Welcome To Poatina Arts!

Poatina Arts is a vibrant arts collective located in the picturesque village of Poatina, Tasmania, on the edge of the Great Western Tiers world conservation area. Our vision is to be a thriving hive of inspired creativity, where people come alive.

The Poatina Arts collective incorporates the recently completed Alethea Mountain Retreat Arts Centre and Poatina Glass Studio, an integral part of the inspiring framework which is home for a small colony of resident and visiting artists, studios, workshops, and other events that attract 100’s of artists and visitors from around the globe each year.

Our regular events include a multi-discipline Faith and the Arts Summer School held each January, which has been running since 2002. There are also regular exhibition openings held in the The Poatina Tree Art Gallery throughout the year.  Our Artist in Residence Program operates year-round and is open to all visual and performing artists.  Please contact us for more information or an application form.

Arts facilities and enterprises at Poatina include:

  • Poatina Glass Studio, Tasmania’s premier hot glass teaching facility, offering workshops in glass blowing and other hot glass techniques and studio access for glass artists,
  • Arts Centre with multi-purpose visual arts space for art-making, workshops and exhibitions, plus individual artist studio spaces for hire and silversmithing facilities,
  • The Poatina Tree Gallery and adjoining Tiers Tea Lounge, featuring works by artists living in or connected to Poatina, a popular place for artistic contemplation and social connection,
  • Hot Glass Trailer, a specialised mobile facility which offers glassblowing demonstrations at the Tasmanian Craft Fair each year in Deloraine,
  • Music Recording Studio,
  • Ceramics Studio,
  • Community Hall with theatre stage,
  • The Poatina Chalet accommodation and conferencing centre with View Café and Restaurant, motel, hostel and mountain cottages offering inspiring views of the tiers and valley.
  • Capstone College, a special assistance school with an arts focus for students seeking to positively re-engage with schooling for Years 9-12.

If you're interested in any of the above or would like to find out more about how you can be involved, please use the 'Contact Us' tab above to get in touch.  

To find out more about Poatina Village in general, please visit the village’s webpage where you can find information about accommodation and other attractions in the village.  We hope you can visit us soon!

Poatina Arts and the Alethea Mountain Retreat Arts Centre are initiatives of Fusion Australia Ltd

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