Lynchpin update –

In March 2016 news was published at our Scholarship site about the program projected for 2016-18:

Change of direction for Project: 2016-2018 

During 2015, Lynchpin was in discussion with Lauren Black, an acclaimed Hobart based artist who is well known for her detailed botanical work, about a possible Lynchpin collaboration with her between 2016-18.

Lauren let us know in March that new and exciting opportunities had opened for her that will expand her current work into several new areas. Due to these unexpected developments, she was now unavailable to explore what might have emerged from the science of the Ocean.

We wish Lauren great success in these new ventures and Lynchpin will consider new directions for 2016-18. Watch this space for more information as plans develop.


The Symphony – ex Oceano – work continues towards performance

During 2015 and continuing on into 2016, we have been greatly assisted by Peter Tanfield, Lecturer in Strings and Community Outreach at the University of Tasmania and Artistic Director of The Discovery Orchestra, as we pursue performance of the “love song for the Ocean” which was the Lynchpin project 2012-15.

Solidarity with CSIRO against proposed Oceans and Atmosphere restructuring

ex Oceano – we are from the Ocean is dedicated to those whose lives are given to ocean science.

Since March, Lynchpin has done what it can to stand in solidarity with the wider Marine Science community against the proposed CSIRO restructure of Ocean and Atmosphere research – with consequences for the significance of International Ocean research excellence in the state.

When we began the Lynchpin symphony collaboration in 2011, none of us could have imagined that the research areas underpinning the “science score” for ex Oceano would be threatened in this way.  Ocean scientists understand that the world’s Ocean provides something extraordinary, on scales almost beyond the mind’s grasp – an interaction between ocean, atmosphere and land that supports all life.  More about the project and the science behind the work is available at ex Oceano.

We were hopeful that discussions with Dark MOFO 2016 would be successful to secure performance at this time to draw attention to this important Ocean and Atmosphere science.  Sadly this was not the case.

At present, Ten Days on the Island 2017 is interested in performance and we continue work to secure funding support for the work.  If you would like to help support this, we would love to hear from you through our contact link.