I am now officially 'a little old lady' 😁
Friday, October 22, 2021
Thursday, October 21, 2021
We headed west to The Unconformity festival in Queenstown which is a fabulous eclectic unique (usually bi-annual but currently covid-disrupted) festival that expresses the disjuncture of humans and environment, and the creativity and resilience of both. We stayed in Strahan, a 50 minute winding drive away, as Queenstown was pretty much booked out. The planned 3 day festival opened on Friday, and closed on Friday due to a snap covid lockdown in southern Tasmania. Even though Queenstown was outside the lockdown area, many of the participants and attendees would have been coming from the Hobart region. However, some of the art was still displayed on Saturday, so we were privileged to be able to see some and experience one pop-up performance.
On entry to Queenstown we were greeted by Seeds - car wrecks planted, seeded with native plants. I hope this is a permanent display. Nature reclaiming mankind's destruction.
Who would have thought a trip to the notoriously rainy west coast of Tasmania would turn into a weekend at the beach! While Sunday was relatively, but not completely dry, the drive home of Monday was wet! Scones for morning tea at Tullah Lakeside Resort, lunch followed a short rainforest and waterfall walk at Cradle Mountain on the way home.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
I have just returned from two days of wanderment and floundering at Cradle Mountain.
Floundering - the exhibition of photos (plus a few extra ones) from my book Floundering: Stories from Cradle Mountain is now showing at the Wilderness Gallery at the Cradle Mountain Hotel until January 31st 2021.