Contemporary Tasmanian Art
at The Henry Jones Art Hotel
Art in The Lounge
The Lounge is an extension of the Hotel foyer and offers a relaxing and alternative space to see a range of artworks by Tasmanian artists.
Art at the Henry Jones
The Henry Jones, Australia's first dedicated art hotel, exhibits original contemporary artworks by emerging and established Tasmanian artists.
Art is an intrinsic part of The Henry Jones experience, environment and culture. Original work is exhibited in our public spaces, The Studio Lounge, Art Installation Suite, Henry's Restaurant, IXL Long Bar, Jam Packed Café and in every room and suite. Special exhibitions are often installed in The Studio Lounge, Henry's Restaurant and IXL Atrium.
The works that you’ll encounter at The Henry Jones Art Hotel are created by emerging and established Tasmanian artists, including graduates from the Tasmanian College of the Arts, independent practitioners and artists represented by some of Hobart's leading commercial galleries. The collection includes original paintings, prints, works on paper, photo media, sculpture and design.
Most of the artworks are for sale and you’ll find the entire range listed in our Art Catalogue, which is available for viewing online or at Reception. You can also view the latest edition of Art News for current arts information and events at The Henry Jones and Hobart, and you can join our Facebook page to receive updates.
Art at Reception
The Henry Jones Art Hotel offers our artists the opportunity to exhibit their artworks across several locations throughout the IXL buildings.
To be informed of our upcoming art exhibitions, openings and art events, join our mailing list.
Steph Houstein - feature artist at Reception
Steph Houstein is an emerging artist living and working on her print practice in Hobart.
In 1983 Steph began working as a graphic designer and art director within the design, publishing and advertising industries both in Sydney and Milan, Italy. In 2002 Steph joined the Warringah Printmakers Studio in Sydney primarily exploring the media of collagraphs and linocut.
Returning to Hobart in 2006 Steph commenced her studies with The University of Tasmania School of Art and graduated with a Masters of Fine Art and Design (MFAD) majoring in Printmaking in 2012. Commencing July 2015, Steph embarked on a printmaking residency within the TCotA Printmaking Department as part of the AiR (Artist in Residence) program.
I have an ongoing interest in the conceptual exploration of memento mori. For my MFAD I developed a body of work titled Bonescapes, each work originating with an abstraction of skeletal form. With the application of additional layering, the transience and impermanence of life is explored through the energetic gestural movement of line and colour.
The TCotA ( Tasmanian College of the Arts) Printmaking Department was interested in the development of my emerging art practice, especially in the medium of screen-printing. My current practice has evolved into what could be best described as ‘Hybrid Printmaking’, a combination of mixed media and silkscreened works on paper. Over the last four years I have been experimenting with these processes incorporating the use of wood. The AiR program gave me the opportunity to further my experimentation with non-toxic print process and with the progression of my image making.
Over the five months that I was engaged with the AiR program, I had the luxury of time and facilities to develop new bodies of work alongside progression of the original Bonescape series: Wabi-Sabi Bones, Liminal Lineage and Osteology.
I have never outwardly used my art practice as an expression of my disability or the way I address my MS on a daily basis. However works and imagery like Wabi-Sabi Bones and the very nature of the process, imagery and naming, do refer to my awareness of physical decline and limitations. Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese aesthetic, which loosely means 'embracing the imperfect'. This sums up the way I now have to approach my practice and my daily life. I prefer my imagery not to be didactic for the viewer but let them come to their own conclusions. - Steph Houstein 2016
Art and History Tour
When you stay with the Henry Jones Art Hotel, you’re immersed in an environment of original, contemporary art. It’s like staying in a beautiful art gallery.
Our Art and History Tour gives you the opportunity to enjoy and experience the Henry Jones art collection in more depth, and to share in the stories of the Henry Jones site and the generations of people who have created it.
Your knowledgeable and passionate guide will lead you through the intriguing spaces and corridors of the hotel, sharing stories of the artworks on display and the deep history etched in the fabric of these heritage buildings. You’ll discover The Henry Jones story, from thriving industrial beginnings, to its place as Australia’s only dedicated art hotel. Enjoy a glass of wine as the narrative of the site and its art unfolds.
Our Art Tours begin each Friday afternoon at 4pm*, and are complimentary for guests of the hotel. For tour guests who are not staying at the hotel, bookings are available at a cost of $15.00 per person. Bookings are essential and can be made by emailing the hotel Concierge . For more information you can also contact us on +61 3 6210 7700.
*Tour departures may be subject to change—please check with our Concierge at the time of booking.
The Tasmanian College of the Arts (TCotA)
The Henry Jones Art Hotel has a close and valued connection with the Tasmanian College of the Arts (formerly known as the Tasmanian School of Art). Located adjacent to The Henry Jones Art Hotel, TCotA is one of Australia's oldest and most highly regarded schools, and is a leader in art and design postgraduate study.
The relationship between The Henry Jones Art Hotel and TCotA emerged in 2002, when the site’s architects and developers embarked on a collaborative project with the art school to identify strategies for incorporating art, design and other cultural elements into the development that respected the social significance and heritage values of the site. The result is The Henry Jones Art Hotel—an extraordinary artistic and cultural destination and award-winning luxury hotel.
As a guest of The Henry Jones Art Hotel you have a unique opportunity to further your art experience through viewing TCotA student exhibitions at the Plimsoll and Entrepôt galleries, located adjacent to The Henry Jones Art Hotel.
COLLECT Art Purchase Scheme
If you’ve fallen in love with a piece of original Tasmanian art at The Henry Jones Art Hotel, there’s no reason why you can’t take it home with you.
We are a participating arts business for the COLLECT Art Purchase Scheme—a 12-month, interest-free loan program available to Australian residents. The Tasmanian Government designed the scheme to encourage and facilitate the purchase of contemporary Tasmanian art. Online application is simple.
For more detailed information, visit www.collect-art.com.au or pick up a COLLECT brochure from the Henry Jones reception desk.