Tasmanias Pristine South

Tasmania’s Pristine South 2019 | Page 21 H14395 Located in picturesque Cygnet, 45 minutes south of Hobart, is Lovett Gallery where a visit will be rewarded by a constantly changing display of work by local artists. Artworks include painting in all genres, photography, sculpture, ceramics, wood, textiles, glass and jewellery. Lovett Gallery For further information visit the HAEG website www.haeg.org.au HUON ART EXHIBITIONS GROUP Open 10am – 4pm Friday to Sunday and most public holidays during daylight saving and Saturday and Sunday only during winter Rear of the Town Hall, 14 Mary Street, Cygnet (03) 6295 0582 H14540 The Lovett Gallery in Cygnet was established in 2008 by an enthusiastic committee of the Huon Art Exhibitions Group (HAEG) who wanted a space for its 100 plus members to display their talents. Members work in a variety of painting mediums, glass, wood, photography, ceramics, textiles, clay and jewellery. Some also produce cards from their artworks. The gallery is staffed by volunteers, most of them HAEG members, but some volunteer simply to surround themselves with the variety of art on show and to meet the many locals Open every day, all day - make a beeline for The Commercial, Cygnet. On the menu, the hotel’s tasty salmon patties, scallop pies, seafood chowder, tender steaks and pride-of-place parmas will certainly satisfy your appetite for fresh, hearty meals. And the pub’s 1884 heritage is matched by modern gluten free and vegetarian options with garden goodies plucked straight from its kitchen garden. Sit by the cosy fire, enjoy the sunny terrace, and with a welcoming bar, dining room, comfy upstairs accommodation and an adjoining cafe - let The Commercial crew pour you a wine, cider, beer or a Lavazza coffee and say g’day the Cygnet way. If you’re on-the-go, a takeaway meal might suit too! Oh yes, the hotel is located downtown, so locals often refer to it as ‘The Bottom’ pub. So make ‘The Bottom’ top of your list next time you’re in the Cygnet neck of the woods. Say g’day in Cygnet Take a look at Huon artists It is a charming, friendly place and all work is for sale at very reasonable prices. Open 10am to 4pm, Friday to Sunday and most public holidays during daylight saving, Saturday and Sunday only during winter. and visitors who call in. It can be found at the rear of the Town Hall, a Heritage listed building at 14 Mary Street, Cygnet. Easy access via the car park or down the walkway (wheelchair-friendly) will lead you to their red door. HAEG also host an annual award art exhibition in the Cygnet Town Hall every March, the Huon Art Awards (HAA), which is open for two weeks and timed to coincide with the Cygnet Regatta. The HAA is the Huon Valley’s richest art prize. They also host occasional exhibitions from members or visiting artists. Huon Valley u

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