Faith and the Arts takes place in the unique and picturesque setting of the Poatina village community in Tasmania’s heartland. Nestled on the edge of the majestic World Heritage listed Great Western Tiers, Poatina aspires to be a community of hope, bringing life through a vibrant culture and inspiring practical spirituality.
Poatina village is home to Poatina Arts, a vibrant Artist Colony and Arts Collective with facilities that include the Alethea Mountain Retreat Arts Centre, Poatina Glass Studio and The Poatina Tree Art Gallery. Other features include Capstone College, Golf Course, Poatina Chalet, General Store, Gift Shop, Tiers Tea Lounge and Op Shop.
By air (fast and affordable) to Launceston Airport - a 40min drive away. We offer free airport pickups and drop-offs. Include your flight details on the registration form or email them later.
By boat (if bringing a vehicle) on the Spirit of Tasmania - Melbourne to Devonport - and a 1.5hr drive.
We finish at 11am on Sat 11th Jan, so choose a flight that departs after 1pm, though if that’s not possible we’ll still make sure you get to your flight.
Registration includes budget shared accommodation in the Poatina Chalet hostel.
Motel rooms with private ensuite and self contained Mountain Cottages are available for an additional upgrade fee, either to share with a partner or friend, or to enjoy solo.
We will endeavour to accommodate families together, and will also do our best with friends whom you name when registering.