Tarkine in Motion - Meet the Artists

Some of the artists and volunteers meeting in the Bob Brown Foundation offices in Hobart to prepare for the Tarkine in Motion project. Photo: Francois Fourie
Some of the artists and volunteers meeting in the Bob Brown Foundation offices in Hobart to prepare for the Tarkine in Motion project. Photo: Francois Fourie

8 Videographers + 3 writers + 3 musicians + 34 photographers + 20 painters/basket weavers/jewellers/actors/printmakers

Meet some of the 68 artists involved


Sarah Abbott is a science writer, producer and videographer. She moved to Tasmania from Victoria after many visits over many years convinced her she’d be mad to live anywhere else. She loves being out and about in Tasmania’s wilderness, and capturing its beauty through photography and video.
Kelly Alexander is a Choreographer and Physical Performer. Her work plays in the tension between the mundane and the wild and she is deeply inspired by nature. She aims to strike a balance between a commitment to social justice and making art and is most happy when the two worlds cross over. Kelly lives in Melbourne.
Nicole Anderson likes to run and ride her bike. A lot. Until distracted by fungi, scenery or anything in nature showing resilience & standing up for itself against the odds - like alpine daisies! Professionally a rural GP with skills in Travel/Expedition & Wilderness medicine, Search & Rescue, and survival. Takes a nice photo now and then - featured on Wikipedia Tarkine link for Google Earth. Is dusting off the camera kit again for this Easter!
Evelyn Antonysen paints from the perspective of a native Tasmanian, expressing her intrinsic knowledge and love of the place through art that ranges from emotional to botanical accuracy.  She has exhibited in the state, nationally and internationally. Evelyn is based on the North West Coast.
Oliver Bain Tasmanian photographer and artist, inspired by nature and the beauty it holds. Currently studying to be an adventure tour guide as another path for sharing his love of the Tasmanian wilderness.
Catherine Blackmore painter, writer, cook, kayaker and gardener. Past U/B PhD in history. Passions: social justice, friends, music, environment (in no particular order). And, of course, Tasmania.
Cameron Blake Landscape photographer from Hobart. Inspired by the amazing wilderness our world has to offer and a strong believer that such special places like the Tarkine should be untouched and preserved for all future generations.
Rob Blakers has been photographing wilderness in Tasmania, the Australian mainland and the USA for over thirty years. His landscape photography and wilderness photography reflect the fragile beauty of wilderness as seen through the eyes and camera of one who knows it in a way that few people today ever will.
Andrea Breen is a multimedia artist, with a background as an educator, writer and creative arts therapist. She creates acoustic art while researching the generative and interactive processes in sound, word, image and movement, and has worked in collaboration with a number of choreographers both nationally and in New York. She is dedicated to social justice action, and seeks to further understanding through imagination.  Andrea Breen is a represented associate artist with the Australian Music Centre and a member of the International Alliance for Women in Music.
Dan Broun is a wilderness photographer and film maker specialising in remote area work. He has a deep affection for Tasmania's wild places. Dan is also the curator of the Tarkine In Motion arts initiative.
Kate Case is a jeweller/silversmith from Underwood in North East Tasmania.  Her work is inspired by her fascination with forms, patterns and textures in nature that are often only visible at a micro level. She specialises in the traditional metalsmithing techniques of hand piercing and repoussé.
Erik Christensen is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who moved to Tasmania from Fremantle, WA. He is a veteran live performer and has recorded several albums of original songs, made music for film soundtracks and held workshops at Cygnet in Scottish Gaelic mouth music! You may catch him singing down at Salamanca.
Benjamin Dacquet from Provence, South-east part of France, is a writer and musician. I play drums for 13 years and have been dedicating most of my time to music from 2008 to 2013, meaning touring with different bands in Western-Europe, recording and shooting video-clips and a live DVD. My main passions are nature, literature, arts, travelling and hiking. I live in Tasmania since December 2013 and fell in love with the island while walking through it's wilderness.
