Original – Lorikeet Playing in the Trees


An original work by Christopher Strong

Oil on Canvas

60cm x 50cm x 3cm


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Oil on canvas with a matte varnish finish.

Presented on stretched canvas and ready to hang. Sides of the canvas are painted solid black.

60cm x 50cm x 3cm

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This painting is currently on display as part of the Encounters with Nature in Victoria exhibition which concludes on May 5. The work will be sent after this date.


Encountered at Maribyrnong River/ Woiworung and Boonwurrung Country

Ahead I could see a narrow bridge crowded with walkers who shared the path, so I stopped my bike and took some water as I waited for them to disperse. I noticed a lorikeet hanging upside-down in the palm tree above.

It was springtime and the lorikeets had found homes where there were hollows in trunks near the top of these trees, sometimes competing with other birds like corellas and minahs. Lorikeets are always in pairs, so when I see one I look around for its partner. This one’s lover was hiding close to the tree’s trunk beneath the cover of the palm leaves with just its head popping out, maybe guarding a nest.

The first lorikeet seemed to be both searching for food and enjoying how it could bounce and swing on the long leaves. It arched its neck as if posing and seeking admiration from its partner for its tricks.



Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 60 × 50 × 3 cm