The presence of nature looms large and city skylines are low on this island…
From restored historical residences to contemporary, experimental masterpieces, the Tasmanian landscape is dotted with spectacular and innovative homes.
Now, their inhabitants reveal how they stumbled upon their island properties. They share their journeys to discovering rich, lesser-known Tasmanian treasures, acknowledging its dark history, and embracing an ever-so-slightly ‘off the grid’ lifestyle.
Tasmania Living observes slow, sustainable living in Australia’s southernmost region, showcasing architectural flair, reverence to style and design, passion for local community, and the integration of history and culture in contemporary homemaking practices.
Marita Bullock and Joan-Maree Hargreaves breathe new life into Australia’s southern island, as they celebrate the homeowners that have transformed the humble Tasmanian residence into a visual feast for readers – and visitors – alike.
Marita Bullock is an Adjunct Lecturer in The School of Humanities at The University of Tasmania and is currently developing several creative non-fiction works. She is also the author of several academic works, including the monograph, Memory Fragments: Visualising Difference in Australian History. Marita has also worked as an academic and lecturer at universities across Sydney, including The University of Sydney and Macquarie University.
Joan-Maree Hargreaves is a Hobart-based creative lead who has worked across fashion, design, craft, architecture and interiors. She was recognised with several MAPDA Awards in her role as Producer for the Australian Design Centre where she was the curator of, sound and typography exhibition, Stereotyped. Joan-Maree has also worked as a Producer for arts and cultural institutions across Sydney. Joan-Maree currently works as the Creative and Content Lead for global footwear brand, Tasmania's 150+ year-old boot maker, Blundstone.
With Marita, Joan-Maree founded the creative production house, Three Peaks Studio, and together they have co-authored two children's books.