Sally Heinrich has taken part in the Melbourne Zoo’s 150th Anniversary celebration. Fifty fibreglass models of the famous elephant calf, Mali, were painted by a variety of artists and exhibited on the city streets. One of Sally’s proposed concepts was selected by the Herald Sun and around 400 children submitted their drawings of faces. Sally transferred over 280 interpretations of these onto her elephant, working long hours, often at night, in a 150 year old house on the Zoo grounds. ‘Several nights I was the only human in the Zoo late at night—a bit creepy but very special,’ Sally said. The 50 sculptures were installed all over Melbourne on the 9th August, where they’ll remain on display until Sept 21, then at the Zoo until the end of October. They will be auctioned to raise money for conservation projects.
Robert Moore has been awarded a grant from ArtsSA to attend a conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico in October where his novels Pecking Disorder and Hard Pressed will be launched.
Vikki Wakefield’s All I Ever Wanted has been shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards for Young Adult Fiction, and for the Queensland Literary Awards in the Young Adult Book category.