An exhibition of pyrographic illustrations by award-winning political cartoonist Jon Kudelka.
Cradle Mountain is a beautiful part of the world with uncommon and abundant wildlife. The natural beauty of the area lends itself to the organic look of pyrography; images burned into wood. Kudelka has created a dozen of these images as stand alone pieces which come together as a unique book for children.
Jon Kudelka is a multi-award winning artist, whose cartoons appear regularly in The Australian and The Hobart Mercury. A published author working from his studio/gallery The Kudelka Shop in the Salamanca Arts Centre, in Southern Tasmania, Kudelka is the recipient of 2008 Walkley Award for Best Cartoon, 2008 ACA Stanley Award for Best Political Cartoonist, the 2010 National Museum of Australia Cartoonist Of The Year, and most recently, the 2019 Museum of Australian Democracy (MOAD) Political Cartoonist of the Year, amongst his many accolades. Kudelka was also the first artist in residence as part of our WildAir, (Wilderness Artist in Resident program) in 2016. Since that time Kudelka has continued to developed this pyrographic body of work inspired by Cradle Mountain’s unique natural environment and wildlife, resulting in his second exhibition at the Wilderness Gallery, A Dozen Dancing Devils, and his third and latest book for children of the same name.