Wednesday 22 March – Tuesday 11 April 2023, 10am – 6pm

Opening Event: Wednesday 22 March 2023 6pm

Over 50 artworks made in response to takayna/Tarkine – a call to action and visual reminder of what is at stake, and what we stand to lose.

takayna / Tarkine, in north west Tasmania, is one of Earth’s last truly wild places. But this globally significant rainforest is more threatened than ever before – by logging, mining and off-road vehicle damage to the natural environment.

Art for takayna showcases the beauty and fragility of Australia’s largest temperate rainforest, takayna. Over the course of one long weekend, artists explore a range of landscapes, from the expansive coastline of pristine beaches, to the giant eucalyptus and myrtle forests, and the rugged and wild rivers of takayna.

These artworks are a call to action – a visual reminder of what is at stake, and what we stand to lose.

Saturday 25 February 2023, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
60 Minutes | No interval

Tickets :
Standard $30 | Concession $20

Ensemble Mania and MONA FOMA present Line Tracing 3 : music for solo instruments : An unbroken evening of music, with solo instrumentalists performing pieces that are remixed and responded to in real-time by Mish Szekelyhidi

The Line Tracing concerts consist of an unbroken evening of music, featuring live performances of several works composed for solo single-line instruments, each of which is followed by a musical response from a guest artist. For this concert we welcome Naarm/Melbourne-based sound and film artist Mish Szekelyhidi, who will remix each composition in real-time, transitioning between the live performances and creating a cohesive unbroken listening experience.

For Line Tracing 3, Ensemble Mania welcomes performances from nipaluna/Hobart based players James Anderson, Angus Deeth, Damian MacDonald, and Dominic Nguyen, and Naarm/Melbourne based musician Kyla Matsuura-Miller.

Line Tracing 3 will include the following works for solo instruments :
Andrew Toovey – Prelude for Viola (1993)
Shiori Usui – Space Between (2022)
Holly Caldwell – Co-meditation 1: Amber (2022)
Dominic Flynn – Sheshonq (2020)
Jaslyn Robertson – Dream-state (2021)
David Murray – infold (2022)

Ensemble Media

Ensemble Mania is a new music ensemble based in nipaluna/Hobart, lutruwita/Tasmania. Consisting of a rotating line-up of outstanding musicians from both within Tasmania and interstate, the collective was created with the goal of providing unique listening experiences for local audiences. The ensemble’s efforts are focussed on showcasing music that would otherwise not be heard in the island state, from exciting current composers to recently uncovered pieces and local gems. 

Mish Szekelyhidi

Mish Szekelyhidi (they/them, b.1993) is an ambitious artist researching radically accessible and expansive ways for disabled artists such as themself to compose, perform, learn and teach music in ways relating to, entangled with, promotive of disabilities and how this can be integrated into community-based and pedagogical settings. Under this project umbrella they are working on a short collaborative book, a series of radio shows, graphic scores commissions, and community workshops. 

Their sound work for commercials, documentary and fiction film has played around the world, including in the prestigious Venice Biennale, Locarno Film Festival, FIDMarseille, Cannes, and for films which have won awards in Torino and Monterrey. Their musical performance highlight is playing the main stage at Mona Foma January 2021 with the UTAS Experimental Music Ensemble. 

This project was made possible with support from the City of Hobart.

Artists across Tasmania present their own interpretation of the broad theme of water in any medium.

As an island we are surrounded by water so there is ample opportunity to capture its mood and beauty.

The Water Ways exhibition has artwork across all styles and media including painting, sculptures and photography. The works range from representational and abstraction to environmental commentary.

Art is for everyone.  All artists create in an individual way and viewers will connect with a work for a very personal reason. Reflecting this unique but valid bond the major prize of $2000 will be decided not by judges, but by people’s choice vote. We invite visitors to engage with the art by voting for their favourite art work.

Prominent members of our community are asked to select their favourite artwork and give a reason for their choice. The diversity of choices is interesting to see.

Diane Casimaty. Spring Bay
Maggie Rees. Clydes and Shells
Rick Crossland. Blunnies on the Beach

Opening Event
Friday 20 January 2023
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Tasmanian bird paintings and limited edition prints by Belinda Kurczok

Belinda Kurczok. Eastern Rosellas (2022). Acrylic.
Belinda Kurczok. Southern Emu Wrens (2022). Acrylic.

Opening Event
Wednesday 21 December 2022
5:30pm – 7:00pm

An evolving annual exhibition of around 45 Tasmanian artists, with links to the University of Tasmania’s School of Creative Arts and Media in its various incarnations, where artists present engaging mini exhibitions in a wide variety of media and approaches.

Images of Tasmania (IOT) It is the brainchild of Jan Peacock and Betsy Gamble, who saw the potential of presenting a collaborative show in the Long Gallery and Sidespace Gallery over the Christmas – New Year period.  Hobart is buzzing with visitors at this time. The first IOT exhibition was held in 1998, as the initiative of artists and art educators who trained together in the late 1950s.  Over the past decades, IOT has evolved into a high-quality exhibition of 40 – 45 artists, each with an individual display space in which to showcase the development of their ideas over a wide range of approaches and disciplines.  Some artists have been exhibiting in IOT for many years, but the exhibition is annually infused with ‘new blood’ drawn mainly from art school graduates.  The exhibition is entirely self-funded, and all costs and tasks of mounting the exhibition are shared by participating artists. 

