• Host a 'Rally for Tarkine' and 'Vote for Tarkine' Corflute! 9 rsvps

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 12:00 PM through March 30, 2018
    Your home or business



    We are seeking volunteers to have corflute signs on their front fence, or business facade, promoting our Rally for takayna /Tarkine.

    Once we have rallied Hobart for Tarkine protection, this corflute can be turned over and used to promote our Vote Tarkine campaign in the lead up to the State Election in March 2018.

    If you can put up a sign in your front yard or know someone that would like to have a sign, please get in touch.

    You can RSVP below and we will contact you as soon as possible to arrange a pick-up time. 

  • Tarkine Action Group - Melbourne 2 rsvps

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    The Drill Hall in Footscray , Australia


    There's lots to get involved in, come along to this meeting to sign up or follow up on the Summer of Action and get involved in the doing.

    We have market stall's to organise, a giant lobster puppet to rove, banners to paint and more...We'll also need to start planning forward for focused activities that will support movement building in the lead up to a Federal Election. 

    Please RSVP to let us know you're coming!



  • Tarkine Lobster Puppet Practice and Logistics Training 3 rsvps

    Saturday, February 03, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    The Drill Hall in Footscray, Australia


    Image: In progress Giant Lobster Puppet Dec 2017

    The Snuff Puppet Lobster will be complete. This is an opportunity to be on the team that will learn how to operate it for roving performances, specifically at the Sustainable Living Festival between Feb 9 - 11. 

    The puppet requires two people to operate it and a team of marshals around it for safety. 

    Ideally you will complete this training and be available for the Festival weekend to put it in practice. You can learn how to puppeteer the lobster, help with loading logistics or marshal as part of the support crew.

    You will also learn how the Lobster is pulled apart into 7 parts for loading, unloading and transportation.

    Please RSVP to let us know you are coming and fit to be involved.

Past Events

  • Action Prop Making 9 rsvps

    Saturday, December 09, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Snuff Puppet Warehouse in Footscray , Australia

    The Bob Brown Foundation is seeking inspired minds, creative thinkers, performers, painters and do-ers willing to get hands on and strategic in thinking about effective ways to use our new banners, action props and giant Lobster Snuff Puppet. Our vision is to enchant Melbourne with the Tarkine and build the grassroots campaign.


    The threatened species Astacopis Gouldi aka the Giant Freshwater Tarkine Lobster is currently under construction as a giant puppet at the Snuff Puppet Warehouse. We imagine it to be close to finished by December 9 however there may be some final details to complete. This event will include: 

    • Completing final touches on the puppet
    • Banner painting
    • Training on how to operate the Giant Lobster Puppet for Festival Roving and Actions
    • Making some smaller props that will be used for vigils and demonstrations in 2018
    • Action Planning

    We are looking for theatrical minds who can orchestrate actions, demonstrations, vigils and do festival roving with media engagement in mind. This includes performance artists willing to learn how to animate a giant Snuff Puppet Lobster, a threatened species in the Tarkine. 

    SEEKING VOLUNTEERS: Rovers and puppet animators

    We will be using the Lobster at the Sustainable Living Festival Big Weekend between February 9 – 11. The puppet is 2 meters wide and 6 metres long so will need to be tactically manoeuvred by trained puppeteers. A ute or trailer is also required for a logistics plan. Email emma@bobbrown.org.au to volunteer and help organise.

  • Castlemaine Tarkine In Motion Exhibition 7 rsvps

    Saturday, December 02, 2017 at 02:00 PM
    Lot19 Gallery in Castlemaine , Australia

    Enjoy the Tarkine in Motion exhibition of over 40 works of art in Castlemaine at Lot 19 Gallery.

    Exhibition Opening at 2pm on Saturday the 2nd of December.

    All artworks are for sale. 


    A portion of the proceeds go toward supporting the campaign to protect takayna/Tarkine as a National Park, World Heritage Area and a return to Aboriginal custodianship. 

    This exhibition runs until December the 9th.

    Opening Hours: 11am - 6pm (Weekdays) 11am - 5pm (Weekends)

  • Vote Tarkine - Human Billboard 1 rsvp

    Saturday, December 02, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    Cenotaph Park, Hobart TAS



    Join our creative, peaceful demonstration in support of our Vote Tarkine campaign this Saturday, 1st December, in Hobart. We will be creating a human billboard that says 'Vote Tarkine'.

    If you can help, meet at 12 noon on the lawns of the Cenotaph, near the start of the bike track - we will be recognisable, wearing high-vis vests. We are asking people to come dressed in all-whites and to stand or sit on the pegged out area on the grass to spell out Vote Tarkine. 

    We will need you for about two hours. 

