• Tarkine in Motion 2016 at Burnie Shines

    Saturday, October 01, 2016 at 09:00 AM through October 29, 2016
    Centro Plaza in Burnie, Australia

    Burnie Shines starts this weekend

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    Photograph by Andy Szollosi - Jessie Westbury on the mountain.

    In its second year, Tarkine in Motion 2016 immersed 130 artists, photographers and performers in the Tarkine Wilderness to connect, create and share this wild landscape.

    Burnie Shines has 17 metres of takayna / Tarkine images plus more. Burnie Shines is one of the more exciting campaign efforts from our Foundation with the fantastic support of the artists involved in Tarkine in Motion.

    With thanks to Scott Jordan for being a relentless NW based campaigner and BBF staffer so he can make these exhibitions happen.

    The Burnie Shines website lists all their events.

     

  • Vice Versa Launch Concert premiering Harvey's Piano/Violin Duo for Bob Brown

    Sunday, October 09, 2016 at 03:00 PM
    Conservatorium Concert Hall in Hobart, Australia

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    Launch of VICE VERSA new & selected poems by Arjun von Caemmerer (Collective Effort Press).

    The launch concert features Michael Kieran Harvey (pianist/composer), Emily Sheppard (violin), Arjun von Caemmerer (poetry), Lyn Reeves (oratory), Tom Samek (vital fluids) & Special Guests.

    Music by ZAPPA, MESSIAEN, HARVEY & CAGE.

    Includes premiere of Harvey's piano/violin duo for Bob Brown.

    "This is a poetry that uses language like plasticine. It engages the reader in the service of poetry, medicine, yoga, art, love, music, and friendship.

    Arjun von Caemmerer's book (created and selected over 25 years) creates a world that allows the reader to plunge into the very depths of poetry -- variously visual, amorous, humorous, sensual, cerebral, and musical. It is a textbook of thinking, and includes the first full-blown print release of LINGUA FRANKA, his truly unruly homage to the late, great Frank Zappa".

    Venue

    Tamanian Conservatorium of Music
    5 Sandy Bay Road
    Hobart, Tasmania 7000

    3-5 PM October 09, 2016. Concert ticket includes interval refreshment.

    Contact Details

    Arjun von Caemmerer

    avoncaemmerer@hotmail.com

    0431646796

     

    Bookings

    https://www.trybooking.com/MZFH

     


Past Events


  • Action for Earth 2016

    Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 07:00 PM
    Moonah Arts Centre in Moonah, Australia

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    Updates from the front line

    Great Australian Bight, East Gippsland forests & Climate Action

    Free Event - All Welcome

    Moonah Arts Centre, Albert Rd Moonah, Tasmania.

    Sunday 18 Sep

    Time: 7pm – 8:30pm

    Guest speakers with short films:

    Bob Brown

    Peter Owen - The Wilderness Society SA

    Ed Hill - Goongerah Environment Centre East Gippsland Vic

    Josh Creaser - 350.org

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    Bob Brown. Photo: Tim Watters
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    Ed Hill Goongerah Environment Centre East Gippsland
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    Peter Owen The Wilderness Society SA. Photo: Bob Brown

     

  • 11th Annual Wattle Day Luncheon - Parramatta Park

    Thursday, September 01, 2016 at 12:30 PM
    Lachlan's Restaurant in Parramatta Park, Australia

    Bob will be speaking at the 11th Annual Wattle Day Luncheon on "Flagging Change for the Australian Nation".

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    Date: Thursday, 1st September 2016 at 12:30 for 12:45

    Venue: Lachlan's Restaurant, Old Government House, Paramatta Park NSW 2150

    Dress Standard: Collar and Jacket for Males, "Anything Goes" for Females

    Cost per person: $95 - Includes red/white/bubbly and coffee, see invitation letter below.

    RSVP: Close of Business, Tuesday 30th August 2016

    The full invitation letter (PDF) is available here, including RSVP and payment instructions.

     

  • Canberra Writers Festival 2016

    Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 05:30 PM
    Library Theatre, National Library of Australia in Canberra, Australia

    Bob will be giving the closing address at the 2016 Canberra Writers Festival on 28th August.

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    National Library of Australia
    5:30pm Sunday 28th August
    $25/$20/$15

    For bookings and further information, see the Canberra Writers Festival website.

