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Janine Burke on Artful Nesting

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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.

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Janine Burke

Janine Burke is an art historian, biographer, novelist and freelance curator. Janine Burke is an art historian, biographer, award-winning novelist and curator. She has written a series of biographies on the Heide Circle including Joy Hester (1983), Australian Gothic: A Life of Albert ... Read more

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