'At Bull Bay' group exhibition

Despard Gallery, Hobart

8 March - 5 April 2017

Exhibition opening Wednesday 5 March 5.30pm


Joanna Logue, Susan Baird, Camie Lyons, Catherine Cassidy, Melanie McCollin Walker and Ian Marr


We are very pleased to announce the second of the Bull Bay biannual group exhibitions, celebrating the works of our residency artists. Find out more here.


Our most recent residency was in February 2017 with Camie Lyons and Melanie McCollin Walker.

2014 - 2015 Residencies and workshops

Starting with Joanna Logue and Camie Lyons, Joanna's ethereal landscapes are deceptively so; gritty, textured and hard won on real life inspection. Camie's delicate looping sculptures found a free flowing exuberance after her stay on the farm and we will always remember her toiling up from the beach each day with wire, stones, wood and whalebone, getting more and more excited with each beach-combing expedition.


Ian Marr's letter carving workshops brought boat builders, sculptors and artists together and

was a delight to be part of. There is now a stone column on the farm, overlooking Bull Bay and with a carving named Wingman as Icarus on it. it was a collaboration between Ian Marr and Guy Warren. Jane refused to leave her previous farm in Mudgee without the sculpture - it had cost her eight good cows and a bull after all! It was installed last year by the eminently capable team of Hat Hansen and Kenny Marsh.


The final workshop of the year was the stunning combination of Amanda Penrose-Hart and Luke Sciberras.
With attendees from abroad, locally and interstate it was one of the most intense weekends of hard, hard work, great food, wine, new friendships and above all an intense appreciation of this little place.


The results of the 2014 residencies were seen in the very successful group show At Bull Bay that was on from 18 February to 15 March at Despard Gallery in Hobart. The next 12 months featured Ian Marr's letter carving in late April and Joanna Logue and Sophie Cape in Spring/Summer.


Click here to look at the photos.