Saturday 3 December 2022
Show 7pm-11pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

It’s that time of year again, where people go to families, we argue about gender to Aunt Mavis, and giggle at grinder as little Timmy opens his presents. Us queers have a strange relationship with xmas, and this cabaret is where we can come to find solace, cry melancholy, and scream at the capitalistic holiday that makes us think of Mary pushing Jesus out into the world.

We have a bunch of your old favourite talents, and a few new presents to stick in your stockings. Don’t forget to bring a plate.

QT Cabaret is a place for Transgender and Gender queer people to trial cabaret acts, or just let off some steam on stage. It is a space to meet other people, and to watch the amazingly talented community of Hobart.


Whilst the wearing of masks is not mandatory it is recommended in certain situations by Tasmanian Public Health.  Masks will be available upon entering the venue for those patrons who would like one.  

If you’re unwell, it is recommended that you stay at home, and we look forward to welcoming you at Salamanca Arts Centre another time.


Artists

Photo: Trash King Photography

Hera Fox

Hera is a playwright, and circus & cabaret creator based in nipaluna (Hobart). Having grown up in the Huon Valley starting in community musicals, they have had a varied career in burlesque and drag to circus and acrobatics. Now they have found their voice as a transgender woman returning to song and cabaret creating work for and by transgender people. Her plays have endeavored to assist in changing the culture of the live performing arts, to be more inclusive, and to not take itself too seriously. She has a tendency to write about love, lust, and loss, with a style reflecting reactions of your various ex partners.

They are the founder and artistic director of QT Cabaret, a space for transgender and gender queer performers to trial new cabaret and circus work, which won Artfully Queers unifying voice award 2019. Hera is also the winner of 2020’s Out For Australia Community Champion award.

Show 1
Thursday 1 December 2022
Door Open 7:30pm | Performance from 8:00pm – 11:00pm (includes intervals)

Show 2
Friday 2 December 2022
Door Open 7:30pm | Performance from 8:00pm – 11:00pm (includes intervals)

The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

Tickets
General Admission (seated)

Single Show Ticket $38.50 (+BF)
2 x Shows Ticket $57.75 (+BF)

Single Show Tickets available at the door (pending availability) $50 (Cash Only)


Swing, Blues and Hot Jazz direct from Paris!

Bassist and jazz band leader Leigh Barker is bringing his band to Australia for the first time in over six years. The Leigh Barker Band brings audiences the classic sounds of the golden era of American jazz, presented in their uniquely Australian style. A style that also carries the inflections of 21st century Paris, center of the renaissance of French swing and hot jazz, and current home to the band leader.

Canberra born, Melbourne trained, and Paris-based, Barker has always had his band out on the road, playing their unique mix of classic swing, blues, hot jazz, and original compositions. On this tour, The Leigh Barker Band boasts a cast of Melbourne musicians and long-time bandmates, and most importantly stars Heather Stewart, award-winning vocalist and violinist and another Paris favourite. Catch this band live on stage for the first time in six years, as they bring their popular European show to the Antipodes.

This tour showcases the release of their new album PARIS/MELBOURNE, released online at the height of the pandemic, and only now coming to audiences in person and on CD. Paris/Melbourne stars members of this touring band, and also features six bonus tracks from the new Paris lineup. It is a trans-continental, international, and cross-cultural expression of jazz at its hottest, swingingest best.


Thursday 22 December 2022
8pm – late
Doors 7.30pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

It’s time to get festive! We’ve put together a huge comedy show so you can get absolutely full of Christmas cheer! Featuring a stacked lineup of Tassie’s finest plus an interstate headliner live in The Founders.

Starring: 
Kel Balnaves – Winner Best Comedy Weekly Award Adelaide Fringe 2021
Gav Baskerville – “Well polished. Had the room belly laughing.” – Herald Sun
Chloe Black – “Kept The Audience in Stitches”- Sydney Morning Herald
Rob Braslin – Deadly Funny Runner Up 2016

Tickets
$20 pre sale
$100 group of 6 tickets pre sale

$25 on the door


  • Supporters

    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

Thursday, 8 December 2022
7.00pm – 9.00pm
Doors 6.45pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

A Theatresports Christmas. 

PROTEA Impro is home for Christmas!

It’s the last Theatresports for 2022 and it’s a festive one! 

It’s all your favourite games with a Christmassy twist. Two teams battling it out for the right to hold aloft the As Yet Unnamed Perpetual Trophy. Featuring the finest Christmas improvisers Santa has to offer. 

