The Pickers´ Hut @ Glaziers Bay

General information

Brief description of organisation

The Pickers´ Hut @ Glaziers Bay is a Tasmanian studio that belongs to contemporary artist Matt Calvert.

Matt has benefited personally and professionally from a range of residencies earlier in his career and wants to provide similar experiences for other artists.

He welcomes emerging and established artists of all nationalities who work in sculpture, installation, photography or painting. It could be particularly appealing to writers or poets or anyone with a love of the natural environment.

Matt constructs large-scale sculptures made from glass, aluminium and corten steel for private and public clients.You can find further information on Matt´s practice at or on his Facebook page.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

The Pickers’ Hut @ Glaziers Bay is a studio/living space at Glaziers Bay, south of Tasmania’s capital city, Hobart, in the picturesque Huon Valley.

The workspace is in a 4m x18m by 10m studio with a concrete floor, lots of natural light, lifting points for large sculpture and access to power tools and equipment. The studio incorporates a living space, including kitchen and sitting area, and a separate bathroom.

One of the sleeping quarters is located across the paddock in a 3m by 3m cottage that used to house pickers in the nearby apple orchards. A second cottage is adjacent to the studio and has two single bunks.

The property is close to vineyards and a river suitable for fishing, kayaking. The vibrant community of Cygnet is a 10-minute drive away and in 45 minutes you can reach Hobart, with its eclectic mix of cafes, shops, bars, galleries and the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA).

This self-funded residency is best suited to an independent person or couple who will be happy with a basic standard of accommodation and have their own transport, and who need little or no support other than a basic introduction, The studio space will be shared on occasions with Matt and possibly one other person.

Independence and the ability to adapt during the residency are the most important characteristics for visiting artists, (as Matt is often away or working on other projects).

Artists will need to make their own travel arrangements to The Pickers´ Hut and supply their own food and art materials. Basic linen, crockery, cookware and cutlery are supplied.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Textile Art
  • Literature
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 2 weeks
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
Grants available

None at this time- Host will provide invitational letter for funding purposes in Artists Country/state.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Food

As of 1st of Jan 2018 a fee of $AU 200/person per week will apply. Residents will need to make their own travel arrangements to the studio and supply their own food and art materials. Basic linen, crockery, cookware and cutlery are supplied.

Expectations of the artist
  • Other

There is no expectation that artists should complete a body of work during the residency. Its value might lie in simply giving an artist the opportunity to reflect on their practice or take time out of their daily routine to experience a new environment and a peaceful, rural landscape.

Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Curator

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency


RuralThere is no WIFI available at the studio (Telstra and Optus mobile networks are reasonable)

  • Kitchen
  • Woodworking Tools
  • Metal Working Tools
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Cabin/House
Working language(s)
  • English

How to reach

By train


By plane

The nearest airport is located at Hobart.

By car

The Pickers´ Hut is a 50 minute drive by car from Hobart Airport. Details can be provided once the residency has been confirmed.

Nearest airport


Contact information

The Pickers´ Hut @ Glaziers Bay
1849 Cygnet Coast Road
7109 Glaziers Bay, Tasmania

Phone: 0417303867

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