Exploring the intricate dynamics of human-animal relationships, Lucy Meyle’s project Local Branch is a poetic response to an abandoned bird’s nest found by the artist. In a participatory project, the artist has deconstructed and catalogued each twig in the nest in a publication. Using the publication and guided by the artist, patrons can apply for, receive, and then relocate a documented twig to the applicant’s yard or local green space for use by neighbourhood birds in the 2021 nest building season.

Lucy Meyle will be activating her work on Wednesday 24 February at 1pm and Saturday 27 February at 10am.

This new work has been commissioned with the generous support of Creative New Zealand.

Image: Lucy Meyle, Soft Spot, installation view. Courtesy the artist. Image credit: Cheska Brown.

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