Ted Barraclough
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Ted Barraclough birds

Published by artHIVES | September 2012

440 pages | 17 x 17 cm 


Open publication 


Pages 2 & 3
Pages 6 and 7
Pages 12 and 13
Pages 16 and 17
Pages 54 and 55
Pages 56 and 57
Pages 72 and 73
Pages 112 and 113
Pages 162 and 163
Pages 168 and 169
Pages 226 and 227
Pages 258 and 259
Pages 280 and 281
Pages 288 and 289
Pages 308 and 309
Back Cover (soft cover version)

Ted Barraclough has carved and whittled for as long as he can remember however it was in retirement that Barraclough began carving and painting this series of native Australian birds.

In his essay for this book Glenn Barkley (curator Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney) writes: 
"I feel that although there may be those artists whose feather counts might be more correct, and whose realism is more exact, this has little to do with what ‘art’ might be. And the lack of emphasis on craft runs counter to a hyper over-skilling and this is what makes Barraclough’s birds so good ... Ted Barraclough is a modern day Gepetto, bringing the timber to life as if only he can hear a sound within it and find its natural form".

This 440 page hardcover book contains 253 beautiful full colour photographs of Barraclough's birds capturing the passionate skill of the artist and the imbued personality of his creations.