote their artistic works and showcase their talents and creativity.

“Applications are now open for exhibitions in 2016.

“To obtain an exhibition proposal form, simply contact the Hurstville Museum & Gallery.”

For more information, contact 9330 6444 or visit


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Anthea Gregory-Desmond
Acting Manager Public Relations and Events
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