The Bob Brown Foundation - protecting the Tarkine
Off the Mat into the World supporter Emma Wasson is the new Melbourne based campaigner for the Bob Brown Foundation working on the campaign to protect the Takanya / Tarkine. Her role is to build the campaign in an effort to increase community awareness of the areas natural values and public action toward its listing as a National Park and World Heritage area. The year 2017 for the Foundation will be big and involve a range of events including book launches, film nights and art exhibitions in Melbourne, Newcastle, Belingen, Byron and Lismore. If you're passionate about nature protection and aboriginal cultural values and would like to be involved in some capacity or collaborate please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org More information on the Foundation here http://bobbrown.org.au
The Wilderness Society and the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre are collaborating to protect the natural and cultural values of takayna / Tarkine. This online exhibition presents an extensive collection of works by significant Aboriginal artists from Central Australia, Arnhemland, the Kimberley and the Tiwi Islands, with contributions from Tasmanian Aboriginal artists. There are treasures such as $100 wooden carvings to large paintings valued in excess of $15,000.
The collection includes paintings in both ochre and acrylic on canvas, bark and archival paper, as well as didgeridoos, bark baskets (tunga), painted shells and wooden carvings. Artists include Lofty Bardayal Nadjamerrick, Ningura Napurrula, George Ward Tjungurrayi and Elizabeth Nyumi.
To view the collection online and support with an art purchase for your home or yoga studio go to http://www.artmob.com.au/artists/takayna