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Arts partners

Adam Walker Studio

Adam Walker Studio (AWS) is a digital production business founded by Adam Walker in 2001.

The studio delivers high quality professional services while creating a supportive work environment for Tasmanian digital artists. AWS delivers content to a client based across the globe, in markets ranging from mobile content to visual effects and animation. In recent years, AWS has numerously been recognised internationally for the calibre of their work. On a personal level, Adam Walker has been recognised as an innovator in his field, and an advocate for the continuing development of the film industry in Tasmania.

Contact name Adam Walker
Phone 03 6224 6800
Email adam@adamwalkefilm.com
Website www.awshub.com

Arts Tasmania

Arts Tasmania is the government agency responsible for policy, planning and investment in arts and culture in Tasmania. Its focus is developing and investing in professional arts practice and cultural heritage for the benefit of all Tasmanians.

At a time when the arts are increasingly being recognised for their economic as well as their cultural and social contribution to the development of the state, Arts Tasmania is responsible for policy, planning, strategic development and investment in the arts. It provides leadership, advice and advocacy for the arts in Government policy. Its vision is a robust, diverse, vibrant arts sector in Tasmania which is valued by Tasmanians and which is nationally and internationally recognised.

Arts Tasmania:

  • offers a range of investment programs for individual artists, arts organisations and small museums and collections
  • supports industry development initiatives and professional development
  • undertakes capacity building, advocacy and promotion
  • and contributes to supporting the growth of the cultural industries.

arts@work, Arts Tasmania's industry development arm, assists to facilitate much of this through strategic initiatives and a range of programs including:

  • the Tasmanian Government Art Site Scheme, the state public art program
  • the COLLECT Art Purchase Scheme, providing 12 month interest free loans to buy Tasmanian art
  • ARTBIKES, a free bike borrowing service in Hobart and Launceston
  • a targeted professional development program
  • and through 146 ArtSpace, our public gallery, and 146 ArtStudios, supporting five artists's studios.

Contact name Katherine Hough
Phone 03 6165 6666
Email arts.tasmania@arts.tas.gov.au
Website www.arts.tas.gov.au

Australian Wooden Boat Festival, Inc

Presenters of the biennial MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival. This is the largest wooden boat festival in the Southern Hemisphere, attracting more than 500 wooden boats and 200,000 visitors to Hobart.

A not-for-profit organisation, AWBF Inc. produces the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival and other community events. Calling on the skills of 25 specialist project leaders and 400 volunteers, AWBF delivers large scale public events with a high degree of professionalism and safety.

Contact name Paul Cullen
Phone 03 6223 3375
Email manager@australianwoodenboatfestival.com.au
Website www.australianwoodenboatfestival.com.au

Bag Bakery

Tasmanian made vintage-inspired handbags and purses.

Contact name Sarah Beardshall
Phone 0419 256 215
Email sarah@bagbakery.com
Website www.bagbakery.com

Beatties Digital Studio

Believed to be the oldest photographic business in Australia. Beatties Studio presents quality images of Tasmania's past.

Contact name John Stephenson
Phone 03 6265 8810
Email info@beattiesstudio.com
Website www.beattiesstudio.com


Benni taking underwater images for more than 25 years.

Contact name Benni
Phone 0407 338 030
Email marinedesignsbenni@gmail.com
Website www.marinedesignsbenni.com


Arts & Craft shop and classes.

The purpose of the shop opening is to support local artists and craft persons. By holding classes and personal development courses, the aim is to enhance community spirit in the area by encouraging individuals to find their own way of expressing their inner creative self.

Contact name Rachel Bonney
Phone 0409 718 622
Email Bonneybird3@gmail.com
Website www.Bonneybird.com.au

Bronwyn Clarke Ceramics

Bronwyn Clarke established her most recent Studio in Deep Bay, Tasmania in 2016. Bronwyn’s throwing is clean and refined. She produces a range of functional tableware and exhibition pieces.

Brownyn's glazes are satin matt, muted, smooth to the touch and gas fired to 1280 degrees in slight reduction.

Bronwyn uses local Deep Bay ‘wild’ clay sometimes blending it with commercial clays that provide her pots with a special point of difference. Her glaze interplay is inspired by the hues of the Tasmanian landscape adding a delicious dimension to Bronwyn’s individual pieces and connecting them to her special place in Deep Bay.

All of Bronwyn’s work is suitable for use in the oven, microwave and dishwasher.
She welcomes visits to her studio at Deep Bay in the Huon Valley, Tasmania near Cygnet. Bronwyn’s studio is open on the weekends, September through to April and at other times by appointment.

Contact name Bronwyn Clarke
Phone 0410 343 077
Email bronwynclarkeceramics@gmail.com
Website www.bronwynclarkepotter.com

Burnie Arts Council Inc

Burnie Arts Council Inc (BAC) is the original branch of Tasmanian Regional Arts.

We seek to raise and consolidate the profile of Burnie as the arts hub for the region. In our 70 years of continuous operation, we have worked to link local arts organisations, advocate for arts development and driven significant community projects.

Our featured biennial competition, ‘paper on skin’, has become a premier event on the Tasmanian arts calendar. Several of our community programs are ongoing, and involve a diverse range of ages, interests and areas of artistic focus.

Contact name Lyndal Thorne
Phone 0438313045
Email paperonskin@gmail.com
Website www.burnieartscouncil.com

Cabin Fever

I am a woodworker, sewer and maker, inspired by my life in my beach cabin at Dolphin Sands on the East Coast of Tasmania.

My products include Huon Pine food boards, shaped as apples and pears, each a one off design as the wood informs each unique shape. I work part time for Lisa and Steve Kingston, farmer florist and heritage apple tree growers and am inspired by their sustainable rural home and environs.
My mother was a painter and she has given me her old canvasses which I stitch into bags. Again the materials guide the design and no two are the same.
I currently sell my wares at the Evandale and Salamanca Markets and am also exploring the possibility of an open studio for visitors to Tasmania.

Contact name Melissa Austwick
Phone 0437 331 193
Email melissa.austwick@gmail.com

Campo de Flori

Campo de Flori is a 52 acre sustainable boutique farm business high in the mountains of the Huon Valley.

This farm was carved out of the bush in 2010 by David Peck and Lisa Britzman. They grow and produce extra virgin olive oil, table olives, several varieties of lavender, purple garlic, raspberries, blueberries and extra category 1 grade saffron. They built an Alan Scott design wood fired oven and pottery studio on the property.

Crops were selected and planted to have produce in the different seasons on the farm. Lavender, berries and garlic are harvested in the summer, saffron in autumn, and olives in late autumn to winter.

The ethos of Campo de Flori is to be self-sufficient while maintaining a balance ecosystem on the property. Sustainable uses of resources are considered as well as implementing biological farming techniques on the farm. This form of sustainable farming practice not only benefits the environment but delivers top quality farm produce.

Lisa maintains a pottery practice on the farm and sells her ceramic art in several galleries in Hobart, the Cradle Mt. Lodge and online. David enjoys filling the air with the aroma of his fresh baked breads, which pop up at local markets.

