Black Finch Project

The Black Finch Project

The Black-throated finch is an endangered bird now found in small populations in Queensland. One of these fragile populations is currently under threat from the proposed Adani Coal Mine in the Galilee Basin.

The Black-throated finch is representative of not only it’s own precarious position, but that of all other species currently threatened by the wider climate and biodiversity crisis. I welcome artists to share the voice of collective grief in The Black Finch Project.

To date, over 1600 artworks have been sent from artists from Australia and overseas to key Australian politicians, in response to the extinction crisis happening to many native species.

To join the mailing list for updates and guidelines please click here. You are welcome to subscribe after July 1st, however you will need to send your own finch artwork.

Media and other requests can be made to

Donations are encouraged to the Wangan & Jagalingou Family Council, who are defending their traditional lands, water, flora and fauna from the proposed mine.

Thank you for all of the overwhelming support.


‘Hundreds Of Artists Are Fighting Adani With Heartbreaking Works Of Art’. 16 July 2019 on Junkee
’Adani opponents mail bird art to politicians in silent protest’. 17 July 2019 on ABC News
’Protest art: rallying cry or elegy for the Black Throated Finch?’ 22 July 2019 on The Conversation
’Black Finch Project’: the anti-Adani art campaign - in pictures’ 27 July 2019 on The Guardian
’Why Australian artists are protesting against the Adani mines with bird-themed art’ 4 August 2019 on The Times of India
’A Climate for Change’, page 102, Spring Issue 43, Peppermint Magazine

Short video of the Melbourne Viewing at Tinning Street Presents, 1st July 2019. Filmed and edited by Eva Otsing