On Albatross Island

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This online gallery has been developed to accompany the On Albatross Island Education Kit, which has been designed by art teachers from the Tasmanian Art Teachers Association (TATA) in collaboration with Art Education Australia (AEA). The education kit creates a space to support teacher and student engagement with the award winning short film namanu rruni | Albatross Island, and a range of creative and scholarly materials that ensued from the On Albatross Island exhibition, which was exhibited at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) and Moonah Arts Centre (MAC) in Tasmania throughout 2016.

While the physical exhibition has concluded, the opportunity for teachers and students to engage with its core creative outputs is made possible through this online gallery and education kit. The virtual gallery of images from the exhibition have been curated into this dedicated online gallery space available from the TATA homepage, alongside a link with options to engage with the award winning short film  namanu rruni | Albatross Island, which takes the viewer to a place almost entirely unseen. The short film offers an eloquently layered intersection of storylines within a highly engaging visual journey to a remote and beautiful corner of lutruwita/Tasmania. The focus is on the endemic shy albatross that live on only three islands around Tasmania, and the scientists that are working to ensure the survival of this unique species.

Thank you to Matthew Newton (RUMMIN Productions) for generously making the award winning namanu rruni | Albatross Island documentary available to teachers for 72 hour rental via Vimeo for $9.99 (AUD). For budgets that allow, the documentary is also available for purchase, and you can find out more about access options for the namanu rruni | Albatross Island documentary at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/albatrossisland

Please also enjoy the "On Albatross Island" Exhibition Catalogue.