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    26th - 28th August 2016
    Power, Politics, Passion

  • Book Launch in Hobart: takayna - country, culture spirit

    Friday, August 12, 2016 at 06:00 PM
    Stanley Burbury Theatre in Hobart, Australia

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    Stanley Burbury Theatre, UTAS, Hobart

    12 August at 6pm

    The Bob Brown Foundation and Tasmanian Aboriginal centre have partnered to publish a book titled takayna - country, culture, spirit.

    The new 60-page book will be accompanied by a short film, produced by award-winning photographer Matthew Newton, and an action-oriented website petitioning Tasmania’s Premier and Prime Minister Turnbull for secure protection of the takayna / Tarkine coast.

    A public meeting to launch the book, film and website will be held at the Stanley Burbury Theatre in Hobart next Friday, 12 August at 6pm. Bob Brown and Heather Sculthorpe will be speaking, the short film will premiere and singers Kartanya Maynard and muka nawnta – saltwater sisters will perform live.

    ‘This new book portrays the deep living cultural relationship of Tasmanian Aborigines to takayna / Tarkine. Nearly 200 years after forced dispossession, their unbroken cultural connection to country is shared in this unique book. This is a story that everyone needs to read and to share. With compelling argument by Tasmanian Aborigines and stunning and shocking photographs this book has a very significant place in Tasmania’s history,’ Bob Brown Foundation campaign manager Jenny Weber said.

    The book will be made available to schools around Tasmania and other states of Australia. The Foundation is currently hosting a crowd-funding campaign to raise the funds to pay for the project at https://pozible.com/project/takayna-tarkine-book-film.

    Bob Brown Foundation is offering free bus transport from Burnie and Launceston for the Public Meeting / Book Launch.

    The book is available online here.

    Contact

    Jenny Weber 0427 366 929
    Heather Sculthorpe 0457 962 264

  • Book Launch in Broome - James Price Point the story of a movement

    Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 06:00 PM
    Broome Lotteries House in Broome, Australia

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    “The campaign against the proposed LNG gas plant at James Price Point on the Kimberley coast was one of the most extraordinary fights in support of environmental and community values in Australian history. Aboriginal people, environmentalists, business people and ordinary citizens took on global capital, government and vested interests to defend their country and way of life.
    Damian Kelly’s remarkable photographs and the shared stories capture the strength and spirit of the NO GAS campaign in all its complexity.”

    BOOK LAUNCH - At the Broome Lotteries House, with live music, family friendly, a few formalities, BYO, a casual get together to launch a colourful book - A photographic essay by Broome Photographer Damian Kelly with foreword by Bob Brown, stories of the campaign from 40 individuals including traditional owners, community members, personal experiences of arrests, scientific examinations & so on.


    128 pages - 96 photos by Damian Kelly - 40 individual writers - Printed in Australia on high quality paper.


    Profits from sales donated to Environs Kimberley & Goolarabooloo Millibinyarri Indigenous Corporation to continue their conservation work.

    For further information see the Facebook Event here.

  • Tarkine in Motion - Brisbane

    Friday, July 01, 2016 at 06:00 PM
    Jugglers Art Space in Fortitude Valley, Australia

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    Tarkine in Motion is appearing as a collaborative exhibition in Jugglers Art Space from Friday July 1 to Wednesday July 13 2016.

    Johathon Sri & Tasmanian Photographer Arwen Dyer will be opening this Tarkine in Motion exhibition at 6pm on Friday July 1, 2016

    This exhibition will be open 10am - 4pm every day.

    Don't miss it!

    Tarkine in Motion brings together artists who were involved in a collaborative project designed to capture the wild and scenic landscapes of the threatened and remote region of the takayna/Tarkine in North West Tasmania, Australia.

    Over Easter for the last two years 150 artists spent three days in the wild with one goal: capture the takayna/Tarkine and spread a message to the world to protect the threatened wilderness. Participants included videographers, writers, musicians, painters, print-makers, dancers and photographers. This is Tarkine in Motion.

    “This exhibition is about the impact of the takayna/Tarkine on those artists and which awaits use all in its rainforests, wide button grass plains, mountain ranges and boisterous seashores.” – BOB BROWN

    Bob Brown Foundation is campaigning to have 450,000 hectares of the takayna/Tarkine declared a national park and World Heritage Area.

     

    The Tarkine in Motion exhibition catalog is shown below.

  • The Lucky Country? Reinventing Australia

    Friday, June 24, 2016 at 05:30 PM
    Fullers Bookshop in Hobart, Australia

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    Author and Emeritus Professor of Science, Technology and Society Ian Lowe AO will be in conversation with Bob Brown discussing Lowe’s new book The Lucky Country? Reinventing Australia. The future is up to us: will we continue to blunder on, irrespective of the facts and the mistakes of the past?

    Lowe turns his expert eye to consider where Australia is now, and our dire geographical, social, economic and environmental future if we do not seek an alternative.

    Join us for Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe AO and Bob Brown in conversation at Fullers Bookshop.

    RSVPs appreciated to rsvp@fullersbookshop.com.au

     

  • "Mountain Ash" world premiere piano concerto

    Monday, June 20, 2016 at 06:30 PM
    Scots Church in Melbourne, Australia

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    An evening of modern and evocative orchestral music featuring three world premieres, including Hugh Crosthwaite’s piano concerto Mountain Ash.

    Stefan Cassomenos will be joined by a symphony orchestra featuring Melbourne’s finest professional orchestral musicians, led by Sarah Curro and conducted by Patrick Miller.

    Tickets
    Prebook for $20 per ticket at www.hughcrosthwaite.com/mountainashtickets
    On the night $30 per ticket at the door


    More information at www.hughcrosthwaite.com or on Facebook

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  • Songs for the Planet

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 07:00 PM
    St. Mary's Performing Arts Centre in Moruya, Australia

    The Eurobodalla Greens present Bob Brown launching "Songs for the Planet" - a new CD by Jeff Aschmann at the St Mary's Performing Arts Centre in Queens St Moruya.

    Carmel McCallum (Greens candidate for Gilmore) and Tamara Ryan (Greens candidate for Eden-Monaro) will be launching their campaigns at the same event.

    Bookings essential by May 20th - tickets $20 or $15 concession available from Moruya Books or phone Margaret on 44740719 or 0400719077.

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  • Bill McKibben

    Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 03:00 PM
    Stanley Burbury Theatre in Sandy Bay, Australia

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    Bill McKibben is a relentless campaigner and co-founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide grassroots climate change movement.  An influential author and educator for 30 years, Bill was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 2014.

    Delivering the 6th Annual Hobart Oration, Bill will talk about the hottest year ever, and the hottest battle of our generation.

    Tickets $25 each or $15 unwaged.

  • Support Lapoinya Film Night - Wynyard

    Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 06:00 PM
    The Wynyard Theatre, The Wharf Hotel in Wynyard, Australia

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    Lapoinya community members have been organising peaceful protests to oppose clear-felling.

    At stake at Lapoinya is a vital habitat of the world’s largest freshwater crayfish, listed as threatened with extinction by the State and Federal Governments and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. The Tasmanian Government’s own official advice is that bush should be protected from logging to help this amazing creature survive in clear water streams like Lapoinya.

    At the Bob Brown Foundation we have been lending our support to the community of Lapoinya in their fight.

    We are hosting three film nights with the local community group, Forest of Lapoinya Action Group, in Hobart, Launceston and Wynyard.

    Included in the films will be a short film made with Todd Walsh, Freshwater Crayfish expert, and a longer film made by the community of Lapoinya about their forests and the campaign efforts to protest the logging of this wildlife habitat.

    Wynyard
    Venue: The Wynyard Theatre, The Wharf Hotel
    Date: Sunday February 28
    Time: 6pm
    Tickets: $5 on the door

  • Support Lapoinya Film Night - Launceston

    Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 06:00 PM
    Pilgrim Uniting Church in Launceston, Australia

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    Lapoinya community members have been organising peaceful protests to oppose clear-felling.

    At stake at Lapoinya is a vital habitat of the world’s largest freshwater crayfish, listed as threatened with extinction by the State and Federal Governments and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. The Tasmanian Government’s own official advice is that bush should be protected from logging to help this amazing creature survive in clear water streams like Lapoinya.

    At the Bob Brown Foundation we have been lending our support to the community of Lapoinya in their fight.

    We are hosting three film nights with the local community group, Forest of Lapoinya Action Group, in Hobart, Launceston and Wynyard.

    Included in the films will be a short film made with Todd Walsh, Freshwater Crayfish expert, and a longer film made by the community of Lapoinya about their forests and the campaign efforts to protest the logging of this wildlife habitat.

    Launceston
    Venue: Pilgrim Uniting Church
    Date: Saturday February 27
    Time: 6pm
    Tickets: $10 on the door

  • Support Lapoinya - Film Night

    Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 06:00 PM
    State Cinema in North Hobart, Australia

     

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    Lapoinya community members have been organising peaceful protests to oppose clear-felling.

