OUTSIDE THE BOX / Earth Arts Rights


We are living in a world that increasingly needs radical acts of fairness. OUTSIDE THE BOX / Earth Arts Rights was formed to connect, amplify, nurture and support people working at the intersection of environmental protection, the arts and social justice.

We are four friends whose hearts and minds have been engaged with these topics most of our lives. We work with many different people and projects.

Robin Banks

Black and white headshot portrait of Robin Banks.
Robin Banks

Robin Banks was born and grew up in Hobart before moving away interstate and overseas for study and work, always returning to Tasmania to spend time with family and friends and in the Tasmanian bush.

Robin has had many careers including as a production manager in a publishing collective, an architectural drafter, a legal service administrator, a disability advocate, a legal practitioner, and as Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commissioner. She has lived and worked in Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, the Northern Territory and Canada and has sought to integrate her love of wild places, art and architecture with her strong sense of social justice.

Robin’s focus has (mostly) been on human rights and public interest law and she continues to be involved in community campaigns to achieve rights and accessible justice while undertaking a PhD candidature researching discrimination law.

Tracey Diggins

Black and white portrait of Tracey Diggins against a banner artwork reading “I’m worried I’m not political enough”.
Tracey Diggins

Tracey Diggins was born in Melbourne but after rafting the Franklin River in always knew that she would settle in Tasmania one day. She studied marine botany and has worked as an environmental activist and a wilderness and climate change educator both in Australia and overseas.

Tracey also worked as publications manager for four editions of Tasmania’s arts festival Ten Days, where she developed a love for the arts and a greater understanding for the power of creative ideas to galvanise communities! She lives with her life partner, Lynda and works as the studio manager/writer at Warner Design.

Tracey believes that the intersect between Earth Arts Rights might just save the world. The Franklin River remains her talisman and is in her heart as she writes and grows vegetables.

Michael Small

Black and white portrait photo of Michael Small.
Michael Small

Michael Small was born in Sheffield in the UK and is a disability rights advocate based in Hobart. He has worked in the disability rights area for over 40 years in the UK, Fiji, Canada and Australia and spent 18 years working at the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Michael and his partner Robin moved to Tasmania in excited by the emerging arts, environment and human rights culture. Michael has been closely involved in working with people with disability, governments and the broader community to develop laws and guidelines that will progressively change Australia in the areas of accessible buildings, transport and services.

Michael believes that an inclusive society is one that truly recognises and celebrates the citizenship rights and contribution of people with disability to our community.

Lynda Warner

Black and white portrait photo of Lynda Warner.
Lynda Warner

Lynda Warner was born in Melbourne and has always loved white space and silence. She has enjoyed a celebrated career as a graphic designer, combining her love of art, architecture and the environment into her design work.

Lynda has applied her ‘less is more’ design ethos on everything from her small and beautifully formed postage stamp designs, books and artist catalogues, interior spaces through to large-scale installations and interpretative projects. Her design has featured in campaigns for many community groups including The Wilderness Society and Bob Brown Foundation, Respect kunanyi / Mount Wellington, and the Tasmanian LGBTIQ+ community.