Tarkine in Motion 2017 - Meet The Artists

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Meet the Artists

 

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Nicole Anderson likes to run and ride her bike. A lot. Until distracted by fungi, scenery or anything in nature showing resilience & standing up for itself against the odds - like alpine daisies! Professionally a rural GP with skills in Travel/Expedition & Wilderness medicine, Search & Rescue, and survival. Takes a nice photo now and then - featured on Wikipedia Tarkine link for Google Earth. Is dusting off the camera kit again for this Easter!
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Evelyn Antonysen paints from the perspective of a native Tasmanian, expressing her intrinsic knowledge and love of the place through art that ranges from emotional to botanical accuracy.  She has exhibited in the state, nationally and internationally. Evelyn is based on the North West Coast.
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Alexia Baikie is passionate about using creativity to protect our natural environment. Lexi practises as a painter and photographer and favours using mixed mediums on canvas including ink, charcoal, watercolour and oil paints. Lexi is excited to escape the urban atmosphere of Melbourne and experience the Tarkine/Takayna over Easter.
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Nigel Baikie is a Tasmanian landscape photographer with a keen interest in the effects of climate change on the natural environment. He has a bachelor degree in geography and environmental science and believes in the importance of photography not only highlighting the beauty of the natural landscape but also the often-detrimental effect that human development has on the environment. The Tarkine is a very special place of outstanding natural beauty that has worldwide ecological significance. The opportunity to work with a diverse group of artists capturing the majesty of the Tarkine and working to preserve it in the natural state is irresistible.
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Michelle Ball - Living on the edge of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in Sydney’s north, painter Michelle Ball is surrounded by her subject matter – the Australian bush. “I am concerned by the fragility of our native flora and fauna,” she says, “Living on the western foreshores of Pittwater with limited access, beside a national park has the beauty of a place less trodden, and every walking track has an abundance of inspiration for me.”
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Samuel Bell is a 24 year old Architecture graduate from the Grampians region in Victoria. As a child art was my favourite pastime, but sadly as life got busier I started to sacrifice it for time spent on other things. When the opportunity has arisen however, in work and travel, I have reconnected with my innate creativity and loved the wonderful feeling of creating again.
Tarkine in Motion, I believe, will be the most amazing opportunity to revisit my artistic self for something I care strongly about.
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Rosanne Bender is a contemporary artist, with a passion for the natural environment, the beauty of our earth, the sacred and the feminine. I explore dimensions of the material and the non-material worlds. I aim to inspire and create conscious awareness through the creation of my art works.
The ever-changing landscape enhances my creativity and wonder of our beautiful world. The beauty, the colours and the ever-changing magnificence of our earth inspire me.
My fine art involves combining photographic, painting, drawing and printmaking techniques with new digital techniques.
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Scott Bird is a singer/songwriter, recording and touring artist, multi-instrumentalist, music producer and teacher and has dedicated his life to songs. “I grew up in a physical environment that left an indelible mark on my soul. I come from the wild places and through my music, I endeavor to recreate this physical space and transport the listener into these surroundings.” Scott and his wife Trudi, natives to Tasmania, are also custodians of www.thevalley.net.au.
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Trudi Bird is the founder of Riversong Music, a small independent record label based on the Central Coast of NSW. She has been involved in artist development and producing independent music for almost 30 years with her partner Scott Bird, and has a passion for photography, film and visual art. Trudi grew up in Redpa with takayna as her playground and her family continue to live and farm in Redpa today. Trudi is also a custodian of www.thevalley.net.au.
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Aase Bladt was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1958.
Aase’s lifestyle means she spends a lot of time in nature and this is where she gets her main inspiration to write poetry about the wilderness and the environment with the main aim to protect these riches for future generations.
Her plan is to publish a book of 40 poems accompanied with photographs inspired by the wilderness.
Aase lives in Blackmans Bay & works in Hobart, Tasmania.
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Marc D Bowden is an Adelaide-based award-winning Australian photographic artist. An alumnus of the University of Adelaide, he studied social geography, art history, and politics; later graduating from the University of Tasmania with a Master of Environmental Management.