General Admission $20
Concession $15


  • Supporters

    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

Thursday, 24 November 2022
7.00pm – 9.00pm
Doors 6.45pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

PROTEA Impro return with another round of Tasmania’s favourite: Theatresports. 

Come along and see two teams battle it out playing improvised scenes and games. Who will hold aloft the As Yet Unnamed Perpetual Trophy? It’s one of a kind made up hilarity and mayhem featuring the finest improvisers Hobart has to offer. 

General Admission $20
Concession $15


  • Supporters

    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

9 December 2022
7:30pm – late
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

$20 +bf pre sales
$25 on the door


Photo: Jesse Hunniford

Ben Salter
Accomplished songwriter and performer Ben Salter has spent the past few years of these strange times at the Museum Of Old & New Art (MONA) in lutruwita/Tasmania composing and performing daily in his own studio/installation, Import/Export.

An already prolific artist, Salter has written, recorded and released four albums of new material over the past 12 months, demonstrating an increasingly eclectic and progressive bent in both his lyrics and compositions. Now he is to undertake his first national tour in over three years, presenting songs old and new in the intimate solo mode he has grown so adept at during his daily performances at the museum. 


Photo: Nick McKK

Laura Imbruglia
Australian songwriter Laura Imbruglia has been releasing records since the early noughties. A restless musician with broad music taste, she’s released four albums, played almost every corner of Australia and several pockets of Europe.


Photo: supplied by the artist

Saree Salter
Tasmanian singer-songwriter Saree Salter has been performing since she was in middle school. Saree grew up on the East Coast, where she passionately refined her sound and broadened her audience to the greater regions of Northern Tasmania. Saree has featured in iconic Tasmanian festivals such as Festival of the Voices and Junction Arts Festival.


  • Supporters

    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

Friday 11 November 2022
7.30pm – late
Doors at 7pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

Join local artists Cathy Diver, Jethro Pickett, Celeste Evelyn and Lune River for a night of folk music and tales at Founders Room.

All profits from the gig will be donated to the Hobart Women’s Shelter. 

This event will take place on the lands of the muwinina people.

$10 presale

$15 on the door


Photo:  Oscar Wyatt

Lune River
Forming in nipaluna / Hobart, Lune River are a Rock ’n’ Roll group in spirit. Through dreamy songwriting that sets the dials for the sun, their music exhales space hooks and melody – yet with good feels and weight when it counts. Their affinity with adventurous psych-rock jams and organic songwriting also gives them a rare duality that reflects their love for the 60s. You can expect to hear plenty more of Lune River over the coming waves of time.


Photo: Ursula Woods

Jethro Pickett is a Tasmanian songwriter and producer who’s gearing up for a new release this year with a new sound. His last release was put out by Phill Calvert’s (The Birthday Party) Behind The Beat Records and they’re on board for the next one too. Jethro has toured with various pop/rock bands all over the world and has a big pool to delve into and inspire from. Expect some cosmic pop from this prince of freak folk.


Photo: supplied by the artist

Celeste Evelyn is an artist/singer-songwriter born from the wild and fertile coastal soil of lutruwita/Tasmania, honing an original sound that borrows from roots, soul, folk and alt-rock, yet strays into realms of a genre undefinable. An earth-spun songstress with provoking lyrics, emotive melodies, and a focus on the depth and colour available to our human experience that can be found through rhythm and melody.


Photo: Claire Warren

Singer-songwriter Cathy Diver writes intimate alt-country and folk songs cast tender vignettes, shifting and sunburnt.  Based between lutruwita/Tasmania and Ngunnawal Country, she has toured significantly and supported the likes of Julia Jacklin, Didirri, Tim Rogers and Carla Geneve, as well as co-forming indie label, Undine Records, in 2020.


  • Supporters

    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

More Live Music in the Founders Room

Saturday 22 October 2022
7.00pm – 12 midnight
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

$10.00 pre sales
$15.00 on the door

Join us for a night at The Founders celebrating the release of Jay Jarome’s newest single!
Supported by Bad Camel, Jeqa and Karai.


