Official Opening with Special Guest Bob Brown: 6:30 – 7:30pm, Friday 28 October
Dates & Times Exhibition is Open to the Public: 6.00 – 8.00pm, Friday 28 October; 9am – 5pm Saturday 29 October; 9am – 3pm Sunday 30 October
“Re-turn to Wild” was inspired by Nature and its role as nurturer and provider. In our busy world where we are disconnected from its living force, this exhibition provides a moment of reflection, of appreciation - a moment where we can turn to nature and be re-energised and re-newed. “Re-turn to Wild” showcases the artworks of Rose-Marie LeRoi, (painting under her maiden name of Kent) which were mostly created during her time living in Zeehan on the West Coast of Tasmania during the 1970s and early 1980s.
Rose-Marie was passionate about Tasmanian wilderness and her works reflected the unique landscapes of the West Coast, with one of her series of paintings particularly focused on the takayna / Tarkine.
With returning to nature and returning to community being the key themes of this exhibition, it has been a pleasure to invite emerging and established Tasmanian artists to be part of “Re-turn to Wild”, to share their art works and creations, their ideas and insights. The works of Kerry Martin, a highly experienced and accredited artist inspired by her fascination of the beauty of the natural world, will be featured. Proceeds from” Re-turn to Wild” will be returned to the wilderness of the West Coast by supporting the work of the Bob Brown Foundation, in raising awareness of the remote and wild takyana/Tarkine, one of the last great wild places on the planet with globally unique natural and cultural values. We all need to return to wild - to listen to those quiet places of the soul, to feel the timeless landscape in our hearts, to interpret its lesson in our lives. We invite you to return to wild with us.