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.

Presented by Salamanca Arts Centre

Due to a member of the quartet testing positive to Covid-19 it has been decided in the interest of public health, to cancel this performance. A rescheduled date will be advised in due course.

This concert, performed by Ensemble Mania, is the third in the String Quartets # 1 Project (which was launched at Salamanca Arts Centre in August 2021). 

Three Tasmanian String Quartets # 1
Saturday 5 November
7.30pm – 9.00pm
Doors at 7pm
The Long Gallery

Ensemble Mania comprise
Peter Tanfield | 1st violin
Josh Farner | 2nd violin 
Damien Holloway | viola
James Anderson | cello

This concert program showcases the first string quartets by Tasmanian composers


Simon Reade | String Quartet (Alba)

Marian Stankiewicz | Stanisław: String Quartet No. 1

Raffæle Marcellino | String Quartet No. 1

Program notes

Simon Reade – String Quartet (Alba)

Alba (Aubade)

Hyperion’s clear star is not yet risen.

Dawn brings a tenuous light across the earth,

The watcher to the sleeper cries, “Arise!”

Dawn over the dark sea brings on the sun;

She leans across the hilltop: see, the light!

Behold the ambush of the enemy

Stealing to take the heedless in their sleep,

And still the herald’s voice that cries “Arise!”

Dawn over the dark sea brings on the sun;

She leans across the hilltop: see, the light!

The North wind from Acturus now blows free,

The stars go into hiding in the sky,

And nearer to the sunrise swings the Plough.

Dawn over the dark sea brings on the sun;

She leans across the hilltop: see, the light!

(10th Century Manuscript,

English translation, Helen Waddell)

Marian Stankiewicz – Stanisław: String Quartet No. 1

Of the twelve works composed by Marian Stankiewicz in his short career, three are string quartets. The first of these is his 1974 quartet Stanisław, a name of Slavic origin that could be in reference to any number of people. The work is composed in four movements and employs some unique playing techniques and notation choices, particularly in the final movement which appears rhythmically freer with misaligned rhythmic values and very few barlines. (Program note by Dominic Flynn).

Raffæle Marcellino – String Quartet No. 1

This work was commissioned by Vincent Moleta for the 2003 Blackwood River Chamber Festival in West Australia, performed by Trigon Ensemble. The three movements are defined by their rhythmic style and temporal space. The musical premise for each movement can be described through the concepts of a:

1. dance, as a way of defining and traversing 2-dimensional space,

2. nocturne, with subtle lyricism as a proxy for moonlight and introspection, and

3. perpetuum mobile, of motoric iteration that defines space at the smallest dimension which invokes a larger continuum

Performers’ Biographies

Ensemble Mania was created with the goal to provide a unique listening experience in Tasmania, showcasing music that would otherwise not be heard on the island, while exemplifying the possibilities of a richer, more diverse music scene. This music includes the latest, most exciting composers, to the pillars of Australian modernism and lost masterpieces.

Born in England in 1961, Peter Tanfield started the violin aged four. He studied in Germany, Israel, Switzerland and Holland where his teachers were Igor Ozim, Felix Andrievski, Alberto Lysy, Herman Krebbers and Yehudi Menuhin. As soloist and chamber musician Tanfield has performed throughout Europe, China, Japan, India, Canada, the Middle East, Africa, USA and USSR. He was a prize-winner at The Carl Flesh International Competition, International Mozart Competition and International Bach Competition. He has recorded solo and chamber works for television and radio as well as CD. He has played for Chairman Deng Xiaoping in China and the Sultan of Oman. Tanfield led the Australian String Quartet from 1998 until 2001. As a soloist Tanfield has appeared with many orchestras; the Philharmonia, City of London Sinfonia, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the RAI National Symphony Orchestra in Rome. As concertmaster he has worked with the BBC Philharmonic, RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He has performed with Astor Piazolla, Charlie Watts, Pinchas Zukerman, Yehudi Menuhin, Charles Wuorinen, Arvo Pärt, Graeme Koehne, Gary Carr, Carlo Maria Giulini, Mark Gasser and Itzhak Perlman.

