Colourful remembrances of lost birds

The Dodo, Pallas's Cormorant and Great Auk may be extinct bird species - but they, and dozens more winged creatures no longer with us, have been brought back to life for a new exhibition in London that aims to raise awareness of the need for bird conservation.

Ghosts of Gone Birds features the work of more than 80 artists - including Sir Peter Blake, Ralph Steadman, and Billy Childish - who were asked to celebrate the lives of birds lost, or very nearly lost, to extinction. Take a look at some of the creations with the curator Ceri Levy.

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Artist Ralph Steadman discussed Ghosts of Gone Birds on Today on BBC Radio 4 - also on iPlayer.

Ghosts of Gone Birds can be seen at Rochelle School in Shoreditch, east London, from 2 to 23 November 2011.

All images subject to copyright. Music by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, The Scaffold and courtesy KPM Music.

Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 1 November 2011.


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