Tarkine in Motion 2016
Meet The Artists
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.
Nicole Anderson is a Tarkine local and likes to explore, 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! Then the camera, or iPhone helps with allowing Nature to communicate with pictures. Professionally a rural GP with specialist skills in Travel/Expedition & Wilderness medicine, Search & Rescue, and survival.
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.
Keith Antonysen Photography has been a passion for many years; it had been an area I would have liked to have worked in. I had a dabble 45 years ago with my trusty Pentax Spotmatic SLR 35 mm camera taking Wedding photos and wilderness scenes. It used to require much patience, waiting for negatives or slides to be developed and printed. Digital cameras have now opened up a whole new level of creativity; where taking a photo is the beginning of the process. Photogramphy opens up a new world where abstract or realism offer endless possibilities.
Jenny Archer is a photographer, digital artist and painter. She loves nothing more than bushwalking and exploring Tasmania's incredible and diverse natural places.
Oliver Bain Tasmanian photographer and artist, inspired by nature and the beauty it holds. Loves exploring exploring the Tasmanian wilderness and finding intricate details in the landscape to share with others.
Lou-anne Barker Through drawing and printmaking, Lou-anne is exploring the mystery, beauty, fragility and resilience of the natural world and humans’ interconnection with it, as well as the unconscious human mind. She is passionate about the environment and social justice and has been an activist in these areas over the years. She values the role of community story- telling and is an improvisational actor and conductor with Playback Theatre in various community settings.
Allegra Biggs Dale A keen traveller, Allegra moved from Indonesia to Bruny Island in 1991. Connection, engagement, immersion employing a full range of senses with camera and words germinate ‘artography’, an extension of the medium. The intent is to convey a seventeen, syllable message with what is seen through her lens and what is felt in heart.
Cam Blake is a photographer originally from Melbourne who moved to Tasmania in 2012. Since moving to Tasmania he has fallen in love with the wild and rugged beauty that is the Tasmanian Wilderness. Every opportunity is spent exploring the wilderness for that one shot which will showcase the importance and uniqueness of Tasmania and her wild landscape.
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.
Claire Bridge is a Melbourne based artist whose recent work in the wilderness and World Heritage areas of Australia are bringing voice to the immeasurable beauty of these ancient lands. Change and transformation are constant themes in her paintings, on personal and global levels, from the microcosm to the macrocosm. Seeing everything is interconnected, her practice explores the relationship between our-selves and our Earth, evoking a sense of the consciousness of the natural world.
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.
Charles Chadwick is a bushwalker, meditator and photographer with a long standing love for wild places since his parents first took him walking in the English Lake District. He believes in the spiritual and therapeutic benefits of spending time in these environments and in their inestimable intrinsic value. He has worked for Project Hahn and the Wilderness Program running outdoor recreation camps for disadvantaged groups in Tasmania, and is currently studying photography at UTAS.
Hilary Clared is an artist and writer, with a background in journalism and filmmaking. Landscape is the focus of her painting, working in the mapping-artist genre. She lives in Hobart, constantly inspired by Tasmanian landscapes and community, and bushwalking
Tim Cooper A hobbyist photographer, brought up in the northwest, currently studying surveying in Hobart, a keen cyclist, passionate about about the outdoors and always up for an adventure. https://tcooperphotography.wordpress.com/
Shelley Cusiter is a diverse artist actively performing and training in music as a songwriter, singer and guitarist; various dance styles including fire dancing, funk and African; theatre work includes clowning, improvisation and mask work. Her connection to wild places is the core inspiration for much of her creativity.
Crystal Davis is Tasmanian poet and author who spent a third of her life in the corporate world, writing poems for sanity since she was young. Penning her first book at age four, Crystal’s debut collection Azure Assurances, A Book of Pictured Poetry was released in 2014. Crystal’s special interest in global sustainability and the power of artistic collaboration is what has led her to the Tarkine in Motion project.
Rose Davis is an avid photographer moving into video/film. Her obsession began 16 years ago in the darkroom and it has been her passion ever since. Between being a mum and slogging her way through a Bachelor of Arts degree, she loves to lose herself in her camera. Collaborating with amazing poet (and twin sister!) Crystal Davis, Rose feels honoured to be able to bring her love of nature conservation and image capture to such an important project as Tarkine in Motion.
