Richard Wastell


Richard Wastell has been comissioned to produce a major new artwork for the Tasmanian Land Conservancy's celebratory publication, Breathing Space.  

Breathing Space is a book of essays, poems and stories about Tasmanians' changing relationship with nature, commissioned to mark the TLC's 20th birthday.


Richard Wastell's painting, Inhale. Exhale. Tribute to the Tasmanian Land Conservancy, 2021, will be on show at Bett Gallery until December.




Breathing Space was commissioned by the Tasmanian Land Conservancy to ask, how are our relationships with nature changing? How do we think they will change in the future? 

With contributions from some of Tasmania’s leading writers, including Erin Hortle, Danielle Wood, James Boyce, Adrienne Eberhard, Robbie Arnott, Greg Lehman and Peter Timms, as well as exciting new voices like Keely Jobe and Zowie Douglas-Kinghorn, Breathing Space will challenge, delight and comfort you, no matter how you feel about our wild places. 

Breathing Space will be launched at events around Tasmania in October and November including an event at Hobart's Town Hall tonight in conjunction with Fullers Bookshop. This event will be launched by Danielle Wood, with a panel discussion between Keely Jobe, Ted Lefroy and Danielle, moderated by Jane Rawson. 

Breathing Space is supported by Purryberry Trust, Purves Environmental Fund and the Graeme Wood Foundation.


Learn more about Breathing Space here

View artwork details here

Join Richard's waiting list here

November 10, 2021