The Tin Shed Artist Studios is a unique visual arts venue in Launceston’s inner city area of Inveresk with shared studio spaces for more than a dozen resident artists and artisans working in diverse mediums.
The Tin Shed at 13 Russell St, Inveresk began life as a ceramics studio in 1988 and has been an established and well-respected part of the Tasmanian arts scene and local community for almost three decades with over a hundred emerging and established artists using the facilities on a resident or casual basis in that time. Today, the building contains a combination of working studios and exhibition/retail space where visitors can purchase high quality items direct from the makers, arrange commissions, observe the working processes and talk with makers.
Visitors to the Tin shed Artist Studios can engage with painting (water colour, oils, acrylic and mixed media), jewellery, sculpture, flame worked glass, photography, printmaking, basketry, textiles and ceramics. Visual arts workshops for specific artforms are also offered from time to time, run by skilled practitioners.
The Studio is located across Invermay Rd adjacent to the ‘arts hub’ of UTAS, Tasmanian College of the Arts and the museum site of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery at the Inveresk Railyards.