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'Circle' Art Exhibition by Jeannie Baker

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Art exhibit by an award-winning children’s author & artist
© 2016 Jeannie Baker. Reproduced by permission of Walker Books Australia.

Circle is a stunning travelling exhibition, curated by Newcastle Museum in collaboration with award-winning children's author and artist Jeannie Baker.

This unique exhibition is now open at the Domain House at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria until Sunday 14th of May, 2017 and showcases astounding artwork from Baker's latest picture book, Circle.

Released in 2016, this beautifully illustrated picture book follows the 11,000 kilometre migratory path of the Bar-tailed godwit (Limosa lapponica baueri), the longest unbroken migration path of any animal - traveling from Australia through Southeast Asia to its Alaskan breeding grounds and then back to Australia.


Tiny godwit birds follow ancient, invisible pathways in an infinity of sky. Flying on and on, for nine nights and nine days, flying without rest. From Arctic icebergs in the north, to tropical golden beaches in the south, across thousands of kilometres of Pacific Ocean. 'Circle' captures the sheer wonder of this migratory journey, reminding us of the global interdependence of nature.

The Godwit's remarkable flight is followed as it comes full circle … back to the place where mud and sand become sea


Circle is now showing at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, in partnership with the Melbourne Friends. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria also acknowledges the generous support of Miss Betty Amsden AO DSJ.

Circle is open to the public from Thursday 16th March to Sunday 14th May 2017 in Domain House. It is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 3pm (Closed Public Holidays). Entry is by gold coin donation.

For more information on this exhibition or what's on at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, please visit www.rbg.vic.gov.au

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When: 16 March 2017 to 14 May 2017. Open Wednesdays to Sundays 10am to 3pm
Where: Domain House, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Dallas Brooks Drive, South Yarra, 3141
Cost: Entry is by gold coin donation
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