Are you a CHIONOPHILE*? – WILD ADVENTURES at Wild Island

P1110174GSJoin us at Wild Island Gallery for a celebration of all things snow.

  • Reminisce with images of years gone by at Mount Field and Ben Lomond.
  • Share stories about those first exciting adventures on the big island.
  • Discuss where to go and what to do in NZ and Japan.
  • Check out some MADE IN TASMANIA skis.

The evening will begin with a good, old-fashioned slide show (images from Tasmania, mainland Aus, NZ and Japan); followed by a presentation by Ian from Black Jay skis;  a Q and A session; and then an informal discussion and networking over a hot beverage (a cuppa or a glass gluwein).

Let your next adventure begin… $10 entry. See you there.

* (n) a person who loves cold weather, snow.


Timelapse photo workshop with Francois Fourie

This workshop will be a thorough breakdown on how to shoot timelapse imagery, covering everything from composition to post production. The aim is to arm you with the knowledge and confidence to get out there and start creating your own timelapse videos.

Target audience

This workshop will benefit photographers and filmmakers, and also anyone with an interest in timelapse photography. Beginners are welcome.

Topics covered

Equipment and software solutions
Preparing for a shoot
In the field timelapse photography

Programs used

Lightroom, Photoshop, After Effects, Premier Pro, Final Cut Pro, Quicktime Pro, LR Timelapse



below the line – exhibition by Julie Stoneman

Lake Pedder Iies below the line in our subconscious,
an ancient glacial lake, desecrated, subsumed
but still present below the dam line.

An environmental line was drawn and then transgressed,
causing a wave of environmental action.

Each line is drawn with pen and ink
responding to the line above
leading us into the unknown.

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Les Walkling seminar: The Principles of Pictorial Design

This seminar concentrates on improving in-camera composition, image editing, and processing efficiency through a comprehensive exploration of the principles of pictorial design in Western art.

Paintings, drawings, photographs, constructed spaces, and writings are analysed, and design elements such as light, shade and shadow are orchestrated into powerful photographic solutions.

It focuses on finding subjects, creating personally interesting images, refining aesthetic choices, and working within a fine art tradition.

Topics include:

Les_Pilbara_S Images are composed of images – what does this mean?
• What are the four principles of image construction?
• Why are diagonals and corners so important?
• Drawing, tonal, colour and spatial compositions
• Saturation and brightness relationships
• Perspective: convergence, foreshortening, and diminution
• Light, shade and shadow
• Lines, curves, shapes, textures and direction
• Proportion, dominance, and contrast
• Unity, variety and selection
• Rhythm, harmony and balance
• Successive contrast and overlapping subjects

Les Walkling is a sought after artist, digital imaging specialist and speaker.
Read more about Les on his website. www.leswalkling.com


Hazards to Hartz – Exhibition by Barbara Tassell

Hazards to Hartz – An Accessible Journey

Exhibition by Barbara Tassell – May 2015

“My work for this exhibition is based on images taken on Tasmania’s East coast – from the Hazards on Freycinet Peninsula to the Hartz Mountains, with diversions to Mount Wellington and my home island of Bruny. These are areas I love because of their diverse colours, shapes and textures, their extensive wildlife, particularly the birds, and their accessibility to a wide range of people. Whilst not remote wilderness, each of these places can be as challenging as any when the weather breaks or you take the path less trodden.

Although based on photographs, my work strays from the photographic image into something perhaps more mysterious as I bring together fragments from many images. Whilst I would like each print to retain some of the nature of the original environment, I hope the way I have put them together might encourage people to think of the many layers that are present not only in our natural environments but in all aspects of our lives.”

view images here

Autumn Music – In celebration of Fagus

Please join us for the first in our series of Wild Island music events.

Autumn Music will celebrate Tasmania’s only deciduous tree, Nothofagus Gunnii. Although much of the palette of our native flora remains unchanged during the colder months, this small tree brings spectacular colour to the highlands in autumn.

This event has been created to provide an opportunity for young and emerging musicians to perform in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The program for the evening is varied and will include solo cello, some classical vocal, contemporary pop, French cabaret, Swedish indie-folk and even a touch of country!

Child $10
Adult $20


Refreshments available during interval

Weekend workshop of painting and photography of Tassie’s amazing raptors

“Raptor Reflections” – An Artists Impression EVENT CANCELLED

Weekend workshop of painting and photography of Tassie’s amazing raptors

katherine-cooper-willife-artist-raptor-247x300The Raptor & Wildlife Refuge of Tasmania is very excited to announce a wonderful opportunity for artists, photographers and lovers of Tasmania’s magnificent raptors to experience the inner workings of this working refuge in southern Tasmania.

This is an exclusive opportunity, strictly limited to 10 participants, to meet the man behind the refuge, Craig Webb, for an intimate showing of Tasmania’s endangered raptors.

You will then be guided through aspects of the visual arts, including painting and photography, by wildlife artist Katherine Cooper and landscape photographer Luke O’Brien.

