Media Release: Art for takayna begins in Tasmania's wild takayna/Tarkine

Bob Brown Foundation is hosting one hundred artists and volunteers in Tasmania’s takayna/Tarkine for our annual environmental arts project.

“Premier Gutwein's term of government in Tasmania has failed to protect takayna/Tarkine and return it to Aboriginal ownership. Worse he has overseen the logging of rainforests and wildlife filled native forests, the commencement of the controversial Riley creek mine and challenged the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre in the Federal Court to re-open damaging 4WD tracks on the national heritage listed Aboriginal Coastal Landscape,” Bob Brown Foundations Campaign Manager Jenny Weber said.

“We are out in takayna this weekend to remind Tasmanians that this is one of the last wild places on Earth and needs urgent protection from logging, mining and off-road vehicle invasions,” Jenny Weber said.

“We are calling on voters in Tasmania to only vote people into parliament who will protect takayna/Tarkine,” Jenny Weber said.

For four days, artists and volunteers will fan out from six base camps located across the 495,000 hectares of takayna / Tarkine. From the small shack town of Arthur River, the Aboriginal cultural landscape on the wild coastline between Sandy Cape and Rupert Point to the ancient, threatened rainforests still threatened by logging and mining.

“After a two-year hiatus, brought on by COVID in 2020 and our Stop Adani Convoy in 2019, Bob Brown Foundation is excited to be heading into wild takayna this long weekend for Australia’s largest environmental arts project,” Jenny Weber said.

Over 80 artists will venture into the wild corners of takayna, supported by our campaign team and 20 volunteers acting as guides, cooks and base camp coordinators.

“During their four days in takayna, the artists will capture the wild and scenic beauty of this threatened landscape. We will be exhibiting the artist's impressions of takayna in Hobart, Burnie, Sydney, Melbourne and elsewhere across the country,” Jenny Weber said.

“These artists will give a portrait of the threatened, wild and ancient takayna through threatened landscapes, from serene rainforests, across vast button grass plains, towering sand dunes, hidden waterfalls to the jagged rocky shore that shreds the wild Southern Ocean,” Jenny Weber said.

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  • Adam Burling
    published this page in Media Releases 2021-04-02 12:34:14 +1100