Selena de Carvalho is a cross-disciplinary artist based in Tasmania. Her practice responds to notions of personal ecology and human interaction with the environment, exploring a paradox inherent in our contemporary relationship with the natural world; how we yearn for the untamed and yet so often seek to control it. Technology and creativity are used as a means to raise questions as opposed to providing answers. She is the recipient of numerous awards, grants and residencies, most recently she was artist in residence at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
Arwen Dyer Tasmanian photographer and creative artist. Her creative oeuvre includes ceramics, visual arts and dance and a love of landscape. Arwen has a particular interest in macro and night photography. Her photographs depict the unique beauty of the Tasmanian wilderness, portrayed through emotional and spiritual response to place and nature.
Francois Fourie Born and raised in South Africa, Francois had ambitions to travel the world once he completed school.  After living out of a backpack for eight years, Francois settled in Tasmania with his family. He is an accomplished night sky, landscape and subterranean photographer and was heavily involved in the first midwinter Aurora Festival.
Wolfgang Glowacki is an award-winning landscape photographer based in Hobart, Tasmania. His passion for the environment, in particular the Tasmanian wilderness, shines through in all his work. Wolfgang has an unmistakeable talent for capturing the moods of nature in his own unique style. He often photographs alone, completely immersing himself in the quest for the perfect image. He’ll brave all weathers to share with you the world as he sees it, and will often camp out in freezing temperatures to capture the perfect shot in the early hours when the light is just right. He has released three photography books.
Matt Green is a Tasmanian based landscape, nightscape and music photographer, with equal passion for lugging camera gear around on an overnight hike, or running around at Falls Festival.
Joey Gracia is a Hobart based multi media artist. His practice has seen him travel throughout Australia and South East Asia, working with AiR programs and ARIs in Brisbane, Darwin and Melbourne as well as Chiang Mai in Thailand and Kuantan, Malaysia. Joey is interested in exploring conflicted territories and border regions. While working as part of the Tarkine in Motion project, Joey aims to document border regions and to explore the conflicted zones of the Tarkine.
Carmen Hannay is a contemporary painter that works from her home studio in Hobart. Currently favouring oils, she produces works of gently abstracted realism. Seeking inspiration from things she comes across in her daily life, Carmen has a particular interest in wildlife and what happens when we relate to our natural environment.
Peter Harmsen Over 30 years experience shooting award winning television and documentaries nationally but with a passion for the raw rugged and unspoilt beauty of my home, Tasmania. Politics aside, my interest in this project is to show the world what is unique about this area, and why we must celebrate it and protect it."
Olivia Hickey is based in Hobart and is a keen outdoor adventurer and has a background in outdoor and environmental education. Natural places have always been the driving passion of her life and have constantly filled her with wonder. Olivia aims in her jewellery to capture the intangible moments and create wearable objects that capture the imagination, resonate with previous experiences and inspire others to explore, discover and connect with the natural forms within landscape.
Paul Hoelen Born in NZ to a Dutch sailor & an American nun, Paul put his wanderlust and four passports to good use before eventually settling on the beautiful, wild island of Tasmania. A 15-year career in Wilderness Adventure Therapy helped cultivate his belief and passion for the power of wild areas to bring healing, reflection and balance to our lives. His imagery invites us to explore a much deeper level of connection with the natural world. Paul is an AIPP Master of Photography and three times Tasmanian Landscape Photographer of the Year.
Aaron Jones a Tasmanian Lansdcape Photographer who's primary goal in photography is to continue the work of past photographers in raising the level of importance of the role that nature plays in our lives.  My photography aims to be an extension cord reaching from the wilderness back to the communities to keep a disconnected society from completely loosing touch with reality. I remind society ‘Question where you come from’.
Wolfgang Kalal Photographer Wolfgang, a native of Vienna, discovered Tasmania over 20 years ago. He has been dividing his year between Austria and Tasmania ever since, where he calls Bruny Island his second home. His work has been exhibited both here and in Austria. He also has a strong background in theatre as well as investigative documentaries.
Lucy Landon-Lane Expressive dance and writing are the main arts forms that I am currently immersed in, exploring our relationship to our planet home and the divine, and the fine line where the two find union.
Loic Le Guilly a French photographer who moved to Tasmania after falling in love with a devil.  He hopes his photos can raise awareness about the unique beauty and value that Tasmania represents. 
