Project X Promotion - Background

During the summer of 2019 dry lightning strikes ignited a significant number of bushfires in southern Tasmania, threatening communities in the Huon Valley, creating major disruption and causing considerable damage across many remote wilderness areas. The aftermath of the fires have impacted significantly on tourism and visitation numbers in the region, triggering an enduring, damaging effect on local businesses in the Valley.

Project X is a DarkLab initiative established through the support of combined State and Federal funding to reinvigorate visitation into the Huon Valley region after the devastating impact of the 2019 summer fires.

Project X comprises a series of major artworks from high profile artists installed throughout the Valley designed to bring visitors back into the region, connecting them to the unique natural values of the region’s environment, whilst experiencing immersive works of art.

The first artwork in the Project X series, Hrafn: Conversations with Odin by UK sound artist Chris Watson in collaboration with The Wired Lab, was launched as part of the 2019 Dark Mofo Festival.

As part of the Project X initiative, DarkLab is proposing to offer free tickets to Hrafn to visitors who book a night’s accommodation in the Southern Trove, through direct bookings only with River Front Estate. To do this, you must book directly with Riverfront estate before 22 December 2019.

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