Huon Valley News

ARTBOX ventures on its first road trip out of the Huon Valley

The Huon Valley Council’s mobile art gallery, ARTBOX, ventured on its first road trip out of the Valley. 

Featuring a collaborative exhibition of painting, music and words dedicated to the Hartz Mountains, the 20-foot high cube shipping container has been placed at Mawson Place on the Hobart waterfront.

At the official opening on 11 January 2022, Mayor Bec Enders paid tribute to the City of Hobart for enthusiastically welcoming ARTBOX and creating a wonderful space for the viewing of some exquisite artworks by Huon Valley artists.

“ARTBOX is all about showcasing the outstanding creativity and skills of our local artists and makers and connecting our communities with the arts,” Cr Enders said.

“Having ARTBOX travel to Hobart provides the artists with more exposure and recognition and creates opportunities for communities outside of the Valley to connect with their work and perhaps venture to our beautiful part of the world.”

The exhibition is called Suspended Breath: A Hartz Journey. The artists, Kat Scarlet, Gareth Dawson and Jane Rawson, all live in the Huon Valley. 

City of Hobart Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds said it is a real honour for the City of Hobart to be able to host ARTBOX’s first venture out of the Valley.

“ARTBOX has been a great cultural initiative in the Huon Valley over the past 18 months. Kat’s paintings are a wonderful perspective on a beautiful piece of Tasmanian landscape,” Cr Reynolds said. 

“We’re really pleased to have this exhibit on display at Mawson Place for the next month.”

ARTBOX will be at Mawson Place from today until 9 February. The exhibition is “a love letter to a landscape found nowhere else on earth”.