Exploring human cultures, the natural world, and where these intersect, his work is firmly rooted in the Asia-Pacific, from Hong Kong and Japan to Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and New Caledonia.
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Dan Broun is a wilderness photographer and film maker specialising in remote area work. He has a deep affection for Tasmania's wild places. Dan is also the curator of the Tarkine In Motion arts initiative.
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Charles Chadwick is a bushwalker, meditator and photographer with a long standing love for wild places since his parents first took him walking in the English Lake District. He believes in the spiritual and therapeutic benefits of spending time in these environments and in their inestimable intrinsic value. He has worked for Project Hahn and the Wilderness Program running outdoor recreation camps for disadvantaged groups in Tasmania, and is currently studying photography at UTAS.
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Tim Cooper is a Map maker, photo taker. A graduate spatial scientist from Tasmania’s NW coast, pursuing a passion in photography, inspired by Tasmania’s unique wilderness.
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Karen Dahlitz is a published writer of poetry, short stories and playlets. As well I am an amateur photographer, painter and film-maker. Music features in my life as a singer, dancer and musician.I can't wait to find out how I can give life to the Tarkine beyond its living landscape in Tasmania so that people of the world will appreciate how precious and necessary it is to preserve.
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Marie Dalliston has continued to study and practice art and has pursued an art education through various means. Following my success in the Randwick Women’s Art Prize, I have been pursuing a more professional practice in my studio. More recently, I have organized and facilitated a very popular art class at Centennial Park, which is a weekly outdoor drawing class set in the beautiful parklands. Assisting others in their passion for art has proven to be extremely rewarding on a personal level and also helps to motivate my own practice.
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Chantale Delrue is a multi- disciplinary artist whose main focus is on environmental issues. She does drawing and textile and installation works as well as performance. She was born in Belgium and after living in California and Mexico Chantale settled in 1980 in Tasmania where she soon found herself involved in the Franklin blockade. Her last solo exhibition in 2015 in Belgium and her upcoming show at the Rosney Historic Centre are dealing with the exchange of medicinal plants between Europe and Australia.
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Megan Denne and Ross Crick are a diverse duo with vast experience in the arts, specifically music, dance, field recording, film and photography. Hailing from Brighton, England and Longford, Tasmania, Ross and Megan aspire to take the raw aspects of their environment and translate them into an inspiring and informative modern medium.
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Geraldina Dijkstra is a landscape photographer from the Netherlands. Since arriving in Tasmania in 2012, she has spent a lot of time in the Australian bush. Her camera is part of every journey. Coming from a very populated place, Geraldina loves to go to isolated areas to enjoy the untouched nature. Geraldina has a specific interest for small worlds and enjoys doing macro photography.
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Arwen Dyer Tasmanian photographer and creative artist. Her creative oeuvre includes ceramics, visual arts and dance and a love of landscape. Arwen has a particular interest in macro and night photography. Her photographs depict the unique beauty of the Tasmanian wilderness, portrayed through emotional and spiritual response to place and nature.
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Morika Elek is a musician/sound artist/therapist based in Queensland. Morika is dedicated to protecting nature and the wildlife that struggles to live within her. Her Art music transverses the shifting balance of beauty versus destruction, hope versus fear. The Tarkine Wilderness, Takayna is one of the last remaining ancient, wild, healing rainforests in the world. We cannot let her die.
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Belinda Elliot is an illustrator who lives and works in Sydney Australia. She has studied the traditional fine arts and has also studied illustration and design. She has worked as an illustrator/designer creating images to be used in books, murals, clothing and other unexpected places. She has just finished illustrating her 4th Childrens Book ‘Free’ written by Aleesah Darlison and published by Empowering Resources. She has also worked as a nurse and as a tour guide for the National Parks.
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Brodie Emery is a freelance lifestyle and outdoor photographer based in Hobart, Tasmania. Growing up in Tasmania gave Brodie an early appreciation of nature and the outdoors, which over time has grown into a passion for photography and a simple desire to document and share his experiences exploring wild places. After spending six years in Melbourne, Brodie moved home to Tasmania in 2016 and picked up the camera again to capture and document his experiences exploring Australia's island state and beyond.
