Art Gallery and Local History
The Wonders of Wynyard hosts a feature exhibition each month showcasing the work of predominantly local artists and community groups including paintings, sculptures, photographs, textiles and much more. There are also permanent displays of locally significant collections, and local historical interpretation displays. Entry to the Gallery space is free!
This month's feature exhibition
Between Here and There - Bev McNamara and Judy taylor
Between Here and There is a collaboration from Bev McNamara and Judy Taylor of more than 20 artworks, which will be on display throughout the month.
The exhibition promises to take the audience on a visual journey from imaginative and exotic destinations to whimsical local landscapes; and everything in between.
Bev's paint style has been influenced by her years working in the film animation. After settling on the North West Coast several years ago, she has been taken with the rich diversity of the landscape, from the farmland with grazing animals to the ever changing colours of the beaches and the sea.
Judy Taylor grew up in Southern Tasmania surrounded by farms and woodland. This has always been an influence in her work, creating rich and magical landscapes.
Judy has had successful exhibitions on the Gold Coast, and since moving back to the Wynyard she has exhibited and sold in galleries and art shows along the coast. She has also been awarded a prize as “The Best Emerging Artist” at the popular Art Ex show.
Displays permanently held at the Wonders of Wynyard include a Japanese Doll Collection, a life-sized paper sculpture of F. M. Alexander – founder of the Alexander Technique - and a detailed history of the Tommeginer people. All of these displays have local historical significance.
Along with our unique historical motoring display, our maritime history is also featured at the Wonders of Wynyard. Historical data records the naming of Table Cape by explorers Bass and Flinders in 1798. The Table Cape Lighthouse was built in 1888 and is the only operating Lighthouse open for tours on mainland Tasmania.
The unique geology of the area, including Table Cape - the remains of a 12 million year old volcano - the fossil rich sandstone cliffs of Fossil Bluff and the Basalt headlands called Doctors Rocks can also be discovered at the Wonders of Wynyard.
And just 50 minutes from Wynyard at the gateway to the Tarkine Wilderness, the township of Waratah has a staggering history of riches and pioneering spirit that can be explored at the Tarkine Interpretation Centre and Courthouse Museum.