• Tarkine Art Exhibition - Hawthorn

    Saturday, March 04, 2017 at 12:00 PM through April 03, 2017
    The Habitat Uniting Church in Hawthorn, Australia

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    Most of the artworks on display are for sale, and a portion of art sales are donated to the Bob Brown Foundation from the artists involved.

    To make an art purchase please call Melbourne based Campaigner, Emma Wasson at the Bob Brown Foundation in Melbourne on 0409 300 592 or email emma@bobbrown.org.au

    Prices for artwork on display

      Artist Title Medium Price Size
    1 Paul Hoelen Interview River Metallic print $750 (63cm x 98cm)
    2 Loic Le Guilly Fog and Moon over Pieman River Print on canvas $690 (50cm x 100cm)
    3 Grant Murray Crimson Forest Mixed media on canvas $1200 (97cm x 39cm)
    4 Phillip O’Neill Norfolk Range Afternoon Light Aerial Photographic Print $695 (72cm x 94cm)
    5 Phillip O’Neill Arthur River Valley Mist Aerial Photographic Print $550 (60cm x 77cm)
    6 Joanna Pinkiewicz Rocks at Kings Run Acrylic on Paper $750 (88cm x 72cm)
    7 Joanna Pinkiewicz Tarkine Coast Acrylic on Paper $350 (55cm x 58cm)
    8 James Stone Through the Tea Trees Print $300 (88cm x 55cm)
    9 Hilary Younger Ancestral Shore Photograph $500 (56cm x 82cm)
    10 Nick Randall The Boss Photograph $500 (3cm x 87cm)
    11 John Fibbens Takayna Dreaming ink on acrylic on paper $900 (78cm x56cm)
    12 John Fibbens Pretty Swift (Pay in your pocket, food on your table) Ink on Acrylic paper $900 (71cm x 60)
    13 Sam Wilkinson Trees with Fungi Study 1, Lake Chisholm 2015 Pencil on Paper $75 (47cm x 34cm)
    14 Sam Wilkinson Trees with Fungi Study 2, Lake Chisholm 2015 Oil pastel on paper $75 (24cm x 32cm)
    15 Sam Wilkinson Trees with Fungi Study 3, Lake Chisholm 2015 Pencil on paper $75 (47cm x 34cm)
    16 Sam Wilkinson Trees with Fungi Study 4, Lake Chisholm 2015 Oil pastel on paper $75 (24cm x 32cm)
    17 Chloe Wolsey Moon, Water, Story, Song Acrylic on canvas $980 (40cm x 50cm)
    18 Dan Broun Norfolk Range Photograph $500 (84cm x 54cm)
    19 Dan Broun Sand Spray Photograph $500 (84cm x 54cm)
    20 Dan Broun Front and Back Photograph $500 (84cm x 54cm)
    21 Geraldina Dijkstra Rocks on Fire 1 Photograph $300  
    22 Geraldina Dijkstra Rocks on Fire 2 Photograph $300  
    23 Francois Fourie Church Rock Photography Printed on Metal NOT FOR SALE  
    24 Michelle Powell Arthur River Sunset Photography - Archival Pigment Print $210 (44cm x 54cm)
    25 Deborah Wace Elements Collide I Digital prints from mono print plates $300 (88cm x 26cm)
    26 Kipp Nun nungu West Point Photograph $300  
  • Gillian Triggs

    Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Hobart Town Hall in Hobart, Australia

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    Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear from Australia's human rights champion, Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Human Rights Commission.

    Professor Triggs has one Hobart appearance only, delivering the 7th Hobart Oration.  The title of her address is

    Fighting for our rights – a ‘fair go Australia’

    "...a brave, inspiring and resilient champion of human rights. Gillian Triggs has defied the cruel political tide of modern Australian politics." Bob Brown 

    Tickets $50 / $25 

  • Tarkine in Motion Exhibition - Melbourne

    Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    ACU Melbourne Gallery in Fitzroy, Australia

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    Exhibition dates 10th - 24th July 2017

    Calling for Tarkine themed art submissions for this exhibition.