Their lavender is used in products created on the farm and sold through the Salamanca Market, the Huon Visitor Centre, and galleries in Hobart. Other farm products can be found at their open farm gate and studio days throughout the year.

Contact name David Peck & Lisa Britzman
Phone 03 6266 6370
Email Lisa@campodeflori.com.au
Website www.Campodeflori.com.au

Cards by Artist Grant Lennox

Grant Lennox produces cards of his artwork covering Tasmanian birds, animals and historic places which are sold in many Tasmanian tourism outlets.

Grant Lennox produces a range of 50 cards of his artwork featuring Tasmanian birds (predominantly wrens, robins and magpies), animals (Tasmanian devil) and historic landmarks including Richmond Bridge, Woolmers Estate, and Parliament House Tasmania. All the cards carry details on the reverse covering the bird, animal of historic landmark.
Many prime tourist outlets stock these cards including Wrest Point, Henry Jones, Lime Gallery Salamanca, Port Arthur Lavender farm, Bangor, Reliquaire, Design In Tasmania, Burnie Regional Gallery, Josef Chromy and Home Hill wineries, Tarraleah Village, Woolmers Estate, Glen Clyde Gallery (Hamilton), Saddlers Court (Richmond), Red Feather Inn and Makers Workshop.

Contact name Grant Lennox
Phone 0418 123 922
Email grant.lennox@bigpond.com

Contemporary Arts /Research

We are a contemporary Arts research platform servicing the local, national and international creative community. We are responsible for the international exposure of Tasmanian and Australian artists but also the facilitation of Cross Cultural bridges

Contemporary Arts /Research is a multifaceted creative management business dedicated to both research and commercial applications. We cover the exhibition of Tasmanian and international Art as well as Artists management and career development. Our business extends to the facilitation of an international Arts residency based in Burnie to bring practicing international Artists to Tasmania but also to begin the process of exporting Tasmanian Artists. Our reach also extends toward developing a permanent public collection of Tasmanian and International Art. We have just registered our business name and ABN and are in the process of developing our website and web presence. Within the next 2 months we will be open for business and to begin promoting our region overseas and interstate. Contemporary Arts /Research is an innovative venture crossing spheres of Architecture, Arts, Design and academics. We are global in reality not just on the internet.

Contact name Scott Andrew Campbell
Phone 0422235399
Email scottsvips@yahoo.com.au

Craft My Life

Greta, founder of Craft My Life and TAS ROCKS, believes in inspiring creativity everyday in the lives of Tasmanian kids or anyone interested worldwide.

We can be found providing fun, crafty workshops at large events eg. The Taste of Tasmania & Festivale, childcare establishments, schools, markets and parties. As a maker, Greta knows how hard it is to market yourself to be successful. We have a "Handmade in Tasmania" category too to promote local talent.
TAS ROCKS encourages inclusion through creativity and outdoor play. Best of all it gets kids off devices, but keeps them interested on Facebook with their parents to share a common interest with other members. 

Craft My Life supplies rock painting kits worldwide. We are working on video tutorials. demonstrating how to make fun things and genuine crafts.

Contact name Greta John
Phone +61367770338
Email greta@craftmylife.com.au
Website www.craftmylife.com.au

Creative Paper Tasmania/Makers’ Workshop

The largest handmade papermaking mill in Australia, the Creative Paper Mill in Tasmania’s north-west specialises in prestige paper products for a wide range of uses.

Natural fibres such as flax and hemp are used, along with recycled materials, such as cotton threads, denim jeans and office waste. The Body Shop, Australian Geographic shops, museums and arts galleries display papers and paper products from the mill, including its trademark Roo Poo Paper.

Contact name Russell Steers
Phone 03 6430 5831
Website www.creativepapertas.com.au

Design Tasmania

Design Tasmania is a not-for-profit organisation with a vision for a successful Tasmania where 'Design makes the Difference' to enterprises, the community, and individuals.

Design Tasmania operates from the Gary Cleveland Galleries in Launceston as a state-wide organisation to inform, educate, and expose the public, designers, and opinion leaders to the best in design and design thinking. It houses five beautiful interconnected gallery spaces and adjoins Price Hall which is home to our Retail Store.

Design Tasmania's vision is to engage and enable the Tasmanian design community. Design Tasmania exhibits, promotes, and provides mentoring support for Tasmanian designers and craftspeople.

We lead a vibrant and engaged design community connected to contemporary issues such as resources and material, skills, and industry. We encourage tacit benefits for the success and career sustainability of individuals in the design and wider Tasmanian community.

Design Tasmania is positioned to further promote Tasmania as a dynamic leader in the Australian design landscape through commitment to collaboration, innovation, and meaningful action at a state, national, and international level. This is articulated through the presentation of our seasonal exhibitions, design development programs, forums and talks, awards, workshops, the Design Tasmania Wood Collection, place-based camping retreats as professional career enhancements, the retail environment, participation in festivals, and presentation of events.

Our legacy is a state-wide craft and design awareness and expertise, based on research and advocacy within a context of international best practice.

Contact name Claire Beale
Phone 03 6331 5506
Email director@designtasmania.com.au
Website www.designtasmania.com.au

Eloise Emmett

Chef, Cookbook Author, Photographer, stylist, recipe writer, recipe & photography website, online store of Tasmania food products, books and kitchen ware.

eloiseemmett.com Cooking, writing, styling and photographing food in Tasmania with Tasmanian produce, over 150 recipes. Online store of Tasmanian Produced cookbooks and Tasmanian products and gifts.

Contact name Eloise Emmett
Phone 0416 220 505
Email info@eloiseemmett.com
Website www.eloiseemmett.com

Emily Snadden Design

Contemporary manufacturing jeweller, Emily Snadden works from her studio in Salamanca Arts Centre, in Salamanca Place, Hobart.

Her internationally acclaimed work is inspired by the local environment and reflects a love of Tasmania’s natural flora, architecture and uniqueness. “As a jeweller I am driven by the process of design and manufacturing my practice evolves from a process of specimen collecting in the bush to photographing and sketching prior to creation. My work is a reflection of my personal connection to Tasmania and a love for our unique landscape and flora; I hope to capture intricate and delicate details and textures within the Tasmanian landscape.”

Emily trained in the Jewellers Association accredited BA (Jewellery) degree at CSU in Wagga Wagga in 2006 and completed her Masters (Jewellery Design and Production) in 2009. She holds a BFA (Honours) from the University of Tasmania and is a member of the Jeweller’s Association of Australia and fellow of the Gold and Silversmith's Guild of Australia. In 2010 she was awarded the prestigious Jewellers Association of Australia Jeweller of the Year award for her piece Precious Limb Bangle. This piece was subsequently awarded a Merit award at the International Jewellery Design Excellence Awards in Hong Kong in 2011. Emily was the first Australian jeweller to be recognised at these awards. Emily’s works are hand crafted with passion and attention to detail. Her contemporary production range includes earrings, rings, neckpieces, brooches, bangles, lapel pins and cufflinks.

