Last week in our article outlining reasons to visit Carrick, we mentioned (at number two of our list of ten reasons!) the Tasmanian Copper and Metal Art Gallery…
“On our last visit to Carrick, we had planned to meet owners Gail and Tom Marik at their Tasmanian Copper and Metal Art Gallery, straight across the road from our accommodation at Hawthorn Villa Stables in Church Street. However, we were running late after a particularly long lunch aboard the Celebrity Solstice cruise ship in Hobart. Tom was called out to assist the local fire brigade; Gail had the kids to collect from school, and we missed our opportunity. Next time!”
We were actually aware of the Tasmanian Copper and Metal Art Gallery way before our trip to Carrick. Tourists Adam and Jen Thompson mentioned the place as a highlight of their Tasmanian holiday in an article they wrote for Think Tasmania back in November 2011. Since then, we’ve been very keen to visit.
Tasmanian Copper: Silver and Gold
During our stay at Hawthorn Villa Stables, we also fell in love with a garden statue made by the very talented Tom Marik. It was a silver scarecrow, and Innes and Nicole were hoping the Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery would produce similar garden ornaments to be sold at their next Quilts in the Garden event. They also brought out a retro piece they owned to show us more of the Marik family’s handiwork.
When my parents (who are avid gardeners) celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary recently, we thought a scarecrow would make the perfect gift. When Tom Marik offered to make the ornament in gold instead of silver, the deal was sealed. We negotiated everything via email, and the parcel arrived at my parent’s house in South Australia right on time.
Photos: Tasmanian Copper and Metal Art Gallery
Some things are just meant to be. As we were hatching the idea to feature Tasmanian Copper and Metal Art Gallery as a new topic for a Think Tasmania article, we were chuffed to discover a batch of photos from Dan Fellow, showcasing the work of Tom Marik.
There’s an additional bonus at this unique, hidden gem in northern Tasmania, especially for those interested in Tasmanian history. When we posted a photo on Facebook of building ruins depicting Archer’s Folly, many, many people commented. Isn’t it great how all these quirky bits and pieces come together to weave a larger picture? More potential stories are brewing for Think Tasmania as we speak.
The Tasmanian Copper and Metal Art Gallery is located at 8 Church Street in Carrick. Visit their website for more details, email Tom Marik or phone on (03) 6393 6440. The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm or by appointment. You can also follow the Tasmanian Copper and Metal Art Gallery on Facebook.
To see more work by Dan Fellow follow Tasmania Photos on Facebook. You can also purchase Desktop Tasmania, a multimedia CD with a stunning collection of Tasmanian photos for $19-95. If you’d like to discuss having Dan visit you so you can have your business featured on our website, please contact Think Tasmania.
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