CARTELA -restoring HOBArt's favourite riverboat
Steamship Cartela Limited are restoring the 104 year old vessel, including her steam engine, at Franklin. They are displaying some of the items which will be replaced on her as the work proceeds, and we will add some photos and stories .from our collection. For more information about the project visit www.steamshipcartela.com.au/
LAST MONTH: GEMSTONES & LAPIDARY - SMITH'S GEMCRAFT
Olive and Michael Smith, with Maureen Henry, are workers of semi-precious gemstones which they fossick, tumble, cut and polish to enhance what nature supplies.They are showcasing a wide range of stones that they have collected, from all over Australia but especially Tasmania, many of which they have transformed into creative pieces of art.
previous MONTH: blue rust images by naomi sherman
Naomi Sherman is the creative force behind Blue Rust Images. Naomi says "I have always enjoyed taking photos. My husband and I used to take our family camping around Australia during school holidays, and for the occasional extended trip. I loved being able to bring home photographs to show our adventures to family and friends and for us to look back on in the future. When my youngest left school, I suddenly found myself with time on my hands and decided to take a photography course. A passion was born and I now photograph full time. We have visited locations that some people only dream about, and it is my pleasure to be able to bring them home to share with you here".
This is just a small sample of what's in store for you when you visit the display at the Centre. Some pictures are printed on glass, metal and canvas. Prints come in different sizes and are available for sale as are the ones on display.