Sue Davis is a multi-disciplinary artist who creates public site-specific art projects in collaboration with children and community groups, particularly projects that increase awareness of the natural environment. Sue draws or creates sculptures with natural materials drawing inspiration from the magnificent coastal National Parks of East Gippsland, Victoria. After hearing and reading so much about the Tarkine she can’t wait to finally visit this special place and contribute in some way to this project.
Michael Dempsey I quite often go bush to a beach or a mountain, but am just as happy simply being on the track — happy if I don’t get to a particular destination, peering into the grander web and understanding a little more each time about this magnificent place. Michael Dempsey lives in Hobart, he first visited Tasmania in 1997, and found the island had an edge and wildness that the mainland didn’t. Michael is not professional photographer, taking his photographs for the sheer enjoyment.
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.
Phillip England is a photographic artist working in digital and analogue realms. His current practise involves using the revived 19th century photographic process known as tintypes or ferrotypes to produce images in the field with his travelling photographic darkroom. Phillip's inspiration stems from the things that make Tasmania unique and worth conserving. He lives with his family in an off-grid straw bale house in the Tasmanian bush.
Jen Evans is a researcher, artist and lover of all things Tarkine. So much so she has almost completed a PhD on it!
Sam Fenton Visual artist inspired by nature, industrialisation and their multi-faceted interconnections. Working with paint and found objects in portable form, mural commissions and community workshops. Recent work explores the connection between the unconscious and conscious minds whilst being influenced by surrounding space and atmosphere. Splatter abstractions to capture this movement then meticulously processing with glazes to reveal narrative within three dimensional form.
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.
Jemma Gates is inspired by nature and art, and finds such joy spending time in the wilderness on this beautiful island, especially when it involves a good bush walk too. :) Having never been to the Tarkine before, she's excited about being part of this amazing project and helping to support other artists so that we may raise awareness about the importance of protecting this special part of our world. Day to day, Jemma works as a remedial massage therapist, and in TV and radio production, sometimes as a performer too.
Michael Gay is a wilderness photographer born and raised in Hobart who has a passion for exploring and photographing Tasmanian’s amazing wild places
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.
Paul Grinzi is an experienced amateur photographer and photo educator based in Victoria. He enjoys focusing on the small details with macro work, as well as the grand vistas landscape photography provides. Tasmania's wilderness area hold a special place for him and it will be a pleasure for Paul to return to capture some of a beauty that the Tarkine offers.
Ralf Haertel is a Tasmanian based creative producer/artist whose practice includes textile based 2D and 3D works; large-scale ephemeral/short term installations for festivals and art trails – often featuring natural fibres, bush dyes, and recycled/ repurposed materials; painting; film and digital projection. During Tarkine in Motion he will be initiating a natural dyes project, which will be further developed through Europe in April/May, before being exhibited at Sawtooth Gallery in Launceston in August.
Daniel Haley is an outdoor educator and visual communicator with a focus on interactions with the Tasmanian natural environment. Primarily he works through still and moving imagery, but additionally explores a variety of creative medias to express the effect of environment on his life.
Phil Harrington is a poet, writer, musician and climate change activist. He also consults nationally and internationally on climate change, clean energy and sustainability. A Tasmanian, Philip is passionate to find deep and systemic ways to change in our destructive relationship with the living world he knows as Gaia, be that through music, writing, activism, collaboration or leading policy change.
Rod Hartvigsen has been a full time photographer for the past 16 years. He has recently moved to an off grid lifestyle on South Bruny Island, Tasmania after living in Broome, Western Australia. A lover of wild places, Rods work featured strongly in the Kimberley fight for James Price Point. Although he has concentrated primarily on landscape photography, his latest direction is more in birds and wildlife in general.
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 and how imagery can support that in a powerful, tangible and accessible way. Paul is an AIPP Master of Photography and four times Tasmanian Landscape Photographer of the Year.
David Houlder has walked, cycled and photographed everywhere from the Tasmanian Central Plateau to Karijini in remote north-west Australia. If he had any sense he'd quit his day job and spend much more time walking and camping out under the stars and helping to protect Australia's natural heritage.
Deb Hunter is a caver, conservationist and search and rescue volunteer living on her small farm at Caveside at the base of the Great Western Tiers, kooparoona niara. Deb is a self-employed caving tour guide and Bowen Therapist, photographer, flautist, leather designer/carver, occasional water colour pencil artist and freelance environmental scientist at the pointy end of an environmental chemistry PhD.
