ART for takayna is the Bob Brown Foundation’s revamped and re-energised Tarkine in Motion project. Australia’s largest environmental art project, where artists immerse in the wild, ancient and threatened takayna/Tarkine for 72 hours. Inspired by takayna/Tarkine, the artists bring to the world a multi-platform exhibition showcasing their interpretation of this wild place, campaign projects, blockade structures, theatre, dance and movies to name a few.
For four days, artists and volunteers will operate out of six base camps located across the 495,000 hectares of takayna /Tarkine. From the small shack town of Arthur River on the northwest coast, the remote coastal stretch between Sandy Cape and Rupert Point to the ancient, threatened rainforests scheduled for imminent logging and mining.
The artists - videographers, writers, musicians, painters, sculptors, print-makers and photographers – capture the wild and scenic beauty of this threatened landscape. They take you on a journey through threatened landscapes, to the rugged and serene rainforest, across vast button grass plains, towering sand dunes, hidden waterfalls and to the jagged rocky shore that shreds the wild Southern Ocean.
Using the creative power of art to alert the world to the plight of a threatened wilderness - takayna / Tarkine.
(Formally Tarkine in Motion)