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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk

19/01/2018

In the interests of public safety, the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has brought in extensive campfire restrictions as the fire risk continues to increase this summer.More

Improved toilet facilities at Bruny Island

16/01/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed work on a new toilet facility at the Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve.More

Further upgrade to South Coast Track

05/01/2018

The South Coast Track is one of Tasmania's great bushwalks, and the completion of recent upgrades has significantly improved the user experience along the track before the start of the peak walking season.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