Tasmania's journal of discovery: Antarctica

NOT FAR FROM HERE | RICHARD WASTELL, thanks to a commission from the Devonport Regional Gallery, has produced an sell-out exhibition of paintings that capture the essence of the Tasmanian wilderness, its extraordinary beauty and also its vulnerability and the desecration wrought upon it by man. Read more here

OUT OF DESTRUCTION | MARCUS TATTON creates statuary from the debris of clearfelled forest. With his own two chainsaws, affectionately known as 'Constantine' and 'Claes', he carves monumental tributes to life from the chaos around him. More here

PATRICK HALL: MASTER DESIGNER-MAKER | Eleonora Court profiles one of Australia's leading designer-makers. His amazing work is featured in an inspiring gallery shown here.

TREE HUGS | DAWN CSUTOROS is the driving force behind the Tree Hugs project — a vast logistical challenge which brought together Tasmanians, and people from all round the world and from all walks of life, to knit patches of red which were finally stitched together and wrapped around old growth forest in the Styx Valley. The knitting clicks here.

7000BC AND BEYOND | PATSY HOLLIS surveys a remarkable collection of ceramics and other artefacts spanning the history of China from the Neolithic era to today, which has now found a permanent home in Tasmania. Feast your eyes here...

AN ECCENTRIC TRADITION | PAUL COUNTY's award-winning photographs of Tasmania's flamboyant restaurateurs, waiters, and bon vivants makes for fascinating viewing in this portfolio. Find out more here.

PORTFOLIO — THE COMICS | Launceston photographer ALAN MOYLE shares his fascination with Australia's comedians. There's a few wellknown faces here.

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