All of Emily's works are manufactured in precious metals and incorporate natural gemstones. She is also available for commissions and specialises in bespoke heirloom pieces including bridal jewellery re-modelling and repairs.

Contact name Emily Snadden
Phone 0409 801 270
Email emilysnadden@gmail.com
Website www.emilysnadden.com

Events Tasmania

Events Tasmania is a government body and part of the Department of State Growth.

Events Tasmania provides grant funding, advice, training and educational resources to assist in the creation, staging, promotion and operation of events in Tasmania. 

Events Tasmania 

  • provides grants to private business, clubs, associations and community groups.
  • provides one-on-one advice, guidance, consultation and skill building services to event organisers and promoters.
  • offers workshops and coaching programs tailored to the events sector as well as information about event specific training opportunities being offered in Tasmania

Contact name Adam Sproule
Phone 03 6165 5022
Email info@eventstasmania.com
Website www.eventstasmania.com

Everything Everything

Everything Everything is a creative consultancy specialising in still photography, film, websites and branding.

Everything Everything is a creative consultancy specialising in still photography, film, websites and branding. Owner Andrew Wilson has over 20 years in the industry, starting out his career as a Producer for Advertising Agency Ogilvy and Mather, Mazengarb in 1995.

Andrew has produced work for brands such as J.Boag and Son, Cascade Brewery, Hydro, Aurora, MBF, Blundstones, Salvation Army, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Islington, Smolt Restaurant, Gambling Support Program, Zimmah Coffee, MS Society, Hobart City Council and various government departments and agencies.

Andrew has also worked for American, British, Canadian, Asian, New Zealand and mainland Australian production companies on TVC, documentary and feature film productions. In 2012 Andrew founded Parliament Co-Working (http://parliamentcoworking.com/) at the Gibson City Flour Mill Building and in 2013 released his first printed publication Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania (http://oldseadogs.com.au/).

Contact name Andrew Wilson
Phone 0418 568 086
Email hello@everythingeverything.com.au
Website everythingeverything.com.au


Festivale, one of Tasmania's premier summer events, is a three day celebration, designed to showcase the very best of Tasmanian food, wine, beer, arts and entertainment.

Staged in Launceston’s historic and picturesque City Park the ambiance of the outdoor event is unique. Festivale is an annual event, attracting around 35 thousand patrons, and is held on the second weekend of February.

Originally established in 1988 as a multi-cultural street party, it has transformed itself into an iconic Tasmanian event, drawing people together to celebrate what Tasmania has to offer the world. Festivale’s ability to present the best Tasmanian produce, cool climate wines, beers and entertainment in a historically and culturally significant outdoor location on the fringe of the city rates it as one of the best and food wine festivals in Australia.

Under historic elm trees, family and friends can relax in the wide open space of Launceston’s City Park. Tasmania is renowned for its world-class cool climate wines, beers and produce. Festivale provides an opportunity to ‘taste’ and experience the best of what Tasmania has to offer.

Contact name Meagan Bennett
Phone 03 6334 9990
Email eventmanager@festivale.com.au
Website www.festivale.com.au

Ingrid Andersen Design

Ingrid Andersen Design is a small businesses owned by Tasmanian artist Ingrid Andersen and based in South Hobart.

Ingrid Andersen Design produces large works of art on canvas and also a product called Isolated Images™.
Isolated Images™ are works of abstract stylised portraits on Huon Pine, Myrtle and other sustainably sourced Tasmanian timber. Ingrid Andersen Design source their timber through Howard Heritage Timber who are also a Brand Tasmania partner and participate in the Tasmanian Fine Timbers chain of custody.
Portraits can be purchased ‘of the shelf’ or commissioned. As a relatively new product, it is intended that they will be available in art galleries and craft shops across Tasmania and Australia.

Contact name Ingrid Andersen
Phone 0424391154
Email ingrid_andersen_@hotmail.com
Website www.isolatedimages.com.au


J.C.P.L. is the publisher of Tasmania to the Letter, an entertaining and occasionally quirky grab-bag of information about the State of Islands.

The company also provides journalistic and public relations services to selected clients.

Contact name Mike Jenkinson
Phone 03 6248 6672
Email mjenk40@bigpond.net.au

Joanna Gair Paper

Tasmanian handmade paper studio, specialising in Tasmanian botanical and recycled textile papers

Handmade in Tasmania by artisan papermaker Joanna Gair (of Roo Poo Paper fame) this tiny, eco friendly paper mill specialises in papers made from Tasmanian plant fibres blended with recycled cotton.*

Using first century techniques and traditional equipment, each sheet of paper is made entirely by hand with the utmost dedication to environmental practices. Offering a core range of wholesale greeting cards and fine art prints, as well as specialty corporate ranges such as Whisky Paper for Lark's distillery and Beer Paper for Boags Brewery. Joanna also makes bespoke paper products, and includes Tetsuya Wakuda, Sean Connery and as clients.

*Recycled cotton sourced and processed by Vincent Industries, an Australian Disability Enterprise.

Contact name Joanna Gair
Phone 0405 742 174
Email info@joannagairpaper.com
Website www.joannagairpaper.com

Junction Arts Festival

Junction Arts Festival is an annual multi-arts festival featuring five days and nights of playful, interactive and ambitious contemporary art, music and performance from leading local, national and international artists.

The spaces and streets of Launceston are transformed with site-specific live performance, theatre, visual and media arts, literature, music and dance with a focus on presenting participatory works that invite audiences to become active participants and collaborators.

Junction Arts Festival continues to grow at an incredible pace and as the only major event in winter in Launceston, the Festival has offered a world-class, unique Festival that is free and exciting for Launceston and Tasmania. It increases the liveability of the city for locals and visitors alike and makes a strong economic impact.

Our research indicates that 100 per cent of our surveyed audience believes Junction contributes to the liveliness of Launceston, and 95 per cent intend to return for the 2014 Festival. In less than three years we have created a one-of-a-kind event in Tasmania, and we look forward to bringing more extraordinary experiences to audiences in Launceston in 2014.

Contact name Brigitte Trobbini
Phone 0425 879 794
Email brigitte@junctionarts.com.au
Website www.junctionartsfestival.com.au/program

Kieran Bradley Design

Kieran Bradley Design provides creative consultancy, developing elegant, tailored design for print and digital application. The studio produces visual communication solutions across print, identity, web and signage with an approach which embraces simplicity.

Contact name Kieran Bradley
Phone 0419 354 978
Email kieran@workhorse.net.au
Website www.workhorse.net.au

King Island Brand Management Group

King Island Brand Management Group is a Special Committee of King Island Council, comprised of local representatives. The group aims to champion the values of King Island Brand and ensure continued community support.

Activities will build on the strengths of established perceptions of King Island through the quality and promotion of its dairy, beef, seafood, rainwater products and tourism while ensuring any of these established perceptions are not compromised through implementing Brand King Island.

Products registered for use of King Island Brand logo: King Island Tourism Inc. and King Island Seafood

Contact name Helen Thomas
Phone 03 6462 9000
Email kicouncil@kingisland.tas.gov.au
Website www.kingisland.gov.au

Leaning Church Vineyard

For a fresh, funky and fun approach to wine, whisky and food, the multi-award-winning Leaning Church Vineyard guarantees a memorable experience in a simply stunning location every time!

