"Tarkine in Motion is a celebration of life as it has always been on this wild planet. ‘All creativity comes from the book of Nature’ said Gaudi: so do all artists. We are part of the wild Earth’s own creativity. Yet the palette is being smashed. Wilderness is being destroyed at the greatest rate in human history. Tarkine in Motion is more than a representation of the Tarkine’s inspiration. It is a call for us all to get involved in ending the needless mining, logging and off-road vehicle erosion of the Tarkine wilderness. May this art lead to action – and the saving of this wonderland for our own wellbeing."
Now in its fourth year, Tarkine in Motion has become one of Australia’s largest environmental arts projects, using the creative power of art to alert the world to the plight of a threatened wilderness - takayna / Tarkine.
With your support, we plan to make this year’s event bigger, wilder and more inspirational than ever before. More than 100 artists and volunteers have already signed up and preparing for the adventure.
For three days, artists and volunteers will operate out of ten base camps located across the 495,000 hectares of takayna /Tarkine. From the small shack town of Arthur River on the northwest coast, Corinna on the stunning Pieman River, the remote coastal stretch between Sandy Cape and Rupert Point to the ancient, threatened rainforests scheduled for imminent logging.
With over 1000 meals to prepare, thousands of kilometres to travel and 100 artists to support in the field, this event is an immense undertaking, demanding a huge amount of planning, organising, logistics and hard work.
Sadly, with the re-election of the Liberal government in Tasmania, and their determination to log rainforests and open new off-road tracks across ancient Aboriginal heritage sites, the need to take action for this wild place is more urgent than ever.
At ever-increasing risk is the southern hemisphere’s largest temperate rainforest, Aboriginal heritage reaching back 40,000 years along the remote coast, pristine rivers and the threatened creatures that call this wild place home.
Bob Brown Foundation sees a different future for takayna / Tarkine, as a National Park and World Heritage Area, returned to Aboriginal ownership. A place where the whole world can celebrate 40,000 years of Aboriginal culture, breath Earth’s cleanest air and experience a spectacular landscape, unchanged since dinosaurs roamed Gondwana.
Thanks to the support of over 1200 Pozible supporters, for the past three years, Tarkine in Motion artists, their images, songs, art and films have made an outstanding contribution to the campaign to protect takayna / Tarkine.
Art from takayna / Tarkine is now hanging in people’s homes in New York, China and Germany and films have screened in the USA and across Europe as well as to hundreds of people in Australian towns and cities. Numerous exhibitions have been held across Australia and documentaries, concerts and a range of campaign initiatives have flowed from artists’ involvement in Tarkine in Motion.
What will the money be used for?
While more than 120 artists and volunteer organisers are donating their time and skills for this event, we are fundraising to provide the equipment and resources needed to support them in the field. This includes equipment for base camps such as tarps, satellite phone hire, maps, meals and safety equipment. To manage the logistical challenge of the weekend we are employing a field trip coordinator and an artist liaison in the lead-up to the event.
Anything we raise beyond our goal will be used to support our ongoing campaign for takayna / Tarkine.
A breakdown of the funds we hope to raise through Pozible are:
Accommodation and equipment at base camps $7000
Food for artists and volunteers $5000
Project Managers $13000
Pozible fees $2000
Rewards costs $3000
TOTAL $45 000
A short timeframe to run our crowd-funder! While we have been busy with the Tasmanian state election and our successful Vote takayna / Tarkine campaign, as well as coordinating a frontline action in the threatened Tarkine forests. We have left ourselves with a small window to raise the much-needed funds for our field trip. We look forward to you helping us meet this challenge by making this a short, swift and successful Pozible.
A wild, ancient and threatened wilderness in remote Tasmania as our destination. With ancient rainforests where it rains, the roaring forties smashing the wild coastline and Tasmanian autumn weather. Always a challenge for our artists and volunteer team members, yet always a great reminder about the power of nature in this wild place we are working to protect.
Our deidicated team of staff at the Bob Brown Foundation, our passionate volunteers and enthusiastic artists are ready to face all the potential challenges and your support here on Pozible to fund this important campaign initiative gives us the courage.