Sophie creates sculptural works in a variety of media, from precious metals to glass, ranging in scale from small wearable pieces to installations. Her work explores relationships to landscape, place and interconnections with our environment. Natural found materials are transformed into objects and wearable tokens that carry an essence of this beautiful land in which we live. Recently a Highly Commended finalist in the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, Sophie uses her art to communicate the importance of the preciousness of the environment that nurtures and supports us all.
Katherine is a Hobart based artist whose work is dedicated to raising awareness of the beauty and fragility of our wildlife and the habitats in which they co-exist with humans. Her work is particularly drawn to the birdlife that inhabit our islands and oceans. Katherine has been exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally since 1990 and her works are represented in corporate and private collections in Australia, UK, USA and the House of Krug, France. She was also a Finalist in the BBC Wildlife Artist of the year 2011 and 2012.
Ron C Moss
Ron is an artist and poet from Tasmania, a place of rugged wilderness that inspires his work. He is recognised as an outstanding illustrator and designer of many poetry books, and his achievements in haiku and related genres have been widely published and honoured with many awards. Ron is the artist in residence for the online journal A Hundred Gourds and the annual Muttering Thunder. His award winning first haiku collection, The Bone Carver is now available from Ron.
Toby Muir Wilson is a furniture maker based near Stanley in North West tasmania. Major themes explored in his work include landscape and peoples interaction with it. A range of cabinet making skills and decorative techniques are used to create narratives. he is represented in numerous public and private collections.
Peter has a diverse and busy background including photographer, researcher, musician, sound engineer and software developer. These days Peter spends his time working in marine research and following his passion for photography. With a particular interest in wilderness/landscape photography, he strives to include a message of conservation and care for the environment and collaborates regularly on conservation projects and with scientists working in environmental research.
Dr Heidi J Auman has worked as biologist for most of the past 25 years, focusing mainly on seabird biology. Her research is global in nature with a preference for isolated islands. Her specialisations focus upon human impacts on seabirds, including plastic debris ingestion, toxicology, human disturbance, physiology, urbanisation and diet. She has demonstrated that our ecological footprint has reached the farthest corners of the Earth, often with disturbing consequences.
Garbage Guts was inspired by Dr Heidi Auman’s research on the impacts of marine debris on Midway Atoll’s Laysan albatross. She hopes to educate a future generation about the danger of trashing our seas.
Signed copies are available at garbageguts@HeidiAuman.com
Patti is a marine scientist and university lecturer who has been involved in many Antarctic expeditions undertaking research with her students. Her research incorporates aspects of biological oceanography, sea ice ecology, and studies on zooplankton (krill, which form the basis of the marine food chain). Working in such a precious environment such as Antarctica, Patti is only too aware that micro plastics (the size of krill food) pose an insidious threat to fragile marine ecosystems.
A marine scientist with 15 years of experience in Antarctica, the SubAntarctic, the Southern Ocean and Pacific seas, Fred has spent over 2 years bobbing around on the Southern Ocean and about 3 in tropical seas on her own yacht or research vessels on the Great Barrier Reef, witnessing the plastic issue in all its forms. Growing up in Europe, she was well aware of the marine pollution issues and in 2001, as she started a PhD on marine debris at UTAS, it revealed even birds nesting on the pristine shores of Antarctica are affected by the problem.