Al Long is a Tasmanian landscape photographer and a patient purveyor of timelapse. He is inspired by the rugged beauty of the Tasmanian landscape, often trekking solo into the wilderness in pursuit of images whilst enjoying many hours of awe of the pristine Tassie environment. Being a surfer whilst growing up meant that most of his spare time was spent exploring Tassies windswept coastline, but in later years Al discovered the joys of the Tasmanian interior, such as its rocky peaks, sparkling lakes and lush forests. Al uses his photography to capture and share these beautiful places with others that may not get the chance to see it for themselves.
Bron McAnally I am a palawa woman from the channel area in the southern part of  lutruwita (Tasmania). I am a shell collector and stringer, taught by my elders, making various necklaces, bracelets and anklets in the traditional style of our old people. I am a salt water woman, inspired by the oceans and rivers of our country, I find solace at the sea. I also have a love for photography, capturing my own memories and documenting everything I can from our beautiful Mother Earth. I am hungry for travel as it's the only thing we can buy that makes us richer.
Marcus Morrell is a Tasmanian filmmaker and photojournalist based on the north west coast. Since formal studies Marcus has specialised in surf, adventure & music documentary, honing his craft both nationally and internationally. His first feature length film 'Metanoia' was selected for screening at the 2015 Sydney Surf Film Festival. 
David Murphy is a wilderness, landscape and seascape photographer based in Stanley. My desire to capture the beauty of Tasmania was the inspiration for the creation of photographic images. An incredible variety of subjects provided the source, in particular, the wild, rugged coastline and its windy and weathered landscape, the pristine, unique rainforests full of an ancient peace and tranquility, and finally, the surging rivers driving down and onwards to the sea. Tasmania is a marvelous place, and a photographers dream destination.
Nick Monk a landscape photographer based in the Huon region of Tasmania. Whilst he shoots a variety of landscapes, his passion is wilderness photography. This passion has ignited a desire to help preserve wilderness, and his photography is now being used on regular basis by groups such as the Bob Brown Foundation, Save The Tarkine, and The Wilderness Society to bring awareness to the cause. 
Grant Murray has been exploring and photographing wild places for over 30 years. His interests include videography, infrared, digital and large-format photography. 
Jess Murray When not playing the ukulele in wild places, Jess enjoys digital illustration, soundscapes, videography and photography. Jess is the youngest participant in Tarkine in Motion at 15 years of age.
Andrei Nikulinsky What's underfoot? A photographer of small things, Andrei Nikulinsky is fascinated by insects, arachnids and other invertebrates, and is currently focused on documenting Tasmanian fungi after spending most of his life in dry, sandy Western Australia.
Kip Nunn A Tasmanian photographer, whose enthusiasm, patience, skilful compositions and artistic ability to capture mood, light, atmosphere and a ‘sense of place’ will captivate those who view his work. Kips work has been used in a number of Tasmanian environmental campaigns, having lived and surfed around the Tarkine for over 20 years in his youth  this place holds a very special place in his heart.
Phil O’Neill lives near Wynyard on the North West coast of Tasmania. "My passion for my photography is equally matched by my passion for the preservation of the amazing Tarkine Rainforest in Tasmania. Over the years I have seen much of the living breathing rainforest “disappear”. I am totally stoked to be involved with the Tarkine in Motion event over this Easter, 2015. Through my involvement in bringing to the wider population the potential plight of the Tarkine I have met some amazing people and will continue to do so."
Alexander Palmer is the owner of Flowing Image Videography, a Hobart based documentary and video production house.  Recent works include "A Modern Build Tasmania - Asante" and "Hobart Life" in post-production.  
Joanna Pinkiewicz is a Polish born, Launceston based visual artists, working with the phenomenon of light and colour. She describes herself as a colourist. Experiences in nature and meditation are her major influences on her abstract works on paper. She uses various techniques, including: gouache, screen print and collage.
Michelle Powell moved from Western Australia to Hobart in 2009. Working predominately in the medium of photography, she is currently studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours at UTAS. Her current project continues to explore themes relating to place and identity.
Aviva Reed is a visual ecologist, currently completing a Master of Environment. Her research explores the nexus between art and science within environmental education. She draws on her academic background to explain scientific concepts through visual aids and participatory experiences. Among her numerous projects are collaborative efforts to publish two children’s books.
Ella Richmond is a young Tasmanian photographer and film-maker who loves to capture the essence of a moment through portraiture. Ella has travelled to over 20 countries and along the way has captured the people of the places she has visited. Ella will photograph and interview the people who make Tarkine in Motion happen, she will share the experiences of the place through photos and videos.
