Deep in the Tarkine's threatened forests

River through threatened forest.

Our camp is on a small ridge among the giant eucalypts deep in the Tarkines threatened forests. In an old growth forest area scheduled for logging, a short walk through the threatened forest is a mighty river.  


Photographers, writers, painters and an artist who will make sculptures have been based among this threatened ancient forest.
Even a photographer with a travelling dark room has set up for the next two days.

Threatened forest. Photo: Nicole Anderson

Last night as we went off to sleep the call of the endangered masked owl was our sweet goodnight.

Threatened forest. Photo: Nicole Anderson

With the frogs croaking through the night, flocks of yellow tailed black cockatoos visiting each day and the moon rise off in the distance, our camp has been a wonderful example of what could be in an intact forest, an alternative to a logged landscape where all the ancient ecosystem is lost.

Jenny Weber

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7 News - Artists in the wilderness for conservation

Tasmania's wilderness will be abuzz with artists as part of a conservation campaign.

More than 100 photographers, musicians, printmakers, painters and dancers are due to spread across 450,000 hectares of the Tarkine wilderness in the state's northwest, starting from Thursday.


Read the full story on here.

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InDaily - Artists converge on Tasmanian wilderness

More than 100 artists from around Australia are travelling to the Tarkine wilderness in north-west Tasmania to capture the wild beauty of its forests, rivers, beaches and mountains.


Read the full a article on here.

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Sunrise in the Tarkine

Sunrise this morning with mist in the valleys and the Meredith Range behind, from the Western Explorer Rd on the way from Corinna to Arthur River. Photo: Paul and Sonia

What majesty is this
We bear witness to
The whole world unfolding
For me & you
The sun arising
As the new day aligns
What treasures await
In this world of the Tarkine

By Sonia Jane

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Tarkine in Motion 2016 - Meet The Artists

Tarkine in Motion 2016

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: Dan Broun

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Tarkine in Motion at Long Gallery - Opening Photos

Tarkine in Motion appeared as a collaborative exhibition in the Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre in January 2016.

Below are some photos from the opening by Bob Brown on January 22, 2016.

Thanks to Paul Hoelen for the photos!
















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Tarkine in Motion at Long Gallery - Exhibition Program

Tarkine in Motion is appearing as a collaborative exhibition in the Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre from Thursday January 21 to Thursday February 4 2016 9am - 5pm every day.

Bob Brown will be opening the Tarkine in Motion exhibition at 6pm on Friday January 22, 2016

The Tarkine in Motion exhibition catalog is shown below.

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Tarkine in Motion - special encore screening

In April 2015, over 70 photographers, filmmakers, musicians and artists journeyed into the Tarkine to document and interpret its wild, scenic beauty as never before. From that weekend comes this stunning 55-minute documentary portrait of this threatened wilderness and the creative minds working to save it.

Curated by Tasmanian wilderness photographer and film maker, Dan Broun and the Bob Brown Foundation, Tarkine In Motion is a multi-platform project culminating in film, concerts and exhibitions of art created in the heart of the Tarkine, one of the last great wilderness areas on the planet.



Following its sellout premiere at the Environment Film Festival in Hobart in September 2015, we have arranged a special encore screening for those who missed it and those who want to see it again.

The next screening of Tarkine in Motion is at Hobart's State Cinema, Wednesday 9 Dec at 6 pm.  Tickets available now from the State Cinema.

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ABC Open: Tarkine Dreaming

ABC Open has a short but beautiful video on Pingala Walsh's creative mind in the Tarkine forests.


"For Pingala Walsh, weaving together elements that she has photographed and brought together to make a digital artwork means getting intimately acquainted with the detail of the flora and fauna of a place.

This film follows Pingala's journey to interpret Tasmania's Tarkine - a place overflowing with beauty and incredible detail, as plants such as the Huon pine, myrtle and sassafras all nestle together with countless mosses, lichens and fungi."

Watch the Tarkine Dreaming video on ABC Open here.

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Bob Brown Talks Tarkine


Burnie - Bob Brown speaks at the Tarkine in Motion Pop-Up Gallery Sunday, 27 September 2015

2:00pm - 4:00pm, Sunday, 27 September 2015

Corner Mount & Cattley Sreets, Burnie 7320

"Bob Brown first entered the Tarkine in 1972 to search for the Tasmanian Tiger. While he didn't find the thylacine, he did find an ancient and magnificent landscape that inspired four and a half decades of campaigning to protect this amazing place.

Even gaolled for standing in defense of the Tarkine, Bob's passion has inspired thousands to visit this place and fall in love with it's rainforests and coastal wilderness."

For more information, see the Burnie City Council Website here.

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