Runnymede 2016

Art & Antique Fair



For the 5th year Despard Gallery will bring contemporary fine art to the Runnymede Art and Antique fair in Hobart. This year we will present paintings by Tasmanian top artists: Geoff Dyer, Todd Jenkins, Wayne Brookes, Sebastian Galloway and Anthea Boden. Featured artist last year, Thomas Mann’s work will also be part of Despard’s display at Runnymede this year, with his iconic steampunk jewellery designs.

Set within the period building of Runnymede, guests will get to explore a range of high quality art and antiques. All items will be for sale. The fair will be open from Friday 14 October, Saturday 15 October and Sunday 16 October from 10 and 5 pm. Entry $10 with all proceeds going to The National Trust.

Location: 61 Bay Road, New Town, Tasmania

Dates: 14 October – 16 October 2016

Times: 10am – 5pm

Tickets: $10 – all proceeds to The National Trust.


This year we introduce a new artist to our collection with her premiere at Runnymede, Julienne Harris. Harris studied at the National Art School, Sydney where she was awarded the school Print Prize and then at the Alexander Mackie College of Advanced Education, Sydney. Harris has been exhibiting regularly in Sydney and interstate since the 80’s with numerous solo and group exhibitions. Harris received the Artlink Prize at the Mosman Gallery and a residency at Bundanon in 2002. Winner of the Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize in 2008 judged by Terence Maloon, a survey exhibition curated by the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery toured some of Australia’s finest regional galleries between 2007-2009. She has been a Wynne Prize finalist and her paintings have been exhibited in previous Salon des Refuses and Year in Art exhibitions at the SH Ervin Gallery. She was the recipient of the AGNSW studio at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris in 2009. She was the winner of the Fleurieu Prize in 2011 judged by Ted Snell, Janet Laurence and Nick Mitzevich and artist in residence at Taronga Zoo. Harris was awarded the Kedumba Drawing Prize in 2014.

John Mc Donald SMH about Julie’s works:

“Another artist who has given us a high-intensity version of her signature work is Julie Harris whose Extended Summer fairly leaps off the wall. Although I’m accustomed to Harris’s abstracted landscapes in which blurred patches of colour and grainy dabs of pigment cluster on the surface, I wasn’t prepared for the ferocious glare she has extracted from this picture. A brilliant light bounces off an imaginary body of water lit by highlights of red blue and green. It looks like an acid bath in which bodies – or at least consciousness – might be dissolved”. John Mc Donald SMH 6/08/2016


A selection of works…

Julienne Harris works….

Sebastian Galloway….

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Geoff Dyer…

Todd Jenkins…

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Jeff Mincham…

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Wayne Brookes…

Anthea Boden….

Despard at Runnymede 2016 overview images….