Hillary Younger … Lover’s Pattern …

Tarkine in Motion opening at Lot 19 Gallery

Tarkine in Motion is Australia’s biggest environmental arts projects held annually by the Bob Brown Foundation.

Since 2015, more than 300 artists have participated in the annual arts field trip to the Tasmania’s wild region of takayna / Tarkine. Tarkine in Motion and the participating artists have contributed enormously to the Foundation’s Tarkine campaign to protect this threatened wilderness.

Images, songs and art produced during Tarkine in Motion have resulted in published books, a documentary, concert and exhibitions to raise awareness of the urgent plight of this unique place.

Hillary Younger’s photograph Lover’s Pattern will be on display at the exhibition that opens at Lot 19 Gallery in Castlemaine, 2nd December at 2pm. Hillary has captured the stunning Lovers Falls, a remote rainforest-clad waterfall accessible by canoe on the Pieman River surrounded by 1500 year-old Huon pines.

Hillary began her journey in photography when she was living in Maldon between 2000 – 2006. The headmistress of the Maldon school (now retired) told Hillary at a young age that she’d be the next Dombrovskis after seeing photographs she’d taken on holiday in Tasmania and the Grampians.

In 2017, sixteen artists from Victoria joined Tarkine in Motion to help galvanise support for the Bob Brown Foundation’s campaign to protect 450 000 hectares in takayna / Tarkine as a World Heritage listed National Park, returned to Aboriginal ownership.

The Tarkine in Motion exhibition showed in Bendigo at Dudley House earlier this year. The exhibition at Lot 19 Gallery will be on until Saturday 9th December.

The Bob Brown Foundation invites local artists to join the Tarkine in Motion field trip in 2018.