    Submission deadline April 30.

    This event will be opened by Bob Brown on July 13 2017 at 6pm.

  • Deakin Edge - Bob Brown in Melbourne on the Tarkine 1 rsvp

    Friday, July 14, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    Deakin Edge Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia

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    Save the date!

    Art, Short films, Speakers and Performances (TBC)

    Films 6pm - 8pm

    Register your interest and RSVP to emma@bobbrown.org.au

    Stay in touch for updates at www.boborown.org.au


Past Events


  • Takayna / Tarkine in Bendigo

    Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM through March 26, 2017
    Dudley House in Bendigo, Australia

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    Pop-up Exhibition

    Time: 25 March 10am to 26 March 4pm

    Location: Dudley House 60 View St Bendigo

     

    Artist Talks

    Tarkine in Motion artist Olivia Hickey

    Times:

    3:30pm Saturday 25 March

    10:30am Sunday 26 March

    Location: Dudley House 60 View St Bendigo

     

    Movie Screening

    Tarkine in Motion documentary

    Time: 26 March at 1pm-2:30pm

    Location: Latrobe Arts Institute (formally known as the Visual Arts Centre) 121 View St, Bendigo (opposite the Capitol Theatre) short walk from the fountain.

    Tickets: By gold coin donation

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    Kindly supported by Latrobe University, this is a special film screening of Tarkine in Motion an annual arts project in 2015 organized by The Bob Brown Foundation, and documented by Dan Broun. 

    In April 2015, over 70 photographers, filmmakers, musicians and artists journeyed into the Tarkine to document and interpret its wild, scenic beauty as never before. From that weekend comes this stunning 55-minute documentary portrait of this threatened wilderness and the creative minds working to save it. Curated by Tasmanian wilderness photographer and film maker, Dan Broun and the Bob Brown Foundation, Tarkine In Motion is a multi-platform project culminating in film, concerts and exhibitions of art created in the heart of the Tarkine, one of the last great wilderness areas on the planet.

    This documentary screening will be accompanied by environmental shorts and a Question and Answer session from speakers who are working to protect the Tarkine and have tales to share, including suggestions for how you too can be involved.

    This event is organised Bob Brown Foundation member Phil Robertson and supported by campaigner Emma Wasson.


    You can watch the trailer here:

  • Campaign to protect the Tarkine - Hawthorn

    Friday, March 24, 2017 at 06:30 PM
    Habitat Uniting Church in Hawthorn, Australia
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    Listen to campaigner Jenny Weber speak about the Bob Brown Foundations campaign to protect the Tarkine, and Todd Walsh crayfish expert speak on the unique species found in Tasmania’s Frankland River, currently under threat from logging.

    Enjoy a delicious meal surrounded by images from the Bob Brown Foundation Tarkine photographic exhibition.


    Date: Friday the 24th of March

    Time: 6:30pm speeches (Dinner at 7:30pm)

    Where: The Habitat Uniting Church, 2 Minina Street, Hawthorn

    Cost: $30 includes a two course meal with a glass of wine or juice from 6:30pm

    RSVP: Friday 17th of March, Habitat Office, 9819 2844 or office@habitatforspirituality.org.au

  • Time to Draw the Line screening - Hobart

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Village Cinema Hobart in Hobart, Australia

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    The Tasmania to Timor-Leste Friendship Group are hosting a special one-time screening of the film Time to Draw the Line, Wednesday March 15th at Village Cinemas Hobart - 7PM

    Funds raised go to Tasmania to Timor-Leste Friendship Group.

    The world fell in love with Timor-Leste when it was born as a new nation after 25 years of turmoil and war. Australia’s peace keeping force helped with its peaceful transition into nationhood. Now, over a decade later, the dark story of Australia’s relationship with this new nation must be told.

    TIME TO DRAW THE LINE presents the campaign for a fair go for East Timor and that nation’s desire to settle its long-running maritime boundary dispute with Australia. Interviews include those Australians who are on the side (of the line) of the East Timorese and on the right side of history.

