2021 California Gallery
Where did all the Animals Go? 2021 by Jane Lee McCracken in partnership with Born Free exhibits printed vinyls of original Biro drawings by 700 children from North East England, California, Kenya, Guyana and Malaysia, who participated in Jane’s workshops. The exhibition is on permanent display in the Living Planet Gallery, Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
This gallery features drawings by each participating child from El Morro Elementary and Top of the World Elementary, Laguna Beach, California. Also featured are a selection of drawings by parents and the California Outreach Team California. To view Jane's curated selection of drawings from the entire exhibition visit the 2021 Gallery.
With kind thanks to Shaheen Sheik-Sadhal (PTA El Morro) and Liz Black (PTA TOW) for assisting WDATAG? California Outreach Team to facilitate Jane's virtual workshops.
California is a large state found on the western coast of the United States. Due to the state’s large size the climate ranges from polar to subtropical and is one of the richest and most diverse parts of the world. It is home to some unique species and subspecies of animals and is also a stronghold for many endangered species, including the Western monarch butterfly.
El Morro Elementary, Laguna BeachStudents of El Morro Elementary created their drawings for the Where Did All the Animals Go? exhibition during Jane's virtual workshops throughout January 2021. Many children created more than one drawing. The following images include all exhibited drawings by each child as well as a curated selection of additional drawings:
14 Iliana Grade 2: California Sea Lion Zalophus californianus Least Concern
15 Jack Year 4: American Black Bear Ursus americanus Least Concern
24 Olivia Year 4: Grey Wolf Canis lupus Locally Endangered
27 Penelope Year 3: Mojave Desert Tortoise Gopherus agassizii Vulnerable
29 Taylor Grade 3: Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae Endangered
29 Taylor Grade 3: California Bay Checkerspot Butterfly Euphydryas editha ssp. bayensis Locally Threatened
Top of the World Elementary, Laguna Beach
14 Coleman Grade 2: Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus Locally Endangered
15 Demeris Grade 5: Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. sierrae Locally Endangered
19 Grace Grade 4: Island Fox Urocyon littoralis Near Threatened
20 Grayson Grade 4: Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. sierrae Locally Endangered
31 Mia Grade 6: White Shark Carcharodon carcharias Vulnerable
33 Mila K Grade 4: American Black Bear Ursus americanus Least Concern33 Mila K Grade 4: Island Fox Urocyon littoralis Near Threatened
34 Nina Grade 10: Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens Near Threatened
34 Nina Grade 10: Giant Kangaroo Rat Dipodomys ingens Endangered
43 Zia Grade 3: Olive Ridley Lepidochelys olivacea Vulnerable
43 Zia Grade 3: Sea Otter Enhydra lutris Endangered