Celebrating nature in Tasmania

Peter Dombrovskis- Magic Land

‘Peter Dombrovskis was a born Tasmanian. That he was actually born of Latvian parents in Wiesbaden, Germany, and arrived in Australia with his mother when he was three years old, means little; it is not so much where you are born as where you are shaped that counts. Tasmania shaped Peter Dombrovskis. He did what so many local-born people failed to do: he loved his home. Passionately. Peter’s perambulations into the remote Tasmanian wilderness shaped his love for, and affinity with the natural world – and as a consequence, it also helped to shape ours. The photos that he brought back spoke of a magic land: a place of mystery, a landscape largely unknown; with delicate natural gardens and unbelievable trees; of wild rivers and ragged mountains. In a continent largely modified by humans, the island of Tasmania was seen, rightly, as primeval. It still is.’ 

– Chris Bell, 2014, adapted from an article written for Australian Geographic in 1998

To celebrate the launch of a new book on Peter Dombrovkis, Wild Island is thrilled to showcase the iconic Tasmanian’s photographs in this stunning exhibition. With photographic prints for sale, this is an excellent opportunity to own your own little bit of the wild. The exhibition also coincides with a retrospective of the photographers work at the National Library of Australia from 21 September 2017.

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Upcoming workshops & events

Tasman Peninsula Wildlife & Landscape Photography Workshop
3-5 November 2017

Join Matthew Jones, Rob Blakers and Loic Le Guilly for 3 days of wildlife and landscape photography on the Tasman Peninsula…

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Cradle Mountain, Tarkine Rainforest and Aerial Photography Workshop
11-15 April 2018

Join Rob Blakers and Loic Le Guilly for five extraordinary days of photography at Cradle Mountain and within and above Australia’s biggest rainforest wilderness in the Tarkine…

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Peter Dombrovskis

The work of Peter Dombrovskis is synonymous with the Tasmanian wilderness. Peter photographed using a 5 x 4 inch large format view camera to capture images from the expansive to the smallest detail. These images were used to produce some of the finest printed publications of their time including the calendars and diaries, books, posters and cards under Peter’s imprint, West Wind Press.

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celebrating nature in Tasmania

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