Eileen Mayo

England / Australia / Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1906, d.1994

Kārearea / New Zealand Falcon

  • Purchased, 2005
  • Gouache and coloured pencil
  • 120 x 94mm
  • 2005/014
  • 1976
earlier labels about this work
  • Ape To Zip: Adventures in Alphabet Art, 13 May 2005 – 8 October 2006

    In the exhibition Ape to Zip (13 May 2005 - 8 October 2006), this work was one of five used for the letter K and was displayed with the following label:

    These paintings were made for a set of Gregg's Jelly cards, ‘Rare and Endangered Birds of New Zealand'. 35 cards were collected in an album, encouraging young New Zealanders to appreciate our precious bird life.

    How many of these birds' names did you already know? Two of them also live on $1 and $2 coins!