The Bob Brown Foundation will present a Festival of Voices event tonight to a sold out audience at the Peacock Theatre in Hobart, calling for secure protection of the Tarkine.

“Our campaign for protecting the natural and cultural heritage of the Tarkine will be showcased tonight with a portrait of one of the last great wild places on the planet. Music that was composed, songs that were written and images photographed in the Tarkine as part of our collaborative environmental art project will offer the audience a unique opportunity to experience this wild threatened landscape.

“A globally significant landscape that has rich cultural heritage to Tasmania’s Aboriginal people and a landscape that has outstanding universal values for its unique natural values,” Bob Brown Foundation’s Campaign Manager Jenny Weber said.

Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre’s Ruth Langford will be joining the cast of performers tonight, “Sharing song and story, connection to Country and ancestors, to honour the rich cultural landscape that is takayna, brings our people strength and hope.

“We hope for a future where the takayna is given World Heritage status and that Tasmanian Aboriginal people have a rightful place in its care and protection,” Ms Langford said.

Bob Brown Foundation’s Campaign Manager Jenny Weber