Here’s a first-glimpse at Dion Agius’ forthcoming short ‘Dark-Hollow’ set to coincide with the release of his brand new Globe clothing capsule of the same name.
Much more than just a range of apparel, Dark Hollow will feature an array of art and film inspired by Dion’s Tasmanian homeland, with the aim of generating support for the future of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and threatened wild places around the island. Dion shot and produced the film with Joe G, the filmmaker responsible for Strange Rumblings in Shangri La, Secret Machine, Electric Blue Heaven and more.
The associated clothing range also marks the first drop from Globe’s ‘Low Velocity’ range, which represents a significant shift for the brand, away from fast fashion towards a more considered, timeless collection made from more sustainable materials. Each piece has been rigorously tested for fit, function and durability – ensuring that each is made to last and minimizes the impact upon the environment.
The Dark Hollow capsule features illustrations by LA-based tattoo artist Nathan Kostechko – whose artwork takes its inspiration from studies of the skeletons of Tasmanian Devils. This artwork will feature in the accompanying Dark Hollow hardcover book – produced in partnership with Wasted Talent, and featuring photography captured throughout the making of Dark Hollow. A limited run of this hardcover book will be released alongside the premiere of the Dark Hollow film in mid-May.
Filmed with a combination of 16mm film and Red – Dark Hollow was shot primarily on location in Tasmania, but also features passages captured in Japan and Indonesia. Dion stated: “Joe G and I have been working on Dark Hollow for the past few years. It’s grown and evolved over time, but it has always taken its core inspiration from my home state of Tasmania. The film is our vision of how the world could be if we looked after it, and features appearances from some of my best friends, including Craig Anderson and Chippa Wilson.”
Globe and Dion will be donating a minimum of $15,000 (AUD) to the Bob Brown Foundation as part of the launch of Dark Hollow.