Old Seadogs: A photographic exhibition by Andrew Wilson

Somerset On The Pier
22.01.13 2:46 pm





Part of the My State Australian Wooden Boat Festival
8-11 February 2013

Hobart, Tasmania January 2013 - A special photographic exhibition, “Old Sea Dogs” by Hobart photographer Andrew Wilson, will be held at the lobby of Somerset on the Pier Hobart, as part of the My State Australian Wooden Boat Festival hitting Hobart’s shores from 8 to 11 February 2013. Featuring 6 to 12 well-weathered gentlemen, all sailors from around Hobart, this special installation will display a combination of black and white portraits and seascapes for sale to the public.

Inspired by his father’s tales of (mis)adventures on Tasmanian seas, Mr. Wilson sought further subjects from a life spent amongst the salty sea spray. “There are a lot of old dogs with fascinating stories, full of hijinks and humor as well as wisdom and advice,” said Andrew. “It’s really important that their stories and character are captured – their history”, he added.  A highlight of the exhibition will feature rollicking tales from the local “Sea Dogs” themselves. 

The My State Australian Wooden Boat Festival is the largest event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. The sea side event attracts over 600 registered boats and over 150,000 spectators to the city for a vibrant mix of entertainment, food and wine, nautical displays and maritime activities - all free to the public.

Andrew Wilson’s “Old Sea Dogs” - February 8 -11 at Somerset on the Pier, Elizabeth St Pier, Hobart, Tasmania, 9am-5pm. For more information, visit

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