A wonderful exhibition of new paintings by a great Australian artist opens at Sidespace Gallery at the Salamanca Arts Gallery this Thursday (January 19), offering visitors to Hobart the chance to enjoy a slice of local culture before heading off on a hiking adventure or scenic drive across Tasmania.
This Flaming Heart will run for 13 days and show the recent works of Naomi Howard, inspired by her recent journey to Italy.
It promises to be a high-quality display well worth the time to see, especially given the free admission at one of the island state's best venues for the arts.
Naomi Howard was born in Sydney in 1945 but having lived, worked and created amazing art all around Australia she moved permanently to Tasmania more than two decades ago.
Inspired by the region's chill southern forests and rich timbers, the professional cabinetmaker and recycled wood enthusiast fell in love with Tasmania and has based her artistic career here ever since.
The exhibition is open from 09:00 to 5:00 daily until January 31 and is well worth looking at if you find yourself in Hobart during this period.