An exciting art school is giving business events groups the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in Tasmania’s art culture.
Situated within the Salamanca Arts Centre, The Nolan Art Gallery and School caters for individuals and groups with a range of tutorials, hands on classes, team building activities and demonstrations.
With access to the beautiful historic spaces within the arts centre, owner, artist and tutor, Betty Nolan, can cater for groups of up to 250 PAX for a demonstration, 80 PAX for hands on group classes, or more intimate tutorials for around 15 people.
“I just love coming to work here. It is good for the soul. The spaces are beautiful and when filled with people indulging their creative passions, the place transforms and comes to life,” said Betty.
Activities include ceramics, plaster casting, painting, printing, sculpture, drawing, and life drawing. Group activities can be structured around the objectives of the organisation.
“A team building activity that I like is to break the group down with each individual or sub-group working on a portion of a greater ‘end piece’. We bring the portions together and as a group construct our masterpiece, perhaps an abstract piece inspired by the logo of the organisation. The results are often quite stunning, ideal for hanging in the foyer of the organisation as a reminder of what can be achieved when groups work together – and it’s a lot of fun.
Workshops can also include a tour of the Salamanca Art Centre exhibitions and galleries and can either be catered on-site or the group can wander out into Salamanca place to eat at one of the many great restaurants.
If corporate groups need to combine a meeting component to the day, there is a boardroom within the arts centre. Alternatively, the Nolan Art School can come to the conference venue or take the group outside around the waterfront or beyond.
“More and more visitors want to immerse themselves in Tasmania’s art culture, which is well recognised across the globe.
“The island has long been a magnet for artists who appreciate the commitment of the local government to fostering the arts – the Salamanca Arts Centre was purchased by the Tasmanian government for the people of Tasmania for this purpose.
“But the arrival of MONA has changed the nature of the broader visitors to Tasmania. We now have an influx of sophisticated, educated art visitors that want to really engage with Tasmania’s art culture.
“We have tailored our programs to meet this demand. We offer structured experiences that relax and entertain participants while facilitating corporate aims.”