Dame Koala

Artist: Tracy Smith

Wingham, NSW

Sponsor: Urban Grain Bakery

Location: Peach Tree Walk Arcade, Hay Street, Port Macquarie

Artist's Statement

This is Dame Koala. Dame Edna is a great Australian icon and this design is quirky and fun just like Dame Edna. Dame Koala brings a bit of glamour and diversity to the Koala trail.

Artist's Biography

Tracy migrated to Australia in May 2013 from London, England. She is originally from Hull in Yorkshire. Hull is where the 'Larkin with Toads' sculpture trail was held and that is what inspired her to enter the Hello Koalas artist submission process. Tracy is a graphic designer who has always had a passion for art and design. Tracy lives to travel and likes to explore other cultures and this is where she found inspiration for her design work. She also enjoys photography, especially wildlife photography. Before migrating to Australia Tracy worked for Penguin the book publishers as a designer for 5 years. Tracy now works freelance here in Australia.