Huon Valley News

Uniquely Huon: ‘Inside Out’, a new exhibition for ARTBOX

Transporting art and culture to our towns is our story to tell. There is so much to discover about the Huon Valley.

After the successful launch of ARTBOX in October 2020, the Huon Valley’s new and funky shipping container is now featuring the works of fifteen artists and makers who either live locally, or draw inspiration from the Huon Valley region.

Opening 1 February 2021, ‘Inside Out’ will be on show for 24 days, inside ARTBOX at 20b Church Street, Geeveston.

“The latest ARTBOX exhibition invites you to look inside and see how fifteen Tasmanian artists and makers have interpreted the theme ‘Inside Out’,” said Huon Valley Council Mayor Bec Enders.

“Inside Out delivers another visually striking, thought-provoking display that is sure to draw many visitors to Geeveston throughout the month of February.”

“Since ARTBOX arrived in October 2020, the mobile exhibition space has been a huge success, so far bringing outstanding locally-inspired artwork to the Huonville, Geeveston and Dover communities.

“Inside Out delivers another visually striking, thought-provoking display that is sure to draw many visitors to Geeveston throughout the month of February.”

Guest curator Henrietta Manning said the name of the group show was partly inspired by ARTBOX itself as an exhibition space, as well as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen many of us spending more time inside our homes.

“The artists have interpreted the theme broadly through their materials or subject matter,” said Ms Manning.

Some of the artists featured may already be familiar to you. They include:

A. Arden-Wong | J. Bateman | S. Bremer Trainor | L. Britzman | B. Clarke | L. Driessen | W. Edwards | C. Faux | G. Gladdish | U. Hora | J. Osborne | M. Proctor | J. Raphael Bennett | K. Scarlet | K. Spicer

Inside Out is the second exhibition concept Ms Manning has curated for ARTBOX. Ms Manning says she is thrilled to be able to showcase a diverse group of talented artists and makers.

“It will be such a fabulous opportunity for locals and tourists alike to enjoy and learn about these artists. Congratulations to all the selected artists.”

As a member of the Huon Valley Council Arts and Culture Committee, Ms Manning presented a number of ideas for the creation of an alternative, inclusive, professional exhibition space for the Huon Valley, and says she was delighted when ARTBOX was selected to progress.

“I look forward to seeing ARTBOX travel around the Huon Valley, helping to promote our area’s wonderful art and culture into the future.”

For more information about the exhibition concept or exhibiting artists, including images of work, please contact Henrietta Manning on 0480 278 828 or via

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Council is welcoming proposals from local creators who are interested to exhibit their works in ARTBOX. Find out more on the Council website or contact us on (03) 6264 0300 or via email

Inside Out is supported by the Australian Government Regional Arts Fund, the Tasmanian Community Fund, and the Bendigo Bank Community Bank Branches.

ARTBOX is managed by the Huon Valley Council’s Arts and Culture Program.