A Night at the Zoo

A Night at the Zoo

In 2012, we partnered with one of Melbourne’s oldest institutions to create the Wheeler Centre Zoo Fellowships – a unique opportunity for Melbourne artists to soak up the zoo’s surrounds and create work inspired by the animals and their habitats.

In this showcase, blogger Estelle Tang, fiction writer Cate Kennedy and cartoonist Judy Horacek share their experiences – and a special taste of their works-in-progress. (Children’s author Sally Rippin wasn’t able to attend, but we hear from her in absentia, too.) Hosted by Jenny Niven.


Portrait of Estelle Tang

Estelle Tang

Estelle is Vogue.com's senior culture editor. Before this, she was senior editor of ELLE.com.

Portrait of Cate Kennedy

Cate Kennedy

Cate Kennedy is the author of the highly acclaimed novel The World Beneath, which won the People’s Choice Award in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards in 2010. She is an award-winning short-story writer whose work has been published widely.

Portrait of Judy Horacek

Judy Horacek

Judy Horacek is a freelance cartoonist, illustrator and writer. Her work has appeared in the Age, the Australian and the Canberra Times, and her pointy noised characters can be found on fridges and toilet doors all over the world.

Eight collections of her cartoons have been published. Random Life will be her ninth. Judy also creates children’s picture books – both on her own and in collaboration with Mem Fox. Together, Mem and Judy created the bestselling Where is the Green Sheep? an instant children’s classic. Last year, they released their fourth book together, Ducks Away.

Portrait of Sally Rippin

Sally Rippin

Sally Rippin has had over 50 children’s books published, many of them award-winning, including two novels for young adults. Her most recent books include the popular Billie B. Brown and Hey Jack! series and the children’s novel, Angel Creek, which was published to critical acclaim.

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