Dawn to Dawn – Exhibition by Loic Le Guilly

Recent images of the Tasmanian natural world by Loic Le Guilly.

This exhibition is an eclectic mix of images from night and day, east and west, small and grand. Of the great expanse of wilderness forest, through to delicate traceries of colour in fluting sandstone. From shadowy Wineglass Bay in a deep night sky to the lushest of green in a deep rainforest.

“I love Tasmania. Its wild nature is a constant source of awe and serenity to me. My photography is simply to share the amazing places I get the chance to visit. I want people to care for Tasmania. I want people to realise the unique gift we have here around us. Photography still has the power to do that.”

view the images online

Lightroom workflow and processing techniques with Loic Le Guilly

Lightroom has become the tool of choice for many photographers.
Its ease of use and all-in-one functionality make it a favourite for hobbyists and professional photographers alike.

Loic Le Guilly will show you the exact workflow he uses in Lightroom as well as several detailed processing examples.
His techniques and principles will give you a solid foundation for Lightroom.

You will learn about:

  • importing RAW images
  • keywording strategies that work
  • white balance and why it matters
  • exposure control
  • contrast and curves
  • local adjustment tools
  • colour enhancements
  • sharpening and noise control
  • presets and camera profiles
  • exporting images




This workshop is suitable to Lightroom beginners and intermediate users.



Loic Le Guilly is a professional photographer based in Hobart. He works in a wide range of fields from nature to commercial photography.


Botanical Inspiration – Printmaking Taster Workshop

Join Deborah Wace for a 4 hour introduction to Intaglio Printmaking – Drypoint and Monoprint techniques. Learn the process involved in creating a drypoint or monoprint image onto a plate, then print these using Deborah’s beautiful old etching press.

All materials will be supplied, including a range of botanical materials and a microscope, for reference and use. All you need to bring is your creativity, enthusiasm…. and an apron.

The workshop is suitable for complete beginners, and children over the age of 8 are also invited to attend. Afternoon tea will also be provided.

Come and delight in the simple mark making and produce your own original work. Bookings are limited to 10 attendees, so get in quickly to avoid missing out.

Morphology of Desire – Exhibition by Deborah Wace

Orchid Underworld, digital print from 6 drypoint intaglio prints


The cross species mirroring of form, and the lure for pollination, are the specialty of orchids; the symbiotic transfer of nutrient from fungus to root. Orchids are sensual, strange, finely attuned and  minutely adapted to their ecological niche.

Deborah Wace brings Tasmanian orchids up close and personal with large printed Intaglio Drypoint and Monoprint works, as well as botanical specimen arrangements and the display of her printmaking processes. Deborah’s passion and advocacy for wild habitat infuses her artwork and delights the senses.


View Entire Collection Here

Amongst The Undergrowth – Exhibition by Jenny Burnett

Spending time alone and drawing trees in the landscapes that gave rise to them – be it the Victorian Mallee or the highlands of Tasmania – allows me to concentrate on not just the beauty of the Australian bush, but also on what is often overlooked: the layers of chaos ( and order ) and the lives that are lived there. This is what I care about and what enriches my life.

Maria Island landscape, wildlife & night sky photography workshop

3 days of photography on Maria Island

Join Loic Le Guilly and Rob Blakers for 3 days of landscape, wildlife and night sky photography, staying at the historic Bernacchi House on Maria Island.

Enjoy delightful Tasmanian cuisine, elegant colonial accommodation and Maria Island’s extraordinarily diverse photographic landscape.



Take your photography to the next level

The Maria Island landscape & night sky photography workshop includes:

  • Sunrise and sunset photography at graceful sandstone shorelines and the dramatic Fossil Cliffs.
  • Night sky, and with luck, aurora photography
  • Tasmania’s answer to the Serengeti! Tasmanian devils, wallabies, wombats and wild-birds
  • Instruction tutorials on image processing, exposure blending, focus stacking and medium format digital
  • Small group discussions and relaxed information-sharing
  • Time to explore the landscape and for quiet reflection


Beginners welcome !



Night-sky photography

Loic Le Guilly is an expert in night-sky photography, including the elusive aurora.

He will share his techniques and enable you (weather permitting) to capture great night-sky images… and with a bit of luck an aurora !

Maria Island is located away from city lights so the conditions for night-sky photography are ideal.



Maria Island image gallery by Rob Blakers and Loic Le Guilly

Additional information

The workshop price includes:

  • vehicle and ferry transfers between Hobart and Maria Island
  • all meals and non-alcoholic beverages. A selection of Tasmanian beer and wines will be available for purchase at Bernacchi House.
  • accommodation at the heritage listed Bernacchi House at Darlington
  • National Park pass for the Maria Island National Park
  • full participation in the workshop, including all tuition

Is the workshop suitable for me?

