TRIBE 2024

This Exhibition was opened by ERDO President Tom Teniswood on 5th January and will be on show during summer months.

From the opening:

Dorothy Duncombe Jackson Retrospective

This Exhibition was opened on 4th March, 2023, and by popular demand went through most of winter.

See separate page for this Exhibition, including a short bio of Dorothy here:

TRIBE 2022/2023, featuring works by Sally Beech, John Bilac & Georgia Mars.

This Exhibition opened in December 2022 and ran for Summer of 22/23.

Steve Mars Retrospective

Ruth Rees “Outdoors Indoors” Art Works

“Two Very Different Artists”
Works by Steve Mars and Georgia Mars

August 2021

“Discovering the Flora of Wind Song: Botanical Art and Science”.

This Exhibition had also been on show at TMAG in Hobart, for your information on development of this Exhibition the following is from TMAG’s website:

“A picture is worth a thousand words”, and never more so than in botanical art, where the illustrator is able to distil, emphasise and depict the essential features of a plant in a way that complements, and even surpasses, the detailed language of description.

From the very dawn of civilisation, the beauty of plants has been captured by artists.

In keeping with this tradition, 12 botanical artists from the group Botaniko accompanied TMAG’s botanists on their inaugural Expedition of Discovery at Wind Song on Tasmania’s East Coast in November 2017, to discover and document the plants of the area.

Wind Song is a 220 hectare former farming property, situated at Little Swanport on Tasmania’s East Coast. A 42 hectare parcel of the property is protected as a private reserve and was recently gifted to the traditional owners through the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania. The area holds a deep connection for Tasmanian Aboriginal people and was used as a site of habitation and as a corridor for travelling.

The Botaniko artists drew inspiration from the plants of Wind Song, and the works on show in this exhibition depict a selection of the 190 species of vascular plants and 170 lichens observed from the property.”

You will recall Botaniko artists have exhibited at The Gallery before with “Port Arthur AN EXOTIC GARDEN” (photos here). This Exhibition was on show to May 3rd 2021.

“Graeme & Ingrid Rhind – A 100 Year Retrospective (50+50)”

Unfortunately this Exhibition closed almost as soon as it opened due to COVID-19 restrictions. See the “Virtual” Exhibition here.

Works by Steve Mars

Original art works from the 2020 Calendar and other associated pieces by Steve Mars. Featuring “Sheds” of the Tasmanian East Coast from Rheban through to the Douglas River, and Seascapes (oil medium).

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Please download more information about Steve Mars and his Works (pdf).

‘Raptures of Colour’

An Exhibition in co-operation with Blooming Tasmania exploring the power of flowers by Mandy Cruickshank.

The Backroom Girls 2019

“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.

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.


This Exhibition was titled “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.

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 2017.

Photos from the Opening

In July 2022 Eileen turned 100 year of age.

‘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.

“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.

A short Bio can be downloaded here (pdf)

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: