Tasmanian pro surfer Dion Agius has launched a new film online this week after packed out screenings in Hobart, Melbourne and Newcastle.
Dark Hollow is a collection of apparel, film and art inspired by Dion’s home state of Tasmania. The name Dark Hollow comes from the north-east Tasmanian surf break located not far from where Dion grew up.
The project is dedicated to generating support for the future of threatened wild places and Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area. A percentage of profits will be donated to Bob brown Foundation for its takayna / Tarkine campaign.
“I’ve been so lucky to be able to travel the world for my career which now, more than ever, has me so aware of the world-class unspoiled oceans, rivers, and wilderness that Tasmania has to offer on a global stage. I look at the Tarkine as not only one of the most incredibly beautiful places on our planet, with such rich ecological biodiversity and ever important indigenous heritage, but also a representation of our entire natural world and the ongoing need for its preservation,“ said Dion Agius.
"Our special thanks to surfing legend Dion Agius, for backing the Tarkine’s bid for freedom from loggers, miners, and off-road midden-smashers. Dion’s support is a huge lift in the building wave of fortune that will end with the Tarkine becoming a protected wilderness, Aboriginal land, wildlife stronghold, and everlasting source of natural wonder," said Bob Brown.
“Dion has showcased Tasmania’s wilderness and our campaign to protect takayna / Tarkine to a new global audience. With his global reach and his generosity, we will continue to dedicate our work to defend and preserve intact wild nature. Having businesses like Globe back our work, we are seeing more and more people stand up for wilderness, the environment, and climate,” said Campaign Manager Jenny Weber.
The film can be watched online here:
The Dark Hollow clothing line features illustrations by LA-based tattoo artist Nathan Kostechko – whose artwork takes its inspiration from studies of the skeletons of Tasmanian Devils: