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Jim grew up in Melbourne where almost no animals were native .. mostly introduced! Over the years he has lived in Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane and Townsville and become a 'bushy' wherever he lived. His two passions are 'making art and studying Australian wildlife. Unsurprisingly he retired from teaching to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, buying enough land

to plant a rainforest area and create a wildlife sanctuary. Every day there is something to observe,

to discover, to draw. And slowly watch wildlife return to their

natural environment. But so sadly the status to endangered,

or threatened continues!

 

During Covid, Jim decided he

would channel his anger into

something positive! Perhaps                                                                                                                                                     

he could make us understand

the damage we are doing?

     

There are many nocturnal animals most Aussies have never seen or heard of. There is little awareness of the damage we continue to do. In an attempt to change this Jim collaborated with Maleny author and environmentalist to create artwork for an exhibition, and a book, 'SOS -Save our Species, which shines a light on this, hopefully before we loose more of our

these unique fauna. The titles of Jims artworks put these animals on a war footing with us ..

'A Column of Kanga made cantankerous by Constant Culling'     ...        lined up like soldiers ..

or ..  Militant Monotremes make a Move' against a

background of our Eureka Flag!

 

Launched in the Gallery of an iconic

Rainforest Reserve in Maleny, a last

remnant of the original rainforests of

the Blackall Ranges ...

a perfect locartion. Elaine's words

are cautionary, informative but also

humorous and they ask the reader to take note. SOS was launched, July 2022 and very well received.

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Now they have another project:    'POP-Protect our Pollinators' .... .....

to be launched 25th November 2023

to be launched from 25th November 2023                                                     

This supports National Pollinators week in November and again is a collection of artwork from Jim and wonderful research and words from Elaine. Exploring the native animals that support our forests and our flora is a new adventure and those participants will be a surprise to many of us.

 

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