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Encounter Maria Island


Encounter Maria Island's new ferry Osprey V, that will allow even more visitors to enjoy one of the State's best tourism attractions, was launched today.More

Progress on Cradle Mountain Master Plan


An important milestone in the Cradle Mountain Master Plan project has been reached following a competitive tender process, with Cumulus Studio chosen to design the Cradle Mountain gateway precinct and the Dove Lake viewing shelter.More

Exciting new proposal for Tasmania's South East Cape


Award-winning local tourism operator Ian Johnstone can now progress a new project to lease and licence negotiations under the Tourism Opportunities in Tasmania's National Parks, Reserves and Crown Land process.More

Experience national parks through art


Arts  in Parks is a project that celebrates the two decade long partnership between theTasmania Parks and Wildlife Service and Arts Tasmania to deliver the wilderness residency program for artists.

The program provides an opportunity for artists to live, work and be inspired by Tasmania's natural beauty and stunning wilderness locations.

Minister for Parks, Matthew Groom, said it was particularly relevant this year as we also celebrate 100 years since the State's first, and most loved parks, Mount Field and Freycinet, were reserved.

"This program highlights that our parks and reserves not only contribute to the State's economy, society, environment and overall identity, they are also places of inspiration, providing an environment where there is time for reflection and creativity," Mr Groom said.

Minister for the Arts, Vanessa Goodwin, said the success of the program could be seen in four art exhibitions called Arts in Parks, that are located in parks around the State.

"Arts in Parks will return artwork created during the residency program back to its place of inspiration and provide visitors to the parks with an opportunity to view an artist's interpretation of the natural environment," Ms Goodwin said.

"Free entry to national parks during the September/October school holidays will provide an added incentive for Tasmanians to experience these impressive installations," Mr Groom added.

The four exhibitions can be viewed until March 2017 at: Bruny Island Lighthouse Museum, Trailside Museum at Cradle Mountain, Lake St Clair Visitor Centre and the chapel on Maria Island.

Or view the artworks at an online exhibition at www.tasmanianartsguide.com.au