Nicholas Iceton is a sculptor and mental health worker based in southern Tasmania. His focus is on exploring how artistic expression can strengthen and dialogue with evolutionary process in community, and connect human centredness to a grounded relationship with Earth and the Cosmos. His main direction is in crafting work that reflects the meeting points between the mysteries of human experience and the layers of the natural world through the use of mixed media, especially wood carving and larger scale structural creations.
Iona Johnson is a printmaker with an interest in depicting experiences of the environment. She explores how the body engages with the world resulting in tactile and sensory responses. The environment also speaks of ancient histories and slowly evolving ecologies. Her art is concerned with how we apprehend and engage with these aspects of the environment. Iona has been involved in environmental and social activism over many years and is interested in how art can be a vehicle for change.
Diana Kaminskaya is a Tasmanian artist, who has fallen in love with the beauty of its natural wilderness ever since she moved here from Belarus. She streams her inspiration from the world around her, seeking to express powerful and quirky ideas of our time as well as explore the mystery of the unknown layers of human existence. This weekend she is aiming to capture the magical world of the Tarkine region, and create a range of works using various mediums, to pass on the message of this incredibly precious worldly treasure.
Michael Kennedy is a composer of ambient and atmospheric music. Inspired greatly by wild places, Michael, under his artist name “Arddhu”, aims to convey the feeling of these special locations through soundscapes and music. A special, interactive sound piece will be presented for the Tarkine in Motion project.
Steven Liaros is a town planner who believes that our cities reflect who we are and what we care about. He cares about art, love, his research and, above all, freedom. Steven has therefore chosen to put certain limits on his own competitive economic activity and is rediscovering his passion for chalk and pencil sketching. He is also writing his thesis to further develop the ideas from his first book 'Rethinking the City'. (for more: www.polisplan.com.au)
Al Long is a Tasmanian landscape photographer and a patient purveyor of timelapse. He is inspired by the rugged untouched beauty of the Tasmanian landscape, often trekking solo into the wilderness in pursuit of images whilst enjoying many hours in awe of the pristine Tassie environment. Al uses his photography to share these beautiful places with others that may not get the chance to see it for themselves.
Nina van hartskamp and Sarah Lundgren It was their love for nature that brought Nina van Hartskamp (performance artist from the Netherlands) and Sarah Lundgren (Biologist from Sweden) to Tasmania. Both of them returned to this island after a period of travel and study. Now they work and live with the local textile artist, Kate Fletcher, where they play with natural dyes and eco prints. During the Tarkine in Motion they will set up a dye camp, making a collaborated textile art piece using organic material from the Tarkine.
Deborah Lynch I am both excited and nervous about being involved in this project. I believe in the power that art has to start conversations and also to influence people. Being in wild places allows me to feel the invisible, physical, mental and emotional reminders that I am but a minute part of a planetary ecosystem, that is now constantly threatened. I feel the precarious, political relationship that connects we humans to our environment, and this is what compels my actions as artist/activist.
Zennie McLoughlin is an artist and designer who lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. She creates hand-cut stencils from her drawings and is often inspired by nature. She fell in love with the magical Tarkine after her first visit in 2015, creating an artwork 'Tarkine' that was a finalist in the 2015 Stencil Art Prize.
Jeannie Mooney came to Tasmania from the northern boreal forests of Maine on the northeast coast of the US. “My work reflects my origins and the profound mystery that links us to the natural world. Everything I make attempts to reveal a tiny grain of this truth.” For over 40 years, Jeannie has exhibited, taught and worked on projects in the US, Australia and Romania.
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.
Grant Murray has been exploring wild places for over 30 years. His art in the Tarkine this year will include works in photography, video, charcoal and ink.
Jess Murray Primarily a digital illustrator, Jess dabbles in the art of photography, and creates other artwork as a self taught musician, animator and filmmaker.
Kelli Nalder An intuitive, outsider artist inspired by nature, sound and the spoken word. So what better place to live than Tasmania. I love to create in various mediums, always drawing in the spiritual aspect to my creations. My latest passion is astrophotography, the night sky is my place of meditative practise and on top of that so many totally awesome events happen in our night’s sky. I’m always up for an adventure and this particular one just screams fun.
