Join The Wilderness Society to celebrate the beautiful wildness of Australian nature and learn about the legacy of two of the greatest photographers working behind the lens to capture it. Enjoy a Brookie’s Gin (half the sales price donated to TWS) and support our vital campaign and organising work to protect the environment.
6:00pm – Welcome + Canapes
6:30pm – Wildness Film Screening
7:30pm – Campaign Update + Q&A
7:50pm – Conclusion
Olegas Truchanas and Peter Dombrovskis were perhaps Australia’s greatest wilderness photographers. Their work became synonymous with campaigns to protect Tasmania’s natural heritage. They shared many things, including a bond that was more like that of father and son. Both came from Baltic Europe and migrated to Tasmania, where their passion for nature became a crusade to save an environment under threat. Both died in the wilderness, doing what they loved, and left a legacy in extraordinary images. Their philosophy was simple and remarkably effective – if people could see the beauty of Australia’s wild places then they might be moved to save them.