It took millions of years of isolation and a diverse range of habitats for Australian birds to evolve the way they did. The result is many of the world’s most striking and beautiful birds, including some that are stranger than fiction. In Australian Birds, acclaimed artist Matt Chun showcases 16 remarkable species that have captured the imagination of the world. From the iconic cockatoo, to the endangered Cassowary, Australian Birds has been carefully curated to inform and entrance readers of all ages.
Matt Chun is an artist and writer working from his studio in a small fishing village on Yuin Country, on Australia’s East Coast.
Through mixed-media drawing and installation, Matt documents landscape, portrait and intimate travelogue subjects. He is currently working towards 3 upcoming solo exhibitions with May Space in Waterloo, 107 Projects in Redfern and Pon Ding Space in Taipei. As a writer, Matt explores Australian visual culture and national identity, most recently for Meanjin Quarterly and Runway Experimental Australian Art.
Since 2016, Matt has undertaken several tenures as artist in residence, including at Canberra's Nishi Gallery, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in Western Sydney, and in Taipei at both Guandu International Art Festival and Bamboo Curtain Studio, the latter as an Australia Council Grant Recipient.
For Ages: 3 - 99 years old
Number Of Pages: 36
Available: 1st October 2018
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 31.0 x 22.0
Edition Number: 1