Open 365 days a year, 9:00am – 5:00pm
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
Another way to experience our permanent collection is via our Audio Tour, supported by our sponsors Production Farm. Listen to interviews with our Permanent Collection Artists, our farmers, and palawa elder June Sculthorpe telling stories about their work and the land. The Audio Tour can be accessed via QR codes on select permanent collection artworks. To explore the audio tour, click here.
The Annual Sculpture Prize Exhibition is installed along our Sculpture Trail from October to February, 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.
THE 'OLD DISTILLERY'
A converted essential oil distillery, the gallery hosts various exhibitions and workshops.
The Old Distillery will host an artist in residence program from August 2022-August 2023, Supported by Arts Tasmania.
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