The Domestic Aviary
Confinement or Sanctuary? Words that we might reflect on looking at these birds. Can we, as people, fly as far as we want, or are we constrained by our own lives and commitments? These interiors draw upon our conscious understanding of freedom - its limits and possibilities. The photographs draw upon a custom that has grown in the best interest of the birds. Born tame, they can no longer survive in the wild. The bird owners become their protectors - whilst the birds themselves, in turn, become members of the family; nurtured, cared for and - for a brief moment - freed from their cages and allowed to fly freely within the confinement of the home.
Jenna Campbell • Sophie Cochrane • Linda Conroy • Naomi Dass • Dara Flanagan • Rachel Glass • Ruth Gonsalves Moore • Jan Gorman • Jonathan Graham • Laura Hagan • Matthew Johnston • Amy Lewis • Joe Magowan • Sollie McDaniel • Emma Mooney • Susanne Morrison • Stanislav Nikolov • Orla O'Neill • Claire Scott • Lee Stitt • Karolina Szymczak • Ross Young •