Ilona Schneider formally studied Photography in her native Austria, and has worked in the field throughout Europe and Australia for over 20 years. She lives and works in Hobart. Her interest focuses on the human story that defines a place. Her latest project explores the intersection of industry, technology and landscape in Tasmania
Julius Schwing Julius is a guitarist and composer, and hails from Bruny Island. He has an impressive record of festivals he has performed at: from Tasmanian MONA FOMA festivals, to gigs in Europa, India, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. He has composed soundtracks for short films, and composed and recorded with American saxophonist Aakash Mittal. With Aakash he performed in Memphis, receiving a nomination for the prestigious Freedman Fellowship.
James Stone is a landscape, nightscape and time-lapse photographer who loves the great light and amazing opportunities for escaping into the wilderness that his adopted home of Tasmania provides. James is partaking in a similar collaborative art venture later this year on the Elysium Artists for the Arctic expedition helping to highlight the impacts of climate change in the Arctic.
Luana Towney I am a palawa/ wiradjuri woman, living in Hobart with my family. I am an author, poet, trainee doula and amatuer photographer.  I am inspired by the circle of life. I have strong connections to the land and waters, and my passions include continuing culture and connecting to country. I make baskets in the style of  our old people,  using various grasses and bull kelp...
Shane Viper has been interested in photography since he was a teenager but it’s only since moving to Tasmania that he has taken up this hobby with more gusto.  The rugged beauty of the West Coast inspires him to photograph landscapes, although he does like to investigate the more intricate details of the scenery and has been seen bum in the air taking macro shots.  More recently he has discovered the wonders of Black & White photography, which is now his preferred style.
Deborah Wace is a Printmaker, singer/songwriter and mosaic artist. She specialises in large scale drypoint/mono-prints of Tasmanian native orchids - shown root to flower, and botanical arrangements of pressed plant specimens of the Buttongrass plant communities. These original works are digitised for reproduction onto many substrates for walls and glass. Deborah’s work has direct relevance to the early botanical historical record of Tasmanian botany. Through highlighting the ecological niche of these resilient plants she hopes to raise awareness of their vulnerability. She writes songs about connection to place and country. Deborah strongly believes in art and music as a change agent.
Pingala Walsh weaves photographs together to create location and nature inspired limited edition prints and digital images. She calls this technique Photographic Art and seeks to portray worlds of wonder and natural beauty in tribute to the depth of nature. Pingala also works in graphic, web & interpretive design as well as illustration. Usually living in Bellingen NSW, she regularly returns to  her former home and special place, Tasmania.
Simon Westaway is an actor who has been around telling Australian stories for some time now.  Some you may know him from underbelly as "Mick Gatto". Simon is an Australia Day Ambassador and has formed an attachment with the Tarkine for some time now.  "The relevance of this wilderness for all on the planet is its gift, ancient beauty". Simon is proud to be a part of this opportunity to share with others the need to respect this unique place.
Ben Wilkinson "I find that alongside my wife, family and friends, photographing and exploring the Tasmanian Wilderness gives me a greater appreciation of life. A simple camera takes me away from it all and allows me to just be, it allows me to get caught in a moment where nothing else matters. The combination of a camera and a quiet moment alone to witness and capture natures theater are priceless moments in an otherwise hectic world. Why capturing moments in nature is so valuable is the knowledge that they are reserved for those who make the effort to go out and witness them. My photographs are my memories of these moments and the enjoyment I had while watching the greatest show on earth."
Chloe Wolsey paints portraits - spare, concise, unsettling: they leak edginess, offer the spartan beauty of discomfort, the risk of trusting the contradictions of identity. Chloe also runs OzEarth, specializing in lime-rendering strawbale buildings and teaching natural building techniques in the Huon Valley.
Hillary Younger is a Tasmanian photographer. Through her images, she seeks to convey the solace she feels, to stir emotions and touch the spirit. She sees her photography of the Tasmanian landscape as visual poetry which will make a landscape’s sound and its mystery accessible.

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  • Dr Leslie Dean Brown
    commented 2016-03-21 23:26:42 +1100
    Is there any way I get involved in this project? :-D