    'Time to Draw The Line' is essential viewing for understanding how the extraction of resources has, time after time, usurped our morals.” Damon Gameau Actor ‘Balibo’ ‘That Sugar Film’

    It’s fantastic. A strong argument, but also a terrific study of a period of history too. Congratulations, it is a very significant work on this issue. Robert Connolly, Director ‘Balibo’ 'Barracuda'

    The film will also screen with the animated documentary short, Jose’s Story - Jose Nia Istória

    To reserve your tickets, please visit the Demand Film Event Page here: https://tickets.demand.film/event/1560

  • Tune to the Tarkine at Sooki Lounge

    Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    Sooki Lounge in Belgrave, Australia

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    Come down to the Sooki Lounge and immerse yourself in a Saturday afternoon session of terrestrial sounds from some of Melbourne’s finest music producers in support of a good cause.

    Pre-sale Tickets through OzTix or $15 on the door.

    The Bob Brown Foundation is campaigning to protect Tasmania's takayna / Tarkine as World Heritage and National Park. takayna / Tarkine is 450,000 hectares of wild rivers, spectacular coastline, mountains, button grass plains and the largest tract of temperate rainforest in Australia - and all at the mercy of logging, mining and damaging off-road vehicle activity.

    Logging of two magnificent areas of forest near the Frankland River is scheduled for this February and we need all the help we can muster to stop this destruction and protect takayna / Tarkine for all time.

    Tune to the Tarkine to help us save this remarkable place.

    Tickets available on Oztix here.

     


     

    Artists contributing their tunes for the Foundations ability to campaign for wild and scenic places like the Tarkine and prevent logging in such areas are: SNED, Animatronix and griff. Have a sneak peak at their music online and bring your friends down to Sooki lounge for a nice Saturday afternoon session.
        

    About SNED


        SNED (John Sneddon) performs a beautifully unique and captivatingly interesting show as a live electronic fingerdrummer, and through all kinds of elegant controllerism has turned Ableton Live into a true instrument. Below you shall find some bios, with some links to YouTube clips of live performances. Read and watch below for the full experience.
        
        https://www.youtube.com/user/SnedJohn
        https://soundcloud.com/snedmusic
        https://youtu.be/ub7XJ1Nw560 - SNED Live in the Living Room
        https://youtu.be/J5qmiGojM3I - 'Once Upon A Grime' Live
        https://youtu.be/BiLXLmWeZDA - 'Enchanted Visitations' P2

      

    About Animatronix

       
        Animatronix is a Sonic Wizard, exploring the self through sound, trying to make sense of the world and our place in it by spending most of his time tinkering in the studio to produce something that may have a positive effect on others. The project is a story of striving for balance, harnessing the depths of spirit through undertones of tribal bass, and the beautiful aspects of existence through emotive melody. These polarities exist in harmony through the journey of the music, as it offers a reflection of how these dualistic qualities in ourselves do not have to be opposing, but can form a synergy.
        
        Releases on Shanti Planti, Universal Tribe Records, Street Ritual, Mystic Sound Records.
        
        Some of the acts Animatronix has had the pleasure to performed alongside: Aes Dana, Carbon Based Life Forms, Eurythmy, Bird Of Prey, Quanta, Whitebear. A few of the festivals performed at: Yemaya Festival, Rainbow Serpent, Earthcore, Dragon Dreaming, Rabbits Eat Lettuce, Strawberry Festival, Maitreya and many more.
        
        https://soundcloud.com/animatronix
        http://animatronix.bandcamp.com
        https://www.facebook.com/pages/Animatronix/191307357583084?ref=hl
        https://shantiplanti.bandcamp.com/album/rhythm-code
        
       