    A photographer will capture the image from above and it will be used in our campaign over the coming months to raise awareness of the plight of takayna / Tarkine and the opportunity for Labor and Liberal to come good on protecting this wild place.

  • Tarkine Action Creative Incubation Lab

    Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM
    Kathleen Syme Centre in Carlton, Australia


    Did you know the Tarkine in Tasmania's northwest is not protected as a National Park or World Heritage Area?

    The Tarkine Action Lab working group invites you to a day of focused planning to bring ideas to life that support building an active, creative and energised campaign for protecting the Tarkine from imminent threats. These include logging, mining and off-road vehicle access over important Aboriginal cultural heritage sites.

    This day will involve finding strategic and creative solutions for Melbourne to play an important role in building the campaign locally, nationally and internationally.  

    The Incubator day is inclusive and encourages diverse perspectives. You will learn about the Tarkine, hear from experienced speakers, performers and artists to co-create, participate and network to build the fun, colour and imagination in this campaign.

    The intention of this workshop day is to provide the knowledge and understanding for ingenuity to flow in finding community campaigning based solutions. Solutions will be prioritized by the group and further developed in break out sessions. The outcome of this day is for teams to be formed around specific ideas that are supported to fruition as part of the campaign.

    This is a ticketed event. $10 will cover your lunch for the day. Please pay in advance via the website link or bring cash on the day.

    Emma Wasson

  • Tarkine in Motion Premier Screening - by The Happiness Compass

    Friday, November 10, 2017 at 06:30 PM
    Govindas Restaurant in Darlinghurst, Australia · $40.00 AUD

    Purchase Tickets Here

    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.

    To see the Tarkine is to want to save it. Produced by the Bob Brown Foundation with the support of Patagonia, this short film showcases the spectacular landscapes of takayna/Tarkine.

    Interviewed in the film, Bob Brown observes that in the next handful of years the fate of takayna/Tarkine will be decided - protected for all time as a World Heritage Area, a treasure trove of Aboriginal heritage and spectacular wilderness, or dug up and hacked down for a few quick bucks.

    Featuring breathtaking drone footage of the coastline, forests, rivers and mountains, this film challenges us all to visit the Tarkine and not be moved to want to save it.

    Your ticket price includes dinner at Govindas Restaurant where they put a sophisticated spin on the traditional buffet. Govindas focuses on serving fresh & local produce while paying homage to some of India’s culinary diversity. As one of Sydneys' first plant-based restaurants they pride themselves on offering an ethical & unique vegan/vegetarian experience.

    Purchase Tickets Here



    5.30pm: Doors open/Dinner
    6.20pm: Introduction to the film and THC
    6.30pm: Film
    7.30pm: Option for Dinner after Movie (only available for those who did not eat before)

    Govindas is 5 mins walk from Kings Cross train station.
    There is ticketed street parking in surrounding streets.

    (includes film and dinner!)
    Adults = $40

  • Stop Adani film night - Guarding the Galilee

    Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 06:30 PM
    Village Cinemas - Hobart in Hobart, Australia

    A fantastic film about the campaign to stop the Adani mine with special guest speakers straight from the front line of the Stop Adani campaign.


  • takayna/Tarkine Campaign Action Meeting 21 rsvps

    Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 06:30 PM
    Friends of the Earth Cafe in Collingwood, Australia

    You're invited to attend this meeting as we prepare for future actions over Summer. The campaign to win protection for takayna / Tarkine needs our engagement.  

    The Tarkine is under immense pressure with a summer of logging proposed in endangered species habitats, rainforests that have been protected for decades now threatened from logging and a push for off-road vehicles to be allowed to drive over one of Australia's most significant and richest Aboriginal cultural landscapes.

    Come see what's on the campaign calendar and what you can sign up to over the next several months and get in on the action.


  • takayna/Tarkine Campaign Action Meeting 30 rsvps

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 07:15 PM
    Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre in Carlton, Australia

    We have just 10 days to defend this. 


    The Tasmanian Government is pushing ahead with plans to return destructive off road vehicles and dirt bikes to desecrate sacred, 40,000 year old Aboriginal Heritage sites - and we have just 10 days to convince the Federal Environment Minister to reject this obscene cultural vandalism as clearly unacceptable. Melbourne has a critical role to play as it is home of the Federal Environment Minister, Josh Frydenberg's electorate of Kooyong. 

    Please RSVP as help our friends in the Tasmanian Aboriginal community by taking the message direct to his electoral heartland when it counts. 


  • Tarkine Tales at Peacock Theatre

    Friday, August 11, 2017 at 08:00 PM
    Peacock Theatre in Hobart, Australia


    Tarkine Tales, A Playback Theatre Performance

    Friday 11 August

    8:00pm – 9:30pm
    Peacock Theatre
    Salamanca Arts Centre

    Entry: $20 waged, $15 unwaged. Tickets on sale below.

