Yesterday my wife Val and I visited the historical property of Brickendon, some 20 minutes from Launceston. The property has been recently added to Australia’s prestigious National Heritage List and has been nominated for World Heritage status. This is no ordinary farm!

I went with the intention of taking as many photos as possible and to explore the property to see if I could produce some drawings during the year. I wasn’t disappointed, and already have identified 6 ‘possible’ subjects. Over the next few days I will share some of these with you.

Brickendon was established in 1824 by William Archer and has been continuously operated by his descendants, now in their 7th generation. This is truly a wonderful place to visit and if you’re coming to Tasmania you must include this in your itinerary.

Tomorrow I will talk about the Blacksmiths’ Shop.


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artist, art curator, art teacher, art judge, art critic
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2 Responses to BRICKENDON

  1. Dors says:

    Oh Richard. What wonderful buildings to draw and paint. I can why you would be wanting to take many photos.
    I will certainly make a mental note if we visit Tasmania. I have never been to Tasmania. Lived in Vic, Qld and NSW.

    Hope you both had a great time there..

  2. You would love it there Dors. It’s an artist’s paradise!

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