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  • takayna Artivism: Virtual Festival

    Friday, June 26, 2020 at 06:00 PM through June 29, 2020

    "‘All creativity comes from the book of Nature’ said Gaudi: so do all artists. We are part of the wild Earth’s own creativity. Yet the palette is being smashed.

    – Bob Brown

     

    Art in all its forms plays a fundamental role in encouraging people to recognise the intrinsic value of wilderness, and to want to protect nature in its own right. Art has played an integral part in changing the hearts and minds of people, from the Franklin River to the Galilee Basin, and indeed to takayna / Tarkine where hundreds of artists return yearly to our Tarkine in Motion field trip.

    It is for this reason that we present our very first virtual arts festival, Artivism + takayna.

     


     

    Tickets sales have now closed - however if you would like to purchase a festival ticket after 5pm on Friday 26/06/20, please email support@bobbrown.org.au and we will assist you in accessing the festival over the weekend. 

     


     

    We’ve got over 23 amazing speakers coming from all corners of the country to discuss their artistic practices and the wonderful work they do for protecting takayna and planet Earth – from National Geographic photographer Bill Hatcher, to pakana woman Theresa Sainty, to Black Finch Project coordinator Charlotte Watson, and many, many more.

    On Sunday morning, we’ll be facilitating hands-on workshops, from landscape photography, to traditional Tasmanian aboriginal string-weaving practice, to nature journaling and writing.

    On Friday night, to kick the event off, we have a free concert with an all-star line-up of musicians – join Adalita from Magic Dirt, Shane Howard from Goanna, Neil Murray from Warumpi Band and Jim Moginie from Midnight Oil as they play music and talk about what Action for Earth means to them.

    To celebrate the launch of this fantastic, art-filled weekend of activism we are offering this Friday night concert for free to all Bob Brown Foundation supporters.

    Click here to register for our free opening event here.

     


    Tickets sales have now closed.

    Tickets sales have now closed - however if you would like to purchase a festival ticket after 5pm on Friday 26/06/20, please email support@bobbrown.org.au and we will assist you in accessing the festival over the weekend. 

     

     


    Schedule

    Click here to download a PDF of the schedule.

     

     


     

  • Virtual volunteer check-in – With Jenny Weber 15 rsvps

    Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Your computer, smartphone or tablet!
    If you are one of our treasured volunteers or keen to volunteer come along to hear about our Campaigns and future activities with Jenny Weber - Campaign Manager.
    RSVP below and we will email you with the details on how to join our Zoom chat prior to the meeting. 
  • Stop Adani Virtual Event Convoy Anniversary Film and Q&A

    Tuesday, May 05, 2020 at 07:30 PM
    Your desktop, smart phone or tablet!

     

     

    We are excited to announce and invite you to a special fundraising and Q&A event to celebrate the anniversary of the Stop Adani Convoy.

    On Tuesday May 5, the Bob Brown Foundation will be hosting a screening of our film 'CONVOY' to mark the anniversary of the Stop Adani Convoy. On May 5 last year thousands of people rallied on Parliament Lawns in Canberra after the Convoy arrived.

    CONVOY follows Bob Brown and the Stop Adani Convoy’s epic road trip from Tasmania to the Galilee Basin in Far North Queensland a distance of over 3500 kilometres, with the aim of stopping the development of the Carmichael coalmine.

    Following the movie we'll also host a special Q&A with Bob Brown, film Director Matthew Newton, AdaniWatch investigator Geoff Law and Galilee Blockade organiser Ben Pennings.

     

     

    During the Q&A you'll hear and learn more about Foundation's AdaniWatch project and how you can be part of the campaign to Stop Adani.

    Also showing at this virtual event will be the virtual Stop Adani Hallelujah Chorus, and you can join.

    To be a part of this special one-off event all you need to do is purchase your ticket. Each ticket includes access to the film and a live Q&A which will be centred around the filmmaking, the campaign, and what you can do to support it.

    Here you can also purchase the accompanying 'Convoy' book which has inspirational speeches from Stop Adani Convoy rallies, including acclaimed author Richard Flanagan and Aboriginal defender Adrian Burragubba when you purchase your ticket.

     


     

    How does it work?