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Gabrielle Eve is a visual artist from Far North Queensland. I've spent the better part of life using a a wide variety of mediums to express my creative perspective, including print making, sculpture, creative writing, and digital and mixed media art.
By being a part of this project and experiencing the primordial magic of Tarkine Forest firsthand, I hope to make tangible the importance and relevance of all we have to learn from these sacred spaces, and why we all need to care about their preservation.
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Sam Fenton is a visual artist producing paintings, drawings, mixed media pieces, murals and found object assemblage/placement and sculpture. Often capturing and processing spontaneous and repetitive movement in response to environment, sound, atmosphere and other external/internal influences in an abstract/surreal style.
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Rachael George is a painter and writer who is constantly inspired by connections with and within nature. She has lived in Tasmania all her life and grew up in rainforests and next to rivers and is currently studying Natural Environment and Wilderness Studies at UTAS in the hope that she can help make sure that this beautiful landscape is still here for her grandchildren and theirs.
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Matt Green is a Tasmanian based landscape, nightscape and music photographer, with equal passion for lugging camera gear around on an overnight hike, or running around at Falls Festival.
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Philip Harrington is a poet, writer, musician and climate change activist. He also consults nationally and internationally on climate change, clean energy and sustainability. A Tasmanian, Philip is passionate to find deep and systemic ways to change in our destructive relationship with the living world he knows as Gaia, be that through music, writing, activism, collaboration or leading policy change.
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Paul Hoelen Born in NZ to a Dutch sailor & an American nun, Paul put his wanderlust and four passports to good use before eventually settling on the beautiful, wild island of Tasmania. A 15-year career in Wilderness Adventure Therapy helped cultivate his belief and passion for the power of wild areas to bring healing, reflection and balance to our lives. His imagery invites us to explore a much deeper level of connection with the natural world. Paul is an AIPP Master of Photography and three times Tasmanian Landscape Photographer of the Year.
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Gillian Hughes was born in Salford (Manchester) in the UK and moved to Australia in 1998.  My interests lie in our physical interaction with the natural world. I believe that our essential connection with nature is diminishing in an increasingly, alienating preference for the digital platform. The immediacy of drawing is for me, a vehicle to express my physical connection with the sensorial aspects of my environment.
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Tegan Johnson is a developing, self-taught, sometime acrylic/watercolour/sketch artist born and bred in Tasmania and with a love for wild places and things. She enjoys dabbling in a range of different mediums and subjects, however landscapes and water are becoming regular features. Alongside gardening and bushwalking, Tegan finds that painting makes for great self care - it's magical how worries seem to dissolve when you are busy mixing just the right shade of blue.
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Lana Kajlich is a keen amateur artist who is currently researching the restoration of forests below the ocean - looking at community participation in restoration of seaweed forests in Sydney. She loves spending time among the habitat-forming stands of seaweed with all their associated fauna - abalone, crayfish, Port Jackson sharks. Super stoked to explore the Tarkine for the first time, she’s keen to sleep under the Tassie stars in this totally majestic place…. and finds working with artists, like working with scientists, totally inspirational.
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Kendra Keller (aka Lady Longdrop) is a visionary story-weaver, writer, performance artist and creator. Often combining surreal, ecstatic text and vocal score with powerful performance to create multilayered experiences that touch hearts and leave a lasting impression. A deep and sensuous connection to landscape is a persistent theme in her work.

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Diana Levy is an author who has lived in Springwood, Blue Mountains NSW, for 28 years. She is a poet, specialising in haiku. This arises from her zen practise of several decades. Her poems have been published in Australia, Japan and the U.S. She is particularly keen on writing haiku as a way to really be in country, and is working on a haibun “Walking the Blue: walks in Gundungurra country”.
