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TAS Country : March 22nd 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012 Tasmanian Country 13 STARTING YOUNG: Champion Shorthorn Junior Female Mount Roan's Godiver and handler Gracie Beamish. THREE AWARDS: Long-time Shorthorn breeder Des Farrell with Bellmore New Market RING MASTER: Champion handler Courtney Hardstaff, 17, at the Wynyard Show. The question of whether the world is truly a globally connected place was the springboard for this cross-cultural newspaper exchange, as Tina O Connell and Neal White, artists living and working in London, developed the Where is Heidenheim? project at the invitation of Penelope Curtis, the director of the Tate Britain. Tasked to submit a proposal for a sculpture biennale in Germany, Tina began to examine the "idea that we think we are globally connected". Along with fellow London-based artist Neal White, Tina was invited to essentially develop a public art commission for the pages of a local newspaper and selected Heidenheimer Zeitung. The results have been impressive, working with other regional newspapers around the world, Tina and Neal have developed the project to the point that full pages from newspapers around the globe have been carried in the Heidenheimer Zeitung as will this page of the Tasmanian Country that you are now reading. "I have never heard of Heidenheim before, didn t know anything about it - so that is where the tagline Where is Heidenhem? came from," explained Tina. "We did a bit of research and we put together a proposal focusing on the idea of being globally connected. We decided on the simple idea of trying to get local newspapers from around the world to give a page of their copy to the Heidenheimer Zeitung, meaning readers in Germany will get to read a complete page from these other newspapers," she added. Newspapers from Utah, India, Ireland, Namibia and Lebanon have already been involved, and the Tasmania County will be the closing paper to co-operate with the project. With an average daily readership of 33,000, Heidenheim citizens will now see this page reproduced in full in their local paper, as well as receiving a shipment of several hundred Tasmanian Country editions. We hope they enjoy them! Rex Gardner, Chief Executive Officer of Davies Brothers Pty Limited, publisher of the Mercury, Sunday Tasmanian, the Tasmanian Country and the Gazette believes the initiative is an "immensely positive one" and sent warm greetings and an invitation to the citizens of Heidenheim to visit the beautiful countryside of Tasmania. "We have a fabulous state with a wonderful history and we would be delighted to welcome our new German readers to Tasmania any time". said Rex Gardner. 'Where is Heidenheim?' Project links newspapers The Heidenheimer Zeitung newspaper office in Germany: the paper is participating in a cross-cultural exchange with the Tasmanian Country HANDLERS: Georgia McDiarmid-Adams, 10, Chloe Walker, 13, Katie Dawkins, 11, Jordan Dawkins, 9, and Gracie Beamish, 8. opinion, she's superior to the cow,'' Mr Withers said. ''She's squarer in her make up, and more correct and, in my experience, she'll grow into a better cow than the senior cow that she was up against . . . she's a very nice heifer.'' Mr Withers said he was impressed with the win- ning junior bull as well. ''I think overall he's just a very nice young bull and he was hard to fault really,'' he said. ''He'll grow into a very good sire.'' Des Farrell said it was pleasing to see so many Shorthorns out in the ring. ''You don't very often got to see this many in the one spot,'' he said. ''It's good to see all the studs have come out and supported it.'' Mr Farrell has about 40 breeding cows in his Mount Roan stud and sells about 15 bulls a year. Shorthorn feature, Page 23
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