Original – Wise Corella


An original work by Christopher Strong

Oil on canvas

60cm x 50cm x 2cm


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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 2cm

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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 Dadswells Bridge/Jardwadjali Country

I leaned on the boot of the car and looked across the road. It had been a pleasure driving around this area with long, straight roads lined with tall eucalypts running between farms and the national park. Even beside this two-lane road and its steady trickle of cars and trucks, there was the fresh, leafy scent of nature.

I noticed turkeys across the road in a paddock behind tall, hatched wire fencing. I don’t often see live turkeys, so they were a novelty to me, bobbing around as they pecked at the ground. Then above them I saw a flock of white birds preening themselves in the grey, dry branches of a dying gum tree.

One of them glided from the tree to the ground and the rest immediately followed. Now that they were closer and down on my level, I could see the birds had large beaks and splashes of red on their chests and faces – corellas. They were ripping at the grass, tearing dirt out with the roots, trying to get to grubs or seeds. Blue wrinkles surrounding their eyes made them seem thoughtful and ancient, as if they possessed the wisdom of their ancestors gained over millennia.



Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 60 × 50 × 2 cm