Threatened Species Project: 5 July- 29 August 2022

A Wild Island exhibition raising awareness of Tasmania’s threatened species

There are 683 species of plants and animals, including insects and other invertebrates, on Tasmania's Threatened Species List. Yes, there are the iconic ones so many people know about, but there are numerous species that are tiny, little known or ‘less attractive’, which are no less important to our rich and varied eco-system. This new exhibition will expand our understanding of the range & diversity of threatened species and educate of their plight. It also aims to raise much needed funds to go towards their support.

It’s a small thing we can do during an age of climate change, mass species decline and habitat loss. 

INFORMATION FOR PRESENTERS: 

We are seeking presenters for a rich and varied program to run in conjunction with the exhibition. This could be an academic/ scientific presentation, a story, poem or song relevant to the topic, or an informed Q&A session. If you have something you would like to present, please contact our Exhibitions and Events Coordinator: caroline@wildislandtas.com.au

INFORMATION FOR CONTRIBUTORS:

We are inviting artists, photographers & creatives to contribute work fitting within the following guidelines:

MEDIUM:  Artworks must be available as an edition of at least 25 prints- fine art or digital prints, photographs, textiles or other forms of reproduction. These works SHOULD NOT BE FRAMED & you do not need to provide them all up-front- just one or two for the exhibition and we can sell to order

Photographs should be printed on a matte card stock.

SIZE: All works are to be a standard 40 x 40cm, for maximum impact of display. They will be showcased as a 'grid'

COSTING: Each work will sell for $200 (inc. GST). Proceeds from sales will be divided equally between the artist, a project or projects that protect threatened species, and Wild Island, to cover the costs of the exhibition.

TIMING: The exhibition will run 5 July- 29 August. 

APPLYING: Contributors may nominate up to 5 works, which will be selected at the discretion of the Wild Island Team. Submit Expressions of Interest  here.

DEADLINE: The deadline for submissions of EOIs is 5 June 2022. Works will need to be at the gallery ready to hang by COB Friday 1 July.

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