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Tarkine in Motion

The Tarkine in Motion exhibition is now on at Hobart’s famous Long Gallery in Salamanca. For full details visit the exhibition page on the Salamanca Arts Centre website.

Tarkine in Motion Bob Brown

Bob Brown opens the Tarkine in Motion exhibition at Salamanca’s Long Gallery until Thursday February 4.

This exhibition is a collaboration of many artists including photographers, painters, videographers, performance artists and jewellery/craft. The exhibition was made possible with the support of the Bob Brown Foundation and the inspirational drive of Tasmanian photographer Dan Broun.

Tarkine in Motion Exhibition Details

Tarkine in Motion Exhibition Details – photo by Dan Broun

The Tarkine is an incredibly special place in Tasmania – a long history of aboriginal occupation, particularly along the coast, rolling buttongrass and tea tree plains and beautiful tannin stained rivers through dark green rainforest. The region is far from secure as mining and logging interests eye off the region for the short term “smash and grab” economic management that is favoured by the Tasmanian government.

Tarkine in Motion Long Gallery Hobart

Some of my images in the Tarkine in Motion exhibition, Long Gallery Hobart.

Please visit the exhibition, and make a purchase knowing that at least 60% of the sale price is a donation to the Bob Brown Foundation and will enable them to continue working to raise the profile of the region with the end goal being the creation of a Tarkine National Park and inclusion in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Tarkine Tasmania "Light" Luke O'Brien Photography

“Light” – one of my images in the exhibition

Tarkine Tasmania "The Forest Floor" Luke O'Brien Photography

“The Forest Floor” another of my images on sale to raise money for the Bob Brown Foundation’s Tarkine campaign

I have contributed 5 images and am very proud to be but a small part in this collective.

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Luke O'Brien runs a stall at Hobart's popular Salamanca Market every Saturday where his prints and cards are available for purchase. Follow Luke's photographic adventures on Twitter at @lukeobrienphoto, at his Facebook page or by subscribing to his email newsletter.