Tarkine in Motion - Saturday Update


Kings Run

There is a once in a lifetime experience of walking on a beach knowing full well that what is on that beach is meant to be there, all the sponges, all the bones, all the magical shells, all there where they are meant to be in their perfect place. That is Kings Run. Not collected or interfered with just in their perfect place. Simon Westaway, Actor, NSW Australia Ambassador


Sponge. Photo:Simon Westaway

We headed to Kings Run with ABC, where they spoke with artists in action – Julius Schwing, Carmen Hannay, Joanna Pinkiewicz, Luuk Veeltkamp, and Daniel Johnson.

Julius and Dan at Kings Run. Photo: Jenny Weber


Luuk at Kings Run. Photo: Jenny Weber


Sarah Ann Rocks


Deb Wace being interviewed by ABC. Photo Simon Westaway


Picture of Loic Le Gully, at Sarah Ann Rocks, photographer, by Simon Westaway


ABC interviewed Deb Wace on the rocks by the wild ocean.


Ancient landscape. Photo: Simon Westaway


Julius River

Forest based dwellers in the Tarkine forest

We headed out to the forests with ABC after leaving the wild coastline, here we met with artists who have been based in the forests for the duration of Tarkine In Motion. One of our volunteers, Mark Downie has been working very hard guiding people to remote locations each day, with his local knowledge and passion for protecting forests.

Jenny Weber. Photo Simon Westaway

Andrei Nikulinsky and Oliver Bain were dropped into the forests of the Tarkine on Thursday and they immersed themselves focused on the task of filming fungi using timelapse techniques. We are all very excited to see what comes from their immersion.

"When we arrived on Thursday the fungi was plentiful just here in the campsite and when we woke up the next morning the animals had eaten all the fungi. Though deeper in the forest we have explored and found nearly 80 species of fungi." Andrei Nikulinsky, a photographer of small things and fascinated by insects, arachnids and other invertebrates.

Ella Richmond, Tasmanian photographer and film-maker, and Olivia Hickey, Jeweller have also been based in the forests.

It was exciting to catch up with another team of passionate and creative people who are contributing to Tarkine in Motion.

Ella Richmond, Andrei Nikulinsky, Oliver Bain, Jenny Weber and Olivia Hickey. Photo: Simon Westaway


Artists Ella Richmond and Olivia Hickey with BBF Campaign Manager Jenny Weber at Julius River taking a look at what has been happening out on the coastline. Photo: Simon Westaway

“Just quietly ‘thrill seekers’ bloody bonza,” Simon Westaway, Actor, NSW Australia Ambassador

Rapid River

Today I visited to the threatened rainforests at Rapid River, “Deep in this amazing myrtle forest, that is earmarked to be logged within the next twelve months, gave me an incredible feeling of utter devastation. The sense of bountiful life with fungi and ferns and mosses and giant trees. See the rotting humus on the forest floor with a pervading sense of abundance and richness.” Lucy Langdon- Lane

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  • John Wilson
    commented 2015-04-12 20:34:24 +1000
    I do not classify myself as a greenie but as a retired business person and ex farmer. I was pushing the view of the importance of protecting our forests and encouraging tree plantations as far back as the early ’1950’s. I saw the practicality from a business perspective, i.e. protection of the land from erosions, drying winds and shelter for our native plant and fauna as well as providing natural pest controls, slowing down the loss of soil moisture and so on. In respect to Tasmania. It is an island now but the beautiful forest and waterways were possibly originated and developed when it was part of the Victorian mainland. I believe that if it is not protected now then as we lose the forest to the greedy timber industry, we might never be able to bring it back to life. I do recognise the need for a timber industry for or building and construction industry but not at the expense of our “mother and seed” nurseries. You can knock a tree or shrub down in a few minutes but it takes hundreds of years to replace them