If exploring local arts, culture and history or relaxing at a local festival with friends is more your thing, North West Tasmania will not disappoint with galleries, studios and museums showcasing the craft, design and history of the area, as well as festivals and events happening all throughout the year to keep your diary full!
Showcasing our local and regional artistic talent you will find several public art galleries; Devonport Regional Gallery & Burnie Regional Gallery. These galleries present annual exhibitions, educational programs, events and workshops. Along with the regional art galleries you will find some more boutique styled galleries and studios with a more specific focus on what they showcase or make; photographers capturing the wilderness landscapes of our island state, master craftsmen making leather whips or furniture from Tasmanian timber, or handmade glass marbles made from hot glass torch-working techniques
A really unique experience is the Sheffield Murals, where the entire town is an outdoor art gallery. Throughout the township you will find murals painted on side walls of most buildings, giving you a chance to experience a story of history told through art. Once a year they host their International Mural Festival with people travelling from all over the world to witness the artists creating new murals.
Immerse yourself in information about the Tasmanian wilderness and iconic Cradle Mountain at the Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery. The 12 room display, on the edge of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area has large art installations, interactive exhibitions, displays and film. You’ll also see artwork produced by Tasmanian artists showcasing the wilderness around Cradle Mountain.
Driving through most of our towns will give you a sense of history and culture with many original buildings still standing and features intact, most of which have been heritage listed. There’s a wealth of stories here too with specialty museums and protected Aboriginal heritage sites. Remember to stop along your journey and read the signs that delve deeper into the stories of the past; from our Aboriginal heritage, the explorers, the settlers, past & current industries and what makes North West Tasmania what is it today.
Food, music and art, we love to celebrate with a festival! And don’t let the winter scare you away, some of our best festivals are featured around the season of winter! All throughout the year, North West Tasmania hosts festivals celebrating our amazing produce, wine, talented artists and musicians. Here’s some of our favourites in the area:
There’s always something exciting happening in North West Tasmania to get your arts, culture and history fix! If you don’t have the time or can’t be around for some of the events mentioned above, we provide a comprehensive experience of everything at Providore Place. With Sunday Markets every week, you can expect to browse through stalls of creativity and handmade crafts by our local makers. We also feature music every week and bring you our best local talent for the perfect entertainment while soaking up the market atmosphere. Mid-2019 will see the opening of The Store@Providore, selling quality local artisans’ products alongside exceptional North West Tasmanian produce and The Gallery@Providore showcasing our finest artists across a variety of mediums. Check our website for opening hours. There are also regular live music events happening at Providore Place and Southern Wild Distillery showcases local talented musicians every Friday and Saturday evening. Providore Place is a great way to see what the rest of North West Tasmania has to provide all in the one place!
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