Artisan to Art – Tasmanian industrial and studio potters
May
1
to 1 Jun.

Artisan to Art – Tasmanian industrial and studio potters

From out of the fiery furnace came the work of Tasmanian industrial and studio potters. In this exhibition, colonial era artisan potters are represented by makers such as Worby, Sherwin, Port Arthur (convict and Price period), Goulburn, Yeates, Huon, Campbell Bros and McHugh. The 1920s-60s studio potters will be represented by Maude Poynter, Violet Mace and Mylie Peppin. This show is a must for those exercising their creativity in clay.

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Dark Mofo 2019
Jun.
12
to 23 Jun.

Dark Mofo 2019

Narryna has commissioned installation works by leading contemporary artists such as Michael Goldberg, Lana Nelson, Brigita Ozolins and Mary Scott. The series has drawn on Narryna’s collections and dark themes from Tasmania’s colonial era past.

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Narryna Art & Antique Fair
Nov.
7
to 10 Nov.

Narryna Art & Antique Fair

Australia’s leading art and antique dealers restyle Narryna, an elegant Georgian merchant’s house in Battery Point. On exhibition will be an eclectic mix of the opulent and rustic, classic and contemporary. You will find plenty of ideas for your country estate or city pied-à-terre. All items are guaranteed genuine. 

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Narryna Christmas Spirit Market
Dec.
7
12:00 pm12:00

Narryna Christmas Spirit Market

Save the date for the 4th Christmas Craft Spirit Market! Distillers from the Tasmanian Whisky Producer’s Association and the Tasmanian Gin Collaboration will return to Narryna, the merchant’s house, to tempt you with their finest spirits. Select that special tipple for your Christmas celebration or purchase that gift that is so difficult to give away. The Narryna Christmas Craft Spirit Market reflects that particularly Tasmanian mix of the hand-crafted and the contemporary.

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Charting Tasmania
Feb.
9
to 12 Feb.

Charting Tasmania

Tasmania's wild, rugged coastline has been chartered by navigators such as Abel Tasman (1642), James Cook (1777) and Freycinet (1818). Located in the townhouse of Captain Andrew Haig, this exhibition captures the technical skill and unfolding legacy of these early cartographers.

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Narryna Christmas Spirit Market
Dec.
8
12:00 pm12:00

Narryna Christmas Spirit Market

Leading distillers from the Tasmanian Whisky Producer’s Association and the Tasmanian Gin Collaboration will return to Narryna to tempt you with their finest spirits. Select that special tipple for your Christmas celebration or purchase that gift that is so difficult to give. Captain Andrew Haig built Narryna and Salamanca Place’s earliest warehouses. The Narryna Christmas Craft Spirit Market reflects that particularly Tasmanian mix of the hand-crafted and the contemporary.

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Narryna Art & Antique Fair
Nov.
1
to 4 Nov.

Narryna Art & Antique Fair

Ten of Australia’s leading art and antique dealers restyle Narryna, an elegant Georgian merchant’s house. On exhibition will be an eclectic mix of the opulent and rustic, classic and contemporary. You will find plenty of ideas for your country estate or city pied-à-terre. All items are guaranteed genuine. A bar with food will be operating afternoons and evenings.

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Dark Mofo
Jun.
14
to 24 Jun.

Dark Mofo

The middle-class Victorian wife, tightly constrained by corset and crinoline, is the keeper of the domestic altar. Artist, Mary Scott, has created an enigmatic collage of image, sound and text that intimates the desires, prohibitions and transgression that lurk within the familiar acts of daily life. 

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Elegant Lines:  Fashion in 19th century Tasmania
Nov.
30
to 28 Apr.

Elegant Lines: Fashion in 19th century Tasmania

Elegant lines features a rich collection of 19th century gowns and accessories from Narryna’snationally significant costume collection and a private collection. Dresses worn by prominent Tasmanians such as the artist and writer, Louisa Anne Meredith and Sarah Butler of Narryna’s neighbour, Stowell sit alongside the more austere apparel worn by Sarah Benson Walker, who lived at Narryna from 1852 to 1854. . The Walker family were Quakers and their religious philosophy regarded simplicity as a virtue. Quaker dress combined plain colours with simple lines, beautiful quality fabrics and exquisite stitching. It thus appeals to a contemporary aesthetic.

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The Peddle Chair
Sep.
9
to 11 Sep.

The Peddle Chair

The Tasmanian design classic, the Peddle chair, is featured in a book and exhibition launch coming up at Narryna on Friday 9 September 2016. The book is Denis Lake's The Men Who Made The CELEBRATED CHAIRS: Windsor-chair making in Tasmania. Narryna is welcoming Denis Lake's the book through two events - a seminar on the Peddle chair and Tasmanian vernacular chairs on Saturday 10th September and a popular ‘Peddle chair muster’ on Sunday 11 September.

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