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of this thriving, co-operative venture and will include touches of silver throughout, a Rogues Gallery of participants (past and present) and various activities to encourage visitors to learn more about the artists in their local community.

Installation photo from Images of Tasmania 24.
Installation photo from Images of Tasmania 24.
Installation photo from Images of Tasmania 24. Artworks by Livia Bilsborough & Jenny Young.

Opening Event
Friday 9 December 2022
6:00pm – 8:00pm

The artistic talents of students and graduates from the University of Tasmania’s School of Creative Arts and Media (SCAM) will be on display at the Salamanca Arts Centre’s Long Gallery when the TUSA Painting Society presents its annual Not Just Paint exhibition for the eight time.

The exhibition will feature work from across all the disciplines including Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture and Painting. 

Besides the traditional presentation of attributed artworks, the exhibition contains within it, the ever-popular Salon des Refusés, where an eclectic assortment of very modestly priced unattributed works, are also offered for sale.

Joanna Postlethwaite. ‘Till Death Do Us Part (2022). Soft Pastels. 62cm x 85cm.
Anna Brooks. Allocasuarina Cones (2017). Monotype Print. 30cm x 30cm
Joanna Postlethwaite. Hunting Eels at the Lagoon (2022). Soft Pastels. 91cm x 120cm.

Opening Event
Wednesday 30 November 2022
5:30pm – 7:30pm

If we don’t look, we can’t see, and if we can’t see, we can’t know, so how can we understand?

Dedicated to reflecting the diverse world we live in, The STARE celebrates difference, equity and diversity. Witness the rich history of Second Echo Ensemble’s artists in thought-provoking portraits, conversations, performances and artefacts.The STARE is presented concurrently with ON DISPLAY GLOBAL.

The STARE is an exhibition piece; simultaneously artwork and living history that addresses the uncomfortable and too often unspoken experiences of diverse artists. Through a series of portraits, audio/video recordings, collated personal artifacts and live performances given by the ensemble. 

Second Echo Ensemble (2020). Photo by Dan Cripps.
Second Echo Ensemble (2020). Photo by Dan Cripps.
Second Echo Ensemble (2020). Photo by Dan Cripps.

Opening Event
Friday 11 November 2022
5:30pm – 7:30pm

This retrospective exhibition explores and honours a lifetime of exploration by renowned Tasmanian artist Patricia Giles.

Patrica Giles’ family invite you to view works from the artist’s own collection, many which have never been exhibited publicly. Works include not only Patricia’s beautiful watercolours, but also works of other mediums including printmaking, oils, acrylics, drawings and mixed media. 

Patricia never stopped experimenting with techniques and materials, passionately inspired and captivated by the Tasmanian landscape and the world around her, Patricia Giles : The Enduring Wild allows us a glimpse into Patricia’s adventurous spirit and plentiful love for the natural environment.

Patricia Giles : 23 June 1932 – 19 March 2021

Curation by Courtney Simpson.

Patricia Giles. Lake Pedder (detail). Watercolour. 40.5 x 55 cm.
Patricia Giles. Rockpool #3 (detail). Watercolour. 56.5 x 44.5 cm.
Patricia Giles. Ralphs Bay Series (detail). Editioned Lithograph. 35 x 50 cm.

Opening Event
Friday 21 October 2022 @ 5:30pm

Showing Lloyd Rees’ love of Tasmania, this special exhibition features a remarkable series of 40 lithographs by one of Australia’s great landscape artists, with signed, original limited edition prints available for purchase.

“These lithographs were the artistic highlight of Rees’ last years, rich in grandeur and drama, executed when Rees worked with legendary master printer Fred Genis. Rees loved the technique of lithography and his relationship with Fred was one of his last creative pleasures”
– Jon Cecil, Curator

Presented by Jon Cecil Fine Art

Lloyd Rees. Morning Light, Hobart. Llithograph
Lloyd Rees. Mid-Afternoon, Sandy Bay, Lithogrpah.
Lloyd Rees. Breezy Day. Lithograph

Discovering Ability showcases the participants’ experiences, stories, and incredible creative abilities.

Discovering Ability is the second annual exhibition by OnTrack Tasmania NDIS participants. Its purpose is to highlight these artists’ who, despite the challenges and constraints, have a remarkable ability to use art to express their thoughts, feelings and life experiences.

Throughout the year the OnTrack Tasmania Making Tracks program offers a variety of classes and activities where participants learn new skills and work on art pieces. OnTrack Tasmania is proud to present the result of the talent and hard work from our participants’ and to showcase their creative abilities. The Discovering Ability exhibition makes use of the artistic talents of OnTrack Tasmania’s participants and staff to give each client the chance to express and share their experiences, stories, and exceptional skills. The exhibition aims to help artists recognise the value of their art and provide them an opportunity to sell at their pieces.

Artwork by Ontrack participant.
Ontrack participant with Art Program Leader.
Ontrack participant.