Contributor: Judith Abell

Based in Hobart, Judith is an architectural graduate, sculptor and writer who works freelance on her own projects and teaches at University of Tasmania. Judith is engaged in transforming unusual ideas into real things, moments or places. She loves to balance the solitude of making art with the collaborative potential of design.

The Barn, Hobart

Nearly three years ago, local graduate architects Liz Walsh and Alex Nielsen were lucky enough to happen upon a tiny early c19 gem in near original condition on the outskirts of Hobart. Our correspondent from across the Strait, Judith Abell, caught up with Liz and Alex to find out how they went about transforming its humble meterage into a compact home and place for entertainment.