Bob Brown opens Return to Wild in Hobart tonight

Media Release: 28 Oct 2016

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Return to Wild exhibition opens in Hobart tonight, celebrating Tasmania’s wild places


A new exhibition opening in Hobart tonight showcases the spectacular works of Rose-Marie LeRoi, mostly created when she lived in Zeehan on Tasmania’s West Coast in the 1970s and early 1980s, alongside works from celebrated artist Kerry Martin and artists passionate about Tasmania’s wild places.

The exhibition will be officially opened by Bob Brown from 6.30 pm tonight, Friday 28 Oct.

Return to Wild was inspired by Nature and its role as nurturer and provider. In our busy world where we are disconnected from its living force, this exhibition provides a moment of reflection, of appreciation - a moment where we can turn to nature and be re-energised and renewed.

Rose-Marie was passionate about Tasmanian wilderness and her works reflected the unique landscapes of the West Coast, with one of her series of paintings particularly focused on takayna / Tarkine.

“With returning to nature and returning to community being the key themes of this exhibition, it has been a pleasure to invite emerging and established Tasmanian artists to be part of Return to Wild, to share their art works and creations, their ideas and insights”, Bob Brown Foundation’s Jenny Weber said.

Proceeds from Return to Wild will be returned to the wilderness of the West Coast by supporting the work of the Bob Brown Foundation, which is campaigning for the protection of takayna / Tarkine, one of the last great wild places on the planet with globally unique natural and cultural values.

Exhibition opening hours:

Fri 28 October, 6 pm – 8 pm
Sat 29 October, 9am – 3pm
Sun 30 October, 9 am – 3 pm

More information on this event page.


Media contact
Jenny Weber
0427 366 929


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