Art

The Pilot Station was est. in 1805, the oldest building on site was convict built in 1835 of blue stone rubble walls and convict handmade brick interior, this accommodated 4 pilots and their families and now houses the Maritime Museum, research centre & archives and the Sir Raymond Ferrall Gallery. The other dwellings house visitor accommodation and the Pilot Station crew.Maritime & communication memorabilia, diving suit & air pump, 9 lb cannon, whaling artifacts, items recovered from shipwrecks, signal flags, signal lanterns oil and electric, rope and knot display convict...
The National Trust properties are an integral part of Tasmania's unique heritage. They are maintained by the National Trust for your inspection and enjoyment. Take the time to visit these Properties and experience Tasmania's historic past first hand. See separate Guide entries for each property: Battery Point Walks, Clarendon, Entally House, Franklin House, Home Hill, Old Umbrella Shop, Penitentiary Chapel and Criminal Courts, Runnymede House, White House.House museums of the 1800's furnished in the period colonial and English furniture.
Clarendon, one of the great Georgian houses of Australia, was completed in 1838 for the wealthy woolgrower and merchant, James Cox. He was the second son of William Cox who pioneered the first road over the Blue Mountains in New South Wales.

Clarendon, situated on the banks of the South Esk with its extensive formal gardens and beautiful parklands, was given to the National Trust by Mrs. W. R. Menzies in 1962. The first restoration was completed in 1966, and in 1974 was restored to its original appearance by the addition of the portico and parapet. The house has been suitably...
The most historic of the Trust houses, Entally is thought to have been built in 1819 by Thomas Haydock Reibey, the eldest son of Mary & Thomas Reibey of Sydney. Shipping interests brought Thomas Reibey to Tasmania as early as 1816.Entally House was opened to the public in 1950 and is justly proud of its magnificent collection of Regency furniture and fine silverware. Set in superb grounds and gardens, Entally has a green house, chapel, coach house and stables also open for inspection.
Woolmers is of outstanding cultural significance because it has continuous association with the one family (Thomas Archer and his descendants), providing and encapsulated record of six generations of the family and the changes to their lifestyle, from the time the land was first settled in the Longford area, to the death of the last heir in 1994. It is the longest association in Tasmania. Woolmers has small museum status.Apart from the original house (1819) and the new additions in 1840's. The Extant outbuildings, workshop, cottages plant and artefacts are a unique record of the scale of...
The Tasmanian Wood Design Collection brings together the beauty of Tasmania's natural timber resources and the design skills of the State's fine craftspeople through a strategy which has brought international acclaim to the Island and Australia.

Since 1991 the Collection has grown in stature to an eminence which now places it arguably as the world's foremost assemblage of contemporary woodwork. In ranging from elegant pieces of furniture to delicate smaller items that may be found in anyone's home, it represents a near-perfect relationship between design craftsmanship and wood...
The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery is Launceston's cultural heartbeat and gateway to Tasmania's history and character. It tells the story of our lives and the time and place in which we live. It draws a map of who we are and where we've been. See separate Guide listings for the Community History Branch, the Inveresk museum site and the Launceston Planetarium.The Museum and Art Gallery holds collections of Australian colonial art, contemporary craft and design, Tasmanian history and natural sciences. Special features include a Chinese Temple, Planetarium and the interpretation of one of...
The Rosny Historic Centre, located in the heart of Rosny Park, comprises Rosny Barn, Rosny Cottage and Schoolhouse Gallery. The barn, one of the oldest in Australia, is an impressive example of early stone construction built around 1815. The display in the barn shows the history and development of Rosny Farm since white settlement. Rosny Cottage was built around 1850 and has been home to farmers, labourers and greenkeepers. The cottage is furnished to recreate the atmosphere of Tasmanian homes in the early part of the last century. The Schoolhouse Gallery is a contemporary replica of an...