Joshua Farner is from Hobart, Tasmania, and began playing the violin at the age of nine. Following completion of a Bachelor of Engineering with 1st class Honours, he was awarded a University of Tasmania String Scholarship and commenced a Bachelor of Music under the tutelage of Dr. Susan Collins. Josh has performed with the Tasmanian Discovery Orchestra and the Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute (AISOI), and regularly performs as section leader and concertino player with the Hobart Chamber Orchestra. In 2018 Josh was awarded the D & MV McDonald Scholarship in Music from the University of Tasmania, allowing him to travel to London to study under renowned pedagogues Simon Fischer and David Takeno.

Damien Holloway studied viola in Hobart with Keith Crellin, Simon Oswell and Jan Sedivka, followed by postgraduate studies in Brisbane with Elizabeth Morgan. He played viola with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and was a founding member of Camerata of St Johns (Brisbane). He is principal viola of the Hobart Chamber Orchestra, and regularly fosters the performance of new music.

James Anderson is currently studying a Master of Teaching at the University of Tasmania, having completed his Bachelor of Music in 2018 studying under Sue-Ellen Paulsen. James has previously performed in the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Youth Orchestra, the Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute, the Jan Sedivka Camerata, and the Tasmanian Discovery Orchestra. In 2018 James worked with the ensemble Musik Fabrik in Cologne, while also spending time at the Royal Conservatory of Den Hague in the Netherlands.

Composers’ biographies

Simon Reade is a conductor, composer, educator, and trumpet player. He has filled commissions from the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra, the Festival of Voices (Tasmania), IHOS opera, the Hobart Chamber Orchestra, the Derwent Valley Band and the Tasmanian Composer’s Festival, amongst others. His music has been performed by such eminent performers as; Michael Kieran Harvey, Jabra Latham, Diego Campagna, Maurizio Barbetti, Duo Porto-Frontini, Luca Ferrini & Joze Kotar, Benjamin Price and Dr Matthew van Emmerik.

Marian Stankiewicz
 started his brief musical career at the age of fifteen by playing guitar with his father’s dance band. He enrolled at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music in 1972 to study classical guitar and composition, graduating with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Music in 1976. After graduation, Stankiewicz taught classical guitar at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music and appeared in a number of concert performances. He died in 1977, at the age of twenty-five.

Raffaele’s music embraces Western art music tradition with eclectic influences from other musical traditions such as jazz and non-western music and folk traditions. He studied composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where his teachers included Richard Vella, Gillian Whitehead, Bozidar Kos and Richard Toop. Since graduation Raffaele has built a national and international profile as a composer in various genres of chamber music, orchestral music, opera, music theatre and radio works. He has been awarded various prizes and commissions, including an Australia Council Fellowship and the Lowin Prize for his work Canticle.
His music is available through the Australian Music Centre and Universal Music. He has written music for leading Australian and international artists and ensembles, including Ian Munro, The Seymour Group, the Song Company, Pipeline, Australia Ensemble, Halcyon, Sydney Philharmonia Choir and the Brandenburg Orchestra. Career highlights include a UNESCO-sponsored residency in Montreal with Nouvel Ensemble Moderne; the Melbourne Festival premiere of his opera Midnite; 10 Days on the Island premiere of The Flight of Les DarcyHeart of Fire music for the 2000 broadcast for the Sydney Paralympics; L’Arte di Volare performed by the Tasmanian Sydney Orchestra Strings; the Art of Resonance concerto for tuba performed by Steve Rosse and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra; and the ISCM performance of Maze by Ensemble Modern.

This event is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre and supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Live Music Fund

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

This event is part of Winter Light 2022 and is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre

Friday 12 August
Sadly, this performance has been cancelled. Apologises for any inconvenience.
Risa Ray + Georgia Shine
9.00pm – 9.30pm
In front of the Peacock Theatre

Saturday 13 August 
Risa Ray + Jem Nicholas + Georgia Shine
9.00pm – 9.30pm
In front of the Peacock Theatre

Friday 19 August
Jem Nicholas + Georgia Shine
10.00pm – 10.30pm
Long Gallery

Saturday 20 August
Jem Nicholas + Georgia Shine + Risa Ray
10.00pm – 10.30pm
Long Gallery

Random Acts of Weirdness – where the strange and beautiful meet. 
Short form performances with extreme undertakings. 

