Tasmania's journal of discovery: arts

“Love walks naked”

By RICHARD FLANAGAN | Cruel Tasmania, an island of secrets, threats, lies; of an often pitiless exploitation of both its own land and its own people, has wounded Richard Wastell into an extraordinary response — a series of beautiful paintings and drawings inspired by the ongoing clear-felling of Tasmania’s old growth forests. There’s more here …

A feast for the eyes

The Wong Collection of Chinese art and antiquities at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, now some 248 pieces, is a timeline of man’s involvement with the materials around him — clay, minerals, wood, metals — from the earliest known civilizations in China in Neolithic times, dating back some 9,000 years, to today.

This is a fascinating story of man’s progress both artistically and technically.

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Aqualux II

Sydney-based artist Peter E Churak spent three months at CSIRO Marine Research, Hobart in 2005, working with ecologists, taxonomists, engineers and technicians as they explored and documented the unique biodiversity of the waters that lap Tasmania and beyond. The end result was Aqualux II — a striking video and photographic exhibition.

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A comedic obsession clicks

Launceston photographer Alan Moyle shares his fascination with Australia’s comedians. Wellknown faces take the stage 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.

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