To raise awareness of Dusky Sound, and to engage more people with the value of conservation in New Zealand's inspirational wild places, DOC has developed this high profile Tamatea/Dusky Sound Exhibition, which will tour high profile venues throughout NZ.
A small selection of the artists work from the Tamatea/Dusky Sound Exhibition will be available to view and purchase on the night of the Charity Ball; all proceeds will be used to directly support Dusky Sound Conservation and Restoration Project.
The Tamatea/Dusky Sound Exhibition will include some of New Zealand's most renowned artists, as well as emerging talent. Contributing artists took part in a series of expeditions to Dusky Sound in 2014 and 2015 and have created original artworks inspired by their visit.
Cherie Anderson, Nigel Brown, Ron Bull Jnr, Brian Carmody, Ginney Deavoll, Martin Hill & Philippa Jones, Denise Hunter, Simon Kaan, Gerda Leenards, Euan MacLeod, Paul McCredie, Cilla McQueen, Jo Ogier, Craig Potton, John Z Robinson, Irene Schroder, Elizabeth Thomson, Bubba Thomson, Janet de Wagt, John Walsh, Marilyn Webb, Robin White, Jane Zusters.
Tamatea/Dusky Sound is one of New Zealand's most remote areas and is a concentration of New Zealand 's conservation history. The site of the country's first conservation reserve, and now the focus of an ambitious approach to ecosystem restoration, Dusky's pioneering history is an inspiration for its future.
The Department of Conservation (DOC) has a vision to make Tamatea/Dusky Sound in Fiordland National Park, one of the most intact ecosystems on Earth. Its potential role as New Zealand's bio bank, from where the regeneration of native species throughout the country can originate is ambitious, but possible. Dusky Sound has enormous potential benefit to conservation projects throughout New Zealand.