A Decade of Forest Defence – 3 Day Music & Arts Festival

January 20, 2012 to January 22, 2012

Rivers Edge Campground, Lonnavale
Southern Tasmania

The Huon Valley Environment Centre is celebrating reaching a milestone, we have turned ten years old, and this is an incredible achievement for our volunteer run, not for profit organisation. We are holding a festival between January 20th – 22nd 2012 in Southern Tasmania. There will be musicians, cabaret performances, speakers, films, workshops, bushwalks, kids space and activities, art making, a liscensed bar and food stalls. Please join us!

James Newitt To Catch a Tiger

November 4, 2011 1:00 am to March 12, 2012 1:00 am

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) November 4 to March 12 Tasmania

The third and final exhibition in TMAG’s Star/Dust series of contemporary art installations, Newitt’s To Catch a Tiger is part museum display, part public archive and part film set. The installation explores both the historical evidence and our collective memory of the Tasmanian Tiger through performances, images, objects and stories relating to the elusive legend.
To Catch a Tiger examines the human compulsion to connect with something which is just out of reach. It creates a point of connection between issues and opinions related to conservation, wildness, Tasmanian identity and scientific ‘truth’.

Image: James Newitt, Seekers, 2011, video production still

Weld Echo 2011 – exhibition that explores the incredible beauty of Tasmania’s Southern Forest

The forest comes to the city with this collaborative exhibition that explores the incredible beauty of Tasmania’s Southern Forests, and the plight to save them from industrial forestry practices. Thousands of people have viewed the exhibition in previous years, with up to 70 emerging and high profile artists exhibiting their works.

There is an eclectic mix of styles and mediums including photography, painting, sculpture, multimedia, projections, jewellery, and textiles, and in its sixth year of operation, Weld Echo 2011 is set to be another incredible community event. Over 70 artists, including Rob Blakers, Wolfgang Glowacki, Senator Bob Brown, Jeannie Mooney, Matt Newton, Bill Hatcher, Andrew Donohoe.

On now until Sunday. More information | View our feature on Weld Echo 2010

Produce to the People distribute your backyard fruit & veg to the needy

Based in Tasmania, Penelope Dodd is the brains behind the Produce to the People scheme, which gathers excess fruit and vegies from your backyard garden and gives them to people in need. Gardeners can drop off their fruit and vegetables to local collection points such as local cafes which is then donated to welfare agencies such as St Vincent de Paul and The Salvation ArmyState of Green spoke to Penelope Dodd – Read more about the scheme here.….

InBetween: King Island new media community project

March 31, 2011 to April 3, 2011

InBetween is a new media community project created through a residency at the King Island Cultural Centre by Melbourne’s The Gertrude Association, working with the young adults of the island. Incorporating large-scale projections, original contemporary music and vocals, the spaces InBetween will come alive in Currie over four nights. Celebrate the end of the project on Sunday 3 April at the free Dance Hall event featuring Ashley MacIsaac with Quinn Bachand.

Big hART

Big hART is committed to the arts and social change. We are also committed to experimentation and innovation and as such the style, shape, size and work of the company is always changing.

Big hART works to:
– make sustained changes with disadvantaged communities
– take the issues faced by these communities and make them visible in the public sphere
– influence social policy
– create high quality cultural activity which drives personal, community, and regional development
– produce critically acclaimed, high quality art for local, national and international audiences.