The Friends of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery cordially invite you to visit Narryna. Built in the late 1830s, Narryna is a gem of Australian colonial architecture containing a rich collection of Tasmanian fine and decorative arts.
This historic property tells its own distinctly Tasmanian story. This has involved uncovering evidence of Narryna’s original decoration, including graining, marbling and wallpapers dating from 1840. To reconstruct these, wallpaper designs were sourced from Tasmanian properties contemporary with Narryna, such as Highfield at Stanley. Tasmania has a mastercraftsman in Alan Townsend, who has painstakingly reproduced these authentic designs for Narryna.
Scott Carlin, Manager – House Museums at TMAG, will introduce us to Narryna. Then Alan Townsend will then tell us about his wallpapers in a talk he has entitled ‘Fifty shades of grey – reconstructing the faux finishes of the glorious 1840s’.
And if all that wasn’t enough, you will also have the chance to view this year’s Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize, which will be on display when we visit.