Open 365 days a year, 9:00am – 5:00pm
VISITING ART FARM
The grounds at Art Farm Birchs Bay are open daily, 9am – 5pm. The farm offers short walks around the kitchen garden, pepperberry crops and orchards.
The Sculpture Trail is 2 km and suitable for most ages and abilities. The trail passes through pear orchards, up winding bush trails, across open fields with views of Bruny Island and the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and down into picturesque orchards and a large vegetable garden.
Visitors are encouraged to bring picnics to enjoy during their visit, as there is no other catering on site.
The trail is undulating, moderately steep for the first half of the trail. We’ve provided some artistic benches along the walk for visitors to take a well-earned rest and enjoy the view. Unfortunately the trail is not suitable for wheelchairs and is challenging with prams.
We ask for your co-operation in protecting our works of art and supervising children around the sculptures.
Dogs on leads are welcome, no public bins provided so please take all waste including dog bags with you.
$3 per person/ $6 per family / discounts for school and charity groups
The Annual Sculpture Prize Exhibition is installed along our Sculpture Trail from October to January, showcasing new work from a wide array of artists. Each year the farm acquires a sculpture from the exhibition which becomes part our permanent collection. These sculptures are installed around the farm and on the trail for visitors to enjoy year-round.
The Annual Sculpture Exhibition offers over $10,000 in both acquisitive and cash prizes. Since 2006, the sculpture trail has been a much-loved feature of the Art Farm Birchs Bay calendar and is designed to encourage both artists and the public to engage with art through the landscape. Find out more here.
Sculpture Prize Recipients 2020
This year, thanks again the generous support from our community sponsors (Friends of Art Farm Birchs Bay), we offered two cash prizes for a large and small sculpture.
We are pleased to announce the winners are Ben Beams (Squall) for the major prize, $4000 and Ulrike Hora (Biotic Forms) for the small sculpture prize, $1000.
Thankyou to Kingborough Council for their ongoing support of this art prize. The KC Acquisition Prize recipient for 2020 is Ben Beams with his sculpture 'Squall'. This sculpture will be part of Kingborough Council's public art collection. Two acquisitions has been selected for the Art Farm / Five Bob Farm Acquisition, Keith Smith (Dragonflies) and Richie Cyngler and Joseph Cann (Airplay). These sculptures this will become part of our permanent collection. Airplay consists of 6 pieces in total with 3 being acquired by Art Farm Birchs Bay. Contact us if you are interested in purchasing one or all three of the remaining sound sculptures.
THE 'OLD DISTILLERY'
A converted essential oil distillery, the gallery hosts various exhibitions and workshops. The Old Distillery is now taking applications for artists-in-residence, with residencies beginning September 1st 2021. Find out more and apply here
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