takayna/Tarkine: Nature, Identity, Community, Spirit Art Exhibition


Welcome to this group art exhibition which is the result of the Bob Brown Foundations flagship environmental arts project: Tarkine in Motion.

This exhibition was opened on July 13th and runs until 24th July 2017.

Some photos from the opening night are posted at this link.

The Gallery is open with the support of volunteers for the Bob Brown Foundation between:
11am – 6pm on Week Days
11am – 5pm on Weekends

Tickets: FREE
The exhibition runs between Monday 10th July and Monday 24th of July.

The Tarkine, otherwise known as takayna, the palawa kani/Aboriginal name for the Tarkine, is in the North West of Tasmania, and while it is a dramatic and powerfully awe-inspiring landscape, it is still one facing imminent threats.  Reckless off road vehicle access has carved through ancient shell middens, and an extractive mindset seeks exploitation of minerals and the logging of ancient forests in this World Heritage level gem of an area.

This wild place spanning 450,000 ha of diverse landscape, offers aesthetic qualities that encourage contemplation, reflection and refreshment of the soul. The art in this exhibition is the result of the creative minds working to protect this area and offers an expression of the vast areas values which, though often framed in scientific terms, also reflect emotional responses to a wild, pristine and nature dominated place.

Join us for the opening night of this exhibition as we share the story of takayna/Tarkine’s protection through the eyes of artists who journeyed here.

The full list of the artists and their artworks on display in the exhibition is available for download in PDF format here.

July 13, 2017 at 6pm - July 24, 2017
Australian Catholic University Gallery
26 Brunswick St
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065
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  • Bram Mason
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  • Peter Castaldo
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    Please RSVP: takayna/Tarkine: Nature, Identity, Community, Spirit Art Exhibition
  • Peter Castaldo
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  • Karen Alexander
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  • Emma Wasson
    commented 2017-04-27 13:31:41 +1000
    Hello Anne, please write to me at emma@bobbrown.org.au and I’ll send you the details to make a submission.
  • Anne Conron
    commented 2017-04-13 21:58:55 +1000
    Not sure how you put in a submission for this exhibition – there dont appear to be any links.