Talk by David Walsh with music by Zac Henderson
Suggested walking location @ GASP! Trail, Glenorchy
Humans are flawed evaluators of past decisions. We place far too much emphasis on outcomes, with little consideration of inherent risk. When we learn to appreciate the importance of alternative histories, the ghosts of our past decisions come back to haunt us, or perhaps we finally appreciate the broker who sold us that insurance policy we never collected on. Perched just above the Derwent River, trekking through David Walsh’s past and present stomping grounds, a chance to view Mona, and the world, through his distinct point of view.
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About David Walsh:
David Walsh built a museum despite (or because of) a low level of chopstick proficiency. His high school reference conceded, "Any employer who can get David to work will be very lucky." He was once gainfully employed by the tax office, and has been paying for it ever since. It is rumoured that he is to be cast in the lead role of the next Wonder Woman franchise, if he doesn't cut down on tofu.
When we asked why he agreed to be involved in Sci Art Walks, he replied:
"There are those moments when the stars align. I was, despite my lack of qualification, recently asked to speak to about risk to a great charitable enterprise. But that fell through, so I agreed to speak to Beaker Street instead."
Photo Credit: MONA/ Leigh Carmichael
About Zac Henderson:
Zac Henderson is a Tasmanian based singer/songwriter described as a storyteller with influences from folk & blues. Zac's formative musical years begun on street corners busking and he quickly found his way into playing in cafes, clubs, pubs and music festivals around the country.
Henderson has graced the stages of Falls Festival, Party In The Paddock, Edinburgh Fringe Festival & Forth Valley Blues Festival as well as supported artists such as Neil Finn, Thirsty Merc, Dan Sultan & Killing Heidi. Zac is a natural when it comes to expressing himself; a story teller, a musician, a poet, a performer and an artist.
Suggested Walking Location: GASP! Trail, Glenorchy
A flat scenic walk following the GASP! trail from Wilkinsons Point along the Elwick Bay foreshore. A combination of a multi-use concrete path and boardwalk, the route passes through open parkland and wetlands with plenty of seats and shelters along the way.
Grade 1 walk. Wheelchair accessible.
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