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
Kathleen is a self-taught artist who retired to Ulverstone from Kalgoorlie in 2012 and immediately began a love affair with Tasmania – especially the North West Coast.
"Tasmania is an artist’s delight, providing inspiration around every corner. I had always wanted to continue painting from my schooldays and now I had the opportunity" says Kathleen.
"I like to challenge myself, as testified by my foray into painting animals last year. I have found a new medium which gives depth to animal painting – as I attempt to catch each animals personality. I use soft pastels and pastel pencils on velour.""
"I am humbled by the interest shown in my art and gratified that so many love and buy my pieces."
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.