Tales of the Tarkine
The collaborative exhibition Tales of the Tarkine by photographer Craig Wall and artist Michelle Ball captures their journeys through the dense heart of the Tarkine rainforest in north-west Tasmania.
The Tarkine (Takanya) is the largest temperate rainforest in the Southern Hemisphere, spanning some 495,000 hectares. During their travels, Walls and Ball witnessed the potentially devastating effects of logging and mining in this ancient corner of the state, and returned with a desire to conserve it for future generations.
They hope the images and works from their exhibition raise awareness about the Tarkine's fragility and need for protection.
A portion of the exhibition sales will go to the Bob Brown Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation working to preserve our country’s ecosystems.
The exhibition opening will feature an introduction by Richard Kingsford, professor of environmental science and director for ecosystem science at the University of New South Wales.
Tales of the Tarkine opening night is on Thursday November 8, from 6pm to 8pm. The exhibition runs from from November 9 to 16, from 10am to 4pm daily.