Short film showcases the spectacular landscapes of takayna/Tarkine

Watch this short film showcasing the spectacular landscapes of takayna/Tarkine, with commentary by Bob Brown.

"Just go there!"

Produced with the support of Patagonia.

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UNESCO warns Tasmania over logging/mining World Heritage Area

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UNESCO condemns government plans for World Heritage Area

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ABC - Artists inspired by the Tarkine region

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The ABC website has a story covering the Tarkine in Motion project.

"A group of 70 artists have spent their Easter break exploring a remote part of north-west Tasmania and creating works they hope will lead to the area's protection."

"The conservationists know they are in for a long fight, but they believe gaining the support for a national park is possible by 2020."

Read the full story on the ABC News website here.

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Help us take Tarkine in Motion to the world

Our Foundation has launched a Pozible campaign to crowd-fund Tarkine in Motion. Visit pozible.com/tarkineinmotion to pledge your financial support for this unique project.

In April 2015, 60 photographers, filmmakers, musicians and artists will journey into the Tarkine to document its wild, scenic beauty as never before – producing a stunning 30-minute documentary portrait of this threatened wilderness.

Curated by Dan Broun and the Bob Brown Foundation, Tarkine In Motion is a multi-platform project that will culminate in a film & exhibition of art created in the heart of Tarkine, one of the last great wilderness areas on the planet.

With your support, this project will help protect the Tarkine by capturing, celebrating and sharing its unique landscapes with the world.

The Bob Brown Foundation is campaigning to have 450,000 hectares of the Tarkine declared a national park and World Heritage Area so that future generations can enjoy the Tarkine’s outstanding natural and cultural heritage.

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Tarkine in Motion - Meet the Artists

Some of the artists and volunteers meeting in the Bob Brown Foundation offices in Hobart to prepare for the Tarkine in Motion project. Photo: Francois Fourie
Some of the artists and volunteers meeting in the Bob Brown Foundation offices in Hobart to prepare for the Tarkine in Motion project. Photo: Francois Fourie

8 Videographers + 3 writers + 3 musicians + 34 photographers + 20 painters/basket weavers/jewellers/actors/printmakers

Meet some of the 68 artists involved

 

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Tarkine In Motion

Tarkine in Motion. Photo: Rob Blakers
Tarkine in Motion. Photo: Rob Blakers

40 artists, 72 hours, 1 unique landscape – Tasmania’s Tarkine

In April 2015, 40 photographers, filmmakers, musicians and artists will journey into the Tarkine to document its wild, scenic beauty as never before – producing a stunning 30-minute documentary portrait of this threatened wilderness.

Curated by Tasmanian Wilderness Photographer and film maker, Dan Broun and the Bob Brown Foundation, Tarkine In Motion is a multi-platform project that will culminate in a film & exhibition of art created in the heart of Tarkine, one of the last great wilderness areas on the planet.

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Some of the artists and volunteers meeting in the Bob Brown Foundation offices in Hobart to prepare for the Tarkine in Motion project. Photo: Francois Fourie

We are campaigning to have 450,000 hectares of the Tarkine declared a national park and World Heritage Area so that future generations can enjoy the Tarkine’s outstanding natural and cultural heritage.

Our Foundation has launched a Pozible campaign to crowd-fund Tarkine in Motion. Visit pozible.com/tarkineinmotion to pledge your financial support for this unique project.

With your support, this project will help protect the Tarkine by capturing, celebrating and sharing its unique landscapes with the world. 

Donate to Tarkine in Motion here: pozible.com/tarkineinmotion

And follow the project here

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Tarkine tales - passion & protest

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Tickets available online or at the door on the night.

Bob Brown states “I first ventured into the Tarkine region in 1972 to search for the Tasmanian tiger, thought to be extinct since 1936. There had been alleged sightings in the Tarkine, I was very sceptical but that trip took me right into the Tarkine, and down the coastline, and I saw the rainforest and the pristine rivers and the wildlife…and that has stayed with me these last 40 years.”

Read the press release here.

Book your tickets here.

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Lawless posses rule the Wild West

An article by Geoff Coles in The Mercury.

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The Mercury, January 10, 2015

The decision of the Federal Government to put a halt to the State Government’s redneck plan to reopen all off-road vehicle tracks in the Arthur-Pieman is the right thing to do.

The State Government has ignored decades of planning, research and consultation in an effort to appease a politically astute coalition of self-interest groups that have been in their ear for years.

Read the full story by Geoff Coles here.

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Injunction stops destructive vehicle tracks on the Tarkine coast

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Yesterday's Federal Court injunction stopping the Hodgman government's order to reopen destructive off-road vehicle tracks on the Tarkine coast underscores the failure of the Minister for the Environment, Parks and Heritage to show basic responsibility for the area's internationally-recognised Aboriginal cultural values, Bob Brown said today.

Read the full media release here.

Read about the joint call for the halt to opening the 4wd tracks here, and the threats to rock art here.

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