Tassie Trip Part 2 – The Henry Jones Art Hotel

So last week I shared photos of our Romantic Weekend Getaway to Tasmania and our incredible day out at MONA. This week I want to show you where we stayed…

The Henry Jones Art Hotel

Henry Jones Art Hotel www.cherryandme.com Several friends recommended we stay here, and after our weekend away, I would recommend it too!  The perfect accommodation for a couples retreat to Hobart and MONA.

Henry Jones Art Hotel www.cherryandme.comThe hotel building used to be the original IXL Jam Factory and the architects have celebrated its rich history by “preserving” (excuse the pun) as many original features as possible

Henry Jones Art Hotel www.cherryandme.comThe corridors are lined with paintings, prints, photography and sculptures from local artists and are all for sale. (Paintings above by Mary Scott)

Henry Jones Art Hotel www.cherryandme.comPaintings by Penny Burnett

Henry Jones Art Hotel www.cherryandme.comArtworks by Di Allison

 

Henry Jones Art Hotel www.cherryandme.comDi Allison (detail)
Henry Jones Art Hotel www.cherryandme.com Di Allison (detail)
Henry Jones Art Hotel www.cherryandme.comJacob Leary – Dreams of Day, 2013 Giclee Print, Edition of 3, 80 x 100cm

Henry Jones Art Hotel www.cherryandme.comJacob Leary (detail)

Henry Jones Art Hotel www.cherryandme.com

The next few images are artworks by Tasmanian artist Martin Walch, who photographed the abandoned jam factory’s eery interiors before the big hotel conversion. His stereophotographic installation is permanently displayed in the hotel in the Jones & Co. Foyer. The viewer can peer through wall mounted goggles and see the backlit images in what feels like 3D.

XL Development Project – Phase 1, 2003
10 Stereoscopes. Plastic, aluminium, 35mm film, lighting circuit 1200 x 400 x 350mm

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Tune in next week for Part III of our Weekend Getaway Trip to Tasmania – Road Trip!!

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One Response to Tassie Trip Part 2 – The Henry Jones Art Hotel

  1. Looks like your kinda place! Great artwork, and rich history. I wanna go… NOW!!!

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