what’s on at narryna
Patrick Hall, If They Should Accidentally Fall
As part of Dark MOFO 2019, Narryna is hosting Patrick Hall’s evocative installation work, If They Should Accidentally Fall. Confessions in the dark. Overseen by their preachers or prophets, congregation of bottled-up people whisper of longing and disappointment and the slow erosion of belief, the passing of time illuminated by the rhythm of a breath.
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00am to 4:30pm
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.
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.
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.
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.
An exhibition of the life and work of painter, printmaker and potter, Maude Poynter (1869-1945). The exhibition comprises over sixty pieces from private collections and is accompanied by a new biography by curator and historian, Glenda King.
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.