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.
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.
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.