Burnie Regional Art Gallery (BRAG)
77-79 Wilmot Street, Burnie
Phone: 03) 6431 4114
Devonport Regional Gallery (DRG)
45 Stewart Street, Devonport
03) 6424 8296
The Wilderness Gallery
Cradle Mountain Chateau
3718 Wilderness Cradle Mountain Road
Landscape Art Research Queenstown (LARQ)
8 Hunter Street,
Encountering the arts in Tasmania’s North West and Western Wilderness is all part of the unique experience of visiting our region. Whether you’re a casual browser or a die-hard arts aficionado, the experiences you’ll find here are like nowhere else on the island, and the opportunities to engage with our arts community are likely to present themselves in the least likely of places. Here’s one perspective of an arts road trip in our region.
• Latrobe Fine Art - Art studio and gallery - 41a Gilbert Street, Latrobe
• ArtbyCol,Gilbert St, Latrobe – art, timber and craft with artist-in-residence Colin Churchill
• Floral Artistry, 1/70 Gilbert St – floral art, sculpting and homecrafts
• June Wilson’s Gallery, Gilbert St Latrobe – working art gallery with in-residence artists and art classes
• Australian Axeman’s Hall of Fame, Bells Parade Latrobe – art and photography exhibitions, featuring local artists
• Ghost Rock Vineyard, Port Sorell Main Rd Northdown - visual art exhibitions
• Maker’s Market, Bells Parade Latrobe every Sunday – a weekly showcase of the outstanding art and craft of local makers.
• Birdcage Designs – 4 Quinlan Cres, Shearwater – craft plus metal and fibre art and sculpture
• Virtue’s Spirit – art and craft supplies
• Art Framed, 125 Gilbert St, Latrobe – art and craft display and presentation supplies
• Kylie’s Card Craft, 46 Gilbert St – Art and craft supplies
• Reliquaire – Art, toys, coffee, books, jewellery... 139 Gilbert Street, Latrobe
• Grange Antiques – Antiques and artworks, 95 Gilbert St, Latrobe
Sheffield and surrounds
• Barringwood Park Winery, Gilliams Rd, Lower Barrington.
• Sheffield Working Arts Space – An art cooperative featuring the work of many local artists.
• World of Marbles - Handmade glass marble studio, Main Street, Sheffield.
• Seashells at Sheffield, 112 Main St Sheffield – shell-inspired art and craft.
• Galendor, 109 Main St Sheffield -- art gallery.
• International Mural Fest, Mural Park Sheffield – Week-long international mural-painting competition around Easter each year.
• Kentish Arts Festival – March and April each year. Features visual art, sculpture and mural competitions plus photographic, visual art, installation art, botanical art, performance art and music exhibitions and events.
• Looking Glass Cottage, Foster St Railton – fibre-optics artworks.
• Whispering Woods – Native Tasmanian timbers at their finest - 976 Claude Road, Sheffield.
Wynyard and surrounds
• Wonders of Wynyard – also known as WOW – this is Wynyard’s newest exhibition space. Features the work of emerging local artists - Exhibition Link, Wynyard.
• Wynyard Community Arts Space – this is a community based arts space which regularly features touring exhibitions and local artists work - Jackson Street, Wynyard. (Irregular opening hours)
• Killynaught – Local Craft Shop - Bass Highway, Boat Harbour
• Lead Boomerang – Leadlight and glass studio – Bass Highway, Boat Harbour
• Hot Mother Lounge – local exhibitions on the walls.
• Rialtos Restaurant – A Burnie Institution for Italian food. Regular exhibitions of local art works – 70 Wilson St, Burnie
• Makers’ Workshops – regular exhibitions, handmade paper tours and craft studios on site. Bass Highway at the waterfront.
• Burnie Coastal Arts Group – at the old church in Mount street – regular exhibition of local work. (Irregular opening hours – check road signs)
• Dean Walker – national award winning jeweller and local art and craft – Columnar Court
Stanley & surrounds
• Touch Wood Gallery – 31 Church Street, Stanley
• Mark Bishops Studio – Watch this Tasmanian timber legend at work in his Church St studio, Stanley
• One Wall Gallery – Smithton (miniatures and wildlife paintings) 65 Emmett Street, Smithton
• Devonport Regional Art Gallery – Stewart Street, Devonport
• Playfish Cafe – regular exhibitions of local work – 53B Forbes Street, Devonport
• Simon Martin Studio - Whips and leather craft with an international reputation– 4 Formby Road, Devonport
• The Antiques Emporium – 51 Formby Rd, Devonport
Queenstown and surrounds
• LARQ – Raymond Arnold’s studio and exhibition space - 8 Hunter Street, Queenstown
• Art Frontier – contemporary painting, jewellery and wood turning, 28 Orr Street, Queenstown
• Wilderness Gallery – Australia’s largest wilderness photography gallery – inspiring work in an inspiring gallery - Cradle Mountain Road, Cradle Mountain
• Ol’ Jacks – Local artists feature heavily at this new cafe and arts space. 32 Agnes Street, Rosebery
• The Wall – Greg Duncan’s epic wood sculpture, this is a must-see, Derwent Bridge
• Risby Cove – A tranquil, waterside gallery featuring local art and craft – The Esplanade, Risby Cove.
• Strahan Woodworks – Stunning Tasmanian timber studio and shop, 12 The Esplanade, Strahan
• Penguin Market – a new space featuring local maker’s work amongst Penguin’s famous Sunday markets – Penguin
• Groovy Penguin Cafe – regular exhibitions of local artworks– 74 Main Rd, Penguin
• King Island Cultural Centre - Sale of local arts and craft, exhibitions, resident artists, workshops and arts projects.
Address: Currie Harbour
Phone: (03) 6462 1924
• Portside Links Gallery - many local works of art and craft for exhibition and sale. The gallery café also offers a variety of beverages and light refreshments.
Address: Grassy Harbour Road, Grassy
Phone number: (03) 6461 1134
• The Boathouse - This restaurant with no food is a symbol of King Island – open house, bring your own food and beverages or barbecue and for a donation settle in for a lovely experience. It also houses works of art and pottery made by local artists Caroline Kininmonth and Bridget Levy
Address: Currie Harbour
Phone number/s: 0429 621 180
• Studio KI - Fine Furniture, Art and Timber gifts. Works on display and for sale at the King Island Cultural Centre and Portside Gallery
Visit Cultural Centre blogsite: http://www.kingislandculturalcentre.blogspot.com/
The COLLECT Art Purchase Scheme is an interest free loan program that enables Australian residents to purchase works by living contemporary Tasmanian artists from participating Tasmanian galleries. You can buy sculpture, glasswork, ceramics, paintings, drawings, photography, furniture, jewellery…any artwork by a Tasmanian living artist from a participating gallery that retails between $400 - $10,000. The minimum amount you can borrow is $750 and the maximum is $7,500. This means that you can buy a number of lower priced works retailing at $400 upwards, or with a deposit of $2,500 you can buy a single $10,000 work. The length of the loan is one year. Repayments are to be made each month via direct debit in 12 equal instalments. There is no application or administrative costs.
For further information on COLLECT and a list of the participating galleries visit: