The Loon of Swan Hill seeks an audience

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Gracia Haby, The Loon of Swan Hill seeks an audience, 2014, artists' book

Gracia Haby, The Loon of Swan Hill seeks an audience, 2014, artists' book

Gracia Haby
The Loon of Swan Hill seeks an audience
2014
Artists' book, unique state, featuring collage elements and pencil

 
 

Made especially for and exhibited as part of Draw Me A Story — The Art of Children's Book Illustration (Maroondah Art Gallery, 23rd January to 15th March, 2014), this concertina artists' book features six scenic views, with collaged elements, of Swan Hill, Victoria.

Roosting across this concertina's pages,
Red-throated Driver (Loon), Gavia stellata
Range: circumpolar: N. America, N. Europe, N. Asia
Habitat: lakes, ponds, seas

Rose-ringed Parakeet, Psittacula krameri
Range: central Africa, India to Sri Lanka; introduced in Mauritius, Middle East, Singapore
Habitat: woodland, cultivated lland

Short-legged Ground Roller, Brachypteracias leptosomus
Range: E. Madagascar
Habitat: dense forest

White-necked Puffbird, Notharchus macrorhynchos
Range: Central and South America to N.E. Argentina
Habitat: open forest, forest edge, savanna with trees

Gold-fronted Leafbird, Chloropsis aurifrons
Range: India, Sri Lanka, S.E. Asia, Sumatra
Habitat: forest fringe, open country, gardens, damp hill country

Black-capped Chickadee, Parus atricapillus
Range: Alaska, Canada, south to central USA
Habitat: coniferous forest, woodland

Yellow-rumped Cacique, Cacicus cela
Range: Panama, south to N. Bolivia, E. Brazil; Trinidad
Habitat: rain forest, secondary growth, open country with scattered trees

Pygmy Planigale, Planigale maculata
Range: N. and N.E. Australia
Habitat: arid bush and scrub

Draw Me A Story — The Art of Children's Book Illustration
Graeme Base,  Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, Leigh Hobbs, Alison Lester, David Miller, Anne Spudvilas, Renee Treml