Shaking the Tree Choir and the Tarkine in Motion Project 2018

 

Over four days of Easter 2018, Shaking The Tree choir traveled from Melbourne to the Tasmanian Tarkine Wilderness under the auspices of the Bob Brown Foundation's Tarkine in Motion project. This project invites artists of diverse media to immerse themselves and find inspiration in this unique natural environment, and share this with the world in the campaign for its preservation.

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Premier Hodgman silent on Aboriginal heritage destruction

 

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Rainforest logging and Aboriginal heritage damage revealed

 

Media Release
4 April 2018

Rainforest logging and Aboriginal heritage damage revealed - artists capture threats to Tasmanian wilderness.

Bob Brown Foundation’s annual environmental arts project, Tarkine in Motion, has revealed fresh logging in Tasmania’s Tarkine rainforests and illegal off-road vehicle damage to the National Heritage listed Aboriginal cultural landscape.

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On country with Theresa and Rocky Sainty

We are very grateful to members of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community who journeyed with us on country in takayna / Tarkine during Tarkine in Motion 2018.

Here are some reflections and images by Tasmanian photographer Charles Chadwick.

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Frankland River - The Welcome

'Our friend the singing river welcomes us into the wild places. Watch it wind, twisting turning in my mind.

Filmed and photographed by Trudi Bird on location at Frankland River and surrounding rainforests - Tarkine In Motion 2017, takayna / Tarkine, Tasmania Australia.

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takayna rainforests under attack

Ancient rainforests in Tasmania's takayna / Tarkine are currently being lost to logging. During Tarkine in Motion 2018, these ancient, threatened, intact forests were captured by Dan Broun, a Tasmanian photographer and filmmaker and co-founder of the Tarkine in Motion project.

 

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takayna coast

Bearing witness and keeping vigil in the ancient, threatened and wild takayna / Tarkine is one of the goals of Tarkine in Motion. Documenting the illegal activity of two ATVs at the remote Interview River was one way we achieved this goal in 2018.

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Edge of the World

'It was a wonderful experience and landscape to find myself in.' Anne Algar.

 

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Sumac base camp

takayna / Tarkine is an ancient, wild and threatened place. Its intact wildness, natural and cultural values are what we are fighting for every day at the Bob Brown Foundation. Secure protection of ancient tall giants like this one pictured here.

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Reflections of Tarkine in Motion 2018 by Paul Hellier

Ever been somewhere so quiet you can hear the blood moving around your skull? A drop from a leaf, the chipper call of a fun-loving bird or the snap of twig if I break from my stillness. 

Unlike the experience of this flight, jammed between two people that make me feel look a little boy, typing with my elbows pinned to my waste, the plane rattles and children cry. 

The Tarkine, a definition of peace, and an appreciation of the earth is nothing like this.

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