Focusing on the historical aspects of the shore-based whaling industry in Spring Bay, the contemporary situation with whale visitations to our region, and the story of local boatbuilder Neil Drake.
The Studio’s exhibition ‘There is…Still Life in Spring Bay’ ran throughout January and was a great success, with a 43% increase in visitor numbers from last year! A total of 1,168 local, interstate and international (from 19 countries) people enjoyed viewing the works that Studio artists had worked on throughout the year. We got some great feedback and enjoyed many interesting chats with locals and tourists alike. Members were again rostered… Read More »There is…Still Life in Spring Bay Exhibition
Our Summer Evening Cruise took place on Saturday 8 February aboard the Maria Island Ferry (run by Navigator) and was very successful. Whilst the number of guests was a little down on last year, everyone who attended had an excellent night. This yearly event helps the Maritime Museum raise much needed funds to allow us to continue to open and develop our exhibitions, so thanks to all who attended.
Our Shed boat building team Bernard and Chris are working on a beautiful old boat which we are hoping to enter in next years Wooden Boat Festival. If we manage to pull it off, what a wonderful achievement for our Shed as well a great asset.