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Mackerel Beach, a winter's tale / Peter Kingston
Bib ID 6572971
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Kingston, Peter, 1943- , artist
 
Printer Tamarama, [N.S.W.] : Nicholas Pounder
Description Sydney : Pelicano Press, 2014 
©2014 
1 volume (40 folded unnumbered loose pages) : illustrations (some colour) ; 36 cm, contained in wooden box (40 x 40 x 3.5 cm) 
Summary

Mackerel Beach, a winter's tale comprises 20 coloured linocuts as well as numerous other illustrations and anecdotes telling the story of events during a relatively recent winter at this small isolated community north of Sydney, on the western shores of Pittwater, at the edge of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Australia's second oldest nature reserve. Mackerel Beach is a seventy minute bus ride from the city centre, followed by a ten minute ferry ride across from Palm Beach, but is a world away, a place for fibro beach shacks, fishing and tall stories, where everyone meets at the jetty, trundles everything around in wheelbarrows, and interacts with a huge range of protected native wildlife. Several images feature Denton the Scottish terrier (dogs are allowed, but cats are not), as well as goannas, pelicans, a dolphin, a fairy penguin (who was rescued after being caught in a fishing line, and recuperated for a week under the jetty before swimming back to his home on the nearby nature reserve of Lion Island) and the python that got into a galah's cage (and after eating the galah was too fat to get out).

Notes

"Designed, printed and assembled by Nicholas Pounder at the sign of the Polar Bear"--Colophon.

Limited edition of 26 copies, lettered A-Z, signed by the artist. The work consists of 20 coloured linocut prints on Japanese Iwaki mulberry paper using Sakura oil based inks. Additional drawings and text are printed with high density pigments on Rising Stonehenge folios. Wrapper supports are Svecia Antiqua Chamois. The work is contained within an individually constructed wooden box, with the book cover artwork reproduced on paper pasted the on the top. A black and white drawing is reproduced inside both the top and bottom box lids. The cover image is also silkscreened in black ink on a calico carry bag.

National Library's SR copy is no. B. and includes an invitation for an exhibition opening and book launch in Australian Galleries, 27th May 2014.

"For the Gray family, Lin Utzon, Elizabeth Rich, Kevin Breheny, Liz Thompson and Priscilla Juvelis"--Colophon.

Subjects Kingston, Peter, 1943-  |  Kingston, Peter, 1943- -- Anecdotes.  |  Drawing, Australian -- New South Wales.  |  Artists' books -- New South Wales.  |  Linoleum block-printing, Australian -- Specimens.  |  Great Mackerel Beach (N.S.W.) -- Anecdotes.  |  Great Mackerel Beach (N.S.W.) -- Pictorial works.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Pounder, Nicholas, printer
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