Engaging with the locals doesn't have to mean taking a wilderness tour. There is a small but active cultural sector at work throughout Tasmania, and a deep history to explore if you care to go beyond the banners and the bus tours.
Nancy Kowalski has a keen eye for design and a network of talented local creators, delivering a higher standard than many other so-called galleries on the island ... more
To meet this master artisan in his studio high above the tranquil Huon River valley is a treat. To be allowed to watch while he works is an experience not to be missed ... more
It's a small white box with big windows and nothing to deflect attention from the art. Exhibitions are thoughtfully chosen and diverse, with something new each visit ... more
Handmark has a great track record spotting, developing and showing Tasmanian artisans locally and worldwide; the beautiful pieces here are investment quality ... more