ARTIST CALL OUT: The Overwintering Project

What is on offer?

About the Overwintering Project

The Overwintering Project is an environmental art project inviting artists from Australia and New Zealand to respond to the unique nature of their local migratory shorebird habitat. Australia and New Zealand have over 100 internationally important shorebird overwintering sites. These sites are not interchangeable: they each possess a unique combination of physical and biological features that make it the perfect sanctuary for migratory shorebirds to return to, year after year. The project aims are:

  • to raise awareness of Australia and New Zealand as the major destination for migratory shorebirds of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, as they spend the greatest single portion of their migratory cycle on our shores (Sept./Oct. – April/May).
  • to raise community and individual awareness of the intrinsic value and uniqueness of local shorebird habitat.
  • to map a personal response to the richness of our shores.
  • to link artists around Australia and New Zealand.


  • Migratory shorebirds and their habitat on Victoria’s SW Coast. See list of birds below.

Call for artists and interested persons to participate

  • A weekend where artists can use my printmaking studio under supervision – to print either etchings or linocuts – (Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st October – Please choose one day only to attend).
  • 10 artists maximum each workshop day – please make an expression of interest ASAP.
  • An exhibition of these prints at Artspace, Port Campbell over the summer holidays.
  • Other artists who complete work in their own studio may wish to join the exhibition.
  • Artist fee of $10 to help cover costs.


  • Artists are to provide their own materials – lino or copper sheet, and paper. Some inks and other materials will be supplied.

Info document for downloading

Contact Details

Contact Name: Marion Manifold

Phone number: 55931932

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