Bill Handbury

Takayne, 2018

oil

136 x 109 CM

From the artist

"Takayna (the indigenous name for Tarkine)

Takayna is a wildly diverse landscape, comprising a rugged coastline with a rich diversity of vegetation from buttongrass moorlands to majestic rainforests.

The 447,000 hectare Tarkine Wilderness Area is Australia's largest tract of unprotected temperate rainforest.

For me, the rainforest is the heart of Takayna. It is where the weight and influence of Mother Nature is palpable. It has strong indigenous connections which have been given scant respect."

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