    About griff


        griff is one of Australia’s leading purveyors of highly varied and unique bass music. Having honed his craft while working at the legendary Sing Sing Studios in Melbourne, and currently a sound engineer at ABC Radio in Melbourne, he now spends the majority of his time hunkered down in his Melbourne studio.
        His legendary all original sets have brought rhythmic enlightenment to festival and club crowds in Australia and throughout the world. Never satisfied to stick to one genre, tempo or time signature, griff is always looking for ways to apply his production methods to all sorts of different styles of music.
        Fresh from a tour that included Envision Festival in Costa Rica and club shows in Canada, he also took a quick jaunt to Portugal to play to a sea of wonderful weirdos at the Alchemy Circle at Boom Festival.
        
        griff has performed numerous times at iconic events like Shambhala Music Festival in Canada, Symbiosis in California, Let Them Eat Cake in his hometown of Melbourne and has been a mainstay at Rainbow Serpent Festival for the last five years, playing sets on the Market, Sunset and Chill stages. His intention to create all manners of different styles of music means that he can always play appropriate original material in any setting.
        
        Since 2009, griff has released a multitude of albums, EPs and remixes on renowned labels such as Omelette, Addictech, Slurp Music, Adapted and Buxton Records. This includes one of his proudest creations to date, a collaboration with his brother Bryn, under the pseudonym “Dersu Uzala”. He has also worked on albums by The Cat Empire, The Jon Butler Trio, Blue King Brown, The Dirty Three and many more.
        All that is required for his live setup is either a Pioneer or Allen & Heath DJ Mixer with two or more channels and a desk height of at least 1.1 metres or sufficient road cases to raise his playing height. griff is quite tall.
        
        griff spells his name with a lowercase “g”, as he is staunchly anti­capitalist
        
        http://soundcloud.com/griff
        http://soundcloud.com/dersu­-uzala
        https://www.facebook.com/grifftunes
        https://www.facebook.com/dersuuzalamusic
        http://www.omeletterecords.com


       

  • Frydo Fryday

    Friday, February 24, 2017 at 03:00 PM
    Camberwell Railway Station - Melbourne in Camberwell, Australia
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    Tarkine forests. Photo: Colette Harmsen

    We are going to pay our Federal Environment Minister a visit, to deliver 300 letters calling on him to protect Tasmania's Tarkine.

    Meet at Camberwell Station (Cookson St side)

    See the Frydo Fryday Facebook page here

  • Don't Log Tarkine forests - Hobart

    Friday, February 24, 2017 at 01:00 PM
    Parliament House Lawns Hobart in Hobart, Australia
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    Tarkine forests. Photo: Colette Harmsen

    Join our non-violent protest calling on the Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman to halt the proposed logging of forests in Tasmania’s Tarkine.

    Forestry Tasmania have told us they intend to log these ancient forests on the banks of the Frankland River in the coming weeks.

    See the Facebook event page here.

    RSVP for more information jenny@bobbrown.org.au

  • Yoga in the Garden - Kings Domain Melbourne

    Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 08:30 AM
    The Gazebo on Lawn 7 near Government House in Melbourne, Australia

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    This yoga class is open to all levels from first time yogis through to advanced. Come practice in the fresh air of the Kings Domain, Melbourne in a grounding and joyful vinyasa flow that will incorporate mindful connection between body, movement and breath and a guided meditation.

    Our intention through the practice will be to connect to our body, open our hearts, followed by compassionate action for the protecting Tasmania’s Tarkine.

    This practice will run for an hour followed by a letter and postcard writing activity to Josh Frydenberg our Environment Minister, calling to protect the Tarkine, a World Heritage Area in waiting.

    Please meet on Lawn 7 which is in front of Government House between Linlithgow, Birdwood and Alexandra Avenues. Refer to the map graphic for a visual.

    Suggested Donation: $10.

    All donations support the Bob Brown Foundation campaign to protect Tasmania's Tarkine.

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  • Melbourne screening of Tarkine In Motion 5 rsvps

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 06:30 PM
    Backlot Cinema, South Bank in Melbourne, Australia

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    In April 2015, over 70 photographers, filmmakers, musicians and artists journeyed into the Tarkine to document and interpret its wild, scenic beauty as never before. From that weekend comes this stunning 55-minute documentary portrait of this threatened wilderness and the creative minds working to save it.

