Tasmania’s Tarkine Wilderness…. Art


2017 was the third year of a gathering of creative people (about 150 artists) in Tasmania’s Wilderness…… Takayna (the Tarkine), on the rugged West Coast. This unique area should be offered more protection by affording it National Park status, not to “close” it to visitors but to maintain its environmental and heritage values so that future generations can enjoy it as we do. Art is a language which we hope will give more insight into the inherent value of Tarkayna.

An exhibition of works is currently on display at the Long Gallery in Hobart, Tasmania showcasing artworks created. These are my entries in that exhibition , along with the promotional invitation

“South of Temma”, Acrylic, charcoal and sumi ink on colour fix paperSouth of Temma smaller file

“Coast”, Encaustic

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3 sets encaustic bracelets and matching pendants…. all SOLDEncaustic art in jewellery settings

“Enchanted”, encaustic,Enchanted

“Layered”, Encaustic SOLDlayered

“Tarkine Treasure: Trowutta Arch“, pigment ink on Vellum, miniature. SOLDTarkine Treasure Trowutta Arch

Promotional flierTim 2017 advertise

“Turmoil”, encaustic. Turmoil

“Unleashed”, acrylic on stretched canvasOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Fine art originals (encaustic paintings) in jewellery settings. “Day’s End”. SOLDWearable art Day's End

Fine art originals (encaustic paintings) in jewellery settings. “Sarah Ann Rocks”. SOLDWearable art Sarah Ann Rocks

Fine art originals (encaustic paintings) in jewellery settings. “Rain Forest”. SOLDWearable art Rainforest

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Tarkine Easter, Tarkine in Motion, Tasmania


So here I am, in the Tarkine wilderness area of Tasmania’s West Coast. Click the link and you will see me and my dirty watercolour palette.
http://www.bobbrown.org.au/tarkine_in_motion
The aim of the venture was to raise awareness of this magnificent place and hopefully achieve better regulation to protect our natural ond original aboriginal cultural heritage.
70 artists and more in supporters…. cooks, drivers etc…. visited the area and created artworks in response to the inspirational environment over Easter 2015. I did a couple of paintings and took hundreds of photos to use in future Tarkine inspired artworks.
Photography was the primary medium at the event with internationally recognised photographers capturing amazing images. The first display of work will be in Sydney where 30 photographers will exhibit.
My photos are not to the same standard but here are a few.

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Ordinance Point

Lichen

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jointing

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Leptecophylla juniperina

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