    Step 1: Watch the film. Each ticket holder will have a unique link to watch the film; we recommend the latest you do this is at 6.30pm AEST on Tuesday 5 May but we will send you the links in advance so you can watch earlier if preferable.

    Step 2: Join the Q&A. You will be sent a link to join the live Q&A at 6pm AEST on Tuesday 5 May. All registered attendees can ask questions and interact live with the panelists, including Bob, members of the film and campaign team.

    This way you can watch the film at the same time as others as it streams to you simultaneously and be part of an interactive question and answer time immediately after.

    Please note: If the cost is a barrier, or if you require a captioned version of the film, please send us a message or contact contact@bobbrown.org.au

     


     

    Convoy film synopsis

    Convoy is an intimate look at what it takes to undertake a major environmental act of defiance.

    It follows former Greens leader Bob Brown, and the many concerned Australians that join him as he sets out on an epic road trip from Tasmania to the Galilee Basin in Far North Queensland a distance of over 3500 kilometres, with the aim of stopping the development of the Carmichael coalmine.

    This is a film about the power of peaceful protest and the power of individuals to make a difference and a study of true leadership. It explores how grassroots campaigning can shift public and political opinion. It will show what motivates individuals to take a stand and encourage and empower others to do the same.

     

  • Save Tassie's Forests: Virtual Action

    Wednesday, April 08, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    Your smart phone, tablet, laptop or desktop!

    SAVE THE DATE - JOIN OUR ONLINE ACTION

    You can join us by registering for our Virtual Action https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KUcwlTONRCuOJuM9Ax2Cmg

    This event will be a zoom 'rally' with guest speakers sharing about the values of the Tasmanian forests, the actions you can be involved in and a stand together (virtually) to say SAVE TASSIE'S FORESTS.

     



    The Wilderness Society, The Tree Projects, Blue Derby Wild and Bob Brown Foundation are organising a virtual action calling for secure protection of Tasmania's native forests.

    April 8 2020 is when 356 000 hectares of forests that should be in reserves become available for logging. These forests, called Future Potential Production Forests by the Tasmanian Liberal Government, have been in a moratorium since 2012.

    Logging forest nature reserves. With proven High Conservation Values (HCVs). In a climate and extinction crisis. On top of the 800,000 hectares of public state forests Suss Timber Tasmania already logs. It's an outrage.

    Worse still, over $400 million of public money was used to compensate the logging industry, which agreed to protect these areas in exchange. But now it says it wants to log them anyway and Premier Gutwein is only too happy to help.

    These threatened forests include: 
    • 100 000 hectares in takayna / Tarkine
    • vast stretches of on Tasmania's east coast from Blue Tier in the North to surrounds of Ben Lomond and Douglas-Apsley National Parks.
    • Swift Parrot habitat of Wielangta and Bruny Island.
    • Tracts of the Great Western Tiers.

    Be part of our virtual rally with many guest speakers all telling Tasmania's 'Premier for Climate Change', Peter Gutwein to stop this public policy madness.

    Tasmania and the rest of the world needs forests to stay intact for climate, wildlife, environment and society.

    RSVP here to join this online action
    https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KUcwlTONRCuOJuM9Ax2Cmg

    Once you've registered, download our guide for using Zoom for easy access to the virtual rally. Click here to download.

  • takayna Ultra - Registrations Now Open 21 rsvps

    Friday, March 13, 2020 at 05:00 AM through March 14, 2020
    takayna / Tarkine

    REGISTRATIONS CLOSED

     

    Our 65km ultra-marathon event will help save takayna / Tarkine from logging, mining and off-road vehicle damage.

    This event will raise money to support our campaign to have takayna / Tarkine protected as a World Heritage listed National Park, returned to Aboriginal ownership.

    This run will traverse grass plains, amazing sands tracks along rugged wild coastlines and bush tracks. 

     

    More information: https://takaynaultra2020.raisely.com/

     

     

     

     

  • Frontlines: Takayna to Adani Exhibition Opening Night 219 rsvps

    Friday, January 31, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart.

    Frontlines is a celebration of climate activism and protest across Australia; an exhibition that honours the ecologically valuable wild places and wildlife that are currently under threat of destruction,
    and the dedicated activism that is taking place to defend climate and Planet Earth.



