THE picturesque Skullbone Plains have been the subject of 11 eminent artists for the past 12 months - today, their works go on display.
In 2011, Tasmanian Land Conservancy gathered $23 million in philanthropic support to buy more than 28,000 hectares in Tasmania, including the 1600-hectare Skullbone Plains, in what is Australia's largest private conservation deal in history.
Last February, the non-profit environmental organisation invited artists to explore the plains over four days and participate in the The Skullbone Experiment .
Tasmanian Land Conservancy chief executive Jane Hutchinson said each artist had portrayed their interpretations of the site for the exhibit.
``The artists' engagement with this landscape has been a great way to raise awareness of the long-term protection of biodiversity in Tasmania,'' she said.
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery director Richard Mulvaney said the works on display reflected the Tasmanian wilderness World Heritage area's ``powerful landscape'', which is home to endangered species such as the Clarence galaxias fish, Tasmanian devil, spotted-tailed quoll and wedge-tailed eagle.
The Skullbone Experiment at QVMAG is curated by Philip and Catherine Wolfhagen.
ntsand curator Catherine Wolfhagen.
WHAT: The Skullbone Experiment exhibit.
WHEN: Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Inveresk.
WHERE: From today to May 18.