The Wilderness Societys Love the Tarkine exhibition opened last night at the Long Gallery in Hobart’s historic Salamanca. The spacious gallery was jam packed with a passionate crowd who lapped up inspirational speeches by Glover Prize winner, Janet Laurence; former Greens leader Bob Brown and Tasmania’s most well known wilderness photographer Rob Blakers. All outlined their concern at the proposals to mine throughout the Tarkine region, which was recommended for national heritage listing by the Australian Heritage Commission in 2010. This recommendation was rejected by then Environment Minister, Tony Burke. All speakers noted the upcoming Tasmanian State election, which includes promises by the State and Federal Liberal parties to de-list 74,000 hectares of forest from Tasmanian’s World Heritage Area for logging, and to allow development inside protected areas. The vulnerability of the Tarkine was on display in the photographs, artwork and impassioned speeches.
I have contributed six photographs to the exhibition. I have also put together a new set of three Tarkine photos which is on sale at the exhibition. 25% of sale price will be donated to the Wilderness Society’s Tarkine campaign, so please consider a purchase
Tarkine Photography Workshops
And anyone interested in seeing the Tarkine for themselves should consider joining one of my Tarkine (Corinna) photography workshops! Current dates can be found on my Tarkine tour page.