1450 South Arm Road (known as simply 1450) is a private home for Simon Spain and Victoria Ryle but also operates as a meeting place for creative thinkers of all kinds. Through events, gatherings and residencies, based around the arts of all forms, the house for is a base for making, sharing, reflecting and collaborating. You can find out more about staying at 1450 below. all that we are is a not-for-profit company.
1450 South Arm Road is a very special venue. The place is characterized by space, peace, privacy and tranquility and is nestled on five acres, enjoying a sunny, north-easterly aspect and offering unimpeded, panoramic water views over Pipe Clay Lagoon to Cremorne, Clifton Beach and Cape Deslacs to the Tasman Peninsular and across Frederick Henry Bay.You can walk, or very easily drive, to local beaches and there is beautiful countryside of different kinds within easy reach.
Architecturally designed by DesignHaus Architects, clean lines combine with high ceilings, natural materials, extensive glazing and stacker doors to connect to the outdoors embracing the picturesque surrounds and creating a warm, sunny and light filled retreat.
The venue offers three double bedrooms, each with two single beds (or one double), with two other double bedrooms available nearby. There is a shared kitchen and laundry and shared bathroom. In addition there is a more private space consisting of living/working room, double bedroom and bathroom. These rooms surround a large office and media/meeting room together with two large decks. There is plenty of parking and a large workshop/studio. The property is virtually off grid with solar panels and rainwater tanks but providing the comfort of reverse cycle air conditioning throughout and wood heating. In the main house there is a large dining area for guests with a sitting room, wood fire and additional decks.
The retreat provides the luxury of space and privacy and is set amongst a quiet, scenic backdrop less than 25 minutes from the Hobart CBD, 10 minutes from wonderful beaches and only 20 minutes from Hobart airport.
The house sits within the City of Clarence, once part of the traditional land of the Moomairemener (Mumarimina)who appreciated the region for its rich variety of birds, animals, seafood, and vegetation. In terms of area, Clarence is one of the largest cities in Australia with 191 kilometres of coastline, including over twenty beaches, the most popular of which are Bellerive Beach, Howrah Beach, Seven Mile Beach and Clifton Beach. More than a third of the total city area is untouched bushland, with many parks, and large areas given over to nature reserves.
We welcome enquiries from artists who would like to come to 1450 to undertake a short period of work, reflection or sharing. Residencies last no longer than three weeks and are usually shorter.We are able to accomodate small groups who would like to work together and can provide catering for intense workshops or weekends.
We offer artists time and space for reflection and production of new work. These very affordable residencies take place within 1450 and each artist has a room together with shared living spaces. There is an option to use a painting studio as well. Residencies tend to last about 10 days. There are no requirements of resident artists although the project is keen to bring local artists and producers together with visitors.
We are also available for HelpX travellers (here).
Please email us for more information about availability of spaces. In the meantime here are a few photographs of the house and surroundings.
We are a member of Res Artis.