The 30-year-old vineyard is located in a spectacular natural amphitheatre at Lalla at the foothills of Mt Arthur in Tasmania’s stunning North East (only 20 minutes from Launceston).

Owners Sarah and Mark Hirst, and their children Lachie and Gracie, welcome you to taste their award-winning wines, relax for lunch or a Tasmanian cheese plate, sample single malt whiskies, tour the historic “leaning” church, wander around the gardens or meet the platypus in our vineyard lake.

A perfect spot to relax, rejuvenate and admire the view over lily-covered lakes and endless rows of vines.

Cellardoor is open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm (from September to May).

Contact name Mark Hirst
Phone 03 6395 4447
Email cellardoor@leaningchurch.com.au
Website www.leaningchurch.com.au

Lily & Dot

We provide a distinctive, creative customer experience – online, in-store and at our crochet workshops, for both locals and visitors alike.

A celebration of handmade and locally designed, Lily & Dot is a lifestyle gift store with a highly successful 'social stitching' program of crochet workshops that celebrates the creativity of Tasmanian makers and gives our customers the opportunity to acquire new creative skills.

With an online store and a brick-and-mortar shop in the burgeoning 'Midtown' precinct, Lily & Dot has gained a loyal local customer base as well as a growing share in the visitor economy, as we market ourselves squarely business and leisure travellers seeking to take a home a little piece of Tasmania, via collaborative place brand marketing strategies.

Contact name Katinka Dineen
Phone +61450944242
Email katinka@lilyanddot.com.au
Website www.lilyanddot.com.au

Liminal Graphics

Visual communications and reflections of identity and personality across the graphic design spectrum – print, identity, digital, environment and interactive.

Liminal Graphics is part of Liminal Studio which is an international multi-disciplinary design practice integrating architecture with parallel disciplines such as graphic design, art, objects, writing and performance.

Contact name Tracey Allen
Phone 03 6231 0166
Email contact@liminalgraphics.com.au
Website www.liminalstudio.com.au

Mayben Artisan Jeweller

Award winning designer and jeweller Shauna Mayben offers tourists and locals the opportunity to experience a unique visit to Tasmania by attending a jewellery workshop and making their own wedding bands - a truly Mayben experience.

Shauna is also available for commissions and specialises in engagement rings, lockets and other bespoke jewellery.

MAYBEN ARTISAN JEWELLER was born out of a desire to create beautiful bespoke jewellery using the finest Tasmanian materials as well as stones collected from around the world.

A third-generation jeweller with a background in design and fine arts, goldsmith Shauna Mayben has created a studio in Moonah, Tasmania which at its heart has an ethos based on connection, sentiment and originality.

Shauna has always had a passion for beautiful objects. Her enthusiasm to share her knowledge with those who have an appreciation for the handcrafted coupled with the desire to create makes the Mayben experience truly one of a kind. She opened her studio in 2017 to teach students the craft of silversmithing and loves to share the experience of couples wanting to make their very own wedding bands.

At the core of MAYBEN ARTISAN JEWELLER is the desire to create collections which combine personal, precious and fine jewellery with fashion-forward statement pieces that will be valued throughout the owner’s lifetime.

Contact name Shauna Mayben
Phone 0400 985 665
Email shaunamayben@gmail.com
Website www.mayben.com.au

Metal Urges Fine Jewellery & Diamonds

Proudly Tasmanian design based manufacturing jewellery business.

Winner of four national jewellery design competitions, Metal Urges Fine Jewellery is perfectly positioned to design, create and supply diamonds and gems beyond your wildest dreams!

Contact name Chris Hood
Phone 03 6234 4995
Email chris@metalurges.com.au
Website www.metalurges.com.au

Mind Hunt

Local business offering live and immersive outdoor team challenges. You and your friends will interact with the environment as you race against the clock to solve puzzles, complete challenges and decipher clues to complete your objective.

Mind Hunt is a creation of The Mastermind.

Under strict instruction, and for reasons of national security and personal safety, Mind Hunt is not permitted to disclose any information pertaining to the identity of The Mastermind.

Enter the world of The Mastermind to test your intellect, team work and decision making.

Contact name Jane Colton
Phone 0420 307 248
Email mindhuntlive@gmail.com
Website mindhuntlive.com

Northern Tasmania Development

NTD advances the interests and development of Northern Tasmania by facilitating and co-ordinating worthy economic and community initiatives, in conjunction with our eight northern shareholder Councils.

The Northern Tasmania projects of NTD are based around strategic planning, regional land-use planning, regional transport and infrastructure planning, and local government resource sharing initiatives. These projects allow us to work within the community and the region to develop and grow Northern Tasmania.

As projects are identified, NTD develops these projects to reflect the best outcomes for the community and the northern region.

We offer intelligence on developments within the area, and act as a springboard to further information for businesses wishing to invest. We also manage a number of projects which are either funded by our shareholder Councils, or by State and/or Federal Governments.

Contact name Derek Le Marchant
Phone 03 6380 6800
Email admin@northerntasmania.org.au
Website www.northerntasmania.org.au

petal & pins

petal & pins stylishly playful stationery and art prints are designed with flowers from our Hobart garden. Imaginative and enchanting, our products are sold in shops and galleries across Australia.

petal & pins' stylishly playful stationery and art prints are designed with flowers and foliage from our studio garden.

Sandra draws on her background as a fashion designer to create ephemeral artworks that she photographs for the petal & pins collections including our signature range the Garden Fairy’s Wardrobe®.

Established in 2012, our studio looks out onto the rambling garden that inspires our designs and a ‘live in the moment, find joy in the things around us’ ethos.

petal & pins stationery and art prints are imaginative, unique and always enchanting.

Contact name Sandra Alcorn
Phone 0412 063 538
Email hello@petalandpins.com
Website www.petalandpins.com

Pics and Pixels Pty Ltd

Photographer, videomaker, skilled drone operator, expert in digital strategies and in marketing communication.

• expert in digital strategies and in marketing communication (more than 20 years): strategic business positioning, social media, web advertising, web usability
• creation, development and management of corporate websites, portals, e-commerce, business to business and business to consumer solutions, expert in wordpress.com platform
• brand image / corporate identity: business cards, folded flyers, posters, banners, display
items, packagings, magazines, books, catalogues and interior decoration.
• experienced photographer (more than 30 years):
➡ corporate: industrial branding photography, architecture, portraits, landscape, interior, panoramic images 180° / 360° / 540°
➡ advertising: beauty, fashion, editorial, commercial, product, food and beverage
➡ performing arts: actor headshot, model portfolio, dancers portfolio
➡ personal: portrait, classic, glamour, fashion, themed, beauty, family, children, maternity, personal photographer
• experienced video maker: virtual reality, corporate, commercial, personal video maker
• skilled drone operator to take aerial shot
• Google Business Photographer

Contact name Giulio Giampellegrini
Phone 03 6108 9096
Email giulio.giampellegrini@gmail.com
Website picsandpixels.com.au

Pieter Zaadstra Art Studios

Home studio and gallery of renowned portrait and landscape artist Pieter Zaadstra. Commissioning artist for heirloom and corporate portraits. Published art books and magazines (8)

Pieter Zaadstra began his artistic life in the Ateliers of the Netherlands. He is one of the last to study the traditions and techniques of impessionist School of Den Hague in the working environment. He won his first national art prize at the age of 10 years. On migration to Australia he continued under his artist father's tutelage. He made a name for himself at a young age, with commissions starting from his teenage years. He has painted the portraits of many high profile sitters including trucking magnate Alan Scott, Geoffrey Nicholson QC and former SA governor and Nobel Laureate Sir Mark Oliphant. Pieter specialises in challenging art projects that others find too hard. He has published six books of art and two art magazines (the first in a series of 8). He also runs weekend and periodical art workshops for practising artists.