The two day workshop will include transport between Hobart and the Refuge both days, morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch both days and access to view the raptors up close with experts in their fields.


* Raptor Presentation and Introduction to the Refuge by Craig Webb on arrival.
* Morning: Photography session for photographers and painters.
* Afternoon: Painting and photography sessions will be held concurrently. Photographers can continue to take photos and painters can begin painting. Afternoon session will also include a segment on post processing digital photographs.

COST: $890 per person
DATES: April 18 and 19, 2015
TIMES: Depart Hobart at 9:00; and return 17:00, both days

raptor-refuge-tasmania-craig-webb-2156-300x199PICK UP / DROP OFF

The Workshop will depart Hobart (Car Park at Wrest Point Casino) at 9:00 both days and return at 5:00 pm both days. A pick up from your Hobart CBD hotel (for non-Tasmanian guests) is included. Please let us know if you would like some hotel suggestions.


Please note this event is organised by Leatherwood Tasmania Tours (ABN: 19 423 142 355).

Inclusions: Transport to/from Raptor Refuge from Hobart CBD. Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea.
Entry to the Raptor Refuge. Tuition in photography and painting technique.


Please note that in order to ensure the well-being of injured raptors some areas of the Refuge might be off limits to workshop participants.


Within 3 days of workshop: 100% of fee is retained
4-7 days prior to workshop: 50% of fee is retained
8-21 days prior to workshop: 20% of fee is retained


Beauty: The Last Sinew – Exhibition by Chris Bell

“Our ability to perceive quality in Nature begins, as in art, with the pretty.  It expands through successive layers of the beautiful to values as yet uncaptured by language”

Aldo Leopold

3.-Rock-detailFor the natural world it is last call!   Every day we are closer to the point where our Earth cannot recover from our abuse. Through increasing urbanization we are becoming increasingly estranged from the natural world, un-engaged with the processes that sustain us.  Through our relentless pursuit of self-interest we have largely severed the links we once had with our living Earth.  If we cannot recover these links there is no future for humans.

My photography has always been about the beauty of the natural world and how it can uplift us. Enchant us.  Restore us. The natural world ( in particular our landscapes ) partly define who we are as a culture; without it our lives are diminished; we all lose something.  A country devoid of its natural landscapes is reduced to nothing more than soil; it is a country with an uninspiring, imprisoned future.

Despite the inroads of the modern world and our collective self-interested behavior, I believe beauty is a crucial value in itself.  In our modern dysfunctional world the capacity to perceive and convey beauty may be one of the last sinews that enables us to connect with the living world – however superficial that connection may be.  Beauty can enable us to uncover the deeper values “uncaptured by language”.  What future a world without beauty?

This exhibition showcases the more intimate aspects of the natural world that I am now pursuing.

Opening at 6pm on Friday 27 March 2015

view the images online

Refuge, exhibition by Cate Blackmore

Lux (Western Arthurs)”, acrylic media on hardboard 60 x 120cm

Refuge : exhibition of paintings by Cate Blackmore

The painted work of Cate Blackmore is raw yet intricate; wild yet subtle, abstracted yet illustrative. Refuge catches the shifting moods of a primeval and largely un-trodden Tasmanian mountain landscape. Multidimensional textured colour, the fall of light on hillside and crag and the flow of a dynamic geology evoke a place of untamed life that needs no human rationalization.

view the paintings

read the opening speech by Mark Clemens



The Arthurs

The Arthurs

An evening with Yves Ginat from Miellerie Honey – EVENT POSTPONED


Due to unforeseen circumstances we are postponing this event until early 2015.
New date to be advised.


Yves will talk about the relationship he experiences as an apiarist between the Tasmanian Wilderness, the flowers, the nectar and the work of the bees in pollination and making honey. He will also talk about his beekeeping practices and extraction processes that are essential to Miellerie Honey.

About Miellerie

yves-5-225x300Yves Ginat began beekeeping as a teenager, growing up in central France, in the medieval capital, Bourges. His mother’s family was from Bretagne, and his father’s family from Berry. Yves extended his education into organic farming before moving into commercial beekeeping in 1998.

The Miellerie business began in November 2005 in Tasmania. It has developed from working 40 hives in 2006 to 160 hives today. Five different varieties of honey are now produced:

  • Leatherwood
  • Lake Pedder’s Nectar
  • Prickly Box
  • Blue Gum
  • Tea Tree (Manuka)

Miellerie images (5)

As an apiarist, Yves nurtures the bee community using organic and biodynamic beekeeping practices to maintain health and harmony from the hive to the jar. Essential to the integrity of Miellerie is the trade practice of cold extraction of the honey from the comb, in order to harness the vitality, aroma, flavour, colour and texture of the delightful nectars from Tasmanian native floras. As the seasons change, Yves continues to explore the floral diversity of this beautiful island, Tasmania.


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