DAWN CHORUS DUSK CHORUS - The Midnight Horrors
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A bird walk without birds


MKA’s Fitzroy Gardens Pavilion, 2022
Shepparton Festival, 2023
Strange Festival | Perth/Boorloo, 2023
Goldfields Gothic, 2023
WinterWild Apollo Bay, 2023

An ethereal guided tour of the birds of Fitzroy Gardens, twice daily; at dawn and dusk.


Can birds fly upside down? Why do songbirds mimic?
How long until birds are extinct?


Begin or end your day with guides, The Midnight Horrors (Teneille Clerke, Tobias Manderson-Galvin, & Guests) as they lead you on an exploratory tour of the historical inner city estate – home of 47 varieties of birds. There’s no guarantee you’ll see any birds. It may not even be about birds. It may be about the absence of birds.


Binoculars not provided.


NB: There will be low-impact walking through the gardens; please wear appropriate footwear for your own comfort.

lead artists

Teneille Clerke
Tobias Manderson-Galvin

dramaturg/guest artist

Kerith Manderson-Galvin


MKA | Fitzroy Gardens, 2022

Shepparton Festival, 2023

Strange Festival, 2023

WinterWild, 2023

Goldfields Gothic, 2023

13 MAR 2022
photography by pip serpentina
13 MAR 2022
photography by sebastian berto