Category Archives: My Maatsuyker Island Experience

A Picture A Day

Recently as 2015 draws to a close, I have been reading about “one-a-day-projects” which seem like a great idea to keep creativity alive and well. Then I remembered that during my stay on Maatsuyker Island, I took a photo from … Continue reading

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Home Comforts – Power

The severe storms in Tasmania over the past week are a reminder of the fragility of infrastructure on remote, wind-swept Maatsuyker Island. From the ABC News website 5th August, 2015: Maatsuyker Island power cut: Parks staff to assess damage after … Continue reading

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Evening entertainment Part 3 – Stars and satellites

Watching the darkness fall as the muttonbirds come rushing home, you can’t help but be stunned by the unfolding display of stars. There is no light pollution on Maatsuyker Island (apart from the occasional annoying spotlight of a sheltering crayboat) … Continue reading

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Evening entertainment Part 2 – The return of the muttonbirds

As if beautiful sunsets and green flashes are not exciting enough, next in the evening line up comes the amazing spectacle of the muttonbirds returning home from their day at sea fishing. Every day, the adult muttonbirds leave the island … Continue reading

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Evening entertainment Part 1 – Spectacular Sunsets and a Green Flash

Before I left home, I knew precisely what I would be doing during the daylight hours of my artist residency on Maatsuyker Island – hunting for plants, photographing, then drawing and painting them. But what to do in the evenings … Continue reading

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