    See your stories, memories and perceptions of the Tarkine re-enacted spontaneously through music and theatre to create a performance that is powerful and poignant.  Audience members are welcome to tell stories or simply watch and enjoy.

    Introduced with music and words from Theresa Sainty and Satyamo

  • Tarkine in Motion Screening - Australian Centre for the Moving Image

    Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 04:00 PM
    Fed Square Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia


    In 2015, over 70 artists spanning film, music and other disciplines journeyed together in the Tarkine – a part of north west Tasmania of great cultural and environmental significance – to celebrate the scenic beauty of the area. Tarkine in Motion is the product of that journey.

    Presented by the Bob Brown Foundation, the documentary captures the artists' response to the beauty of the area, but also offers a glimpse at one of the most rarely seen, yet significant corners of Australia.

    Sat July 29 and Sun July 30 at 4:00pm

    For more information and to book tickets, see the ACMI website here.

  • A Global Treasure in Danger

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


    Join us for an evening that celebrates the beauty and art in nature and the inspiration it brings to the creative minds working to protect it. This event is a curation of artworks from the Bob Brown Foundation's flagship multi-platform environmental arts project: Tarkine in Motion.

    Tasmania’s Tarkine boasts 450 000 ha of mountains, ancient Aboriginal cultural sites, jagged coastlines, towering sand dunes, wild rivers and Australia’s largest temperate rainforest. This whole area, however, is under threat from logging, mining and off-road vehicle access that risks the values of this World Heritage Area in waiting. The movement to protect this wild place is in motion and getting stronger.

    This evening will feature a stunning art exhibition, short films, music by singer/songwriter Isabel Quigley and a performance by muka nawnta, a group of Tasmanian Aboriginal women. Woven together by international authority on environmental issues MC Rob Gell, with keynote speakers Bob Brown and Australian Greens Senator Janet Rice. 

    Prepare to be inspired and set in motion towards protecting takayna / Tarkine.

    Tickets: $25 waged and $20 unwaged


    This event is sponsored by Black Rainbow - Environmentally Responsible Printers.

  • takayna/ Tarkine: Nature, Identity, Community, Spirit Art Exhibition

    Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 06:00 PM through July 24, 2017
    Australian Catholic University Gallery in Fitzroy, Australia


    Welcome to this group art exhibition which is the result of the Bob Brown Foundations flagship environmental arts project: Tarkine in Motion.

    This exhibition was opened on July 13th and runs until 24th July 2017.

    Some photos from the opening night are posted at this link.

    The Gallery is open with the support of volunteers for the Bob Brown Foundation between:
    11am – 6pm on Week Days
    11am – 5pm on Weekends

    Tickets: FREE
    The exhibition runs between Monday 10th July and Monday 24th of July.

    The Tarkine, otherwise known as takayna, the palawa kani/Aboriginal name for the Tarkine, is in the North West of Tasmania, and while it is a dramatic and powerfully awe-inspiring landscape, it is still one facing imminent threats.  Reckless off road vehicle access has carved through ancient shell middens, and an extractive mindset seeks exploitation of minerals and the logging of ancient forests in this World Heritage level gem of an area.

    This wild place spanning 450,000 ha of diverse landscape, offers aesthetic qualities that encourage contemplation, reflection and refreshment of the soul. The art in this exhibition is the result of the creative minds working to protect this area and offers an expression of the vast areas values which, though often framed in scientific terms, also reflect emotional responses to a wild, pristine and nature dominated place.

    Join us for the opening night of this exhibition as we share the story of takayna/Tarkine’s protection through the eyes of artists who journeyed here.

    The full list of the artists and their artworks on display in the exhibition is available for download in PDF format here.

  • Planning Matters Alliance Tasmania Official Launch Party & Networking Event

    Thursday, July 06, 2017 at 05:30 PM
    Brooke Street Larder in Hobart, Australia


    The Planning Matters Alliance Tasmania (PMAT) invites you to attend their official launch, a party and networking event at the beautiful Brooke Street Larder on Hobart’s waterfront.

    The PMAT is a growing network of over 40 community groups from across Tasmania, united with a common concern over the weakening of the state’s planning rules. The Tasmanian Planning Scheme is set to come into effect in early 2018 and PMAT is committed to making it better.

    The level of collaboration and solidarity emerging within this planning campaign and the groups involved is unprecedented in Tasmania and crosses community group genres.

    Epitomised by the conflict over high rise hotels in Hobart, but equally relevant to our towns and backyards, our skylines, our coastlines, our heritage buildings and places and our wild and inspiring landscapes, the scheme will impact all the things we love about Tasmania.

