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The Inexplicably Convoluted Peregrination of Jessica Parrot
9 July 2021 - 1 August 2021
A TERRAPIN & FIRST DOG ON THE MOON COLLABORATION
Terrapin and First Dog on the Moon collaborate on an evolving interactive installation in the window of Hobart’s iconic independent bookshop, Fullers. The windows will be transformed into colourful illuminated comic strip dioramas to be displayed night and day, enlivening a winter street for audiences of all ages.
Jessica Parrot is facing a dilemma: smooth-talking sugar gliders have moved into the neighbourhood with ideas for a ritzy new development. Over the three weeks of the installation, Jessica’s story will unfold in three episodes, echoing First Dog on the Moon’s weekly newspaper cartoons.
First Dog on the Moon is the Walkley Award winning political cartoonist for The Guardian Australia. Mr Onthemoon has written and illustrated various books, illustrated numerous others, performed live on stage in a number of shows, and is currently working on more exciting projects than you can poke a stick at including another book.
Fullers Bookshop, 131 Collins Street, Hobart, Tasmania.
9 July – 2 August 2021
New episodes every Saturday
A SUSTAINABLE PARTNERSHIP
The Inexplicably Convoluted Peregrination of Jessica Parrot will be crafted entirely from recycled and salvaged materials, sourced from businesses around Hobart. Terrapin is working closely with the Recovery Circular Hub, Glenorchy, to find and reuse wood, paint, filing cabinets and more in the design and build of the work.
This partnership is about more than just materials – it’s a multi-year knowledge exchange based on sustainable design principles and the circular economy.
Writer & cartoonist: First Dog on the Moon
Designer: Bryony Anderson
Makers: Edith Perrenot & Greta Jean
Intern: Freya Piscioneri-Young
Image: Jacob Collings
Assisted by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) fund – an Australian Government initiative. Assisted by Creative Hobart, an initiative of the City of Hobart.
Thank you to USG Boral and Haymes Paint for generous product donations.
To support swift parrot research and find out more, visit the Difficult Birds Research Group.