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Greetings from Despard Gallery,

We would like to invite you to a truly unique event; one that celebrates the world of decorative arts and antiques in a magnificent heritage property.

Runnymede in Newtown is one of Tasmania’s most important colonial homes. For the first time the house will be the venue for an exciting cultural weekend, with selected art and antique dealers exhibiting their pieces through out the house and grounds.

Despard Gallery will be hanging the walls with contemporary Tasmanian fine art to compliment the furnishings.

Works include landscape by Geoff Dyer that were inspired by a recent visit to the area of Aix-en Provence, France. These tranquil landscapes will be complimented by Wayne Brookes’s 18 th C high baroque interiors. Other new artworks from Dale Richards, Anne Morrison and Todd Jenkins will be placed throughout the house to compliment the antique furnishings.

We will also be showing selected twentieth century decorative arts including European studio glass and unique designer Jewellery.

Hope you can make it and please feel free to bring friends.

The $10 entry fee goes to the National Trust to help maintain this magnificent colonial home.

Friday 12Th to Saturday 13Th October 10 – 5 pm & Sunday 14Th 10- 4 pm.
Steven Joyce Despard Gallery