NZ Stitchbird...armed & dangerous
Jo Gallagher

NZ Stitchbird...armed & dangerous

The stitchbird or hihi - (Notiomystis cincta)

The English name describes the bird’s short clicking call, which sounds like machine stitching. The stitchbird is one of our rarest birds and small managed populations are now on Kapiti Island, Tiritiri Matangi Island, Karori Sanctuary and Maungatautari.

Living in the small King Country settlement of Piopio provides Jo with rich visual and personal influences. Jo is an established King Country artist working primarily as a contemporary realist but  more recently she has begun to add another layer of interest into her compositions – that of humour!

"This series of work use our native birds as both subject and object. They have been given a character and a starring role in my painting in order to voice my interest in the idiosyncratic and distinctive world we live in."

This giclee fine art reproduction is printed on 340gsm cotton rag acid free paper using archival inks. It is recommended to frame your print and hang away from direct sunlight.

Edition of 100

A3 size