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Habitat Association’s Margaret O’Toole’s Art Exhibition

At the Gallery Cafe Surry Hills one of the inner Sydney suburban townships, Margaret O’Toole exhibited several water-colour paintings.

The exhibition was on  the 5th of October 2012 and was a fantastic display of her art.

Pictured below is Pearl Williams, Curator of the exhibition.

Curator of Habitat Art Exhibition

Pearl Williams

 

“Galah” a Margaret O’Toole Watercolour 2012

The Galah or Cacatua roseicapilla, is a very common bird throughout Australia. It is an elegant bird standing between 34 and 38 cm tall. With a soft pink breast and grey wings the colour of ash, they can often be seen to changing colour when traveling together in flight.

Their natural habitat is grassland, woodland, scrubland and farmland. However, it is not common to see these birds in urban areas and even in the City. They are a nomadic species, but will not go too far from water.

Galah

Margaret has depicted her Galah in the woodlands. New South Wales has large expanses of woodlands, both east and west of the Great Divide.

On the Central Coast where Margaret lives, Galahs are a fairly common sight, especially in the spring. Often they are seen on grass reserves near the estuaries and lakes foraging for grass seeds in spring’s golden sunlight.

Comments by David Holland

Galah (Cacatua roseicapilla), female, looking ...

Galah (Cacatua roseicapilla), female, looking out from nesting hollow, Austin’s Ferry, Tasmania, Australia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pair of Lorikeets by Margaret O’Toole

Two Rainbow Lorikeets at Newport Aquarium. Thi...

Two Rainbow Lorikeets at Newport Aquarium. This subspecies of the Rainbow Lorikeet is also called Forsten’s Lorikeet (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Water colour painting can produce some amazing pieces of artwork. Margaret again has chosen birds as a subject for her water-colour.

This depicts two Australian native birds. A Rainbow Lorikeet with the yellowy Green neck frill and the slightly larger northern territory variety called the Red-collared Lorikeet.

Rainbow Lorikeet

The rainbow lorikeet is a common sight on the Central Coast of NSW in Australia and was the star of the show in the Currumbin sanctuary years ago when an enterprising family opened their back yard up to the public to show the spectacle of feeding these pretty birds.