Contact name Pieter Zaadstra
Phone 0429 437 245
Email tanyajo@zaadstra.com.au
Website www.zaadstra.com.au

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery at Inveresk

Launceston's Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery has gained a national profile for its collections of Australian colonial art, contemporary craft and design, the convict collection and Tasmanian natural history.

Special features include a Chinese temple (from the 1880s tin-mining era, when thousands of Chinese migrants settled in Tasmania’s north-east), a planetarium and now, the interpretation of one of Tasmania’s most intact 19th century industrial environments, the Launceston Railway Workshops.

The contemporary purpose-built site at Inveresk houses a blacksmiths shop – a snapshot of industrial history preserved and intact for contemporary reflections, Tasmanian aboriginal art and a significant colonial collection.

Contact name Richard Mulvaney
Phone 03 6323 3777
Email richard.mulvaney@qvmag.tas.gov.au
Website www.qvmag.tas.gov.au

RebeccA’s Studio Gallery

In Sheeps Clothing: Artisan Handmade Wearable Natural Fibre Clothing incorporating Tasmanian Sheep, Alpaca and Mohair Fleece.

Contact name RebeccA Kissling
Phone 0421 544 328
Email info@rebeccas.com.au
Website www.rebeccas.com.au

Rizzolo Guitar Company

Rizzolo Guitars uses Tasmania's unique timbers to produce hand-crafted musical instruments that can be customised to fit individual requirements.

Contact name Gary Rizzolo
Phone 03 6233 7809
Email sales@RizzoloGuitars.com
Website www.rizzologuitars.com

Rob Blakers-Wilderness Photo

Rob Blakers-Wilderness Photo offers Tasmanian photography and images, primarily of the natural environment.

Contact name Rob Blakers
Phone 0427 232 539
Email rblakers@ozemail.com.au
Website www.robblakers.com

Salamanca Arts Centre

Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC), a microcosm of Tasmania's bustling cultural scene,  is housed in heritage sandstone warehouses on Hobart's Sullivans Cove.  

SAC brings together galleries, theatre, live music, contemporary design, food, drink and a host of Tasmanian arts organisations, creative industries and individual practicing artists. Visitors rub shoulders with painters, performers, makers and writers. Tasmania's past meets its vibrant present and international names share creative space with emerging Tasmanian artists.

SAC's coterie of specialist, independent retailers is open seven days a week, offering an eclectic range of locally designed and made clothing, art, craft, jewellery and furniture. Salamanca's iconic Saturday markets are nearby, as is the European-style dining and retail precinct of Salamanca Place.

A cornerstone of Tasmania's arts community, SAC is not merely a home for arts, craft and design; its mission is to develop and promote the arts in Tasmania through leadership, inspiration, creativity and excellence in arts development, programs and facilities.

SAC works closely with Tasmanian, Australian and international artists and performers to commission, present, facilitate and support the contemporary expression of the arts.

Supported by Arts Tasmania, Hobart City Council, Australia Council for the Arts, the Government of Australia and philanthropic trusts, SAC offers professional development, mentorships, training, facilities and services to artists, arts technicians, arts workers, arts organisations, arts businesses and arts events.

SAC has 250,000 visitors per year; Housing 60 arts organisations that employ approximately 200 people and represent an estimated 6,000+ artists each year through performances, exhibitions and projects; and contributing an estimated annual $25 million to the Tasmanian economy. Established in 1976, SAC is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, managed by nine Board Directors.

Contact name Rosemary Miller
Phone 03 6234 8414
Email reception@salarts.org.au
Website www.salarts.org.au

Savage Interactive

A Tasmanian based software development company forcussed on the Apple hardware and software platforms. Commenced in 2010 and has launched a successful painting and illustration App called Procreate on the world market.

The introduction of the iPhone into the market was a game-changing moment for James Cuda and his team at Savage Media. They were quick to realise the opportunities this new frontier of hand-held tech offered, and by the time rumours of the iPad began to surface they knew they had to act. The team wanted to create something different, and their first idea, Procreate, was just that.

A unique and intuitive digital illustration tool for the iPad, and built entirely from the ground up, Si knew that Procreate needed to be noticed, so in another bold move, they released it for free. The aim was 5,000 downloads and positive reviews were essential for exposure in the competitive App Store environment. The result was over 100,000 downloads of Procreate in the first 24 hours along with a wealth of incredibly positive reviews. Procreate began to climb the sales charts.

The release of the iPad2 and its incredibly powerful A5 chip was the next opportunity SI seized, releasing the refined and updated Procreate 1.5. The result was overwhelming. Procreate was featured as the highly coveted App Of The Week, creating more attention and more sales. Procreate became the number one app in most of the App Stores around the world, even outselling the iconic Angry Birds.

The biggest breakthrough came in 2013, with Procreate awarded a prestigious Apple Design Award, putting Savage Interactive on the same stage as major, global entities. Despite immense pressure to move to Silicon Valley, Si and its 8 staff stayed in Tasmania, and in doing so kept their independence, and their perspective.

With Procreate 2.0 released late in 2013, Si are now entering the next phase of product development with plans that include further development of Procreate, as well as ground-breaking, beautifully humanised software that will add significant value to the experience of Apple users worldwide and have significant commercial potential.

Contact name James Cuda
Phone 0408 579 638
Email andrew@savage.si
Website www.procreate.si

Scott Adams Photography

Professional but affordable photography and videography services to capture your wedding, family or event in a natural, candid and loving way.

We are a happy, fun team of professional photographers and videographers that support all of Tasmania. We offer services for weddings, family portraits, events, newborn photography, and also real estate. We use a very natural and candid style of photography and videography techniques in all our work.

Contact name Scott Adams
Phone 0481 307 800
Email admin@scottadamsphotography.net.au
Website www.scottadamsphotography.net.au

Screen Tasmania

Is the state's screen funding agency, growing a sustainable screen industry in Tasmania.

The screen industry is a dynamic and rapidly growing economic sector employing more than 50 000 people across Australia.

Since its inception in 2000, Screen Tasmania has been fostering Tasmanian talent and projects and driving production activity to help generate jobs and underpin sustainable enterprise growth in the state.