Jay Jarome
Growing up on an island in south east QLD, singer-songwriter Jay Jarome made the move down to nipaluna/Hobart on a scholarship to study music at the conservatorium. He’s since taken the island state by storm with his soulful vocals, smooth musicianship and thoughtful song writing. Jay has channelled his unique blend of Soul, Blues, Folk and Funk all around lutruwita/Tasmania – from busking in the street to performing on stages at Falls Festival, A Festival Called Panama, DARK MOFO, Party in the Paddock and many more.Spending the last few years collaborating with other musicians, songwriters and producers, Jay has carefully pieced together his first E.P titled, ‘Blue Skies’. In lead up to the release of this debut, Jay is launching a single called ‘WATWIFFY’ on the 22nd of October. Jay Jarome Band along with Jeqa and Karai will be putting on a show at The Founders Room to celebrate the artist’s first release since 2019.

Bad Camel
Bad Camel (Lawrence) is a seasoned musician hailing from nipaluna, Tasmania. With over 15 years of
experience in the industry, he has played drums in many high profile Tasmanian bands along with experience playing at renowned festivals such as Dark Mofo, Party In The Apocalypse, Falls Festival and Festival of Voices.
After recently rotating into DJ work, Bad Camel has begun developing and honing his DJ soundscape.
You can expect to hear elements of funk, soul, disco, house and pop in his DJ sets that will leave you wanting more.

Jeqa
Jeqa create big and beautiful sounds that loosely draw inspiration from dream pop and alternative rock. With lyrical references drawn from fairytales, insects and spiritual epiphanies, the music of these five mates will have you lost in a sea of luscious guitar swirls and powerful soaring melodies.

KARAI
KARAI is a Singer-Songwriter Guitarist based in nipaluna/Hobart, luturwita/Tasmania. Beginning his professional career in 2007 at the age of 18, KARAI has carefully crafted his vocal range, agility, guitar playing and high energy stage theatrics which lead him to tour Australia and internationally with the likes of Sampa the Great, Ngaiire, Okenyo and Chet Faker.Inspired by Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Nick Hakim, Jeff Buckley & Prince – KARAI’s folk-soul songs have strong social commentary whilst allowing the listener to develop their own connection. The songs have also been described by the artist himself as “Thought provoking nostalgic sad boy feelings music”.


Whilst the wearing of masks is not mandatory it is recommended in certain situations by Tasmanian Public Health.  Masks will be available upon entering the venue for those patrons who would like one.  

If you’re unwell, it is recommended that you stay at home, and we look forward to welcoming you at Salamanca Arts Centre another time.

  • Supporters

    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

More Live Music in the Founders Room

Friday 21 October 2022
7.30pm – late
Doors at 7pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

“Boon’s Olive Church are coming for the first time to The Founders Room. Bringing with them a little of something sweet, a bit of something smooth and a healthy dollop of something crunchy. 
Alongside local legend Bryce Tilyard (band). New music is inbound. So join us!

$10 presale

$15 on the door


Photo: supplied by the artist

Boon’s Olive Church
Boon’s Olive Church is a mostly instrumental jazz trio featuring Mathew Olivier on keys, Lawrence Churches on the drums and Alastair Boon on the Bass. Old friends making fresh music.


Photo: supplied by the artist

Bryce Tilyard
Bryce Tilyard is a local singer songwriter who has played across varying stages around Hobart with influences such as John Mayer, Foo Fighters, Hiatus Kaiyote and many more. 
Bryce has come together with local musicians Jared Van Andel and Chris Terry to bring you handcrafted originals and a whole lot of original improvisation.


Whilst the wearing of masks is not mandatory it is recommended in certain situations by Tasmanian Public Health.  Masks will be available upon entering the venue for those patrons who would like one.  

If you’re unwell, it is recommended that you stay at home, and we look forward to welcoming you at Salamanca Arts Centre another time.


  • Supporters

    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

More Live Music in the Founders Room

Thursday, 27 October 2022
7.00pm – 9.00pm
Doors 6.45pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

Hobart’s own PROTEA Impro return with more improvised shenanigans in Theatresports! 

A long time favourite of Tasmanian audiences, regular Theatresports is back with a vengeance. Witness the teams lock horns in a battle to see who is the funniest, who is the cleverest and ultimately who will raise the $2 trophy above their heads as Theatresports October Champions. 

See you there!

Concession $15/General Admission $20


Whilst the wearing of masks is not mandatory it is recommended in certain situations by Tasmanian Public Health.  Masks will be available upon entering the venue for those patrons who would like one.  

If you’re unwell, it is recommended that you stay at home, and we look forward to welcoming you at Salamanca Arts Centre another time.


  • Supporters

    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.