Depending of your pace and time frame, it can take anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours to experience the gallery. It is a beautiful, expansive space comprising of 12 rooms circling a Tasmanian bush garden with more than 27 species endemic to the state.
Entry is via our well-stocked gift shop that displays the best of Tasmanian made arts, crafts, produce and souvenirs. The gallery is keep warm by log fires throughout.
There are four permanent exhibitions within the gallery:
- PETER DOMBROVSKIS GALLERY; dedicated to this internationally celebrated photographer
- CHILDREN’S ROOM; a place to explore, draw and play
- the DARK ROOM; combining art, storytelling and history with just a touch of he old museum
- MOVIE ROOM;with all day screenings of iconic Tasmanian films
In addition to our permanent exhibitions we have 5 galleries showcasing an annual program of contemporary art by Tasmanian artists and designers. Each gallery is 8 meters square metres with 4 metre walls to the ceiling, with more windows set into a ceiling recess.
For those who wish to engage a little further we have the Drawing Room; a place to sit, read, type a letter, write a poem or draw a picture.