6 September 2019

Project X lands in Geeveston

Tourism in Tasmania’s far south will be boosted with one of Dark Mofo’s star attractions now on display in Geeveston.

English artist Jimmy Cauty’s The Aftermath Dislocation Principle will call Geeveston home for the next two months before continuing on to other areas in the state’s southern regions.

Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism Jonno Duniam said the installation was the next stage in DarkLab’s Project X, a key Commonwealth-State initiative designed to entice visitors to the Huon and far south region following the summer bushfires.

“Tourism is a vitally important part of our regional economies, and this installation’s international profile will attract visitors and provide a much-needed boost to the Huon’s visitor economy.

“This attraction will build on the ongoing success of Hrafn: Conversations with Odin, the first stage of Project X that has attracted hundreds of visitors to Hastings Cave since its installation earlier this year.

“To further encourage overnight stays in the region, two free tickets to Hrafn will be offered to guests from today when they book direct, or through the Geeveston and Huon visitor information centres, with selected local accommodation providers.

“This is great news and will entice tourists to eat and buy locally, see more areas, and stay extra nights in the region, supporting local businesses and jobs.

“We know that Tasmania’s southern regions needed some extra assistance to attract tourists following the summer bushfires and the Morrison Government was proud to commit $1.5 million to support this initiative.”

“This funding is now flowing, and I look forward to future Project X announcements that will attract even more visitors to our state’”

Tourism improves the lives of Tasmanians – it brings economic, social, environmental and cultural benefits.

The Morrison Government is a strong supporter of regional tourism and the Beyond Tourism 2020 strategy will ensure the benefits of tourism are shared right across our state.

More information is available at project-x.net.au