David Walsh is clearly very interested in architecture.

It all started (maybe) when he saw the old Snow's Dry Cleaners in Glenorchy, designed by Esmond Dorney—a post-war visionary, and a cult hero among the young'uns for his inspired use of light and space. Dorney went to university in Melbourne, got expelled for racing cars on campus, and worked with the Burley Griffins. At twenty-three (young) he established his own practice (tricky), and moved to Hobart (brave). He stayed there for the rest of his life. His one-bedroom namesake pavilion is designed by Fender Katsalidis.

Featured artwork: Femmage Frieze, 2010, Sally Smart

Esmond pavilion interior


  • Breakfast in The Source Restaurant

  • Priority access to the museum during the museum hours of your stay

  • Moorilla winery tasting

  • Fully equipped kitchen and laundry

  • Wine bar stocked with Moorilla wine and Moo Brew beer (for purchase)

  • One bedroom

  • King-size bed with 400 thread-count cotton sheets

  • Bathrobes

  • TVs all over the place, including in the bathroom

  • Personal security screen to avoid visitors you don't like

  • Wifi

  • Safe

  • Phone

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Shared gym, sauna and heated infinity pool

  • Spa