Dreamfarm Eco-Arts Retreat

Type of space: Live+Work Space (Residential+Work), Residency, Visual Art Studio, Multi-use Space

    ​Dreamfarm Eco-Arts Retreat is an arts and environment centre in the Huon Valley, Tasmania. A boutique retreat centre and artisan ecovillage, Dreamfarm hosts group retreats, artist residencies and community gatherings which bring together people, cultures and ideas.


    A creative residency at Dreamfarm is a chance to spend focused time in an inspiring natural setting in order to develop meaningful creative projects. Each participant rents a private studio, as both a residence and a creative workspace, for stays of two or four weeks.

    Residencies at Dreamfarm are entirely self-directed, and self-catered, allowing the flexibility to work autonomously and follow your own creative process. A Dreamfarm residency is a rare opportunity to gather ideas, refine skills, research, experiment, grow and produce new work. At Dreamfarm, you can dream big, break free and let your imagination run wild.


    There are four creative residency periods each the year: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Please see our website for dates and application deadlines. 


    The Dreamfarm property features a pristine creek with swimming holes, rugged native bush and  rolling farmland. The retreat centre is an impressive European style chalet which includes the creative studios, as well as spacious common rooms, with timber interiors and wood-fired central heating.

    Facilities include a large open plan studio which is ideal for dance and movement sessions, rehearsals and group activities. There is a well equipped garage workshop, perfect for artisan crafts and practical projects. We have a growing library, a collection of musical instruments - including an upright piano - and art materials which are available for use.

    We welcome expressions of interest via our online application form.

    Lease Conditions


    Each studio at Dreamfarm has its own special character. All studios have good natural light and come comfortably furnished with working desks, double or single beds, bedding provided.

    This space is suitable for ArchitectureArts and CraftCircusCo-workingDanceDesk-based workDrawingExhibitionsFilm LocationFurniture makingGraphic DesignInstallationJewelleryMeetingsMusic / SoundNew MediaOpenings/launchesPaintingPerformancePhotoshootsProject SpaceResidencySculptureSingingSpoken WordStylingTextilesWoodworkWorkshopsWriting