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Artist – Jo Cruickshanks
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This moth design is based on the Common Tiger Moth family and is created in celebration of Amy Johnson’s pioneering flight as the 1st woman to fly from England to Australia. Johnson completed the 11,000 mile journey in a DH60 Gypsy Moth plane designed by engineer Geoffrey de Havilland whose interest in different species of moths led to the naming of many of his designs.
Jo Cruickshanks is a visual artist whose practice focuses on environmental issues, regeneration, education and awareness.
Before arriving in Australia in the mid-1980’s, she studied Fine Art at Hull School of Arts, UK Amy Johnson’s home town. Jo says: My art interest is in raising awareness of environmental and social dynamics, the link between politics and aesthetics, the creation of artwork that can be both aesthetically and socially effective.