How to make a bird cover image

How to make a bird“, Meg McKinlay’s sublime, poetic text has just been released into the world. Due to the closed WA borders I was unable to attend the launch at the Fremantle Literature Centre in October, but witnessed the thoughtful and entertaining event opened by fellow illustrator Frane Lessac.

“How to make a bird” continues its journey out into the world via an insightful exhibition at The Painted Word – Books & Art in the northern rivers, NSW. The exhibition includes original workings, editorial notes and correspondence by Meg, along with my original sketches, roughs and final artwork.

Local artists Lisa Tiffen, Katherine Castle and Tina Wilson have also created artworks inspired by the book.

The Uki Primary School, under the guidance of librarian Jo Spiller, responded to the book via their own art, creating a colourful, meaningful display that reflects upon the books inherent message of creativity. The exhibition runs until the end of December at the M|Arts Precinct, Murwillumbah. Limited edition prints are available in the store or online via the shop on my website.

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