After a year's respite we have recommenced the workshops at Bull Bay...

I would be delighted if you could join us for the letter carving workshop with Ian Marr on 21 - 22 April.


Those of you who have visited Bull Bay before as accommodation guests or as workshop guests will be familiar with Ian’s fabulous carvings and inscriptions both inside and outside at Bull Bay. For those of you new to them - please have a look This is a workshop that doesn’t necessarily require “artistic“ talent, just an interest and ability in working with your hands.
The stone and tools are provided, as is all food including dinner on Saturday night.
Ian is a delightful teacher and his knowledge of stone, carving and all things historical and whimsical is unsurpassed. 



2017Camie 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.