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Al Long is a Tasmanian landscape photographer and a patient purveyor of timelapse. He is inspired by the rugged beauty of the Tasmanian landscape, often trekking solo into the wilderness in pursuit of images whilst enjoying many hours of awe of the pristine Tassie environment. Al uses his photography to capture and share these beautiful places with others that may not get the chance to see it for themselves.
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Alanna Lorenzon is a creative practitioner based in Melbourne. Her work spans the modalities of drawing, installation, sculpture and relational art practices. Alanna’s work draws on eco-psychology by exploring the relationship between the human psyche and the natural world. Her work considers both the effect natural places have on human bodies and minds, and in turn, the ways in which humans conceive of, define and idealise these spaces. Underscoring this interest is an awe of nature co-existing with a deep melancholy concerning the ongoing devastation of these environments. Her drawing works use detailed iterations of texture to absorb the viewer creating images that sit somewhere between landscape and mindscape.
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Donna Lougher For over 25 years Donna’s practice has studied the landscape; interpreting the visuals of her surrounds as well as the underlying stories and feeling etched into the landscape through human activity. Donna seeks contrasting environs; from the open paddocks on King Island through an Arts Tasmania Residency, to the busy streets of India through a Kriti Artist Residency. Donna’s work is represented at Colville Gallery, Hobart.
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Isabel Mai Owe Young is a 21 year old Arts student majoring in creative writing. My photographs use texture, organic and person-made, to create small worlds within larger scenes. They remind me that I am a privileged witness to the beauty of our world. In both my music and my photos I enjoy layering to create soft landscapes, which capture aim to represent the complexity and fluidity of memory and atmosphere. I hope that there will be an opportunity to work with other musicians to create a soundscape that is as diverse, rich and joyous as the Tarkine.

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Kara Mandel lives and works in Melbourne. She works predominantly in the medium of painting-- large-scale watercolour wheat pastes, and oils on canvas. Kara Mandel completed her BA in Painting & Printmaking at California State University, Chico in 2013.
She works mainly with the human figure as her subject matter, communicating ideas relating to intersectional feminism and our physical environment through her work.
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Jennifer Marshall is a painter/printmaker, and has been an established professional artist for over fifty years. She studied printmaking at the South Australia School of Art under Karin Schepers and Udo Sellbach.
Marshall was Head of printmaking at Sydney College of the Arts from 1977 to 1989 before moving to Victoria where she taught at RMIT, Monash, Ballarat and La Trobe Universities.
 In 2016, she was presented with the George Collie Memorial Award by the APW for her services to printmaking .
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Renee Martensen is an avid traveller and loves the thrill of stumbling across random beauty, and photographing things to share with those who weren't there in the moment. She has been known to pull over on a highway to photograph a perfect rainbow.
Although a Melbournite currently, she grew up in the stunning scenery of Northern New South Wales, so feels very much at home in the mountains and the forests.
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Aurora Materia is a Tasmanian born artist, currently based in Melbourne. At the heart of her practice, there is a deep reverence for the environment she was brought up surrounded by; the Tasmanian bushland and south east coastline of Bruny Island and the D’entrecasteaux. Her paintings, detailed and contemplative, draw from her experience of these places. Fuelled by a continual wonder at the calming power these landscapes have over her, as well as the sense of urgency she feels in needing to protect these sacred places.
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Phi McKercher has been working in film and television for 30 years as a composer, producer, musician, audio engineer and cameraman. Over the past 20 years he has owned and operated his own recording studio specializing in music production and sound design for film and television.
His passion for the environment has developed over 50 years as a surfer, diver, bushwalker and cameraman/photographer and he’s keen for the next adventure.
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Natalie Micevski Finding the beauty and decay out in the suburbs Natalie has lived in Melbourne all her life. An avid life drawer and nature sketcher, and after having completed a Bachelor of Arts/Education degree, Natalie hopes to centre her life around these passions. With also a keen interest in cinema and film making, Natalie is a self-confessed cinephile that fervently believes in the transformative and accessible power of visual art.
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Jeannie Mooney came to Tasmania 13 years ago from the northern boreal forests of Maine on the northeast coast of the US. “My work reflects my origins and the profound mystery that links us to the natural world. Everything I make attempts to reveal a tiny grain of this truth.” For over 40 years, Jeannie has exhibited, taught and worked on projects in the US, Australia and Romania.