    Including:
    Reg Mombassa
    Tim Cooper
    Adrian Burragubba
    #1000Finches project
    Mia Freeman
    Matthew Newton
    Colin Schildhauer
    Imogen Romot-Smith
    Lydia Birch
    Aviva Reed
    + artworks from frontline activists across Tasmania + Australia.


    The exhibition will be opened by Bob Brown and Jenny Weber, Campaign Manager for Bob Brown Foundation. 

  • 2019/2020 Falls Festival Loo Crew 1 rsvp

    Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 12:00 PM through January 01, 2020
    Falls Festival Marion Bay

    Volunteer for Bob Brown Foundation at Falls Festival Marion Bay.

    Volunteers receive a free ticket, premium campsite, hot showers, hot meals and all you need to do is four 4 hour shifts during the festival from 28 Dec to 1 Jan.

    To find out more or to register contact:
    fallsfestival@bobbrown.org.au or call Sarah on 0478 279 943

  • Activist Drop-in Session

    Monday, December 16, 2019 at 04:00 PM
    Bob Brown Fondation, Level 4 Bathurst St, Hobart TAS
    Every Monday evening we will be hosting activist drop-in sessions for people who are keen to get involved with the campaign to protect takayna / Tarkine from logging this spring/summer.
    These sessions will provide an opportunity to hear updates and latest news on the Tarkine Campaign. They will also provide an opportunity for people to hear about how you can join us at the frontline camp in the Sumac forest.
    There will also be ways to join the campaign even if you can’t get to the Tarkine.
    They are a space for you to join brainstorm and organise actions and events with our Campaigners.
    We established a camp at Sumac forest a week ago with the intention of holding the space and protecting the old-growth rainforest from the establishment of a logging road. On Friday the 18th of October our peaceful protest was evicted. We re-established our peaceful occupation of these forests on Monday 21st October.
    Logging could commence imminently, we are prepared for a non violent direct action campaign in the forests and hosting support actions in the cities. We are now critically and urgently seeking more people to join the campaign.
    No RSVP to the drop-in session is necessary – but please contact Molly@bobbrown.org.au for further details.
  • Activist Drop-in Session

    Monday, December 09, 2019 at 04:00 PM
    Bob Brown Fondation, Level 4 Bathurst St, Hobart TAS
    Every Monday evening we will be hosting activist drop-in sessions for people who are keen to get involved with the campaign to protect takayna / Tarkine from logging this spring/summer.
    These sessions will provide an opportunity to hear updates and latest news on the Tarkine Campaign. They will also provide an opportunity for people to hear about how you can join us at the frontline camp in the Sumac forest.
    There will also be ways to join the campaign even if you can’t get to the Tarkine.
    They are a space for you to join brainstorm and organise actions and events with our Campaigners.
    We established a camp at Sumac forest a week ago with the intention of holding the space and protecting the old-growth rainforest from the establishment of a logging road. On Friday the 18th of October our peaceful protest was evicted. We re-established our peaceful occupation of these forests on Monday 21st October.
    Logging could commence imminently, we are prepared for a non violent direct action campaign in the forests and hosting support actions in the cities. We are now critically and urgently seeking more people to join the campaign.
    No RSVP to the drop-in session is necessary – but please contact Molly@bobbrown.org.au for further details.
  • Convoy - film and book launch, Brunswick Heads 51 rsvps

    Thursday, December 05, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    Brunswick Picture House in Brunswick Heads, Australia
  • Murwillumbah launch of Convoy - the book and film 10 rsvps

    Wednesday, December 04, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    Regent Theatre, 5 Brisbane St, Murwillumbah NSW

    Adani, drought and Australia's coal disaster - what you can do.

  • Activist Drop-in Session

    Monday, December 02, 2019 at 04:00 PM
    Bob Brown Fondation, Level 4 Bathurst St, Hobart TAS
    Every Monday evening we will be hosting activist drop-in sessions for people who are keen to get involved with the campaign to protect takayna / Tarkine from logging this spring/summer.
    These sessions will provide an opportunity to hear updates and latest news on the Tarkine Campaign. They will also provide an opportunity for people to hear about how you can join us at the frontline camp in the Sumac forest.
    There will also be ways to join the campaign even if you can’t get to the Tarkine.
    They are a space for you to join brainstorm and organise actions and events with our Campaigners.
    We established a camp at Sumac forest a week ago with the intention of holding the space and protecting the old-growth rainforest from the establishment of a logging road. On Friday the 18th of October our peaceful protest was evicted. We re-established our peaceful occupation of these forests on Monday 21st October.
    Logging could commence imminently, we are prepared for a non violent direct action campaign in the forests and hosting support actions in the cities. We are now critically and urgently seeking more people to join the campaign.
    No RSVP to the drop-in session is necessary – but please contact Molly@bobbrown.org.au for further details.
  • SUNDAY Plains Field Site 2019

