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Birds in Bloom

Australia is facing an extinction crisis. Incorporating the visual clues and symbolism of the 17th century Still Life Artworks, my "Birds in Blooms" series invites the viewer to reflect on both the beauty of the flora and fauna in these artworks and the darkness within the underlying message. All of the birds in the artworks in this series are threatened with extinction. By highlighting them in this way, I aim to both document the species, and raise awareness of the importance of conservation efforts.

Pamela Pauline is a photographic artist who has gained recognition for her composite photography works that celebrate the natural beauty of Australia. In 2021, Pamela won the ‘National Trust Heritage Award for Exhibitions’ for her body of work entitled “Fragile Beauty Rich and Rare” as well winning the Still Life Category of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for female photographers. As a 2022 Visiting Scholar of the State Library of NSW, Pamela was awarded the opportunity to research more deeply the narratives which drive her practice, expanding her visual language.

Awards 2022 - Visiting Scholar – State Library of NSW for New Body of Work
2022 - National Capital Art Prize Finalist
2022 – Heysen Prize for Landscape Finalist
2022 – Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize Finalist
2022 - Kangaroo Valley Art Prize Finalist
2022 - Omnia Art Prize Finalist
2022 - Bay of Fires Art Prize Finalist
2022, 2021, 2020, 2018, 2017 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize Finalist
2022, 2021, 2020 Northern Beaches Environmental Art Prize Finalist Exhibition
2021 - York Botanic Art Prize – People’s Choice Award Winner for “Where the Wildflowers Grow”
2021 - Julia Margaret Cameron Award – Winner Still Life Series for “Fragile Beauty, Rich and Rare”
2021 - Winner National Trust 2021 Heritage Award for Exhibitions
2021, 2019 Selected by the AIPP to represent Australia in the World Photographic Cup
2021 - Sunshine Coast Art Prize Finalist
2021 - National Still Life Award Finalist
2021 - Burnie Print Prize Finalist
2021 - Smithsonian Photo Competition Finalist Altered Image for “On the Brink”
2020 - Lake Art Prize Finalist, Gosford Art Prize Finalist
2020 - Kangaroo Valley Art Prize “Packing Room Prize” Winner for “Once Were Wildflowers”
2020 – Stanthorpe Art Prize Finalist for “On the Brink”
2020 - Silver Linings Photography Awards Winner (Top 5)
2019 - Winner NSW AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography) Illustrative Photographer of the Year
2019 – Semi-finalist Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize
2019 Winner Third Place - Australian Photography Awards (APA) – October 2019
2018 – Prix de la Photographie – Bronze Awards for Nature/Landscape - Matriarch, In her Footsteps
2015, 2016, 2017 – Featured in Capture Magazine’s “The Annual”
2017 – Head On Landscape Prize Winner for “Freedom”
2017 – AIPP NSW Finalist – Landscape Photographer of the Year
2016 – Prix de la Photographie – Bronze in Nature/Landscape – Connected
2016 – Winner Highest Scoring Print – NSW Professional Photography Awards – Quelea Birds
2015 – Ken Duncan Real Landscape