Jeannie Baker's latest picture book, Circle, comes to life in this remarkable travelling exhibition.
Australian National Maritime Museum
Open daily, 9.30am–5pm, from 19 May 2016
Included in the FREE galleries ticket.
Each year, Bar-tailed Godwits (Limosa lapponica baueri)
undertake the longest unbroken migration of any animal when they fly
from their breeding grounds in Alaska to Australia and New Zealand. They
follow invisible pathways in the sky, which they have followed for
thousands of years.
In order to create Circle, Jeannie
journeyed across the globe to observe Godwits – to the wild, remote
landscapes of Alaska and then to China and South Korea. Her work conveys
the sheer wonder of this giant migratory ‘circle of life’, but also
reminds us to reflect on the importance of the world’s remaining
combination of exquisitely detailed and textured collages with the
fascinating science of our natural world has created an exhibition
celebrating the Godwit’s remarkable flight as it comes full circle.
This exhibition will tour nationally.