UNDERCURRENT: the wild edge. A joint show by Eve Howard and Pamela Jones

March 2- April 2 2018

This exhibition has been inspired by a boat journey from Pirates Bay at Eagle Hawk Neck, along the rich coastal cliffs of the area, around Tasman Island and on to Port Arthur. By boat your senses are awakened: salt, sea spray and the undulating waters keep you present as your eyes take in the breathtaking views of sea cliffs, some rising 300 metres above the sea.


Birds adorn the rugged cliffs, drift across the skies, plunge into the deep, fish these rich waters and float on the ocean swell. It is a place alive with birdlife. Albatross, gannets, cormorants, shearwaters, oyster catchers and penguins all inhabit this wild edge of coastline. Seals fish and swim through thick kelp beds and lay their bodies on rocks soaking up the days heat.


It is rich in wildlife, steeped in history, filled with natural wonder. The soaring, lichen-covered cliffs and rock platforms tower over their wild inhabitants providing a dominant, but benevolent backdrop. The sheer majesty of nature inspires the human soul to consider all the incredible undercurrents of tide and time to pay homage to such a place.


This joint exhibition showcases the ceramic sculpture of Eve Howard and mixed media paintings of Pamela Jones.

every night, day bright: an exhibition of painting and sculpture by Ray Firth

February 21- March 21

Ray Firth grew up in Moree on the dry north west plains of New South Wales, going to university in Sydney to study architecture. He worked as an architect until the early 1990’s, when a near fatal accident led him to reassess his direction. Firth started painting around that time and since then has taken it up on a full time basis, painting and exhibiting around Australia.  His first exhibition was a solo show at the Burnie Street Gallery in Sydney in 1991.

Firth’s work is a response to the patterns and textures of the land, the sky and the landscape generally. He has a preference for bright patterned things, and frequently assumes an aerial perspective, due in part to his love for flying.

Firth says ‘Our world often shows itself to me through little experiences of exquisite beauty. Marvellous, beautiful things are there in the bush for a fleeting moment, and then they’re gone. The flight of a parrot, a ground orchid that comes from nowhere, performs fabulously and then is gone in a couple of days, the bright midday sun and deep shade, the colours of a bruising storm over the dry land.’

In this exhibition, Firth continues to explore his deep love and respect for the natural environment with his bird’s eye view of rivers and streams, arid landscapes, mountains and forests. Accompanying the painted works are a series of whimsical sculptures.

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Upcoming workshops & events

Cradle Mountain, Tarkine Rainforest and Aerial Photography Workshop
11-15 April 2018

Join Rob Blakers and Loic Le Guilly for five extraordinary days of photography at Cradle Mountain and within and above Australia’s biggest rainforest wilderness in the Tarkine…

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Tasman Wildlife & Landscape Photography Workshop
November 1st to 4th 2018

Join Matthew Jones, Loic Le Guilly and Rob Blakers for four days of wildlife and landscape photography on the Tasman Peninsula.

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Peter Dombrovskis

The work of Peter Dombrovskis is synonymous with the Tasmanian wilderness. Peter photographed using a 5 x 4 inch large format view camera to capture images from the expansive to the smallest detail. These images were used to produce some of the finest printed publications of their time including the calendars and diaries, books, posters and cards under Peter’s imprint, West Wind Press.

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celebrating nature in Tasmania

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