On Albatross Island
An exhibition catalogue of artwork by Richard Wastell and Matthew Newton, with essays from Peter Hay and Dr Rachael Alderman.
In 2014, artists Richard Wastell and Matthew Newton accompanied a team of scientists led by Dr Rachael Alderman on expeditions to remote Albatross Island, Bass Strait, home to over 5000 breeding pairs of Tasmania’s endemic Shy Albatross.
The exhibition On Albatross Island showcased Richard and Matthews’ individual artistic responses to this unique environment while speaking to the important scientific based conservation work being done there.
The exhibition was presented by Bett Gallery and Queen Victoria Art Gallery. Supported by Pennicott Foundation, Purves Environmental Fund, Bookend Trust, CSIRO and the Tasmanian Government.