Helms Block forms part of our state forest near Jalbarragup in Australia’s South West. It is home to an array of flora and fauna including old growth trees and cockatoos. These cockatoos, Baudin’s and Carnaby’s (red-tailed and white-tailed) black cockatoos, are endangered. However, this habitat (their habitat) is under threat from logging.

With legislation now making it increasingly difficult for traditional forms of protest, it is time to get smart, and go with art! Hence, we propose to put artists at the helm of environmental conversations on Helms Block.

“Artists at the Helm” is an arts project aimed at drawing attention to the proposed logging of the helms block forest. The project will take place during December 2014 and January 2015, both in the forest and the studio with an exhibition to follow at Bunbury Regional Arts Galleries.

Plans include: site specific sculpture, overnight stays, photography, drawing, painting, poetry, music, writing etc.

This blog will document our progress, processes and the story of the Helms Block Forest as the artists discover it.

If you would like to be involved with this project please leave a comment, or email helenseiver@yahoo.com.au

This project is supported by Bunbury Regional Art Galleries: www.brag.org.au

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  1. I would like to add my voice to those against the logging of the ancient forests. Not only will there be loss of habitat for endangered species but felling trees is renowned to reduce rain fall. We need the precious rain, we need the trees. The ancient ones should be treated like special heritage buildings. Absolutely no chopping, only preservation.


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