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Maatsuyker Island Art Cards

The Art Card series produced by Friends of Maatsuyker Island (FOMI) Wildcare reached $3000 in sales in just over 12 months.

This project involved design, research, printing, production and sales of 11 designs for the Maatsuyker Island Art Card series of high quality gift cards. Artists who have an association with Maatsuyker Island, including artists in residence, caretakers and FOMI members, donated their artwork. In addition, FOMI sourced historic images of Abel Tasman’s 1642 voyage journal, when Maatsuyker Island was named, from the National Archives of the Netherlands.  Posters are also available of the Maatsuyker Island lighthouse and currawong artwork.

The Art Card series are produced and sold as a means of raising funds for projects protecting the natural and historic values of Maatsuyker Island.

FOMI acknowledges and sincerely thanks artists; Ailsa Fergusson, Kate Frankcombe (Worthington), Nicole O’Loughlin, Marg Beal and Kate Hansford, for their generosity in donating their art work. FOMI thanks Robyn Mundy for her design expertise in presenting the beautiful artworks. FOMI also thanks Ailsa Fergusson and Gwen Egg for coordinating this project. FOMI acknowledges the Wildcare Board and NRM South for funding support to assist with the production costs of the Art Card series.

These beautiful cards are for sale at the Hobart Bookshop (Salamanca Square), PWS Huonville Shop and at FOMI community events. If you’re unable to make it to these venues, the cards can be purchased by emailing wildcaremaatsuyker@gmail.com. The cards are $4 each with the exception of the Currawong card at $5 and the bookmarks are $1 each.

Postage in Australia:  orders $30 and over free; orders under $30 add $5.

Marina Campbell – Friends of Maatsuyker Island

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