Tarkine in Motion 2017

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Tarkine in Motion, one of Australia’s most important environmental arts projects,  depends on your support.

Over 3 days this April, 120 artists will explore takayna / Tarkine, immersing themselves in the wilderness to create unique works of art - paintings, photographs, films, song, drawings and more - to share with the world.

With your help, artists will return to the forests, coasts, mountains and rivers to document the beauty, fragility and urgent need for protection of takayna / Tarkine.

There is still so much more to be revealed about this vast landscape.

Tasmania’s takayna / Tarkine is a 450 000 hectare mosaic of ecosystems, under threat from mining, logging and off-road vehicle damage.

Threatened takayna / Tarkine rainforest by Al Long

Over the last two years, Tarkine in Motion has brought enormous success to the campaign to protect this wild place. Using images from Tarkine in Motion, our Foundation has published two books. Tarkine Trails, a bushwalking guide, and takayna - a beautiful book about the living Aboriginal cultural connection to this place. A documentary, concert, federal election poster campaign and exhibitions in Burnie, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane have showcased the beautiful works from the project and highlighted the need for protection of this threatened landscape.

With your help, our Foundation and the contributing artists will achieve a new body of work and campaign materials for our burgeoning campaign for protection.

takayna / Tarkine has Australia’s largest temperate rainforest, an array of pristine streams, ancient mountains and one of the world’s wildest coastlines. One of the last, great wild places on Earth, it is an essential stronghold for rare and endangered creatures. Bob Brown Foundation is campaigning for National Park and World Heritage listing and return to Aboriginal ownership of takayna / Tarkine.

How The Funds Will Be Used

More than 120 artists and volunteer organisers are donating their time and skills, spending 4 days in remote takayna / Tarkine. Our team of volunteers are managing logistics, cooking food, guiding and supporting artists in the field.

Bob Brown Foundation is fundraising to support the artists and volunteers on location in takayna / Tarkine. Costs include accommodation, base camp materials such as tarps, water containers, maps and other equipment, and food. This is a huge undertaking which could not succeed without your support.

This year we have employed a project organiser, Jasmine Wills, to help realise this remarkable project. We have also employed the project's original curator, Dan Broun, who coordinates the location of all the artists throughout the 450 000 hectares of takayna / Tarkine.

A breakdown of the funds we hope to raise through Pozible are;

Accommodation and equipment at base camps $6,500 

Food for artists and volunteers $4,500

Transport $15,000 

Project Managers $12,000

Pozible fees $2,000 

Pozible Rewards costs $2000

TOTAL $42,000

The Challenges

Remote wilderness

120 artists

A team of volunteers

A threatened landscape

Fragile ecosystems

Four seasons in one day

All these challenges and more we are ready to tackle with your support!

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AU$2 +Tax Deductible ReceiptTax Deductible ReceiptYou will be issued with a tax deductible receipt.
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AU$20 +Postcard from a Tarkine artistA thank you postcard from the Tarkine by one of our artists.
38 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is May 2017
AU$25 +Tarkine art stickerAviva Reed is a visual ecologist. She explores complex ecological ideas through art. Study of Tarkine Freshwater River Systems by Aviva is a remarkable expression of the Tarkine's Frankland River.
77 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is May 2017
AU$30 +Tarkine poster & stickerA beautiful A1 campaign poster of the Wilson River, Tarkine by renowned wilderness photographer Rob Blakers, plus our latest colourful Tarkine bumper sticker. Rolled up and rolled out to you.
50 Chosen | 50 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2017
AU$30 +CD - Portrait of Bob BrownFeaturing one of the world 's leading contemporary pianists Michael Kieran Harvey with Tasmanian violinist Emily Sheppard. Includes Michael Kieran Harvey's original composition, Portrait of Bob Brown, Emily Sheppard’s solo piece for viola and voice, Aftermath, inspired by her visit to the Tarkine and the premiere of Harvey’s piano/violin version of Homage to Liszt.
28 Chosen | 172 AvailableEst. delivery is April 2017
AU$35 +Feral Dilemma - the bookFeral Dilemma by Michael Anderson. The life of a ranger on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island, this is the story of an extraordinary job, in an extraordinary place. Books kindly donated by the author.
33 Chosen | 47 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2017
AU$40 +Tarkine in Motion DVDA stunning 55-minute documentary portrait of this threatened wilderness and the creative minds working to save it, filmed over the 2015 Tarkine in Motion weekend.
46 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is March 2017
AU$50 +Tarkine greeting card packLimited edition pack of 6 greeting cards, with images from the Tarkine artists.
68 Chosen | 132 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2017
AU$55 +Tarkine TrailsOur comprehensive guide to touring the Tarkine
60 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is May 2017
AU$75 +Tarkine by Arwen DyerArwen Dyer is a leading wilderness photographer in Tasmania and a Tarkine in Motion stalwart. She has donated us these prints and will sign them too! A4 print.
24 Chosen | 26 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2017
AU$80 +Forest on Edge by Dave WilliamsDave Williams is a visual artist, surfer, diver and sailor. He has been a full-time painter and sculptor for the past 18 years. He has donated this beautiful A3 print of his painting from Tarkine in Motion 2016!
11 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is May 2017
AU$100 +RRALA TAKAYNA posterA unique myrtle portrait poster by Steven Pearce and Jen Sanger - The Tree Projects.
46 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is May 2017
AU$200 +Tarkine in Motion diaryA limited edition journal of images and diary entries from artists, photographed and written during Tarkine in Motion 2017.
16 Chosen | 4 AvailableEst. delivery is July 2017
AU$300 +Tarkine JournalA writing journal on recycled paper. The pages will be a mix of blank, simple and coloured pages that are punctuated by Tarkine in Motion artists word and images.
8 Chosen | 22 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2017
AU$450 +All GoneWildlands Philanthropy (Deluxe, limited edition)This landmark book showcases the eco-heroism of people from all around North America who have protected the natural wildlands. Exhibit format hardcover; more than 350 pages; 170 full color photographs. This reward comes with a signed thank you card from Bob Brown.
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AU$3500 +Kerry Martin paintingRenowned artist Kerry Martin has kindly donated nine paintings (each appx 1.2m x 1.3m) to the Bob Brown Foundation. Contact us for a catalogue of paintings. Price includes shipping anywhere in Australia.
1 Chosen | 8 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2017