Art & Places: Singapore Zoo illustration by Sally Heinrich

One thing that I love about travelling is to discover art. When I visited Singapore Zoo with my family, this illustration really caught my attention. The details of trees, plants and animals are amazingly and finely done. The information of the illustrator is not written there, I did look hard through the details to find signature of the creator but could not find any.

Finding the information on the Internet was not easy as well without the right keywords. I searched for Singapore Zoo illustration/s, Singapore Zoo illustrator but could not find any information. Then I hit ‘Singapore mural illustrator’ and voila! #3 search on the list leads me to Sally Heinrich. The illustration has been done by Sally for Singapore Zoo. Other than four sections of the mural (each approximately 100cm x 75 cm), the mural has been used in the Zoo shop, and also on buses, packaging and merchandising.

Sally has illustrated more than twenty books as well as writing and illustrating her own picture books, non-fiction information and activity books and novels. Besides publishers, her clients include advertising and environmental agencies, design studios and Government departments. Her commissioned artwork ranges in scale from wine labels to a mural for the Singapore Zoo, to one-off pieces for celebrations such as weddings and birthdays. She also regularly runs workshops in creative writing and illustration for both children and adults.

Her work has been recognised through fellowships from the Asialink Foundation, The May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust, Varuna-the Writer’s Centre and Arts SA, and her original artwork and lino-prints have been exhibited in Australia and Asia.
Having previously lived in Darwin, Sydney, Singapore and Malaysia, Sally is currently based in Adelaide.

Here’s Yassin admiring the details of the illustration.

Information credit: http://www.sallyheinrich.com/

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38 Comments

    1. Nice kan the illustration? Love it. Masa SPM akak ambil tajuk road construction. We had the privilege to choose from 6 titles. I went and asked everybody their selection and nobody wants to draw road construction. So I did.

      1. Kat sekolah saya saya tak ada SPM Pendidikan Seni. Masa form 1 sampai form 3 ada subjek Pendidikan Seni, tapi tak ditekankan sangat..lebih kepada subjek lain untuk PMR… Adakalanya waktu pendidikan seni ganti dengan ulangkaji subjek lain.. Ohhh..patutlah saya kurang pandai lukis hehehehe

      2. aah.. tips utk lulus dgn cemerlang in Pendidikan Seni, masa exam, pilih soalan mana yg org lain xkan jawap.. sbb keberatan markah lebih pada soalan yg kurang dijawap org lain..LOL.. me buat yg itu juga..

        1. Wahh…guna k.em dan marvic guna tips yang sama. Patutlah sama-sama cemerlang :)Ramai ke kawan-kawan sekolah yang ambil subjek lukisan? Kebanyakan yang ambil lukisan rasanya memang dah ada bakat semulajadi, cuma perlu asah je.

        2. Wahh…k.em dan marvic guna tips yang sama. Patutlah sama-sama cemerlang :)Ramai ke kawan-kawan sekolah yang ambil subjek lukisan? Kebanyakan yang ambil lukisan rasanya memang dah ada bakat semulajadi, cuma perlu asah je.

      3. actually me love Pendidikan Seni so much tp x bole buat terang-terangan depan parent sbb they dont like me asyik melukis mewarna.. kecuali projek seni utk SPM je mereka akan layan.. buat projek sulaman benang alas kaki utk SPM.. hahaha

  1. Saya pun sangat suka dengan gaya lukisan Sally Heinrich ni. Kemas, teliti dan jelas… seperti lukisan K.Em juga. Tapi tak dapat pula buka websitenya. Nanti cuba lagi lah…

  2. Cantik sungguh mural kat zoo ini, sekarang Malaysia pun dah banyak street mural. Dunia jadi cantik dan warni warni serta ceria disebabkan lukisan (art)

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