Roland Harvey


Quiet Day at Lorne
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Wedderburn School Bus
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Where the Murray Meets the Sea
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Morning on the River
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*Washing Day
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*We Have a Visitor
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*Saw Your Light On
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I Love Sunday
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Coming Home
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About Roland Harvey

Roland Harvey studied Architecture and Environmental Science at RMIT and began writing and illustrating books, educational posters and Australian greeting cards in 1980. He founded the publishing house The Five Mile Press and in 1990 Roland Harvey Books.
His work reflects a deep regard for the Australian environment and a keen interest in design, science, history and music. His work is usually pervaded by a subtle brand of humour.
Roland was strongly influenced by graphic designer parents and the study of the 'big picture' relationships of philosophy, history, environment and design-wonderfully expounded by Jo Bradley at RMIT. He is still exploring the techniques and delights of watercolour and is experimenting with rhythms and patterns in a more abstract style.
He is a great admirer of the work of the late Ronald Searle and Ralph Steadman, and is further inspired by colleagues Leigh Hobbs, Bob Graham and Ann Spudvilas.
His work was featured in the Westpac Gallery exhibition for the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and won the NSW Premier's Award for 'Sick As', a book on the History of Medicine.

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