    Curated by Tasmanian wilderness photographer and film maker, Dan Broun and the Bob Brown Foundation, Tarkine In Motion is a multi-platform project culminating in film, concerts and exhibitions of art created in the heart of the Tarkine, one of the last great wilderness areas on the planet.

    This documentary screening will be accompanied by environmental shorts and a Question and Answer session from speakers who are working to protect the Tarkine and have tales to share, including suggestions for how you too can be involved.

  • Tarkine Art Exhibition: Wild. Ancient. Threatened 3 rsvps

    Friday, February 10, 2017 at 06:00 PM through February 24, 2017
    Brunswick Street Gallery in Melbourne, Australia

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    takayna / Tarkine is a dramatic, powerful and awe-inspiring landscape. It holds within it secrets of adaptation and emergence of new post Gondwanian life forms, a connection to our ancient lineage. An group exhibition inspired by artists journey into the Tarkine. All art works are for sale with a donation going to the Bob Brown Foundation. 

  • Wynyard Public Meeting - Takayna Stand for the Tarkine

    Sunday, February 05, 2017 at 02:00 PM
    Gutteridge Gardens, Wynyard in Wynyard, Australia

    Please note - Late change of venue to Gutteridge Gardens, Wynyard - across the road from the Wharf Hotel.

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    The loggers are returning to takayna / Tarkine this summer and we need your help to stand against the destruction of these wild, ancient rainforests. Join with the local community in Wynyard, in North-West Tasmania to make our voices heard. The Tarkine must be protected and the days of logging the Tarkine must end.

    Hear from:

    Bob Brown, The Bob Brown Foundation

    Scott Jordan, Save the Tarkine

    Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, Greens Senator for Tasmania

    And a representative from the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre on the ongoing destruction of cultural heritage in takayna / The Tarkine.

    Please note - Late change of venue to Gutteridge Gardens, Wynyard - across the road from the Wharf Hotel.

     

  • Carnival of the Animals - Melbourne Recital Centre

    Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 10:30 AM
    Elisabeth Murdoch Hall - Melbourne Recital Centre in Melbourne, Australia

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    I'm excited to be narrating Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals at the Melbourne Recital Centre on 14th January. It'll be a load of fun, specially with Bradley Trevor Grieve's witty verse.

    Lots of fauna, fun and fine, fine music performed by Melbourne Youth Music and alumni, conducted by Brett Kelly. A rollick through the Australian bush to the music of the fabulous French maestro. What a cool summer outing! Bring your grown-ups and join in the fun.

    Bob Brown.

    The full details are at: melbournerecital.com.au

    There are two sessions - 10:30am and 11:45am

     

  • Tarkine Action Group Meeting 2 rsvps

    Friday, January 13, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre in Melbourne, Australia

    This is the first Tarkine Action Group Meeting for 2017 and open to anyone who wants to be involved in building Melbourne based support for creating a Tarkine National Park in Tasmania's North West on the World Heritage List. 

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    This meeting will reoccur each month to allow action groups to meet in between and report back to the community.  

    The draft agenda includes:
    - Intros
    - Foundation and campaign overview/ update
    - Upcoming events and volunteer opportunities
    - Other contributions

    The agenda will be revisited and amended on the night.

    I hope to see you there.

    Emma
    Campaigner 

  • Earth Celebration at the 2017 Cygnet Folk Festival

    Sunday, January 08, 2017 at 08:50 AM
    Carmel Hall in Cygnet, Australia

    Join Bob Brown for a heart-starting 45 minutes of songs, readings and serious ideas about honouring our planet.

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    Featuring diva Claire Dawson (‘What a Wonderful World’).

    Everyone (yes, even Donald) is welcome: Cygnet Folk Festival ticket required.

    When: 8.50am. Sunday 8th January, 2017
    Where: Carmel Hall, Cygnet
    Why: Because either we celebrate it or we lose it.
    What to bring: a smile and just a little bit of wonder.


