Stillwater Restaurant and Seven Rooms are showcasing a new round of artworks by Tasmanian artists, installed to celebrate spring and what our island state has to offer.
In the restaurant, the work of colour pencil artist Richard Klekociuk can be observed. The Midlands, Table Cape and Lake St Clair regions inspired Klekociuk for the works on display.
He also draws on the impact that climate change, colour and shapes has on him.
"The whole idea of my work is simply, I suppose, the way I see the environment I am in," he said.
"There's an opportunity for me to express publicly what I feel personally."
Klekociuk practised many different art mediums but found he went back to drawing because it is a dry medium and it can be taken anywhere he wants to work.
"I'm one of the few in Australia who works full time with coloured pencil."
Photographic prints by artist Angela Casey are displayed in Stillwater's upstairs private dining room. They depict conceptual re-presentations of items in Tasmanian historical museum collections.
"All of these objects are a part of Tasmanian culture and I am giving them new light by representing them reframed as contemporary art," she said.
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"It's been wonderful to have this opportunity given to me by everyone involved in the Stillwater gallery and art program."
Casey said she has always had love and fascination for Victorian objects as she grew up around antiques.
She has had to adapt, modify and reinvent her work to the resources available during the pandemic, coming up with new ideas that still let her do what she loved.
In the accommodation above the restaurant, work of individual artists have been displayed in each suite, with paintings by Anna Van Stralen, Martin Cole, Chris Flood, Helen Weeding, Richard Crabtree, and Josh Foley in the current lineup.
Stillwater curator Ralf Haertel said the artworks were selected to enhance the sense of place already inherent in the building, and for its connection to landscape and place.
"I guess the first criteria that I use is the work is based on the Tasmania landscape," he said.
"We showcase Tasmanian artists or artists that have a strong Tasmanian connection."
Patrons can experience the artworks in an intimate space when they book a room and then have the option of purchasing a piece if they choose.
"It's an intimate experience with the artwork and we have found that to be a positive thing for a lot of people," he said.
Mr Haertel mentioned the importance of being able to showcase an artists work as the arts is one of the industries that is acknowledged for being so hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Stillwater Spring Collection exhibition will continue until early December.