Welcome To Poatina Arts!


Poatina Arts is a vibrant arts collective located in the picturesque village of Poatina, Tasmania, on the edge of the Great Western Tiers world conservation area.  Our vision is to be a thriving hive of inspired creativity, where people can come alive.

The collective incorporates the recently completed Alethea Mountain Retreat Arts Centre, an integral part of the inspiring framework which is home for a small colony of resident and visiting artists, studios, workshops, and other events that attract 100’s of artists and visitors from around the globe each year.

Our regular events include the multi-discipline Faith and the Arts Summer School  held each January, and the Poatina Artists’ Retreat held each July.  There is also an annual Short Film Festival in November.  Our Artist in Residence Program operates throughout the year and is open to all visual and performing artists.  Please contact us for more information or an application form.

Arts facilities and enterprises at Poatina include:

  • Poatina Glass Studio, Tasmania’s premier hot glass teaching facility offering workshops in glass blowing and other hot glass techniques
  • Multi-Purpose Visual Arts Space for art-making, workshops and exhibitions
  • The Poatina Tree Gallery and Tiers Tea Lounge, featuring works by artists living in or connected to Poatina, a popular place for artistic contemplation and social connection
  • Hot Glass Trailer, which offers glassblowing demonstrations at the Tasmanian Craft Fair each year in Deloraine
  • Music Recording Studio
  • Ceramics Studio
  • Community Hall with stage
  • The View Café and Restaurant located in the original 1960’s Poatina Chalet motel and hostel complex which offers inspiring views of the tiers and valley


To find out more about Poatina Village in general, please visit the village’s webpage where you can find information about accommodation and other attractions in the village.  We hope you can visit us soon!


Poatina Arts and the Alethea Mountain Retreat Arts Centre are initiatives of Fusion Australia Ltd

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