If you missed it, you can catch up on this recording.


Lunchbox / Soapbox

View all events in this series

at The Wheeler Centre

Janine Burke on Artful Nesting

In our ecologically-threatened world, birds have a vitally important place in the human psyche. At a more intimate level their wondrous nests – exquisite, painstakingly-constructed creations that are decorated, or woven through with feathers, or embellished with objects of a particular colour or sheen – are natural art forms in themselves.

Are humans the only animals who can be artists? Join amateur naturalist, nature lover, art historian and author Janine Burke as she speaks passionately about the art and mystery found in nature.

Add to calendar


Portrait of Janine Burke

Janine Burke

Janine Burke is an art historian, biographer, novelist and freelance curator.

Lunchbox / Soapbox

We love exploring ideas at the Wheeler Centre, and encouraging others to do the same. That’s why every Thursday lunchtime we hand the microphone over to the great thinkers, dreamers and orators of our time.

With a dazzling range of passionate speakers and unusual topics, our soapbox provides a platform for the eclectic, topical and enlightening stories you won’t hear elsewhere. This is the most memorable lunch break you’ll have all week.

If you’re in need of sustenance of body as well as mind, the MOAT lunch cart will be serving delicious $10 lunchboxes in the Performance Space from 12.20pm.


More about this venue, including large map, parking, public transport and accessibility.