Artist: Karen Roder
Community participants: Tara Webster-Johnson, Scott Liddell, Nicola Barr, Bailey Meninti-Newall,
Naomi Pathirana, Lisa Absalom, Candace Douglass, Olivia Clark, Irma Yap, Belinda Boon.
Lino block carving and printing technique, hand-painted with watercolour and acrylic paint; 2021
The swamp wallaby emerges shyly at dusk to feed on the native shrubs, grasses and ferns. She is surrounded by an array of native botanicals: flannel flowers – a symbol of purity, safe and soft; native gingers, ferns and grass trees. Overhead is a cathedral of majestic angophora trees and flowering gums, common to her habitat. She lives harmoniously with the birds, the snails and the insects. This is her habitat and her community.