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Natural collection
Bib ID 7501172
Format BookBook [still image, text, volume]
Description Sydney : Warringah Printmakers Studio, 2017 
32 unnumbered folded sheets, 29 unnumbered plates (some folded) : colour illustrations ; 51 x 36 cm, in clamshell box 53 x 38 x 6 cm 

A collaborative collection of twenty-nine prints showing the species, habitats and ecological communities that are under threat in the Pittwater, Warringah and Manly areas of the Northern Beaches of Sydney. The prints are accompanied by artists' statements and scientific descriptions and vary in style and technique (including etching, photosensitive media, waterless lithography, linocut, collagraph, drypoint, and woodcut), with text page folios folded around each print. This unbound format also enables a wide variety of papers and layouts to be used. The book was published to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Warringah Printmakers Studio, with support of local environmental groups, the North Head Sanctuary and the Australian Wildlife Conservancy.

Full contents
  • Foreword / Jennifer Anson
  • Actual size (Eastern pygmy possum) / Robin Hundt
  • Gang-gang cockatoo / Richard Bauhof
  • Conflict of interest (Little penguin) / Monica Oppen
  • Remnant community (Ecological community: Pittwater spotted gum forest) / Ruth Thompson
  • Large-eared pied bat / Rosanna Jurisevic
  • Pied oystercatcher / Robin Ezra
  • Salt (Global warming: destruction of natural coastal habitats and species) / Wendy Morrison
  • Sundown (Bush stone-curlew) / Sue Matthews
  • Once high on the hill (Long-nosed bandicoot) / Julia Sample

Editing, typesetting and layout by Sandra Williams and Avrille Ciccone.

Limited edition of 10 copies, with signatures of all twenty-nine contributing artists on the colophon.

National Library of Australia's SR copy is no. 9.


Elephant folio with unbound sheets in printed wrappers, housed in buckram clamshell case with matching printed lining, in printed calico bag. The binding and box were made by Monica Oppen at Ant Press. 

Subjects Natural history -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Pictorial works.  |  Prints, Australian -- New South Wales -- Sydney.  |  Artists' books -- New South Wales -- Sydney.  |  Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Pictorial works -- 21st century.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Anson, Jennifer Ruth, writer of foreword  |  Williams, Sandra, 1951- writer of afterword, editor, book designer  |  Ciccone, Avrille, editor, book designer  |  Oppen, Monica, binder  |  Warringah Printmakers Studio, issuing body
Exhibited Exhibited at the Manly Art Gallery & Museum, July 16 - September 3, 2017. 


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