In addition to supporting feature film and documentary production, in it's strategic plan Through The Lens: 2011-2016, Screen Tasmania has placed an emphasis on driving growth in key areas of production including Television Drama series, Factual Entertainment and Digital Media production.

In particular Screen Tasmania sees the growth areas of Interactive Entertainment across multiple screens from mobile to tablets and online as an opportunity for Tasmania to become a key player using modern technology and high speed broadband capabilities.

For the first time in history, Tasmanian businesses are not disadvantaged by physical distance or geographical isolation. Utilising computer technology and the internet allows for content to be created locally and distributed globally generating revenue, helping to build sustainable businesses and ultimately jobs growth.

This means that Tasmanian's and in particular the computer literate younger generation will have the opportunity to live and work in Tasmania in highly skilled, well-paying jobs, without having to leave their home state, and be part of and a leader in the global digital media revolution.

Phone 03 6165 5070
Email info@screen.tas.gov.au
Website www.screentasmania.com

Simon Martin Whips & Leathercraft

We manufacture stockwhips, belts and saddles that are used the world over.

Simon Martin Whips & Leathercraft is a one of a kind shop and a great place for the whole family. Nowhere else in Tasmania will you be able to see Australian Stockwhips and Saddles made right under the one roof.

Learn about the work that goes into crafting up to 48 strands of leather and witness how the World's Longest Stockwhip is taking shape, a project that is 10 years in the making.

The retail shop offers a range of products which includes knives, R.M. Williams, Akubra’s, belts, handbags, boots and much more. Kids can even make their own bookmark, key-ring or leather coaster.

Contact name Simon
Phone 03 6424 3972
Email info@simonmartinwhips.com.au
Website www.simonmartinwhips.com.au

Spruka Photography

Spruka Photography is a small business specialising in landscape photography and is managed by owner and photographer Gerard Anderson.

Spruka Photography owner and photographer Gerard Anderson lives at the iconic spot of Turners Beach and conducts photography across the Central Coast and Tarkine Areas. Gerard specialises in Business Photography, Lessons in Landscape Photography and has a gallery at The Speckled Hen at Stanley, Tasmania

Gerard is an award-winning photographer, having won prizes that include the "Highly Commended in Australasian Landscape Photography 2018" and The Advocate's Readers Snapshot Winner in  2017.

Spruka Photography's most sought after product is Gerard Anderson's Annual Calendar which is available for sale every October.

Contact name Gerard Anderson
Phone 0438 999 216
Email sprukaphotography@gmail.com
Website www.spruka.com.au

Tamar Valley Writers Festival

This biennial Festival, initially conceived as the Festival of Golden Words held at Beaconsfield in 2014, is made possible through the tireless efforts of an all-volunteer committee.

Internationally recognised historian and author Stephen Dando Collins created the inaugural Festival of Golden Words. It ran to packed house in the Tamar Valley town of Beaconsfield, attracted some of Australia's finest writers and received wide community support and acclaim. The second festival, renamed the Tamar Valley Writers Festival, drew an impressive calibre of  guest speakers, including Phillip Adams, Don Watson, William McInnes, Sophie Laguna, Michael Robotham, Gideon Haigh and Julian Burnside among them.

In 2018 the Festival find a hub and home at the Tamar Valley Resort, Grindelwald, a picturesque 20-minute drive north from Launceston's CBD. This three-day festival attracted 61 guest speakers in diverse genres of writing, editing and publishing; drew 1800 patrons and included a free full-day program for school students. Challenging ideas, dynamic discussion and inspiring other's to pursue their writing pathways the Festival continues to grow and is recognised as one of Northern Tasmania's signature cultural events. 

The 2020 Festival will be held from September 11-13 at Grindelwald, with special events and package tours also available.

The Festival is funded through to 2022 by Events Tasmania, with solid backing from the West Tamar Council, corporate partners as well as a band of fantastic volunteers. 

Contact name Mary Machen
Phone 0421 022 158
Email info@tamarvalleywritersfestival.com.au
Website www.tamarvalleywritersfestival.com.au


Excellence in contemporary dance… Professional dance company, TasDance, described by Dance Australia critic Lee Christophis as the “best ensemble in Australia”, has toured China, New Zealand and the United States.

Under the leadership of award-winning Artistic Director, Annie Greig, the Launceston-based company produces innovative contemporary Australian work for audiences, as well as conducting a strong education program in schools.

TasDance started 21 years ago as Australia's first dance-in-education company and has grown to earn a national reputation for the strength, diversity, innovation and accessibility of its repertoire of contemporary Australian work.

Contact name Annie Greig
Phone 03 6331 6644
Email annie@tasdance.com.au
Website www.tasdance.com.au

Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air film festival

The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival, held in both Launceston (16-19 May) and Hobart (10-12 May 2019) brings great stories and people together with stories that intrigue, inspire and invite conversation

The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival (BOFA) is about ideas and change, screening films that question today ’s world and how we, its citizens, choose to live in it.
BOFA is about community. A Day on the Kingsway and the inspiring Action Sessions bring the community together to eat, drink, talk and enjoy.
BOFA is about personal challenge. We’ve gathered stories of the ways we test ourselves in life, in love and in the wild.
BOFA is serious about having fun.The red carpet will be laid out, partake in parties every night and movies screened in comfortable theatres with the highest quality projection.
Join us in Launceston (16-19 May) and Hobart (10-12 May 2019) at the Village Cinemas, in the heart of Hobart AND Launceston.

Contact name Owen Tilbury, Festival Director
Phone 407501287
Email director@breath-of-fresh-air.com.au
Website www.breath-of-fresh-air.com.au

Tasmanian Filter Pty Ltd (t/a www.eitas.com.au)

eitas (every item tells a story) is a new site that aims to provide a commercial gateway for tasmanian artsits to reach the global market.

 By managing the promotion and commercial aspects of selling to the internet global market eitas aspires to elevate the tasmanian artists of all forms to a sustainable future.

Contact name Kevin Thackray
Phone 0407 327 949
Email thacks@bigpond.net.au
Website www.eitas.com.au

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

As the second oldest museum in Australia, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is the cultural heart of Tasmania.

TMAG embodies important elements of the cultural memory of Tasmania, epitomises Tasmania’s identity and brand and plays a significant role as an economic driver, a major tourist attraction and a research hub for the state.

On 15 March 2013, TMAG unveiled its stunning $30 million redevelopment to the public, offering visitors exciting new exhibitions, improved facilities and unprecedented access to its site.The redevelopment has taken the best parts of TMAG’s history and heritage and made them even more accessible, to help tell Tasmanian stories in a new and exciting way.

TMAG has created more than 2 000 square metres of new public and exhibition space – the equivalent of three international tennis courts. This means there is more to see and do, including more exhibitions, more education and public programs and more of the State Collection on show than ever before.

TMAG has plenty to offer visitors of all ages, with new and extended education programs and family activities, as well as enhanced opportunities for lifelong learning.Twelve new exhibitions, as well as some refreshed favourites, provide a chance for objects from the State Collection to shine.

The historic Bond Store features new exhibits on its three upper levels, drawing on TMAG’s science, art and history collections.

