Zoe Tweedale

25 July – 19 August 2015

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Zoe Tweedale

Pelican 150×110cm oil on canvas

The Birds
Opening Tuesday 28 July 6-8pm
25 July – 19 August 2015

Sir Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 film The Birds – from which this exhibition takes its title – is a film at once absurd and unsettling. It used birds, such familiar yet also oddly alien creatures, to evoke terror so successfully that some people have developed a lifelong fear of birds because if it.

In my exhibition The Birds, I have not sought to evoke such outright terror, but instead to examine the intersection between the beautiful and exotic and the uncanny and sinister that I feel birds in some way embody. Sitting, striding, flying, displaying and mating whilst casting haunting shadows on their individual stages, the birds of my paintings range from common and mundane species like Noisy Miner, to the exotic and operatic Frigate Bird and long-dead distant relatives like the dinosaur Deinonychus. Together, they make a diverse flock, a collection of avian beauty, strangeness, ugliness and ferocity.

Zoe Tweedale, 2015

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    Zoe Tweedale

    The Budgies 180×160cm oil on canvas

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    Zoe Tweedale

    Deinonychus – The Terrible Claw 90×160cm oil on canvas

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    Zoe Tweedale

    Goose 120×100cm oil on canvas

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    Zoe Tweedale

    Tragopan 65×45cm oil on canvas

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    Zoe Tweedale

    Raven 40×50cm oil on canvas

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    Zoe Tweedale

    Vulture 40×30cm oil on canvas

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    Zoe Tweedale

    Alfred Hitchcock 116×90cm oil on canvas

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    Zoe Tweedale

    Stork 44×35cm oil on canvas

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    Zoe Tweedale

    Emu 180×160cm oil on canvas

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    Zoe Tweedale

    Plover 40×30cm oil on canvas


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    Wedge-tailed Eagle 150×110cm oil on canvas

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    Zoe Tweedale

    Noisy Miner 30×40cm oil on canvas

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    Zoe Tweedale

    Frigate Bird 64×85cm oil on canvas

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    Zoe Tweedale

    Crowned Pigeon 120×140cm oil on canvas

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    Zoe Tweedale

    Tippi Hedren 120×90cm oil on canvas

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    Zoe Tweedale

    Zoe Tweedale Sage Grouse 2015 oil on canvas 64×75cm

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    Zoe Tweedale

    Kea 90×70cm oil on canvas

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    Zoe Tweedale

    Dodo 49×40cm oil on canvas

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    Zoe Tweedale

    Hummingbirds 35×44cm oil on canvas

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    Zoe Tweedale

    Male King Bird of Paradise 40×30cm oil on canvas

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    Zoe Tweedale

    Female King Bird of Paradise 30×40cm oil on canvas

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    Zoe Tweedale

    Cormorant 75×64cm oil on canvas

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    Zoe Tweedale

    Curlew 44×34cm oil on canvas

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    Zoe Tweedale

    Little Penguin 90×70cm oil on canvas


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