    Note: This is part of the Cygnet Folk Festival, so a ticket to the festival is required for entry.

     

  • Falls Festival 2016 Loo Crew

    Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 09:00 AM through January 01, 2017
    Falls Festival Marion Bay in Marion Bay, Australia

    Get a free ticket to Tasmania's biggest summer festival.

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    Volunteer with The Bob Brown Foundation at the Marion Bay Falls Music and Arts Festival Loo Crew.

    Volunteers receive a free ticket, premium campsite, hot showers, hot meals and all you need to do is complete four 4hr shifts at the composting eco-toilets.

    Contact Danielle to volunteer ASAP

    Ph 0414 320 109

    Or Email fallsfestival@bobbrown.org.au

  • Melbourne Meet and Greet 12 rsvps

    Friday, December 02, 2016 at 06:00 PM
    Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre in Carlton , Australia

    Please join for a conversation about Bob's ongoing environmental advocacy for the Tarkine in Melbourne and what opportunities there are to participate, collaborate and engage with the Foundation and be involved in this important work.

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    This event is free, donations for Bob's advocacy welcome. Tea, coffee and lite snacks provided.

  • Tarkine BioBlitz 2016

    Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 12:00 PM through November 20, 2016
    Riverbend Youth Camp in Scotchtown, Australia

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    BOOK IN TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR TARKINE BIOBLITZ

    2016 Tarkine BioBlitz will be held from Thursday 17 – Sunday 20 November 2016


    Tarkine BioBlitz will bring together volunteer scientists, experts, naturalists and members of the public for a weekend of discovery, biodiversity surveys and fun in a truly remarkable place. We will be cataloguing the biodiversity we discover, adding to the scientific knowledge of this region.

    The Tarkine BioBlitz will be held over three days, surveys in the field will be held from Friday morning to Sunday lunch time. Arrival at base camp on Thursday is advised if you would like to join the Friday morning surveys. You can join the BioBlitz for all three days or just one day.

    Base camp is at Riverbend Youth Camp, 358 Trowutta Rd, Scotchtown TAS. Just 6km south of Smithton. The base camp consists of a large complex all under one roof. There is a great kitchen and dining hall, an auditorium where the data entry from the surveys will occur and a presentation room where we will have speakers each night.

    Accommodation at the base camp is dorms with shared bathroom and toilet facilities. There is also room for tents and campervans for camping.

    Field sites in the Tarkine we will be visiting include a coast, forest and plains sites. We will travel each day in mini buses and car-pooling each day.

    Costs of the weekend include, accommodation at $15-$20 per person per night, breakfast and lunch $7 per person per meal, and dinner $10 per person per night. The food is delicious and wholesome and the base camp is a fun place to stay.

    Please make a booking to participate at this link:

    http://sales.bobbrown.com.au/blitz/

    Information about the BioBlitz available at this link:

    http://www.bobbrown.org.au/bioblitz

     

     

  • Sarawak Film Night

    Monday, October 31, 2016 at 06:00 PM
    State Cinema in North Hobart, Australia

    Come and join us to help raise money for the people and communities in Sarawak fighting to protect their land.

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    Bob Brown Foundation and Markets For Change are hosting a film screening and fundraiser featuring four short films:

    Sunset Over Selungo: From a remote village, deep in the rainforest of Borneo comes an inspiring true story about freedom and belonging. Sunset Over Selungo is a 30-minute journey into the jungle, following Dennis, Unyang and Sia of the Penan tribe.

    Women of the Forest: The Hidden Burden of Climate Change: Voices of women from Sarawak highlighting their challenges in living in a changing landscape. (Runtime 15:13)

    Forest to Floor: The Plight of Penan: Intereview with Jepery Moyong, Chief of Ba Puak village who talks about the effects of logging on his land and people. (Runtime: 04:57)

    Forest to Floor: How Japan's Housing Construction is Driving Forest Destruction and the Dispossession of Indigenous People in Sarawak. (Runtime 01:43)

    State Cinema North Hobart

    Monday 31 October 2016 6:00pm for 6:15pm

    Tickets: $20 waged $15 concession

     

  • Re-turn to Wild

    Friday, October 28, 2016 at 06:30 PM through October 30, 2016
    Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre in Hobart, Australia

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    A pop-up exhibition showcasing the works of West Coast artist, Rose-Marie LeRoi (1942 – 2000) and other Tasmanian artists passionate about wilderness.

