evandale pop-up― summer sensation

Handmark’s latest pop-up exhibition is not only a celebration of art, but a celebration also of beautiful Tasmanian food, wine and history.

Evandale’s historic Clarendon Arms Hotel was buzzing last Saturday when the Christmas Pop-up opened in the historic pub. The much loved village watering hole had a full facelift during the COVID lockdown and emerged stunningly refurbished.

Working in collaboration with hotel owner Lydia Nettlefold – best known for her Red Feather Inn at Hadspen – Handmark has been able to secure the light-flooded upstairs level for regular pop-up exhibitions. The just opened Christmas Pop-up follows Handmark’s inaugural Spring Salon pop-up held in October and November.

The Christmas Pop-up features 39 works from Handmark artists, including four new giclees by Tom Samek titled Composing Myself. The next Evandale pop-up will exhibit Tasmanian landscapes to coincide with the village’s famous Glover Prize in March.

“Our pop-up exhibitions are special and offer something very different to those held at our Hobart gallery,” Handmark Director Allanah Dopson explains. “They are a unique opportunity to combine art with wonderful local food and drink and all while you immerse yourself in Tasmanian heritage.”

A day trip to the historic village of Evandale; a lunch of fresh local produce in the walled garden at the Clarendon Arms; topped off with a taste of some of the best Tasmanian art at the Christmas Pop-up. Could there possibly be a better way to celebrate the festive season?

Christmas Pop-up Evandale’s Clarendon Arms Hotel until January 31.