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
A Journey of Colour and Imagination - Sue Holm
After studying at the National Art School and a career of over 25 years teaching Visual Arts at secondary level, Sue Holm is now a practicing artist living in Burnie, Tasmania. Her works are held in private collections throughout Australia and also in Paris, USA, China and Mexico. She also has a work in the permanent collection of the Art Society of Tasmania, has won several awards and is one of the Makers of Burnie.
Sue’s work brings to life colourful memories of places remembered and even places that never were. The collection has original paintings, archival prints ready to frame, images captured within polished acrylic blocks, sculptures and little worlds within glass domes.
“I don’t make pictures of what we can all see. I try to add something extra from my imagination and love of colour…something above objective appearance”.
Please join me on this journey of colour and imagination.
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.