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Image: Poets and Painters working at Big Punchbowl. Photography: Matthew Newton

During the spring and summer of 2016/17, the Tasmanian Land Conservancy’s Big Punchbowl Reserve has been visited by nine poets and nine painters. Working in pairs, they have captured the landscape and its stories in poetry and paintings.

The resulting poems and paintings will be exhibited at Moonah Arts Centre in Poets and Painters – Celebrating The Big Punchbowl.

The Big Punchbowl Reserve on Tasmania’s Freycinet Peninsula features a complex mosaic of wetlands, heath and woodlands. Co-curated by Carol Bett and Pete Hay, Poets and Painters – Celebrating The Big Punchbowl is a new and insightful collaboration of art and nature.

The exhibition brings together the work of both acclaimed and emerging artists and authors including Raymond Arnold, Sarah Day, Richard Wastell, Ben Walter, David Keeling, Edith Speers, Sue Lovegrove, Adrienne Eberhard, Lucienne Rickard, Jan Colville, Joan Ross, James Charlton, Imants Tillers, Greg Lehman, Megan Walch, and Lyn Reeves.

Poets and Painters – Celebrating The Big Punchbowl is presented by Bett Gallery and the Tasmanian Land Conservancy. The initiative has been made possible through the vision of Bett Gallery and Pete Hay, with the generous support of the Purves Environmental Fund, the Purryburry Trust, Freycinet Experience, Devil’s Corner, Lynda Warner, Avant Card, Delia Nicholls, Sophie Underwood and Matt Dell.
The collection of work will be accompanied by a limited edition publication, available for sale at the exhibition launch, at select bookstores and through the Tasmanian Land Conservancy.

Poets and Painters – Celebrating The Big Punchbowl opens 6pm Friday 28 July. The exhibition runs from 29 July – 19 August. Free entry, all welcome.

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION:
 Opening 6pm Friday 28 July

 Exhibition runs 29 July – 19 August 2017

 Moonah Arts Centre, 23-27 Albert Road, Moonah

 Exhibition open from 10am-5pm Tuesday – Friday and 11am-3pm Saturdays

 Entry to the exhibition is free
Moonah Arts Centre