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.
Richard Newport has completed over 50 commissions for public artwork that have included street furniture, large scale sculptures, entry statements and art in nature projects. He has won awards for contemporary furniture and was awarded the Maroochydore Councils,'Overall Golden Award', for the Nambour Adventure Playground design.
Tiff Norchick is a quiet person who loves trees. She writes very beautiful songs, that help you fall asleep if you're tired. She lives in Tasmania, her favourite place in the world.
Anne Norman is a shakuhachi (bamboo flute) musician who, in recent years has been writing eco-poetry and incorporating spoken word in her recitals. Based in Vic, I have travelled far and performed in many places incorporating Japanese, European and Australian art music, cross-over world fusion and free-form impro with musicians and dancers of various cultural heritages. I first walked the overland track in Tassie at age 18 and have since visited many magic areas of Tassie. I look forward to breathing in and listening to takayna.
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.
Thomas O’Hara is a contemporary jeweller and object maker currently undertaking a PhD in Fine Art at the Australian National University School of Art in Canberra. With a trade background as an electrician, Thomas has learnt a controlled systematic way of constructing work. This combined with a strong interest in organic, free formed patterns and objects found in nature, has led to an investigation of objects that play with what is naturally formed and what is constructed.
Helen O’Neill .
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."
Tim Panaretos completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Tasmania in 2010, majoring in photography. In his photo-media works, he employs ideas from installation-based art and Surrealist techniques such as photomontage. Tim is also a musician and has engaged with sound art and field recording, he has exhibited and performed in both Tasmania and interstate. He has been living in Melbourne since 2013.
Wiebke Parker Although I enjoy photographing a variety of subjects, I particularly enjoy capturing the beauty of Tasmania’s natural environment.
Jocelyn Parry-Jones was born in Tasmania. In 2010 she completed a Bachelor of Natural Environment and Wilderness Studies, with Honours in Agricultural Science. She then followed her passion for photography and undertook a diploma of Visual Arts, then Adventure Tour Guiding and now works for Tarkine Trails. These studies stem from her love for Tasmania's wild places and the desire to raise awareness of their importance through science, art and tourism. During Tarkine in Motion she will be working in a set of images to form a collection from this wild and precious place.
Isabel Quigley is a singer songwriter with a stunning voice and an uncanny ability to weave lyric and melody, captivating her audience. She won the Nannup Emerging Artist Award (2009) and has played support for Eleanor McEvoy (Ireland) and The O's (US) and has toured through Europe. Hers is an eclectic sound influenced by her own Celtic heritage and whatever mood she finds herself writing in.
Dave Reynolds is a landscape photographer and musician who is passionate about the process of rediscovering our deep connection to the Earth.
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.
Satyamo Judy Roberts Satyamo is originally from Sydney but describes herself as a ‘naturalised Tasmanian’. She is a flautist and singer, music therapist, and yoga instructor. She loves breathing the beautiful air in Tasmania and is a keen bushwalker and sea-kayaker. Satyamo is never happier than when out in a forest or on a wild coast, breathing and listening to nature sounds. She records nature sounds to use as the basis for composition and improvisation.
Jenny Schorta My love of photography began when I was a child. I was shown this beautiful state of ours through the eyes of my father who is a Botanist. He regularly took the family into the bush to find plants and bushwalk into beautiful locations. Now I go with my own family and friends and every time I enter these amazing places I feel alive, happy and a sense of calm envelopes me. I love photographing our landscapes and all those things that make up our landscapes, especially fungi.
Gail Shepherd is an emerging visual artist based in Northern Tasmania. Gail has had a diverse background living years on a remote Island in Scotland. Now settled with children in Tasmania developing her artist and creative roots working from apurplehat studio. With over two decades mostly behind 35mm camera gail’s creative works are driven by the deep need to reveal the emotions connecting people, place and landscapes. Gail has a particular magnetism to heritage and storytelling.
Emily Sheppard calls Hobart home. She studied violin at the VCA and ANAM. She is a soloist as well as performing with the TSO and touring with the Australian Chamber Orchestra Collective and string duo Eureka. She has an unquenchable curiosity and an addiction to improvisation and enjoys collaborating with a wide range of artists. When not playing music, Emily likes dancing and when she's had enough of that she goes bike riding.
