Wall of nature

Art. Bright and brilliant, residents at Emmerton Park may now enjoy a moment in the sun to admire the work of local artists and volunteers. A new mural depicting a scene typical to Tasmanian gardens was recently created for the aged care home. Designed by Fran Joyce, the mural was brought to life by her …

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Autumn inspires

Art. The colours and contrasts of the changing seasons has inspired the latest showcase of local work. Displayed at Time Out on Emmett in Smithton, the autumn themed exhibition features pieces from local artists including Geoffrey Stanton, Helen Blair, Lesley Bonnefin, Tim Broom, Frances Joyce, Marion McGlasson, Faye Grey, Kerrie Fraser and Eddie Ireland. To …

1 year ago

Tarkine in art

Campaign. ‘Tarkine in Motion’ organisers have hailed the project “a great success” after a diverse group of international, interstate and Tasmanian artists spent 72 hours in the region over the Easter weekend. This is the second time the environmental arts project has been hosted in the Tarkine, an initiative of the Bob Brown Foundation which hopes to see …

2 years ago
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Welcome wall-art

Artistry. Smithton High School’s new gymnasium now has a touch of colour and vibrance with the installation of two original art pieces. Commissioned by the Tasmanian Government Art Site Scheme, the pieces include a handcrafted Huon pine and blackwood display cabinet which welcomes visitors in the entrance hall, followed by a mural that has been …

3 years ago

Art inspired by the past

History. St Peter Chanel Catholic School students have been working hard to create a display depicting the significant differences between past and present Smithton. To be showcased at the Circular Head Heritage Centre for the month of August, SPC’s grade two and three students took inspiration from Smithton’s oldest buildings. Using the heritage centre’s resources, …

3 years ago

Out of the Coffin

Art. An interactive arts project is coming to Smithton, with the aim of exposing participants to discussions about life and death. The project – Out of the Coffin – with Tasmanian artists Pam Thorne and Janine Morris, aims to stimulate conversations amongst the community on life, death, natural burial and people’s connection to nature. The project …

3 years ago

Learning from the best

Courses. Dabbling artists are incorporating literacy into art to create intriguing pieces with help from local creatives. Three courses in painting, stencil art and photography are being offered by Rural Health with funding from 26TEN LINC, following on from a calligraphy course last year. Facilitated by local artists Josie Riches, Frances Joyce and Ethan Hoare, …

3 years ago
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Art from the Creek

Exhibition. Edith Creek Primary School students have been busily creating works for an exhibition, Art from the Creek, on display now until Friday May 15 at Time Out on Emmett in Smithton. Edith Creek Primary is a small school and we like to do different things during learning time! Especially art time. Now we will be presenting our …

3 years ago

Heart’s in arts

Business. Constantly hearing there was “nothing to see” in Smithton from visitors to Circular Head Office Supplies’ tourism board, owner Tania Brown decided to take action. Choosing a vacant building across the road, she rallied a small group of art enthusiasts together and The Arty Duck was formed, opening its doors in February last year. …

4 years ago

Art About Town

More than 40 entries ranging from sculptures to paintings adorned local shops for Circular Head Council’s youth art exhibition, Art About Town, culminating in a celebration of award winners at Time Out on Emmett last Wednesday. Art About Town winner ($200): Zalia Gorringe for her drawing, Aunt and Child. Encouragement award ($50): Hayley Fisher for …

4 years ago
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