Stacey Morrison is a multi-medium artist using recycled material, natural objects, clay, paint, charcoal, oxide, metal, glass and the environment.My creativity is a connection to time and place which guides the selection of material. I employ in my art a self-enclosed realm of meaningful awareness. In nature, I see consummation through forms of expression. A story is told, connecting the artist, the viewer and the environment. The secret of the past and culture is held in the landscape. My work intends to stretch the perceptual limit of the viewers body, mind and soul. Art styles used are Earth Art including Ephemeral, Performance and Drawing.
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Kelli Nalder is an outside artist who likes to try and capture the wonderments around me in either paint or with my camera. My soul breathes when I'm amongst this great space called Tasmania. I try to portray the spiritualisim that I expereince in any given moment through my art. My greatest joy is sitting under our incredible night skies, knowing im not alone.
Michelle Newton is the Deputy Director of Artspace, Sydney. In this role, she works as a producer to support the commissioning of contemporary art projects. Prior to this she was the General Manager at Grantpirrie Gallery; worked in leadership roles at Jilamara Arts, Tiwi Islands, and Jirrawun Arts, East Kimberley; and as the Photo Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from the College of Fine Arts, UNSW and a Graduate Certificate in Business from Curtin University of Technology.
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Tiff Norchick writes beautiful songs about nature. She plays harp, writes novels, and loves trees.
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Alexander Palmer is the owner of Flowing Image Videography, a Hobart based documentary and video production house.  Recent works include "A Modern Build Tasmania - Asante" and "Hobart Life" in post-production.  
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Joanna Pinkiewicz is a Polish born, Launceston based visual artists, working with the phenomenon of light and colour. She describes herself as a colourist. Experiences in nature and meditation are her major influences on her abstract works on paper. She uses various techniques, including: gouache, screen print and collage.
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Sharon Plummer works in creative collaborations of the arts, activism & science. Her most recent project ‘Toolangi Sculpture Trail 2016’ www.toolangisculpture.com brought Victorian artists together with community in the Mountain Ash Forests of the Central Highlands. Based at Frankland River, she will invite people to participate in the age-old protest activity of banner making. 20 cm squares of stitched, drawn, painted and woven artworks will be sewn together to create the quilt of ‘Our Takayna’.
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Ro Privett Between working in the outdoor education and environmental fields, I dabble in white water whenever the opportunity arises, searching for and relishing the wilderness journeys.
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Isabel Quigley is one of the most magical performers of her generation, with her lilting voice and powerful songs she is a songstress to be experienced. Recently she played support for Liam O'Maonlai (Hot House Flowers) who described her voice as "astral travel". Hers is an eclectic sound influenced by her Celtic heritage and whatever mood she finds herself writing in. She looks forward to the release of her debut album and to future collaboration with Andrei Nikulinsky (Clusterpod, Australia) and Liam O'Maonlai (Hot House Flowers, Ireland).
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Nick Randall has been a musician and artist his entire life, singing from a young age, initially training in production design and management for opera and dance, to professional touring and venue management, performance venue and art gallery design, as a Registered Music Therapist, and in more recent times using his own music and photography skills as an artist in his own right. Nick’s personal creative output currently is oriented towards making art and composing music for meditation, and enjoys early mornings with his camera getting out and tapping into the source of life.
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Aviva Reed Aviva describes herself as a visual ecologist and creative provocateur. She enjoys provoking thought, smashing paradigms and rebuilding them. Through her practice she seeks to evoke enchantment, cross-disciplinary thought, and to question status quonotions of normality.  Aviva has spent the past decade working as a professional artist. She has completed numerous bodies of work including drawings, paintings, mixed media and installation.

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Zoe Reynolds I shoot climate change. A Sydney based photojournalist documenting how rising seas are impacting on Australia's coastal and island communities. I have also journeyed by river and by foot into the Indonesian rainforests of Sumatra and Kalimantan, Borneo to photograph the orang-utan and their habitat endangered by logging, palm oil plantations and mining. Rainforests are the lungs of the Earth and my journey into the Tarkine would be to both capture both its power and fragility - the interplay of landscape and climate.

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Satyamo Judy Roberts is originally from Sydney but describes herself as a ‘naturalised Tasmanian’. She is a flautist and singer, music therapist, and yoga instructor. She loves breathing the beautiful air in Tasmania and is a keen bushwalker and sea-kayaker. Satyamo is never happier than when out in a forest or on a wild coast, breathing and listening to nature sounds. She records nature sounds to use as the basis for composition and improvisation.
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Michelle Romeo has a Visual Arts Degree majoring in Photography. Originally from Sydney I travelled for ten years before moving to Tasmania. The Tasmanian wilderness is my favourite place in the world!
During my Tarkine trip I plan to make a series of Cyanotypes taking photos of the predominant foliage and fungi with a macro lens.
These images will then be produced through sun printing and developed in water collected from the site. Art and Science merging as one.
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Isabel Rumble Rumble is a young artist currently based in Melbourne, Australia. At the core of her practice is a consideration of the relationship between the body and its surroundings, both immediate and that which has been experienced in the past. Incorporating drawing, printmaking, photography, and collage, her work reveals an intuitive response to the materials. In doing so a performative element is revealed, inciting an understanding of her main influences, including the Australian landscape, movement and performance, and an investigation of form, tone and texture.
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Kathryn Savery works and lives in Sydney but spends time near the Hawkesbury River north of Sydney in bushland including a National Park that can only be accessed by boat and overlooks the river. I work in sculptural ceramics as well draw, paint and photograph and am influenced by the patterns, shapes, colours and music of the natural environment.
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Jenny Schorta My love of photography began when I was a child. I was shown this beautiful state of ours through the eyes of my father who is a Botanist. He regularly took the family into the bush to find plants and bushwalk into beautiful locations. These days I go with my own family and friends and every time I enter these amazing places I feel alive, happy and a sense of calm envelopes me.
I love photographing our landscapes and all those things that make up our landscapes, especially fungi.
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Tania Slapar-Koman is a visual artist, picture framer and yoga teacher. She is grateful for living on this beautiful island of Tasmania and it being the 'home in her heart'. She loves nothing more than immersing herself in the forests, mountains and coastlines of this land. Tasmania and especially the Tarkine is where the inspiration for her often detailed, abstract nature based artworks derive from.
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Kelly Slater is a Photographer who grew up in New Zealand and before moving to Tasmania lived in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
I have had a life long passion for photography and visual arts, and more recently a deep interest in envionmental sciences. I have worked as a fulltime Press Photographer but now my work involves photographing community events in Northwest Tasmania (part-time), volunteering as a photographer at several local heritage organisations and developing my own art practice. I consider myself a photographer of People and Place.
Cassandra Smith is a sculpture, installation and space-maker based in Melbourne, Australia. Cassandra uses sculpture as a means to interrogate preconceptions of the body in space, to become self-aware (proprioceptive). She explores the intersections between human and non-human through working with the materiality of organic matter such as dust, diverse soils, rocks, vegetables and the body using casting techniques with resin, latex, plaster and silicone rubber.
Clayton Smith is a Melbourne-based filmmaker. He works as a Director, Cinematographer, Video Editor and Motion Graphics artist in Australia and internationally. He is passionate about the preservation of nature, and hopes to use his skill set to further improve conditions on the long road ahead for our planet’s future.
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Rod Spark is a photographer based in Sydney who grew in Tasmania on the Tamar River and on the west coast in what used to be the village of Luina. He has done several wilderness treks in Tassie in his youth to explore his passion for our wild areas and looks very much to return to those roots. Rod has a Zoological and Botanical Science Degree and a Masters of Arts degree.
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Grant Stevens is an artist based in Sydney who works predominantly with video, photography, and installation. His artworks have been exhibited widely in Australia, and internationally. He is Deputy Head of School at UNSW Art & Design, and his work is represented by Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney, and Starkwhite, Auckland.
