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From 5 Nov - 16 NOV 10 AM - 4 PM

Tales of the Tarkine

Works on paper from the Tasmanian wilderness

Painter Michelle Ball and photographer Craig Wall are inspired by the threatened wilderness of the southern hemisphere’s largest temperate rain forest, The Tarkine (Takayna). 

Invited by the Bob Brown Foundation in 2017 to take part in Tarkine in Motion, one of Australia's largest environmental arts projects, the artists witnessed the aftermath of flora and fauna destruction in this remote part of Tasmania, an area deep with Aboriginal significance.

From the rugged shorelines of the coast to the deep gorges and pristine rivers of these ancient threatened rainforests, the pair have created works to bring awareness to an area threatened by logging and off road vehicles. They both hope that their art will show you how important it is to save this wonderland for future generations.
"The area is like a museum that four wheel drives are ripping up and destroying. It is a tragedy that it might not be there for future generations - it was terrible to see the destruction. It could so easily be logged and forgotten," says Michelle who spent four days camping in the 495,000-hectare wilderness to gather inspiration for this show.


From Monday November 5 - Friday November 16, 10 AM - 4 PM


Free Entry


Palm House & Lawn
The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney


Public transport recommended. Limited parking available

Tales of the Tarkine