The Gold Museum performs a dual role as the home of the celebrated Simon collection of gold nuggets and coins, and as the Regional Museum for Ballarat. Permanent and temporary exhibitions exploring the history of the district are presented, encompassing both Ballarat social history and Koori cultural heritage.The Simon Gold Pavilion tells the story of gold throughout the ages, while the recently opened 'Ballarat: Inspired by Gold' exhibition traces the evolution of a grand Victorian city. The multi-media 'Land of the Watha Wurrung' delivers a dramatic interpretation of the region’s Koori...

The Golden Dragon Museum is the first museum in Victoria to become accredited through the museum accreditation program in 1997. The Golden Dragon Museum provides a living history of The Chinese people of Bendigo from the goldrush of the 1850's to the present day. Central to the permanent display is Sun Loong, the longest imperial dragon in the world. The Museum also features one of the finest collections of Chinese processional regalia in the world, and several hundred Chinese coins, some dating back to 221 BC.Approximately 2000 photographs, including objects, embroidery and costumes. A...
Chiltern and District Museum is an historic building built in 1866 which includes district records; shire, cemetery, town and district and library of books dating to 17th Century.6,000+ items. Art, decorative art, cultural heritage, genealogy, historic people, houses - local history, agricultural, clothing, uniforms, gold mining, literature, goldfields library, AW Eustace Art Collection including oil on gum leaf paintings.
Established as an artists' colony in the 1930s by Justus Jorgensen, Montsalvat is a cluster of medieval-styled buildings. The Great Hall contains paintings by Jorgensen and other members of the group.
The Historical Society of Mooroopna is situated in the historic Mooroopna Manor, which was previously the Mooroopna Hosipital. The Museum is located on the 1st floor of the manor, in the former hospital operating suite. Displays explore aspects of local history and medical history.Approximately 3,000 items including photographs, certificates, maps, documents, newspapers, instruments, tools, paintings and a library.
The Gallery is involved with temporary contemporary exhibitions.
Horsham Regional Art Gallery is housed in a fine art deco building, recently refurbished and extended in recent years. We have four temporary exhibition spaces featuring changing exhibitions of contemporary and traditional art photography. We are also recognised as one of the most friendly galleries!

Centrally located between the Grampians and Little Desert National Parks, and close to the world Mecca of rock climbing, Mt Arapiles, Horsham boasts a lively arts community, with one of the best community festivals, "Art is...", held in March each year.The collection has two...
The Gallery has recently undergone major refurbishment and now has new and larger facilities. It houses a broad collection of Australian paintings, prints and drawings and features a significant and comprehensive collection of Australian ceramics.c. 4,000 (mainly ceramics)
This Gallery is housed in a purpose built structure, and is set in 4.5 hectares of cultivated bushland which is being developed as an Australian Sculpture Park. The collection consists of over 1000 works, specialising in works on papers such as Australian and English watercolours of the 18th and 20th centuries. The Gallery also focuses its collecting in Australian Sculpture, of which many modern pieces are on permanent displays in the grounds. There is also a notable collection of Meldrum School paintings.
Coolart is an historic farming property with buildings dating from the 1860s. A 100 years old mansion houses historic photographs and art exhibitions. Other features include historic trail with access to beach and wetlands with hides and walking tracks.Small photographic collection and small collection of old farm machines
The Collection of the Victorian College of the Arts has been formed from the institution's earliest days as the National Gallery School of Art, and consists of works of art in most media acquired from students and staff of the School of Art, together with works by visiting artists and donations. In 1992 this was augmented by a merger with Victoria College (Prahran School of Art), which brought in its similar collection.

At present, due to resource constraints, the Collection is not on public display, except for a small number of works hung in public areas of the College. Plans are...
The Museum and Library of the Society is housed in the hundred year old former Heidelberg Court House, complete with many original furnishings. The regularly changing displays of artefacts, photographs, prints and maps provide an informative insight into the development of Heidelberg and district.2000 items, 2000 photograph

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