A Unique Bruny Island Experience from Michaye Boulter

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Artist Michaye Boulter is offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience staying six nights at her Bruny Island home and a 3-hour eco-cruise with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys.

Michaye Boulter and her partner, Australian Tourism Legend, Rob Pennicott of Pennicott Wildreness Journeys are offering one lucky bidder a week-long stay in their glorious family home, not normally available for rental, on South Bruny Island in Tasmania. The pair built the home 16 years ago and the landscape has served as inspiration for Boulter for much of her practice. Situated on 40 acres, not a neighbour in sight, the private house accommodates four and is approximately 2 hours from Hobart.

Boulter will meet the winner bidders party in Hobart (flights and hire car not included) and guide them down to Bruny, showing them some of her favourite special places off the beaten track and settling them into the house (being off-grid there are a few things to explain). The experience includes a 3-hour eco-cruise for two with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys leaving from Adventure Bay on Bruny and lunch at Rob's beachfront seafood restaurant.

It is advised that the winner hires a car and brings along food for the duration of the stay, bedding and towels etc are provided. Dates are flexible and the winner can negotiate a time that suits both them and Michaye and her family. 

This is truly a once in a lifetime experience. Please contact the gallery if you have any questions about this prize. Happy Bidding!

Tasmanian artist Michaye Boulter's masterful paintings chart the paradoxical vastness and intimacy of the ocean. Having spent much of her life on the sea, Boulter draws from a wellspring of experience in capturing the transformative and transcendent tenor of the endless ocean. Boulter holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Tasmania, and her work has been exhibited extensively around the country. The artist was a finalist in the Wynne Prize (2019), John Glover Prize (2017, 2012, 2010, 2009 and 2008), Tattersalls Art Prize (2017), Paddington Art Prize (2016) and John Leslie Art Prize (2014). Her work is also held in various public and private collections around Australia, including the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Parliament House, Canberra.

Update at 1:36pm, 17 January 2020

Michaye Boulter has chosen to donate 100% of the proceeds from this work to the Australian Red Cross - Disaster Relief and Recovery.

The Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund was set up to enable Red Cross to help people prepare for, cope with and recover from disasters – whenever and wherever they happen. They have been responding to Australian disasters for more than a century, and have never seen fires of this scope and breadth. Donations to the fund have already powered their nationwide response to the bushfires since they began in September.

To find out more or to make a donation please click here.

Value: Priceless
Bidding ended: 5:00pm, 23 January 20205:00pm, Thursday 23 January 2020Australia/Sydney
Bids for this item are in Australian Dollars.


Bidder Time Bid
GK 4:03pm 23 Jan 2020 $5,200
julie_1 11:15am 23 Jan 2020 $5,100
pwhitto 11:04am 23 Jan 2020 $5,000
GK 11:02am 23 Jan 2020 $4,900
pwhitto 10:57am 23 Jan 2020 $4,800
Hotbid 9:07am 23 Jan 2020 $4,400
Lord Luna 7:44am 23 Jan 2020 $4,250
Hotbid 1:13am 23 Jan 2020 $3,950
Lord Luna 8:35pm 22 Jan 2020 $3,850
Hotbid 4:54pm 21 Jan 2020 $3,800
Lord Luna 7:42pm 20 Jan 2020 $3,750
Dash 7:21pm 20 Jan 2020 $3,700
Hotbid 11:44am 20 Jan 2020 $3,650
Lord Luna 10:06pm 18 Jan 2020 $3,600
jmans1 6:54pm 18 Jan 2020 $3,550
Abby 4:48pm 18 Jan 2020 $3,150
Alfie 11:45am 18 Jan 2020 $3,050
Abby 10:08am 18 Jan 2020 $3,000
Alfie 4:56pm 17 Jan 2020 $2,550
Hotbid 3:18pm 16 Jan 2020 $2,500