    Opening by Bob Brown Friday October 28 2016 at 6:30 pm

     “ Going to the mountains is going home...”  ― John Muir

    Re-turn 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 re-newed.

    “Re-turn to Wild” showcases the artworks of Rose-Marie LeRoi, (painting under her maiden name of Kent) which were mostly created during her time living in Zeehan on the West Coast of Tasmania during the 1970s and early 1980s. Her works ranged from landscapes to the more abstract, to those that provided a commentary on the social and environmental issues of the day, including  the role of religion, indigenous rights,  Lake Pedder and the proposed Franklin Dam, and the legacy of mining on the West Coast.  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 the Tarkine/takyana.

    Rose-Marie valued being immersed in nature through her love of bushwalking and gardening, and believed strongly in returning to the community through her involvement in local activities. She was instrumental in bringing awareness of the arts to West Coast mining communities in the 1970s, through revitalising the local art gallery, obtaining funding for an art acquisition program (works acquired are currently curated by the West Coast Heritage Centre), initiating local art awards and holding exhibitions. She also taught art through Adult Education and TAFE, and ran school holiday programs including art workshops and bushwalking expeditions for local school students.

    Rose-Marie imparted the importance of returning to community to her family. To support arts education, particularly for those in isolated areas, the family, in partnership with the University of Tasmania, established the Rose-Marie LeRoi Memorial Scholarship in Fine Arts. This scholarship has assisted a number of students from regional areas for the last 10 years, an important milestone also celebrated by this exhibition.

    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 “Re-turn to Wild”, to share their art works and creations, their ideas and insights. The works of Kerry Martin, a highly experienced and accredited artist inspired by her fascination of the beauty of the natural world, will be featured.

    Proceeds from ”Re-turn to Wild” will be returned to the wilderness of the West Coast by supporting the work of the Bob Brown Foundation, in raising awareness of the remote and wild takyana/Tarkine, one of the last great wild places on the planet with globally unique natural and cultural values.

    We all need to return to wild - to listen to those quiet places of the soul, to feel the timeless landscape in our hearts, to interpret its lesson in our lives. We invite you to return to wild with us.

    Open to the Public:

    Friday 28 October: 6.00 – 8.00pm (Opening night)
    Saturday 29 October: 9am – 5pm
    Sunday 30 October: 9am – 3pm

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    "Mist Morning" by Rose-Marie LeRoi
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    "Sunset" by Rose-Marie LeRoi

     

    Also showing paintings by Kerry Martin

    Kerry has donated nine paintings to the Bob Brown Foundation to raise funds for the foundation's takayna / Tarkine campaigns - more information and all nine of Kerry's pictures here.

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  • Net Loss - The Storm Over Salmon Farming

    Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 07:00 PM
    Woodbridge Town Hall in Woodbridge, Australia

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    Film Night

    Examines the controversy surrounding salmon farms, and the threat they pose to wild fish.

    "Probes one of the most important and cautionary tales for the future relationship between humanity and the sea."
    Carl Safina, President
    Blue Ocean Institute

    This well-balanced film clearly shows that there are major issues
    associated with farming salmon. The film asks, what price, in terms of environmental and social costs, are we as consumers willing to pay for farmed salmon?"

     

    Saturday October 22nd, 2016 at 7:00 pm
    Woodbridge Hall, Woodbridge
    Followed by Super and Discussion
    Entry $10.00 waged, $5.00 unwaged

    Presented by Neighbours of Fish Farming
    PO Box 45, Cygnet TAS 7112
    neighboursoffishfarming@gmail.com