  • The Maria Island Photography Workshop will cater to a wide range of interests and levels of experience. With Bernacchi House in Darlington as our base-camp there is considerable flexibility regarding where and how far we explore each day. Walking is our mode of transport. Participants should be in good physical condition and general health, capable of comfortably negotiating paths and rocky foreshores whilst carrying camera equipment and warm clothes. Please contact us if you are uncertain in this regard.
  • Workshop participants will be required to complete a comprehensive registration form at the time of making the booking. Information on any medical conditions that might have a bearing on your capacity to successfully complete the workshop should be provided at that time.
  • Accommodation at the heritage listed Bernacchi House at Darlington is twin share. Single travelers may be required to share a twin room with someone of the same gender. To guarantee a single room for the duration of your stay a supplementary price of 75% of full fee will apply. Please request this at the time of booking.
  • The workshop is limited to 10 guests and is recommended for people aged 16 years and over.

Please note that Workshop participants are responsible for making their own way to the Workshop meeting point at Wild Island in Hobart. The workshop price does not include insurance coverage for trip cancellation or interruption, travel accident or delay, baggage delay or baggage theft, medical or hospitalization expenses. We recommend that you obtain travel insurance to cover these unlikely possibilities, as well as coverage for loss or damage to personal items including photographic equipment.

What to bring

  • warm clothes for 3 days – remember, this is winter in Tasmania and we will be out early and late. A detailed gear list will be made available at the time of booking.
  • comfortable lightweight walking boots or runners
  • comfortable large day-pack or voluminous camera bag with room for warm clothes, water bottle and snacks
  • camera kit, including tripod
  • light-weight shoes for use at Darlington
  • light umbrella for inclement weather
  • personal items including water bottle, tooth-brush etc


To secure your place for the Maria Island Photo Workshop full payment is required at the time of booking. This full payment is non-refundable. In the event that the workshop is cancelled due to inadequate enrollment or other circumstances beyond our control, all fees will be refunded in full.

Payment may be made by direct deposit, cheque or credit card

For further information please contact Wild Island at 03 6224 0220 or Rob Blakers 0427 232539

Advanced night sky photo workshop with Greg Gibbs


This advanced workshop by Greg Gibbs will cover the following:

  • Equipment
  • Planning
  • Star Trails
  • Timelapses
  • Panoramas
  • Light Painting
  • Post Processing

Greg Gibbs describes himself as a horticulturalist by day and  astrophotographer by night.  Ever since Greg witnessed Halley’s Comet at the age of seven he has had a background interest in astronomy.

Growing up, he enjoyed seeing things like lunar eclipses, meteor showers, and other bright comets.  But, it wasn’t until he purchased his first DSLR camera in 2010 that he discovered a passion for photographing the night sky.

weblookout“I was playing around with the camera one night and I thought to myself, ‘what would happen if I just went outside and held the shutter button down for a long time?  Could I capture a couple of stars on camera?’  The resulting image whilst completely out of focus and riddled with noise, blew my mind so much that I started devouring as much information about astrophotography as I could, and I have been hooked ever since,” says Gibbs.

Although Greg enjoys experimenting with telescope based astrophotography and other photography like storm chasing, his real passion is doing what started it all- using nothing more than a camera and normal tripod to capture the beauty of the night sky that surrounds us all.

“If through my images I can inspire just one person to look up with a greater appreciation of the night sky, then I will be completely satisfied.  I am only out taking images at all hours of the night, because I simply love being under the stars.”

Greg’s work has appeared in magazines, calendars, books and numerous websites including being featured on NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day.  You can find out more about Greg, follow him on social media, or view more of his images via his website:  www.capturingthenight.com


Dancing Lights: a musical exploration of the night sky


Dancing Lights: a musical exploration of the night sky

Performed by students of the Conservatorium of Music, Tasmania

Note-Aurius / 7 piece mixed ensemble
Michaela Darlington / Voice
Jen Yu / Piano
Julia Olding / Flute

Saturday 15th August 8pm
$20/$15 concession


Beginners aurora & night sky photography workshop

aurora-australis-Tasmania-1828-PozibleJoin Loic Le Guilly to learn the basics of night sky & aurora photography.

Topics covered:

  • introduction to auroras & how they work
  • where to go to see them in Tasmania
  • how to forecast and monitor auroras
  • equipment to photograph auroras & night sky (cameras, lenses, tripods, accessories)
  • the best camera settings
  • how to process your night sky images (several real examples done live, editing software is Lightroom but principles can be applied to other software)


Tasmanian Night Sky Photography exhibition

An exhibition of the best aurora & night sky photography in Tasmania as selected by the Tasmanian Night Sky Photography Awards.

Winners of the awards will be announced on Friday 14.

You can view the Night sky images online.

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