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Tarkine in Motion: A Retrospective

A retrospective of the last five Tarkine in Motion exhibitions featuring the work of over 35 contributing artists

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Tarkine in Motion is Australia’s biggest environmental arts project.  For five years hundreds of artists have visited takayna / Tarkine with the Bob Brown Foundation, immersing in some of the wildest, most beautiful and most threatened landscapes to take action through art.

Tasmania’s takayna / Tarkine is a key part of the island’s wilderness, Australia’s largest temperate rainforest is at the heart of this last great wild place.  One of the last wild places on Earth, takayna is a critical stronghold for endemic, rare and endangered species.  The coast is National Heritage listed as the Western Tasmania Aboriginal Cultural Landscape, with rich Aboriginal heritage values, including the greatest number, diversity and density of Aboriginal hut sites in Australia.

Tarkine in Motion brings the beauty and fragility of takayna / Tarkine to the rest of the world by exposing the threats of logging, mining and off-road vehicle damage to the natural environment.  Through the captive eyes of artists, we are able to share the threat and urgency with the world through their artwork.

Our artists explore a range of landscapes over one long weekend, from the vast expansive coastline of pristine beaches, to the giant Eucalyptus and Myrtle forests, to the rugged and wild rivers of takayna / Tarkine.

These artworks act as a call to action – a visual reminder of what is at stake, and what may be lost through the constant pressure to destroy wilderness for the sake of industry and profit.

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For five years, hundreds of artists have visited takayna / Tarkine with the Bob Brown Foundation, immersing in some of the wildest, most beautiful and most threatened landscapes to take action through art and contributing to Australia’s biggest environmental arts project, Tarkine in Motion.

Tarkine in Motion: A Retrospective features the work of over 35 contributing artists including:

Taj Gates
Michael Dempsey
Andrew Thomas
Deb Wace
Kip Nunn
Geraldina Dijkstra
Phil Oneill
Dan Broun
Francois Fourie
Chloe Wolsley
Hillary Younger
Nicole Anderson
Loic Le Guilly
Grant Murray
Mel Hills
Carol Barnett
Carl Whittaker
Joanna Pinkewicz
John Fibbens
Carmen Hannay
Anne Conron
Todd Jenkins
Kelly Slater
Tim Cooper
Nick Monk
Tania Slapar Koman
Pingala Walsh
Al Long
Arwen Dyer
Aviva Reed
Oliver Bain
Charles Chadwick
Lou Anne Barker
Michael Gay

 


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3718 Cradle Mountain Road, Cradle Mountain Tasmania, Australia

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