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Biography

Sandra Morris grew up in the Waikato. After graduating from Elam School of Fine Arts with a BFA Sandra worked as an art editor and illustrator for School Publications.  She then went on to study for an MFA at Elam and then a Post Graduate Diploma in Plant and Wildlife illustration at the University of Newcastle, NSW. While at Elam she completed her first picture book, One Lonely Kakapo, winner of the Russell Clark Award for illustration in 1992.

Sandra worked for Shortland Publications, designing school readers from 1996-2003 and then worked as a senior tutor in illustration and design at Massey School of Design, Albany from 2004-2008. Since then she has been a committed tutor at various Community education schools, now focusing on Selwyn Community Education, Auckland and Community Education in Whanganui.

Sandra continues to be involved in both children’s book publishing and teaching children’s book illustration, and botanical illustration. She has worked alongside many young and gifted illustrators and set up the Sandra Morris illustration agency in 2003 hoping to find a wider market particularly for NZ illustrators.

Selected bibliography

Illustrations for School Journals, Dept. of Education, 1974-87
The Dolphin Boy by Beverley Dunlop, illustrator, Sandra Morris (Hodder & Stoughton, 1982)
Feet by Joy Cowley, illustrator, Sandra Morris (Shortland Publications, 1983)
The Kingfisher and The White-faced Heron with photos by Geoff Moon (Heinemann, 1985)
The Bay by Ron Bacon, illustrator, Sandra Morris (Ashton Scholastic, 1987)
The Garden Year by Jonathan Spade, illustrator, Sandra Morris (Reed Methuen, 1988)
In My Bed by Ron Bacon, illustrator, Sandra Morris (Shortland Publications, 1988)
The Nest, Land's End Publishing, 1996)
Pohutukawa (Reed Publishing NZ, 2000)
Godwit’s Journey (Reed Publishing, 2005)
Sensational Survivors: New Zealand’s Remarkable Wildlife, (Walker Books Australia Ltd, 2010)
One Lonely Kakapo (republished by New Holland Publishers, 2012)
Discovering New Zealand Birds (republished by New Holland Publishers, 2013)
A New Zealand Nature Journal (Walker Books Australia Ltd, 2014)
Welcome to New Zealand: A Nature Journal (Candlewick, USA, 2015)
Discovering New Zealand Trees (New Holland Publishers, 2015)
North & South (Walker Books Australia and Candlewick Publishers, due out 2020)

Awards

1992 Russell Clark Award for illustrations: One Lonely Kakapo
1995 Professional Development Award (QE11 Arts) for study in Australia
1995 Finalist in Russell Clark Award for illustrations: Discovering New Zealand Birds
1995 Finalist AIM Children’s Book Awards for Non-Fiction: Discovering New Zealand Birds
2003 Shared award for Excellence in Educational Publishing, Australia (Primary literacy and numeracy series)
2006 Lecturer of the Year Award, Massey College of Creative Arts, Massey University, Albany
2011 Finalist NZ Post Children’s Book Awards for Non-Fiction: Sensational Survivors
2011 Finalist for LIANZA Non-Fiction Award: Sensational Survivors
2011 Storylines Notable Book: Sensational Survivors
2013 Visiting artist position for 6 weeks at Auckland Botanic Gardens, Manurewa
2015 Welcome to New Zealand: A Nature Journal (Candlewick, USA) selected for 2016 Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 list. USA
2015 Finalist NZ Children’s Book Awards for Non-Fiction: A New Zealand Nature Journal
2015 Finalist for LIANZA Non-Fiction Award: A New Zealand Nature Journal
2015 Storylines Notable Book: A New Zealand Nature Journal
2016 Welcome to New Zealand: A Nature Journal selected for Bank St College of Education Best Children’s Book of the Year List, USA
2016 Welcome to New Zealand: A Nature Journal winner of the Riverby Award, USA

 

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