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journey inside



Dark Cave  

# 1


leave behind the spectacles of everyday noise and

venture into the cave on your own

to discover the truth in the dark and

the voice in the stillness


An intimate experiential participatory artwork 

developed in response to Janelle's wilderness residency at Hastings Caves

in collaboration  with TASMANIA Parks and Wildlife Service @ Hastings Caves


Photography by Ilona Schneider

Drawing  by  janelle mendham  from INNER TOPOGRAPHIES

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Dark Cave 

 # 2


a collection of mythopoetic writing

by artist  Janelle Mendham, published by SalonWriting


Photography by Bernie Carr

Dark Cave  

# 3

performative reading and book launch


In the cave-like spaces of Hobart Town Hall Underground
experience a dimension of DARK CAVE
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stills from the DARK CAVE video

by Mick Lowenstein

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# 4   


A deep interior journey within atmospheric wilderness

experienced lightly through the spectacular Tahune Airwalk

a walking meditation through a multi-voiced performative reading of the mythopoetic text Dark Cave  interwoven with music  viola, cello and choir

Janelle  Mendham   Design and content of Dark Cave

Emily Sheppard      Composition, choral elements, voice & viola

Lucy Wilson            Cello & voice

Ruth Hadlow          Creative collaboration


Far South Singers & Dark Cave Readers   


Photography by Ilona Schneider


Supported by

Australian Government - Regional Arts Fund

TASMANIA Parks and Wildlife Service 

The Huon Valley Council

Tasmanian Government

Tahune Adventures

Arts Tasmania