Located on both sides of North Stradbroke Island – the bayside and the ocean side – the garagun – heron is often seen by freshwater streams leading out to salt water.
On the bayside, are the streams of freshwater flowing from the aquifer beneath and through the sand hills to the saltwater bay. On the ocean side, the 18 mile swamp fed also from the aquifer, which sits alongside the sand dunes. Garagun – the white heron wakes up early and looks for his feed and finds his feed.
Usually standing still in shallow water and uses his beak like a spear, the heron hunts for fish, frogs and small mammals. After he eats his feed, Garagun celebrates.
This is handprinted on linen in studio on Minjerribah North Stradbroke Island by Delvene Cockatoo-Collins.
Size: 68 x 210cm