Extinction Studies is a twelve-month durational performance in which Tasmanian artist Lucienne Rickard will undergo a daily reckoning: drawing, then erasing, a recently extinct species. Beginning each day during museum opening hours, Lucienne will draw and erase on the same paper, eventually worn thin by the marks and indents of loss. Each extinct species is sourced from the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, the authoritative list of extinct and threatened species used by scientists globally. Extinction Studies merges art and science, a ‘study’ being both a technical art term – for a drawing or sketch done in preparation – and more generally understood as the practice of devoting time and attention to understanding a topic, which, in this case, is the process of species extinction and concerns for the future of biodiversity in the natural world. Commissioned by Detached Cultural Organisation
At the beginning of lock-down individuals were faced with an uncertainty not known in contemporary times. These simple portraits were taken at the close of an intimate reflection, capturing a moment of calm contemplation and revealing vulnerability .
Residents of the Huon Valley reflect on what it’s like when the threat of bushfire becomes real, the difficulty of loss, and the ways people come together to help each other through.
A short documentary where members of the South East Aboriginal Community talk about living in the Huon Valley.
Tasmania in the 1950's and 60's punched well above its weight in motor racing. Hosting the Australian Grand Prix in a small town called Longford, holding Australian records for average fastest lap speeds, land speed records on beaches and endless other notorious adventures and stories which hold no place in history. Graeme George has kept hours of 8mm film and hundreds of color slides that he captured of this time and although he doesn't think so, they are pretty good!