• 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

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    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.

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

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

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    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.

  • Tarkine Tales at Peacock Theatre

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

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    Tarkine Tales, A Playback Theatre Performance

    Friday 11 August

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

    Entry: $20 Waged, $15 concession. Tickets on sale next week.

    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


Past Events


  • A Global Treasure in Danger

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

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    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.

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  • Planning Matters Alliance Tasmania Official Launch Party & Networking Event

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

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    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.

    Speakers:

    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

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    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.

     

  • 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

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    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 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

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    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.

  • Tarkine in Motion Screening – Woodend 29 rsvps

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

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    ABOUT TARKINE IN MOTION

    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

    Trailer:



  • 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

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    OFFICIAL OPENING 21st APRIL 6pm WITH BOB BROWN

    ONE THREATENED WILDERNESS. 72 HOURS. 100 ARTISTS TAKING ACTION TO SAVE TAKAYNA/TARKINE

    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.

    21st APRIL - 1st MAY, LONG GALLERY, SALAMANCA ARTS CENTRE, HOBART

    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

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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

  • 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  
  • 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