Visitors have a spectacular new space to enjoy in the Central Gallery which has become the heart of the new museum. Created when the roof of the former Zoology gallery was raised in June 2012, the gallery features a stunning showcase containing artifacts from Tasmania and around the world, demonstrating the diversity and richness of TMAG’s collections.

The galleries leading off the Central Gallery have been refurbished and feature new exhibits that will allow visitors to see and experience what makes Tasmania special.

Level 1 of the Argyle Galleries will continue to showcase a range of temporary and touring exhibitions, with an exciting programme planned for 2013.

A major new program is Shaping Tasmania, an online exhibition of 100 objects selected from those on display throughout TMAG. Visitors can find these objects on a trail through the galleries, allowing them to explore significant events and movements that have helped create the Tasmania we know today. The first 99 have been drawn from Tasmania's State Collection, and the 100th has been chosen by the public.

Contact name Janet Carding
Phone 03 6211 4170
Email Janet.Carding@tmag.tas.gov.au
Website www.tmag.tas.gov.au

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

“Few cities the size of Hobart anywhere in the world could boast an orchestra of any size, let alone the quality of the TSO” – The Australian

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra has built a reputation as one of the finest small orchestras in the world and has recently recorded the Beethoven Symphonies under the direction of Swedish-born conductor, Ola Rudner.

Gaining world-wide attention for its recordings of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons two decades ago, the orchestra has risen to great heights. With 47 players, the TSO is one of the most travelled orchestras in Australia, performing classical and contemporary orchestral concerts, and commissioned scores for films, ballet and opera.

The Federation Concert Hall and Convention Centre is home for the orchestra, adding a distinctive piece of modern architecture and a world-class facility to the skyline of Hobart. Concert-goers in Alice Springs, Mt Isa and Darwin, Israel, Greece, Korea, Indonesia, China, Argentina, Canada and the United States have enjoyed the TSO’s classical symphonic repertoire.

Phone 03 6235 3646
Email tso@tso.com.au
Website www.tso.com.au

Ten Days

Based in Burnie on the NW Coast, Ten Days on the Island is Tasmania’s biennial international arts festival led by celebrated Artistic Director, Lindy Hume.

Since 2001 Ten Days has proudly showcased Tasmania’s finest artists alongside the world’s best, brought high-quality international arts experiences to our shores and helped to build the state’s arts infrastructure.

The 10th Festival in March 2019 was an epic 10-day adventure across three weekends in the three regional heartlands of Tasmania, giving audiences even more chance to explore the extraordinary, more chance to embrace the very best Tasmanian creativity and more chance to experience international art selected to complement and amplify our locally made work. 

Contact name Jane Haley
Phone 03 6210 5700
Email jane.haley@tendays.org.au
Website www.tendays.org.au

The Australian Ceramics Triennale Tasmania 2019

The Australian Ceramics Triennale Tasmania 2019 - (TACTT2019) Holding Space Making Place - in Hobart, will bring together local, national and international practitioners to share knowledge, skills and build a strong community relationships.

The Australian Ceramics Triennale 2019 Tasmania: Holding Space Making Place, will see over 500 ceramic artists and associates descend upon the Hobart waterfront for four intense days of discussions, demonstrations, exhibitions and more. Satellite exhibitions, workshops, master classes and kiln firings around the state will transform Tasmania, for the months of April and May.
A well-structured program including lectures and demonstrations from some of the world’s most inspiring practitioners alongside trade fairs, sales, exhibitions and informal gatherings, will generate a snapshot of the Australian ceramic landscape in a broader global context. In providing a platform for rich and engaging discourse, TACTT2019 will give ceramic artists from around Australia, and the world, the opportunity to meet and form new (and strengthen existing) networks of dialogue, encouragement, skill sharing and support.

Contact name Bronwyn Clarke
Phone 0410 343 077
Email tasmania2019@australianceramicstriennale.com.au
Website www.australianceramicstriennale.com.au

The Cutler’s Galley

Hand-forged damascus and stainless steel knifeware and jewellery made in Southern Tasmania by John Hounslow-Robinson.

Contact name John Hounslow-Robinson
Phone 0418 548 505
Email john@thecutlersgalley.com
Website www.thecutlersgalley.com

The Grange Meeting and Function Centre and Fusion at The Grange

Premier conference, events and function Centre. Fusion at The Grange Restaurant on site.

Central Tasmania’s premier conference venue for government, private business and community organisations. Our onsite restaurant, Fusion at The Grange, delivers a delicious mix of Asian cuisine made by international award winning chefs. We also hold concerts, art exhibitions, sporting events, weddings and private functions and can cater off site if requested. The Grange is also renowned for its historic and heritage listed residence. Built in 1847, the Residence contains interesting and significant features including a grape vine that was planted in 1847 from a cutting taken from the Royal Gardens at Hampton Court. Other things to note are: Heritage listed and rare olive trees, the marble fireplace in the ballroom, the Transit of Venus, and the first Turkish bath of the time.

Contact name Michaela Wright
Phone 03 6381 1686
Email grange@thegrange.com.au
Website www.thegrange.com.au

The Wall in the Wilderness

The Wall in the Wilderness is an extraordinary gallery of wood carvings by outstanding Tasmanian sculptor Greg Duncan.

Large-scale wall panels in Huon pine depict aspects of Tasmania’s human and natural history with the uncanny realism that had made Duncan’s work sought after by collectors around the world.

Contact name Greg Duncan
Phone 03 6289 1134
Email info@thewalltasmania.com.au

Theatre Council of Tasmania (TCT)

TCT supports the development of Tasmanian theatre, the success of its practitioners and operates as the sector's peak body, providing a unified voice and a single point of contact.

The Tasmanian Council of Theatre aspires towards having a Tasmanian performing arts sector which is a dynamic, financially viable, robust and united, with support programs that assist industry development.

We strive for a sector which is recognised for its significant industry profile and its input into all major cultural decisions for the state. TCT formed in 2011, as a response to demands from the industry for a peak body that would represent its interests on a state-wide level. In the period since, we have achieved a considerable number of the sector's ambitions for Tasmania's performing arts and have started the important process of creating and maintaining a Tasmania-wide theatre identity and sense of purpose.

We have seen improvement in increased cross-sector cooperation but there is still much work to be done and we continually review and renew to keep pace with current practice and to properly reflect the industry it seeks to service.

The TCT's structure and business goals for 2014 to 2016 aim to respond to two key strategies:

  1. Advocacy  - representing the sector as an expert peak body and,
  2. Industry Development  -  providing ideas, communication and network support for development of initiatives across the sector in Tasmania.

Contact name Moya Deigan, Executive Officer
Phone 0400 075 202
Email eo@theatrecounciltas.org
Website theatrecounciltas.org

Tim Squires Design

Tim Squires is a Tasmanian artist, illustrator and graphic designer who is currently freelancing in Hobart.