    Sunday, December 01, 2019 at 08:30 AM

    The Sunday Plains Site Survey will depart Base Camp at 8.30am, and will return at 1.30pm. 

  • SATURDAY night survey 2019

    Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 08:00 PM

    Depart basecamp at 8pm.

    Return to basecamp at 11:30pm.

  • Bioblitz 2019 - staff

    Friday, November 29, 2019 at 05:00 PM through December 02, 2019
    Riverbend Youth Centre in Scotchtown, Australia

    Registration page for survey leaders, organisers, staff and assistants.

    Please provide your contact details and we will be in touch to confirm other details.

     

     

  • Feeding the Resistance – Lisa Searle and Bob Brown Foundation 17 rsvps

    Monday, November 25, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Straight Up Coffee and Food in Hobart, Australia

    Lisa Searle’s superb vegan meals have been powering our activists on the frontlines for years. Lisa, together with the Bob Brown Foundation, has put together a book of these recipes so now you can enjoy these delicious meals at home, or with your own campaign crew.

    RSVP below to be the first to hear more about the event.

     


     

    You can now purchase the Feeding the Resistance via our online store, click the button below to find out more. 

     

     


     

     

  • Rally for lutruwita / Tasmania 19 rsvps

    Monday, November 25, 2019 at 12:00 PM
    Parliament Lawns Hobart in Hobart, Australia

    Join us for a public rally outside Parliament House to protest the Hodgman government's draconian anti-protest laws.

    "Everyone will be welcome to come and defend Tasmania's democratic ideals and right to protest. In some ways these laws are worse than those struck down by the High Court in 2017," Bob Brown said.

    Penalties up to 21 years in jail for opposing Will Hodgman's view of exploiting Tasmania's natural resources have no place in a peaceful democracy.

    ** Volunteers needed **

    If you are able to help promote the rally by putting up posters in and around Hobart, our Campaign Manager Jenny Weber would love to hear from you.

  • Activist Drop-in Session

    Monday, November 18, 2019 at 04:00 PM
    Bob Brown Fondation, Level 4 Bathurst St, Hobart TAS
    Every Monday evening we will be hosting activist drop-in sessions for people who are keen to get involved with the campaign to protect takayna / Tarkine from logging this spring/summer.
    These sessions will provide an opportunity to hear updates and latest news on the Tarkine Campaign. They will also provide an opportunity for people to hear about how you can join us at the frontline camp in the Sumac forest.
    There will also be ways to join the campaign even if you can’t get to the Tarkine.
    They are a space for you to join brainstorm and organise actions and events with our Campaigners.
    We established a camp at Sumac forest a week ago with the intention of holding the space and protecting the old-growth rainforest from the establishment of a logging road. On Friday the 18th of October our peaceful protest was evicted. We re-established our peaceful occupation of these forests on Monday 21st October.
    Logging could commence imminently, we are prepared for a non violent direct action campaign in the forests and hosting support actions in the cities. We are now critically and urgently seeking more people to join the campaign.
    No RSVP to the drop-in session is necessary – but please contact Molly@bobbrown.org.au for further details.
  • Environment Award Ceremony with Voices from the Frontline  80 rsvps

    Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Hobart Conference and Function Centre in Hobart, Australia

    Hosted by Bob Brown and Bob Brown Foundation

    You are invited to the annual Bob Brown Foundation Environment Awards and ‘Voices from the Frontline’. Join Bob Brown in conversation with some of Australia’s most inspiring climate and environmental activists.

    If you have been inspired by the Student Climate Strikes, the Stop Adani Campaign, or are interested in Australia’s unique forests and wildlife, this is the event for you.

    Voices from the Frontline will be a fascinating insight into the award winners' inspiring campaigns, frontline activism, civil disobedience, and much more.

    Free event - limited spaces.  RSVP below.