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Artists from our ZOO AiR residency, past and present, have been keeping busy with exhibitions and art prize entries, which often include zoo inspired works.

Air 2011 - Artist John Olsen
Artist John Olsen sketches a frog.

Current exhibitions include:

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman: Song Ling and Jenny Sages (2011 ZOO AiR); Jo Braithewaite, James Powditch, Rodney Pople and Josh Yeldham (2010); Jo Bertini and Fairlie Kingston (2009).

Salon des Refuses: Tom Carment, Michael Herron and Wendy Sharpe (2011 ZOO AiR); Chris Langlois and James Powditch (2010); Peter Kingston and Guy Maestri (2009).

Hazelhurst Art Award – Adriane Strampp (2011).

Richard Allen (2010): ‘Things My Grandfather Taught Me’, Richard Martin Art, Woollahra until 29 June. 

Anne Cape (2011): ‘Natural Selection’, NG Art, Chippendale until 2 July.

Elisabeth Cummings (2010) ‘New Paintings and Monotypes’ ,King St Gallery on William until 25 June

Julie Harris (2011): ‘Stations’, McGlade Gallery Strathfield 22 June – 9 July.

In other news, Michael Kempson (2011) curated an exhibition of Australian and Chinese prints at the Manly Regional Gallery which included several of Chinas most highly regarded artists. A small delegation of Chinese artists visited Sydney and spent a morning at Taronga Zoo, meeting some of our local animals.

John Olsen AO OBE (2011) along with Luke Sciberras and Guy Maestri (2009), have been flying over Lake Eyre producing landscape inspired artworks. Several of Olsen’s works were exhibited at the Hong Kong International Art Fair, his first overseas exhibition in about 50 years.