Nilmini De Silva is a photographer as well as a civil engineer specialising in water systems and the natural environment. Nil keenly pursues her dreams and inspires others to do likewise. Her recently published photo book 'Fate or Destiny' describes her mantra: 'Don’t be trapped by Fate, pursue your Destiny' and also articulates Nil's belief that social change is only possible when we individually and collectively have the courage to change and discover our full potential. (for more: www.polisplan.com.au)
Tania Slapar I see the world in detail! My eye is drawn to the micro world of such things as lichen and leaves and the patterns created. It then grows out from there to the beauty of repetition in nature of size and shape and colour. I work predominately with paper, paints and found objects to create natural abstract work all in the pursuit of bringing more love and beauty into the world through my inspiration of the natural world.
Gabrielle Stolp. Gabbee’s work involves a philosophical exploration of spirituality, mythology and human connectedness with the natural world, together with a belief in the inseparability of life and death. Gabbee opens herself to the idea that all animals will die and that this death has a somewhat necessary presence in our human lives. Using materials thoughtfully sourced from the lives of animals, Gabbee works with jewellery and object making in order to provoke ideas of the biological and metaphysical and to inspire a connection with nature through art.
Matthew Stolp has worked as a visual artist, actor, film producer and arts educator for over 25 years. He currently teaches Visual Art and Drama at Guilford Young College and works regularly in theatre, film and live comedy. Matthew's visual art background is in printmaking and current projects such as This Man's Tales for Arts Tasmania will see him marry the disciplines of Visual Art and Drama. Matthew is a dyed in the wool Tasmanian who lives with his two children in the heart of Hobart.
Andy Szollosi is an outdoor walking guide, based in Hobart. From his expeditions to truly wild places, he brings back stories and images that display Nature at her rawest and most powerful. His remote journeys through Earth’s mountainous landscapes are an attempt to explore his sense of place in a quickly evolving world, and to share with others this wonderful process of discovery.
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.
Kevin Vaughan I am at home, truly alive, being in nature, being in ' Wild ' places. Awareness of this beauty and acknowledgement that as human beings we are an integral part of this and we do not have to 'control' or rape and pillage all of the planet. Our health, happiness and survival is dependant on these places. Go Tarkine!
Emma Vine Emma & Peter: Photography & film enthusiasts. We have been following the Tarkine for the past few years now and are so excited to finally be heading down to experience the magic! Saddened by the lack of knowledge of the situation on the mainland, we've come down to see this mystical wonderland, film & photograph so we can return home with an understanding of the area & situation. With more knowledge comes the power to help raise awareness on this issue and spread the word... Power to the Peaceful!
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. 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.
Peter Walsh has a diverse and busy background including photographer, researcher, musician, sound engineer and software developer. These days Peter spends his time working in marine research and following his passion for photography. With a particular interest in wilderness/landscape photography, he strives to include a message of conservation and care for the environment and collaborates regularly on conservation projects and with scientists working in environmental research.
Amanda Wylde is a jewellery maker and amateur photographer from the Northern Beaches of Sydney. For many years she has been interested in photographing the patterns in certain elements of nature such as tree bark, water and rocks. Amanda has found that she can see what to her are “Nature Spirits” when certain of her photographs are mirrored. She sees these images as nature calling out to us to protect our precious mother earth.
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 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. 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.
David Williams Painter, Sculptor, Photographer. Originally from Salamander bay NSW. Moved to Tasmania recently after falling in love with the island 10 years ago. Deeply inspired and activated by Australia's diverse natural landscapes, rich ancient history and wild southern coastlines. Excited to be venturing into the Tarkine with this passionate group of volunteers and artists to help shine a light on the importance of preserving this rare, priceless wilderness for the future.
Hillary Younger is a landscape photographer based in southeast Tasmania. Her passion is connection to the land, and to explore the relationship between the self and the landscape. Her photography aims to communicate the intimacy of that relationship. She is renowned for her dramatic wide angle images of less photographed locations,her original compositions, and values uniqueness, originality and the courage to explore both physically and artistically.
Michael Zender is a landscape photographer living on the NW coast of Tasmania. Inspired by the unique qualities of the Tasmanian wilderness he seeks to capture images that promote this fragile environment and to inspire others to enjoy and help protect these fragile places.
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