Merging with takayna - Tarkine in Motion Artists
The following artists have contributed to the making of 'Merging with takayna'. Artists appear in alphabetical order and samples of their work as screen shots taken directly from the film, are displayed as images below each artist description. We celebrate the generous contribution of all Tarkine in Motion artists to the campaign to Protect takayna and give thanks to the tireless work of the Bob Brown Foundation to defend Earth's wild places.
The short grab in the banner above is by artists Dan Haley (river shots) and Nick Monk (myrtle leaf).
SCOTT BIRD is a singer/songwriter, recording and touring artist, multi-instrumentalist, music producer and teacher and has dedicated his life to songs. “I grew up in a physical environment that left an indelible mark on my soul. I come from the wild places and through my music, I endeavour to recreate this physical space and transport the listener into these surroundings.” Scott is a co-owner of Riversong Music and custodian of The Valley Wilderness Retreat. Scott co-wrote, produced and recorded the soundtrack 'Red Blood Moon' for Merging with takayna, with Melissa Black. www.scottbird.com.au | www.thevalley.net.au
TRUDI BIRD director and editor of 'Merging with takayna' is the co-founder of Riversong Music, an independent record label based in Lower Wilmot, lutruwita (Tasmania). She has been involved in artist development and producing independent music for 34 years with her partner Scott Bird, and has a passion for photography, film and visual art. Trudi grew up in Redpa with takayna as her playground and her family continue to live and farm in Redpa today. Trudi is also a custodian of The Valley Wilderness Retreat. www.thevalley.net.au | www.riversongmusic.com | Note, body art in screen shots by Orly Faya
MELISSA BLACK is a classically trained pianist, singer songwriter and recording artist. Her music has always come from a deep connection with nature and the emotional strength which comes from recognising those bonds. The supporting visual pieces which were filmed entirely on location in takayna were created to accompany the release of ‘The Eden Project’, her debut five track EP. www.melissablack.com.au | Images of Melissa Black below are screen shots of stop motion photography and film by Wendy McDougall, body painting by Orly Faya. To see the finished merge image photography by Orly Faya, please visit www.melissablack.com.au
DAN BROUN is a wilderness photographer and film maker specialising in remote area work. He has a deep affection for Tasmania's wild places. Dan is also the curator of the Tarkine In Motion arts initiative.
TIM COPE - National Geographic Adventure Honoree 2007, Australian Adventurer of the year 2006 - is a 39 year old from Gippsland, Victoria (Australia), who is pursuing a life of adventure, writing, and film. Tim, who speaks fluent Russian, and guides in Siberia, and Mongolia, has spent the best part of a decade travelling Russia, Mongolia, and Central Asia by bicycle, row boat, skis, horse, camel and many other means. Most of all Tim enjoys coming to know people in their home environments by traveling in traditional and local ways. His most renowned journey was a three and a half year odyssey from Mongolia to Hungary by horse on the trail of Genghis Khan and in the spirit of the nomads of the steppe. www.timcopejourneys.com