Our native birds are a source of great inspiration at Signarture, where Kookaburras, Sulphur Crested Cockatoos and Lorikeets regularly come and go from the giant tree outside the studio. Purchase any artwork from our Aviary collection during Bird Week and we'll donate 5% of the purchase price to Birdlife Australia in your name.
We are very excited to announce the aviary...
We've taken Australian native and tropical birds, first depicted on paper nearly two hundred years ago, and reinterpreted them as quintessentially modern, perspex artworks.
A cacophony of cockatoos, a pandemonium of parrots, and a durante of toucans are brought to life in all their fine detail, the transparent medium giving them superior depth of colour and enabling their natural shadow casting.
‘Aviary’ complements the trend for vintage, scientific-style illustrations in contemporary interior design, accompanied by a revival in faux specimen display and the popular use of glass cloches as decorative accents.
“In mid-nineteenth century Victorian society, a private aviary filled with exotic birds was the height of fashion, a luxury afforded by the aristocracy” says Signarture creative director, Sarah Leslie. “For those of more modest means, taxidermy and lithographic prints became the vogue”.
These stunning perspex artworks can be installed in both indoor and outdoor spaces and like previous Signarture collections such as ‘treescape’ have focused on bringing the outside in and connecting us to the natural environment.
“Aviary takes this another step further, bringing the birds out of the trees and placing them in the spotlight” says Sarah.