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Julie Stoneman works in various mediums including ceramics, drawing, painting and installation exploring personal and environmental issues.
Julies current range of projects explore the impact of climate change on Tasmania’s Alpine ecosystems. Her research into western mythology and contemporary political blindness to the dangers of future climate change is informing new work which is highly relevant to our time. Julie currently practices from her Kettering studio and also works at Arts Tasmania.
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David Stubbs is an emerging artist with an interest in the environment in its natural state. Among the many life systems that function in the pristine environment of the wilderness, the species that capture my attention are the endangered mighty wedge tail eagle and the giant coastal Osprey.
A writer, photographer, painter and sculptor working within the natural environment, creating site specific sculptural instillations in nature with found objects from nature. Working with wood and rock are my preferred elements, creating sculpture from driftwood, stones and shells from the coastlines.
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Shane Viper has been interested in photography since he was a teenager but it’s only since moving to Tasmania that he has taken up this hobby with more gusto.  The rugged beauty of the West Coast inspires him to photograph landscapes, although he does like to investigate the more intricate details of the scenery and has been seen bum in the air taking macro shots.  More recently he has discovered the wonders of Black & White photography, which is now his preferred style.
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Deborah Wace is a plant advocate and professional Printmaker. Her artwork is highly detailed and intimate, it is a window into the botany of Tasmanian native Orchids, Rainforest and Buttongrass plant communities. She uses Drypoint and Monoprint techniques to depict the native orchids in large scale, drawn over many plates, root to flower. She also uses pressed plant specimens sourced from and illustrating the diverse flora of the Buttongrass plant communities and rainforest habitat.
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Peter Walsh has a diverse and busy background including photographer, researcher, musician, sound engineer and software developer. These days Peter spends his time working in marine research and following his passion for photography. With a particular interest in wilderness/landscape photography, he strives to include a message of conservation and care for the environment and collaborates regularly on conservation projects and with scientists working in environmental research.
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Paul Weeden is a songwriter/singer/musician born in Tasmania. He has had an affinity with natural environments since walking into Lake Pedder in1973. In 1982 he asked the Dali Lama why he came to Tasmania just after the successful blockade of the Franklin River. The Dali replied “It is the first time in history that an environmental cause has won against progress.” Paul has played in numerous bands since the eighties and is currently involved in three all original bands.
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Carl Whittaker is an artist and illustrator currently living in St. Paul, Minn. He works mostly in oils and watercolors, also sometimes pencil, colored pencil, and pen and ink. He also plays with small sculptures and models. He has always had a strong interest in nature, especially in mushrooms and forests, and most of his work draws on this in some way. He studied drawing, painting, and scientific illustration at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. in the early 1980s. In his recent work, he has tried to convey something of the beauty and mystery of forests, and of their ecology, history, and fraught relationship with humans.
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Tania Wilby lived for 11 years with my children in Lorinna an off the grid community surrounded by beautiful forests and also logging industry. which gave me the love of the forest and also the will to fight for it as I watched it being destroyed around me. I love to photo the beauty and spirit of the forests of Tasmania
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Chris Wilson has been photographing fungi for about 10yrs, is a regular contributor to the Tasmanian Fungi Facebook page, as well as the Mushroom Hunters of the World Facebook page. I also have some of my photographs published in the book "Field Guide to Tasmanian Fungi" by Genevieve Gates and David Ratkowsky.
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Tasha Zappala unlocks a raw mixture of post-folk blues that synthesizes the atmosphere of a local coffee shop where the lighting is warm & the ambiance is nothing short of enticing. Her intense gypsy-folk melodies will at one moment materialize into dainty falsettos, and at the next into a throaty, growling chest tone. An edge and a gritty presence, Zappala weaves abstracted tales of foggy memories and days adrift.
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Michael Zender is a landscape photographer living on the NW coast of Tasmania. Inspired by the unique qualities of the Tasmanian wilderness he seeks to capture images that promote this fragile environment and to inspire others to enjoy and help protect these fragile places.

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