Art Farm Birchs Bay is a not-for-profit association established to foster engagement between community, artists, art and the landscape. The Art Farm hosts exhibitions, artist residency, art workshops and the renowned Sculpture Trail - an annual exhibition featuring Tasmanian and interstate artists, supported by private sponsorship and local government.
Situated at Five Bob Farm, a unique coastal farm, a visit to the Art Farm includes meandering through fields of native pepper (Tasmannia lanceolata), irises, fruit orchards and an extensive kitchen garden, supplying the farm café, Pepperberries Garden Café.
The Old Distillery
Once an essential oil distillery, this rustic building now hosts art exhibitions and workshops. It is located at the bottom entrance to the Art Farm and Sculpture Trail.
Pepperberries Garden Cafe
While visiting Art Farm you can enjoy refreshments and lunch after walking the Trail at Pepperberries Garden Cafe. The cafe is situated overlooking the kitchen garden and views on Mt.Wellington and Bruny Island.
The 12th trail will open on 13th April, 2017 (Good Friday) and continue until the end of the winter school holidays – mid-July 2017.
[ Online Sculpture Trail Entry Form]
What to expect on the Trail
The Trail consists of approx. 30 Sculptures being exhibited with 11 permanent sculptures acquired by Five Bob Farm . The Trail leads visitors through pear orchards, up winding bush trails, across open fields with views of Bruny Island and the D’Entreacastaux Channel and down into a picturesque orchards and vegie gardens. Allow one-hour for the walk, wearing suitable footwear for bush tracks.
The trail is open everyday and welcomes dogs on leads.
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