    Planning is vitally important to a wide cross section of the Tasmanian community. From a standing start, PMAT has put the issue on the agenda and made it an election issue.

    PMAT will officially launch its platform statement - an outline of the key principles that we would like to see in Tasmania’s planning System.

    Invitees include PMAT members and supporters, all State politicians and their staff, Local Government (Mayors, Alderman, Councillors, General Managers and their staff), the media and interested members of the public.

    The launch will be a great opportunity to understand the issue and network with people from around the State who care about planning.

    Cash bar and light food provided. Please rsvp by Thursday 29 June, 2017.


    Essie Davis - Essie is a Tasmanian born actor, well known for her leading role in Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries. She has been a vocal supporter of Hobart protecting itself from high rise hotels, saying ‘don’t let this city become a tasteless mishmash copy of the cities that got it wrong.’

    Gerard Castles - Gerard is a Tasmanian business and communications consultant who has written extensively on brand. In the mid-2000’s, he was a member of the Community Leaders Group in the Bacon Government’s Tasmania Together process. Read Gerard’s recent opinion piece: Talking Point: It will tower over our brand power.

    More speakers to be announced.

    MC - Sophie Underwood, Coordinator of the Planning Matters Alliance Tasmania. Read about Sophie and PMAT in TasWeekend: Land Rights.

    Register for this free event here.


  • Tarkine in Motion Screening - Avoca Beach

    Thursday, June 08, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Avoca Beach Picture Theatre in Avoca Beach, Australia


    Bob Brown Foundation and Riversong Music present Tarkine in Motion.

    Enjoy beautiful imagery and two short films, followed by an intimate acoustic music performance from local band Men From Earth, then an introduction to Tarkine in Motion by the director Dan Broun, film screening then a Q&A session.

    Join us to celebrate the beauty of this unique place and discuss the threats it faces. There will also be a raffle, campaign goodies and opportunities to help.

    More information and bookings at the Avoca Beach Picture Theater website here.


  • Tarkine Action Group Meeting - Melbourne

    Friday, May 19, 2017 at 06:30 PM
    The Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre (Multi-purpose room 2) in Carlton, Australia


    Following the momentum of the busy build up to Bob’s recent visit to the High Court and the Tarkine in Motion field trip in Tassie over the Easter Long Weekend, it’s now time to regroup!

    This meeting will be a chance to catch up, check in and envision plans for protecting the Tarkine in Melbourne. There are a couple of major events coming up in July and volunteer assistance is greatly appreciated.

    Come along to input or find out how to be more involved.

    Please RSVP to emma@bobbrown.org.au or use the online form below.

  • Stop Adani Community Forum - An evening in conversation with Bob Brown and Richard Denniss

    Friday, May 19, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    City West Campus UNISA in Adelaide, Australia


    Join South Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young for an evening in conversation with former Leader of the Australian Greens, acclaimed author, photographer and lifelong activist Bob Brown, with Chief Economist of the Australia Institute Richard Denniss to discuss politics, passion for purpose, the campaign to Stop Adani and what we can do to help.

    The evening will feature a screening of ‘Guarding the Galilee’, a 30-minute film about the epic fight to stop Adani’s Carmichael coal mine. Followed by a Q & A session with Bob Brown and Richard Denniss.

    See all the details and RSVP online here.

  • Tarkine in Motion Screening – Woodend 29 rsvps

    Tuesday, May 09, 2017 at 07:30 PM
    Vic Hotel in Woodend, Australia



    Year: 2015

    Director: 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 by Melbourne based campaigner for the Bob Brown Foundation, Emma Wasson. For any enquires to the Foundation directly, please contact emma@bobbrown.org.au


  • Tarkine in Motion 2017 at the Long Gallery Hobart

    Friday, April 21, 2017 at 06:00 PM through May 01, 2017
    Long Gallery in Hobart, Australia




    Tarkine in Motion is one of Australia’s most unique environmental arts project hosted by the Bob Brown Foundation.

    Over 3 days in April 2016, 120 artists immersed themselves in the wild and unique landscapes of takyana/Tarkine, one of the last great wilderness areas on the planet.

    Inspired by takayna/Tarkine, this collaborative exhibition that will take you on a journey through threatened landscapes, to the rugged and serene rainforest, across vast button grass plains, and to the jagged rocky shore that shreds the wild Southern Ocean.


    Gallery Open 9:00am - 6:00pm

    Artists featured on front: (Top row L-R) Michael Gay, Andy Szollosi, Charles Chadwick, Michael Dempsey, Sam Fenton (Bottom row L-R) Phillip England, Wiebke Parker, Nina Van Hartskamp & Sarah Lungden, Dugald Hamilton, Evelyn Antonysen.


  • Takayna / Tarkine in Bendigo

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


    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


    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


    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: