Tasmania is an amazing place for the arts and crafts – you really should come and visit it. I think what makes the difference is the general culture that values and supports the people involved.
Many regional galleries will only stock local Tasmanian arts and craft people, showcasing their talents in next to perfect spaces.
Even at the markets you’ll find someone selling locally crafted goodies that have been made by a group of people from their own community – very much the group effort.
I think we could all benefit from developing a culture of valuing the arts and crafts – image the blossoming of individuals through out the community this would bring!
www.creativelybelle.com – come visit and enjoy!