The Marathon Project 2016: Encounter

The Marathon Project: Encounter

WHAT:  Open Days

On Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November, The Marathon Project will be conducting a Weekend Open Day and Exhibition event at ‘Marathon’ in Deddington.

The Marathon Project: Encounter will exhibit works from participating artists in the non-traditional exhibition space of the ‘Marathon’ property shearing shed, as well as conduct a number of programmed events. These events include:

  • Walking tour in the nearby bush, garden and the Circle of Trees planting
  • Q&A sessions with artists, property owners, representatives from the Tasmanian Land Conservancy, NRM North, Greening Australia and the University of Tasmania
  • Exhibition and artist talks
  • Open information sessions about the Tasmanian Midlands ecology
  • Wildlife researchers and habitat specialists will be present
  • Family-friendly activities on Sunday 20th November

The aim of The Marathon Project: Encounter is to provide an opportunity for people to engage with an area situated within the Midlands and discover the unique ecology of remnant forests, flora and fauna, in conjunction with contemporary agricultural practices and environmental concerns.

WHERE:           ‘Marathon’, 1503 Deddington Road, Deddington, 7212

                          (40 mins from Launceston, via Evandale and Nile — for directions, see page 3)

WHEN:           Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November, 2016

                          11.00am – 4.00pm each day

                          Sunday 20th November will be a ‘family day’

ENTRY:           Admission: $5 donation per adult (children free).

This includes morning and/or afternoon tea. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic lunch.

All donations will be gratefully received and will help fund this event, as well as go towards the printing and publishing of a catalogue about this project.


For more information about this event contact:

Coordinator of The Marathon Project: Patrick Sutczak  

email: ph: 0400 546 306

Host: Diana Cameron  

email:  ph: 6398 6264

How to enjoy your visit:


  • Registration at the information desk at the shearing shed.
  • Admission: $5 donation per adult (children free).
  • Your donation includes morning and/or afternoon tea.  
  • You are welcome to bring a picnic lunch.
  • Bring walking shoes and clothes for all weather.
  • Talk with the artists about their work in the shearing shed.
  • Guided walks will be conducted through the open garden and nearby bush.
  • Self-guided walks.
  • Children are welcome – lamb feeding will be happening on the Sunday.
  • You can join the artists and hosts on an excursion to the Circle of Trees.
  • Cyclists are welcome to bring their mountain bikes to ride to the Circle of Trees.
  • Children are welcome, family-friendly activities on the Sunday.
  • There is no mobile reception at ‘Marathon’, Deddington so you can relax!
  • Please leave dogs at home.



How to get to ‘Marathon’, 1503 Deddington Road, Deddington, 7212:

Directions: From Evandale travel on Nile Road (C416). Just south of the township of Nile take the turn east onto Deddington Rd (C420) and follow your nose and the Nile River, of which you will get regular glimpses on your left. Pass through the hamlet of Deddington and keep going until you have passed the house with the sloping roof (you’ll know it when you see it). It’s about 12km from Nile to this point. As you veer left at the intersection take note that this is Glover country – the road you just passed goes to his place and the surrounding area is depicted in his paintings. A bit further on, the road veers right and you’ll notice you are now following the path of the river, which also happens to form the southern boundary of Marathon. Take it slow around the corner and over the bridge, otherwise you might miss the gate to Marathon, which is just there on the left.

PS: Out of interest, have a look at this area on Google Earth. See the crop circles? They aren’t always apparent from the ground, but there are so many of them!! These circles have been referenced in the formation of the circle of trees planted on Marathon as part of The Marathon Project.

Google Maps: Type in: “Marathon, 1503 Deddington Road, Deddington”

Google Map Here


The Marathon Project Website: