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New lease of life for original lighthouse vents

15/05/2018

As part of the ongoing conservation of the Cape Bruny and Maatsuyker Island lighthouses, a team effort has been underway to restore the original bronze vents from the lighthouses' lantern rooms.More

Record visitor numbers at Highfield Historic Site

09/05/2018

Visitation numbers at Highfield Historic Site in Stanley have reached a record high, with 12,535 people visiting in the 12 months ending March 2018.More

Cradle Mountain shuttle bus tender awarded

08/05/2018

A new bus fleet featuring environmentally friendly technology and vehicles with improved accessibility and increased capacity will help to meet increasing visitor numbers following the awarding of the tender to McDermott Coaches.More

Experience national parks through art

23/09/2016

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