Not to be missed.


Photo: supplied by the artist

Georgia Shine

Georgia Shine is a cellist, vocalist, improviser, and multi-disciplinary artist. A University of Queensland graduate in Music Performance (Hons) and an Alexander Technique practitioner and teacher, she is the founder of Moving Connections, which uses live music and improvised dance to build community with therapeutic arts practices. 

Georgia has performed around Australia with the Southern Cross Soloists, the Armilla Quartet, Nessi Gomes and most recently with the Tasmanian folk duo, Yyan and Emily. Her festival appearances include Dark MOFO, Bangalow Music Festival, Beaker St Festival, The Unconformity, Cygnet Folk Festival, Mt Roland Folk Festival and Woodford Folk Festival. Georgia has performed regularly as a solo cellist at MONA for the Ladies’ Lounge, Faro Restaurant and Salon Sunday. 

Being also an improvisational dancer and award-winning visual artist, Georgia is currently working on her own body of performance art that is inspired by the connection between the diversity of the Tasmanian landscape and her own ecology of artistic practices with an Arts Tasmania funded Artist in Residency Program at Cradle Mountain.

Photo: Marie Nosaka

Risa Ray

I’m a dancer from Japan. I have family there and here, and who exist in both worlds. I grew up around Tokyo, the direct opposite of Tasmania. I’ve been Tasmania for over six years and I love here. My connections are varied and contrasting. I’m not a native speaker and still studying English, but I can communicate. Dance is possibly my best way of communicating. It helps me form bridges between my worlds.

Photo: supplied by the artist

Jem Nicholas

Jem Nicholas has worked as an actor in Australia, New Zealand and New York. Jem holds a Bachelor of Performing Arts from Monash University, and has since further her studies at the Susan Batson Studio NY, 16TH Street Actors Studio and The Melbourne Actors Lab. Jem has also trained with Hollywood Director and coach Kim Farrant. Some of her notable theatre credits include playing Carrie in ‘Rules for Living’ (Red Stitch Theatre), Sylvia in ‘You Are the Blood’ (Spinning Plates Co.), various lead roles in ‘Song Contest, Almost Eurovision Experience’ (Glynn Nicholas Group), Vendla in ‘Spring Awakening’ (Monash University), and many more. Jem has also appeared in ABC’s ‘Dr Blake Murder Mysteries,’ directed by Diana Reid, and as Elizabeth in ‘The spirit of the Game’ (Shearwater Entertainment). Jem is an independent play write and physical theatre performer and puppeteer and has received a Green Room Nomination for Best Actress in an Ensemble for her role as Rose in ‘Love, Love, Love’ with Red Stitch. She is currently training in the Alexander Technique in Hobart and will graduate as a teacher in 2014.

Opening Event
Friday 9 September 2022, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

“In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf.”
– Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar

TasPride’s annual Artfully Queer Exhibition and Arts Program showcases the creative talents of emerging and fully fledged contemporary Tasmanian lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer artists, designers, craftspeople and performers, responding to the theme ‘transform’. 

As always, interpret, challenge, expand or illustrate as creatively as you like.

Curated by Phoebe Adams. 

Be part of it!
Artfully Queer is open to all Tasmanian LGBTQ creatives and their families. All mediums and levels of ability are welcome. This years theme is ‘transform‘ and we ask exhibitors to consider the theme and respond to it in their work or choice of entry. For more details on how to enter your art, craft, design work into this years Artfully Queer exhibition at the Long Gallery at Salamanca Arts Centre, please see the link below.

More than a century ago, Australia was introduced to the wonder of Antarctica by the great scientist and explorer Sir Douglas Mawson. 

Understanding the continent is key to a deeper understanding of climate, weather and sea level changes. As a nation, Australia has an enduring commitment to protect and preserve Antarctica for future generations.

A photo of a group of people dressed in thick coats and hats in Antarctica. They are sitting on the ice, next to a weather pole, and in the background there are sevral vehicles for travelling in the ice and snow.
Photo by Andy Hung. Australian Antarctic Division