Splosh for the Billabong by Ros Moriarty
A lyrical book which revels in all things swirly and squelchy, and explores northern Australian animals and landscapes as well as indigenous art.
"Splosh for the billabong at the shady bend of the river. Brush for the flowers that burst in the summer heat."
A glorious celebration of country, animals, and painting, illustrated by Balarinji, Australia's leading Indigenous design studio.
Ros Moriarty, the author of the acclaimed memoir Listening to Country, is also the founder of Indi Kindi early literacy education.
About the Author
Ros Moriarty has spent most of her professional life as creative and managing director of Australia's leading Indigenous design studio, Balarinji, a business she established with her husband in 1983. Balarinji is best known for covering Qantas 747 aircraft in Indigenous art. During 27 years of delivering ground-breaking projects, including the Emu Dreaming tutu for the Australian Ballet's 40th birthday and the Hands across the Land poster for the 2000 Sydney Harbour Bridge Walk for Reconciliation, the company has fostered the careers of Indigenous artists and designers from all over Australia and has returned royalties to NT artists since 1995. Ros also co-founded the not-for-profit Nangala Project, which includes Indi Kindi early literacy education, and has won many awards for business and citizenship.