Iconic designer and artist Linda Jackson known for her bold expressive colour in fashion and art announces a new children’s book of native Australian animals, Linda Jackson’s Rainbow Menagerie to be released 29 October 2018.

The debut children’s book for Linda Jackson will be supported by a launch and kids workshop at Koskela, a ‘Talk on Colour’ at the Art Gallery of NSW and a national book tour.

A kaleidoscopic introduction to native Australian animals and a celebration of the rainbow, Linda Jackson’s vibrant colours and bold patterns bring this iconic designer’s spectacular vision to a new generation with a new children’s book, Linda Jackson’s Rainbow Menagerie.

A marvellous medley of Australian animals, the picture book is scheduled for release on 29 October 2018 and will delight children and adults alike.

  • The first picture book for children by iconic Australian fashion designer Linda Jackson
  • A pioneer in Australian fashion, this book embodies her innovative design and approach to colour
  • Australian animals including the Cockatoo, Dolphin, Emu, Kangaroo, Koala, Platypus and Goanna are drawn in vibrant neons in Linda’s signature graphic style

“I started drawing and painting as soon as I could hold the pencil. Growing up beach-side in Beaumaris, and going on camping holidays in the bush, started my love of the Australian landscape, animals, and birds. Discovering opals and travelling out to the opal fields led me to discover a whole new world of colour and shapes.

My bush studio became the basis of many stories based on the lyrebirds, wallabies, wombats, and king parrots that I made friends with. Using paper collage as a way of creating my Black Opal artworks inspired the idea for ‘Rainbow Menagerie’.”  Linda Jackson says.



Saturday 3rd November, 1pm – Linda Jackson Kids Colour Workshop
Saturday 3rd November, 2.30pm – Linda Jackson’s Rainbow Menagerie Book Launch
Koskela – 1/85 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery NSW


Wednesday 31st October 2018, 6.30-7pm
Art Gallery of NSW – Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney NSW

Title: Linda Jackson’s Rainbow Menagerie
Author: Linda Jackson
Publication: 29 October 2018
Category: Picture book
Price: AUD $24.99
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Scribble 

Source: Linda Jackson