Australia 1946 – 2010
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia born 1938
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia commenced 1966 – 1984
print workshop (organisation)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia commenced 1975
Mal Studio Pty. Ltd., 1st floor, 355 William Street, West Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper screenprint, printed in colour inks, from multiple stencils
Edition: edition of 90
Primary Insc: Signed on image lower right in black pencil, 'Johnny Bulu Bulun'. Inscribed on image lower left in black pencil, '55/90'
Flying foxes hang by their toes and their fingers in the branches of an Australian tree. These animals love eating flowers and fruit and have large wing spans that allow them to fly long distances.
These flying foxes look as though they are having fun hanging out together. Do you ever hang upside down on the monkey bars with your friends? What does it feel like?
Activity: Can you trace the flying foxes and then draw in their collars and coats. Research the variety of flying foxes in Australia to help you with your drawing.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra