July, 2017

28jul(jul 28)10:00 am19aug(aug 19)5:00 pmPoets and PaintersCelebrating The Big Punchbowl(July 28) 10:00 am - (August 19) 5:00 pm Event Type :Exhibit


Event Details

Opening 6pm Fri 28 Jul

Sat 29 Jul – 19 Aug

Over 2 years, the Tasmanian Land Conservancy ‘s Big Punchbowl Reserve has been visited by nine poets and nine painters. Working in pairs, they have captured the landscape and its stories in poetry and paintings.

The Big Punchbowl Reserve on Tasmania’s Freycinet Peninsula features a complex mosaic of wetlands, heath and woodlands. Co-curated by Carol Bett and Pete Hay, Poets and Painters – Celebrating The Big Punchbowl is a new and insightful collaboration of art and nature.

The exhibition brings together the work of both acclaimed and emerging artists and authors including Raymond Arnold, Sarah Day, Richard Wastell, Ben Walter, David Keeling, Edith Speers, Sue Lovegrove, Adrienne Eberhard, Lucienne Rickard, Jan Colville, Joan Ross, James Charlton, Imants Tillers, Greg Lehman, Megan Walch, and Lyn Reeves.

Poets and Painters – Celebrating The Big Punchbowl is presented by Bett Gallery and the Tasmanian Land Conservancy. The initiative has been made possible through the vision of Bett Gallery and Pete Hay, with the generous support of the Purves Environmental Fund, the Purryburry Trust, Freycinet Experience, Devil’s Corner, Lynda Warner, Avant Card, Delia Nicholls, Sophie Underwood and Matt Dell.

The collection of work will be accompanied by a limited edition publication, available for sale at the exhibition launch, at select bookstores and through the Tasmanian Land Conservancy.

Please also join us at MAC for readings from the participating poets on the first Saturday of the show.

Poetry Readings: 3pm Sat 29 Jul


Image: Poets and Painters. Photography: Matthew Newton.



July 28 (Friday) 10:00 am - August 19 (Saturday) 5:00 pm


Moonah Arts Centre

27 Albert Road, Moonah TAS 7009

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