Hatherley House Garden Pavilions

Hatherley House Garden Pavilions

This project has expanded the accommodation offering at the Hatherley Birrell Collection a boutique art and design accommodation experience developed collaboratively by the architect and artist owners Jack and Rebecca Birrell, which seamlessly combines heritage and contemporary architecture. The Birrells have combined their passion for art, design and architecture into a unique visitor tourism experience, where guests immerse themselves in an art-filled environment and discover a deeper understanding of Tasmania’s culture and creativity. The addition of two garden pavilions nestled deep within the expansive heritage gardens of Hatherley House has expanded the property’s accommodation offering. Importantly, the pavilions also enable the Hatherley Artist-in-Residence Program (HARP). HARP sponsors artist and designer stays to foster inspiration and artistic responses to interpret layered stories about the site and the experience. HARP-sponsored stays and events help bring artists and speakers to the region, with ongoing benefits for our community, including increased creative vibrancy, global awareness and cultural interest. The pavilions are inspired by Chinese lanterns extending the architectural legacy of Hatherley House, using the neo-classical precedent of the garden folly from 17th to 18th century English landscape design. The 186 year old Hatherley House is alive again today with art, design and architecture – integrating a creative public-private, work-life experiment.


birrelli art + design + architecture


Rosier Construction


Structural engineer – GHD



Felix Blackman, Gail Shepherd and Rob Burnett


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