    At stake at Lapoinya is a vital habitat of the world’s largest freshwater crayfish, listed as threatened with extinction by the State and Federal Governments and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. The Tasmanian Government’s own official advice is that bush should be protected from logging to help this amazing creature survive in clear water streams like Lapoinya.

    At the Bob Brown Foundation we have been lending our support to the community of Lapoinya in their fight.

    We are hosting three film nights with the local community group, Forest of Lapoinya Action Group, in Hobart, Launceston and Wynyard.

    Included in the films will be a short film made with Todd Walsh, Freshwater Crayfish expert, and a longer film made by the community of Lapoinya about their forests and the campaign efforts to protest the logging of this wildlife habitat.

    Hobart
    Venue: State Cinema North Hobart
    Date: Thursday February 25
    Time: 6pm
    Tickets: $20 waged $15 unwaged

     

     

  • Support Lapoinya Rally

    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 12:30 PM
    Parliament Lawns in Hobart in Hobart, Australia

    Tomorrow!

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    Bob Brown invites you to share in your networks a call out for people to join a Support Lapoinya Rally.

    On Parliament Lawns in Hobart at 12:30pm – 1pm

    Check out our FB and twitter to share the news.


  • Tarkine in Motion at The Long Gallery

    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 09:00 AM through February 05, 2016
    Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre in Battery Point, Australia

    Bob Brown will be opening this Tarkine in Motion exhibition at 6pm on Friday January 22, 2016

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    Tarkine in Motion is appearing as a collaborative exhibition in the Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre from Thursday January 21 to Thursday February 4 2016.

    Bob Brown will be opening this Tarkine in Motion exhibition at 6pm on Friday January 22, 2016

    The Long Gallery is open 9am - 5pm every day.

    Don't miss it!

  • Tarkine in Motion at The Peacock Theatre

    Monday, January 18, 2016 at 06:30 PM
    Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Arts Centre in Hobart, Australia

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    A unique opportunity to see the never before premiered short films that will be showing at the exhibition is on offer to you this Monday night 18th Jan at the Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Hobart.

    From 6:30pm - 9:30pm at the Peacock Theatre, there will be screenings of the short films made as part of Tarkine in Motion, live music performances and a screening of the very popular feature length documentary, Tarkine in Motion by Dan Broun.

    Join us at the Peacock Theatre on Monday night 18th Jan.

    Tickets are $20 - available at the door.

  • Tarkine Trails Book Launch - Burnie

    Monday, December 21, 2015 at 05:15 PM
    Not Just Books in Burnie, Australia

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    Here is a welcome to one of Australia’s least known yet most beautiful natural and cultural treasures - Bob Brown

    Tarkine Trails / takayna makuminya is a new book published by the Bob Brown Foundation. Written by Phill Pullinger, with a forward by Bob Brown, an introduction by Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary’s owner Greg Irons, and Aboriginal Heritage of the Tarkine content by Ruth Langford... a splendid coffee table conversation starter.

    Meet Phill Pullinger and Nicole Anderson at Not Just Books for the launch of Tarkine Trails.

    Free event! All welcome.

    Monday 21st December 2015
    5:15pm START
    Not Just Books Burnie

    Tarkine Trails is available from:

    Fullers Bookstore Hobart
    Wild Island Hobart
    Hobart Book Shop Salamanca, Hobart
    Find Your Feet Hobart
    Bike Ride Hobart
    Mountain Creek Outdoors Hobart
    Petrarch's Book Shop, Launceston
    Not Just Books, Burnie

  • Book Launch - Sharon Moore's new novel 'The Sea Pool'

    Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 05:30 PM
    The Hobart Bookshop in Hobart, Australia

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    Bob will be launching Tasmanian environmentalist and author Sharon Moore's new novel 'The Sea Pool' at the Hobart Bookshop in Salamanca Square at 5.30pm next Thursday 17th December.

    You are very welcome!

  • Tarkine Trails - Creating the Images

    Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 07:00 PM
    Wild Island Gallery in Hobart, Australia

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    Stories behind the Tarkine images.
    Hear from photographers: Cameron Blake, Rob Blakers, Dan Broun, Francois Fourie, Paul Hoelen, Nick Monk, Eric Woehler, Ben Wilkinson and Hillary Younger.


    Wednesday 16 December at 7pm
    Cost: $15 / $20
    WILD ISLAND
    www.wildislandtas.com.au/events