Australian Birds by Matt Chun

Australian Birds
Matt Chun
Little Hare Books

Artist Matt Chun’s first picture book contains portraits of 16 Australian birds from the Eastern Yellow Robin to the Brush Turkey alongside passages from writer Ella Meave.

Rendered in Chun’s distinct iridescent and colourful draftsmanship using pencil and watercolour the images take flight with exceptional detail of the feathers, bright eyes and unique features each possess, from the casque of the Cassowary, Lyrebird’s tail and the blush rose expanse of the Pelican bill. With generous double spreads, a large format and weighty paper (which recalls the texture of the artist’s ground) the title showcases this corner of his practice splendidly.