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Art exhibition opens at Port Arthur


An exhibition of works by Tasman Peninsula artists has opened at the Port Arthur Historic Site. It is just one of a number of activities offered at the World Heritage-listed site over the Easter week.

Organised by the Peninsula Art Group, with assistance from Port Arthur Historic Site Retail Manager Robyn Bradshaw, the exhibition will run at the Museum Cafe until Friday 29 April.

Around seventy guests celebrated the exhibition last night, which was formally opened by PAHSMA Board member Michael Field.

The artists have drawn heavily on the landscape of the region for inspiration. The artworks will be for sale, and red dots, signifying works sold, were appearing already during the opening.

Other activities at Port Arthur this Easter include the popular History Plays and family activities, such as convict brick-making and peg dolls.

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Art exhibition opens at Port Arthur

PAHSMA's Robyn Bradshaw, who worked with the Peninsula Art Group to mount the exhibition, with PAHSMA Director of Tourism Operations, Danial Rochford

Art exhibition opens at Port Arthur

Guests view the works on display

Art exhibition opens at Port Arthur

Artists drew heavily on the local landscape for inspiration

Art exhibition opens at Port Arthur

The event drew around seventy local community members to the Site.