THIS IS WHERE THE DORMOUSE LIVES
This is where the dormouse lives
Artists’ book, unique state, featuring collage elements and pencil
The fifty-second King Penguin, The Isle of Wight (published 1950), illustrated and described by Barbara Jones, is now home to the dog bat, the toucan, the sea otter, the woolly lemur, the lar gibbon and leopard cat. It features sixteen colour plates and five black and white illustrations in total, with a cover designed by Clifford Barry. To this single copy made especially for the exhibition By This Unwinking Night (2012), several alterations now describe or perhaps hoodwink your understanding of where it is the dormouse calls home, the isle of Wight.
Other King Penguins to have been modified by the means of collage include A headdress to show you how much I care; One step ahead; Testing the laws of hazard; and The first aerial travellers. The entire series of King Penguins thus far is in the collection of the State Library of New South Wales.