Tim Squires offers visual communication services in graphic design, website design, illustration and fine art. He is a highly experienced creative professional with skills in print and digital publishing, newspaper, magazine and book production, and general graphic design. He is also an accomplished Tasmanian wildlife artist, and the published illustrator of Animals of Tasmania: Wildlife of An Incredible Island (Bryant and Squires, 2009). He is a featured artist in the Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery's Tiger Room, and sells limited edition prints of his distinctive Tasmanian wildlife artwork from his website at www.timsquires.com.au

Contact name Tim Squires
Phone 0418283632
Email tim@timsquires.com.au
Website www.timsquires.com.au

Transportation Press

Illuminating literature, international connections.

We publish brilliant new writing that leverages the best of the Tasmanian literary scene and promotes new Tasmanian writers to audiences across the world by fostering strategic, yet unexpected connections. ‘The Third Script, stories from Iran, Tasmania and the UK,’ our latest publication, is a collection of excellent new stories with editors and writers from around the world, with an introduction by Patrick White Award winner, Amanda Lohrey. Storytelling is crucial to our understanding of ourselves, and writing and reading of stories is inextricably linked to who we are and intrinsic to our interaction with the global community. We publish new work, run competitions and events.

Contact name Rachel Edwards
Phone 0409 344 679
Email rachel@transportationpress.net
Website www.transportationpress.net

Under the Shade of a Bonsai Tree

Jewellery and homewares designed and made in Tasmania

Original designs are laser cut from Tasmanian timber and vibrant coloured acrylics and are then transformed into jewellery pieces - some are hand painted or decorated with beautiful patterned Japanese chiyogami. A lot of my designs are inspired from my love of Japanese culture and art and some of my products include origami cranes, koi fish, bamboo and cherry blossoms and many items are decorated with the paper I have sourced when travelling in Japan. Other designs are inspired from vintage and folk art and various current trends.
My work can be found at many gift shops and galleries in Tasmania (and nationally) and I often have stalls at various local markets including Salamana Market.
My work has been featured in various publications in Tasmania, Australia and internationally including The Mercury, Catalogue Magazine. Frankie and Vogue UK.

Contact name Jacqueline Rodemann
Phone 0437 126 847
Email contact@shadeofabonsai.com
Website www.ShadeOfABonsai.etsy.com

Virtuosi Tasmania Inc

Virtuosi Tasmania Inc is a non profit organisation run entirely by volunteers whose aim is to bring chamber music to regional Tasmania. The organisation was spawned from the Tasmanian Chamber Players in 1992.


We are a conduit facilitating professional musicians from the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (and sometimes players from mainland orchestras) to perform chamber music to smaller audiences in venues that include heritage homes, vineyards and other places of interest where larger orchestras are unlikely to perform. The musicians do so in their own time out of a desire to perform music from a repertoire not played by larger orchestras.

We perform concerts several times a year, playing at 3 or 4 different venues over a weekend.

In 2008 we recorded a CD in the Ballroom of Government House which we plan to market in 2009.

Contact name Pieter Buining
Phone 03 6244 3714
Email secretary@virtuositas.org.au
Website virtuositas.org.au

Wagner Framemakers

Fine art framing for institutions and individuals

A second-generation family business now run by Jemima and Felix Wagner, founded by Luke Wagner, WAGNER FRAMEMAKERS offer a refreshing and contemporary approach to Fine Art Picture Framing.

Available for on and off-site consultations, our range of services is vast, from private heirloom pieces, through to museum work. 

We pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge in the arts industry, our cutting edge equipment and our artisan finish.

We employ artists, so our entire team have a sensitivity to specific requirements within the visual arts. Contact us today to discuss your project needs.

Contact name Jemima Wagner
Phone 03 6234 8599
Email info@wagnerframemakers.com.au
Website www.wagnerframemakers.com.au


If you look hard you will find our studio at the end of Woobys Lane, where we sell oriental antiques and zabuton made in Tasmania from indigo textiles.

There is also my private collection of costumes, from the 19th Century,extremely rare items by even Japanese standards Daimyo costumes. My affair with everything Japanese began in 1990, while living there for two years. I returned to Tasmania, enrolled in the language at our University for a couple of years then returned to Japan for another two years.This time to study and make the relationships in order to do business.

We also sell work from of other Japanese designers Sashiko designs

(Kiyomi Reid). Miho Araki (Ebisu). Hiroko Seisui .We have been here for 10 years now and we have a devoted following.I have developed friendships by having my shingle out, and my door open .Having lived here in Hobart for most of my life I am a good source of information. Restaurants, Delicatessens,itineraries, accommodation. Come in to my studio

Contact name James Williamson
Phone 03 6224 4703
Email jim@klektik.com
Website www.klektik.com

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The unbroken string - Lola Greeno

The unbroken string

Against a backdrop of both raw beauty and dark history, the shell necklaces of indigenous artist, Lola Greeno, keep the stories of the Furneaux Island women alive. And for that she has just been awarded a great honour.

26 June 2019, Edition 206

Symphony for the soul - Mini Maestro

Symphony for the soul

It’s Tasmania’s Symphony Orchestra and it belongs to our whole community, which is why the orchestra is on a mission to inspire more Tasmanians – young and old – through music.

24 June 2019, Edition 206

Tunnels to nowhere - MONA tunnels

Tunnels to nowhere

Millions of dollars spent on tunnels that serve no practical purpose? Tunnels inspired by art? That’s quirky, off-beat and outrageous. That’s Tasmanian. 

22 June 2019, Edition 206

Curating kids’ art

Proving it’s never too young to start, kids are literally running the show at one of Tasmania’s most prestigious museums. Not only are the youngsters’ paintings featured in the latest exhibition at the Queen Victoria Art Gallery, but kids are also curating the event.

20 June 2019, Edition 206

Hanging at Dark Mofo

Tasmania is in the grip of Dark Mofo fever. The dim streets are bathed in red… gothic delights draw sell-out crowds… families trek through forests lit by flares… and revellers are eating and drinking their way through the Winter Feast! 

20 June 2019, Edition 206

Something to crow about

Imagine walking through an ancient forest at sunset, as a cacophony of birds swamps your senses. The noise of thousands of ravens bellowing out from tall trees. This is another unique MONA experience, but one that’s been especially designed to help the bushfire ravaged Huon Valley get back on its feet.

20 June 2019, Edition 206

Elder defends Nightingale

Tasmanian Aboriginal elder, Jim Everett, has joined the controversy over The Nightingale praising it as a sad story, but one that needs to be told.

20 June 2019, Edition 206

Trashy art

It seems Tasmania’s famous creativity knows no bounds. And that includes making stunning art from recycled rubbish! A striking stag’s head created with old spanners, springs and screws rummaged from farm sheds and tips was a star attraction at this year’s Art from Trash Awards. 

26 May 2019, Edition 205

Winter wonderland - bonfire

Winter wonderland

Bang on a beanie. Pull out the puffer. Get ready to hit the streets as Tassie’s quirky winter festivities fire up.

25 May 2019, Edition 205

Breath of fresh ideas - Sam Neill

Breath of fresh ideas!

When a Tassie film festival attracts the likes of star, Sam Neill, you know it’s having a big impact.

23 May 2019, Edition 205

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