Some of our Past Exhibitions

‘Raptures of Colour’

An Exhibition in co-operation withBlooming Tasmania exploring the power of flowers by Mandy Cruickshank, was shown from September to November last.

Exhibition of Works of John Ingleton “Twilight Of The Gods”

A return to The Village from John Ingleton. In this body of work John has tried to convey the upheaval of the turn of the 19th century by entangling the old Greek and Roman statuary of Versailles and Tasmanian flora (collected by citizen Labillardiere on the Bruni d’Entrecasteaux exploration) with the development of French porcelain and pottery.

John’s Web page is here.


The new Exhibition is Port Arthur AN EXOTIC GARDEN – Unlocking the Botanical Journey. Botanical paintings and drawings of the medicinal, culinary and industrial plants of early Port Arthur by members of Botaniko.

The Exhibition opened on Saturday 30th September and will run to late October.

Some more information about an overview of Botaniko and this Exhibition is here (PDF).

Photos from Opening and some of the Artwork:

Eileen Brooker Retrospective “Reflections of my Life with Art”

The Exhibition by well known Tasmanian Artist Eileen Brooker opened in February and ran to late May 2017.

Photos from the Opening

‘Re-imaging the Seas Garden’ 

Dorothy Duncombe-Jackson Opening the Show

As part of Blooming Tasmania’s 2016 Flower and Garden Festival. The Village hosted an art exhibition by ERDO member Dorothy Duncombe-Jackson.

For more photos of the Opening of Dorothy’s Show see our Flickr page:

“French Connections” by John Ingleton.

This Show, titled “French Connections” was opened by Dorothy Duncombe-Jackson and then Mayor Councillor Bertrand Cadet as part of our French Market Day & Car Show in April 2016.

John’s Exhibition is from a series of prints seen from the perspective of a Modern Day French explorer. The exhibition has its roots in the D’Entrecasteaux & Baudin expeditions at the turn of the 19th Century and the collections of flora taken back to France.

“Paper Works” by Ruth Rees.

The Barn was host for some wonderful artwork by papier mâché artist Ruth Rees. Ruth was part of an extraordinary 10 year collaboration with Pam Thorne which created life sized papier mâché sculptures at Creative Paper, and Makers’ Workshop in Burnie. One of these “people” “King Wilbert II of Tasmania” now resides and takes pride of place at The Village.

Ruth’s individual work is often a female figure and performance musicians, because of a fascination with the interaction of the body and the instrument. “To be able to make an idea emerge out of paper is very satisfying”, she says.

Ruth Rees studied both Painting and Ceramics, and has exhibited her work both individually and collaboratively over many years. As well as her sculptures, Ruth is exhibiting some paintings using water colours and mixed medium.

For more photos of the Opening and of her artwork on display please see Village Flickr site:

Exhibition of works by Margaret Skowronski.

Margaret Skowronski

The Exhibition in December 2014 was opened by Nanna Bayer. 

Born in Bialystok, Poland, Margaret Skowronski graduated from the Warsaw Agricultural University with a Science Masters Degree in Food Technology and Human Nutrition. While in Poland she learned about all forms of art through exhibitions, theatres, museums and books on art history. In 1974 she visited the Rodin Museum in Paris. For her it was an unforgettable experience.

After moving to Sydney in 1977, she discovered a new freedom in visual art, exploring the world of two dimensions by using simple lines, colours, ink and textures, and in 3D by modelling in clay/wax, casting in various materials, carving or welding.

Arriving in 1999, Tasmania “inspired my quest in abstraction”. For more information about Margaret see her web page:

For the photos from the Opening of Margaret Skowronski’s Art Exhibition at the Village, see our Flickr Page: