Stamp your way around Tasmania

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The Eye of the Tiger

 

What if I told you, you could see a Tasmanian Tiger this weekend… would you believe me?

This coming Saturday is Tiger Track stamps day at Sidespace Gallery! The ‘Two Views’ exhibition has dedicated a whole day for Tiger Track enthusiasts, so be sure to head down to Salamanca Arts centre between 10am and 5pm to be part of the magic! For this day only, you will have the opportunity to gain access to the rarest stamp, the elusive thylacine! This precious stamp is a must-have for your booklet, and you can tell your friends and family you’ve actually caught a glimpse of the supposed extinct animal! In addition to the stamps, you will also have the opportunity to purchase Tiger Track merchandise, including fridge magnets, t-shirts and colouring books. I’d definitely be taking advantage of this amazing opportunity!

Speaking of animals, if there’s one place you should definitely add to your bucket list, it’s Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Spend an unforgettable day with some of Tasmania’s most beloved native animals, including Tassie devils, koalas and Eastern quolls. If you’re lucky, you may even see a tawny frogmouth! (Although, they can be quite scary looking):

 

In addition, the sanctuary offers guided tours, which involves an initial tour of the town of Richmond before visiting the reserve. Richmond, one of Tasmania’s most unique and historic towns, where stamps are red hot! To excite you even more, this town is home to the most delicious sweet treats! Check out the ‘Sweets and Treats’ website here to see if they sell your favourite lolly!

I actually visited Bonorong sanctuary when I was young, and let me tell you, it’s a surreal experience letting a wild animal eat from the palm of your hand! I loved learning about the animals while seeing them before my eyes… This activity is definitely a must! What Bunorong now offers that they didn’t before, is a unique stamp! A beautiful stamp symbolising a unique encounter with wildlife…it’s essential to your collection.

Be sure to leave a comment down below to document your experience. Share your stories and connect with others on the journey!

 

Today’s fun fact: Did you know the Tasmanian Tiger wasn’t actually a Tiger? It only earned its name ‘The Tasmanian Tiger’ because of its distinctive tiger-like stripes along its lower back and tail!

Tasmania truly does have a thriving art scene…I guess you could call it the ‘state-of-the-art!’ Are you wanting to explore some galleries but don’t know where to start? I have an idea…

Sidespace gallery Hobart… It’s your next destination! This major Hub located in the heart of Hobart is home to some amazing artwork. The incredible space allows artists to exhibit their contemporary artwork for the public, offering an accessible and affordable activity for art enthusiasts! Even if you know nothing about art, you can learn plenty in an art Gallery!

Personally, I believe art can change the way you think and feel. Being inside a gallery allows you to escape the world for a moment. There is an instantaneous release of dopamine, which personally makes me want to stay for hours!

If I haven’t convinced you yet, wait till you hear this… in addition to some amazing artwork, Sidespace gallery is currently offering a unique stamp for visitors! The remarkable stamp is symbolic of the exhibition currently being showcased at the Gallery, detailing the amazing artwork the exhibition comprises.

Yes, I know, truly amazing! But this stamp isn’t available for long… This little gem will only be accessible for the duration of the exhibition ‘Two Views’ (April 28th – May 10th).

While you’re there, don’t forget to check out Salamanca Market, the largest outdoor market in the whole of Australia! Immerse yourself in culture, live music and delicious gourmet food as you make your way through the bustling stalls. You’ll be blown away by the fresh produce, delicatessen treats and beautifully crafted handmade gifts. But more importantly, don’t forget to collect the Salamanca Market Stamp!

 

 

A visit to the museum followed by a stroll through the market… Honestly, sounds like the perfect Saturday!

 

If you do find time to check out these attractions, feel free to share your experience down below! 

 Today’s fun fact: The world’s largest silk art display hangs in the town of  Deloraine!