Sydney Long Exhibition, August 16

Artist Sydney Long liked magpies. Flamingoes and brolgas too, though I reckon from his early days as a boy in Goulburn he may have had a grandfather who taught him that feeding magpies a little mince meat regularly would ensure you were safe from swooping. Now those flamingoes, so languidly lovely in his painting of the same name, are another thing entirely but I’d love to know where he first saw them, and the brolgas as well.