LEFT: Printmaking Sisters presenting the Animalia Collection to Elspeth Pitt, at the National Gallery of Australia.


If you wish to view the Animalia folio, contact the Collection Study Room Co-ordinator, Rose Montebello.

Relevant details about opening hours and bookings are available on the NGA website here: http://nga.gov.au/Visiting/CSR.cfm

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The 2015  Animalia Poster, featuring every entry in the Animalia International Exchange is now on

The posters are beautifully printed on good quality paper and measure 50cm wide X 80 cm high

Proceeds of sales are pledged to World Animal Protection to assist them in their wonderful work caring for animals in need.


Courtney N Googe 'Chambered Nautilus'

Marg McArdell 'Waiting For...'

115 Laurie Martin  USA

‘Vitruvian Elephant’ Etching As I was working on an etching for the 'Spoon River Anthology' I came across Da Vinci’s 'Vitruvian Man' The poem in the anthology is called 'Sam Hooke'. The author of the book is Edgar Lee Masters. Da Vinci showed perfect proportions in his square inside a circle with the man standing nude inside. I put my elephant inside a perfect square/perfect circle and parted his legs too, doubling them as in the original Da Vinci. This was all for fun but for a serious matter.