Presented by JamFactory

12 January – 11 February, 2024

Contemporary textile design is a vibrant boundary-blurring creative field. By nature, it cross-pollinates. Moving through disciplines-graphic, furniture and product design, fashion and the visual arts-it manifests as surface patterning, material experimentation and transfiguration, storytelling and conceptual ideas.

In the context of our times-and years marked by many competing crises-creative work concerned with connection, authenticity and the trace of the hand has become all the more important. Australian textile-based practices are thriving. Collaborations in the fashion industry are on the increase. The visibility of First Nations creatives is also skyrocketing, partly due to the passionate vision of new enterprises and reinforced by the covetable designs being produced by Top End artists, remote art centres and collectives.

Eclectic and multidisciplinary, the creatives in this exhibition bring resourcefulness, reflection and spirited invention to the fore. New Exuberance celebrates them, and acknowledges the rich diversity of textile-based practices in art, design and fashion in this country today.

Meryl Ryan | Curator



15 Dec, 2023 – 3 Jan, 2024


OPENING HOURS

10 AM – 6 PM

Variations to Daily Opening Times :

Closed on Christmas Day.

Closing at 3pm on last day (Jan 3, 2024)

An evolving annual exhibition of around 40 Tasmanian artists, with links to the UTAS School of Creative Arts in its various incarnations, where artists present engaging mini exhibitions in a wide variety of media and approaches.

“Images of Tasmania” (IOT) is an annual exhibition of selected artists with links to the UTAS School of Creative Art in its various incarnations. It is the brainchild of Jan Peacock and Betsy Gamble, who saw the potential of presenting a collaborative show whereby the artists share the costs and tasks of mounting the exhibition held annually 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 techniques. 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 and post graduates.  

This dynamic exhibition showcases a variety of disciplines including painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, textiles and sculpture.  

Presented by Mosaic Support Services

November 18 – 26, 2023


OPENING HOURS

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

MICROGRAVITY is an exhibition for 2D, 3D, multimedia and installation works that orbits organically within a group of artists whose ideas and expression are unburdened by restriction of standard rules & expectations.

Microgravity is the condition in which people & objects appear to be weightless.

Art is a realm where the usual rules don’t have to apply.

What does it look like to have a ‘microgravity’ creative expression ?

Perspective can’t be pinned down.

Ideas, characters, and objects float in space.

Creations appear weightless.

Designs & texts are both random and repetitious.

Colour has free reign.

MICROGRAVITY is an exhibition for 2D, 3D, multimedia and installation works that orbits organically within a group of artists whose ideas and expression are unburdened by restriction of standard rules & expectations.

MICROGRAVITY has been developed during Create sessions at Mosaic Support Services, and represents a curated body of work created through 2022-23.

Presented by TUSA Painting Society

November 30 – December 12 2023

OPENING NIGHT

Dec 1, 2023 – 6pm

Live music recital by Ms. Eo Greensticks


OPENING HOURS

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Variations to Daily Opening Times :

Thursday and Friday open until 7.00pm

An annual exhibition of contemporary art created by present students and graduates of the University of Tasmania.

An annual exhibition of contemporary art created by present students and graduates of the University of Tasmania is hosted by the TUSA Painting Society. Although drawn mainly from the School of Creative Arts and Media the exhibition is designed to showcase the artistic talents of the entire UTAS community and features works from across the disciplines in a wide range of various mediums.

Presented by OnTrack Tasmania

8 – 14 November 2023


OPENING HOURS

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Variations to Daily Opening Times :

13th November 2023 | Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

An exhibition that looks to the future, featuring works that imagine new possibilities for technology, society, and the environment.

OnTrack Tasmania is thrilled to present our latest art exhibition, “Re-imagining the Future.” This captivating event offers a unique journey into the creative minds of our talented participants, who have dared to dream and envision a world that lies ahead of us. As we delve into this immersive theme, we are introduced to a kaleidoscope of artistic interpretations that ignite the imagination and challenge conventional perspectives.

“Re-imagining the Future” is more than just an art exhibition; it’s a vibrant exploration of human ingenuity and the ever-evolving tapestry of our world. In a society marked by its rapid changes and uncertainties, this theme becomes a mirror reflecting both our deepest fears and our wildest aspirations. It’s a reminder that the future is not set in stone; it is a canvas we can co-create, influenced by our actions, innovations, and choices.

One of the intriguing aspects of “Re-imagining the Future” is the opportunity to delve into the relationship between technology and our collective destiny. The artists have delved into the possibilities that lie in the not-so-distant future, where artificial intelligence, robotics, and biotechnology are at the forefront. Some works explore the harmony between humanity and technology, portraying a utopian fusion of human and machine. Others, however, dare to look at the darker side of innovation, presenting scenarios where machines rule and humanity grapples with the consequences of its own creations.

Our vision of the future would be incomplete without contemplating the state of our environment. “Re-imagining the Future” invites us to think about our planet’s destiny and humanity’s role in preserving it. The artists have woven their concerns, hopes, and dreams into pieces that depict a world where we have chosen to coexist with nature, where sustainable practices reign supreme, and where environmental conservation is paramount. It’s a call to action to safeguard the planet for generations yet to come.

Societal shifts and progress are fundamental components of our future. The artworks presented in this exhibition explore how our communities, cultures, and values may evolve. From new approaches to education and healthcare to challenges related to migration and diversity, the artists capture the essence of a society in metamorphosis. “Re-imagining the Future” showcases a spectrum of possibilities, inviting us to ponder on the potential paths we may tread.

Within the labyrinth of “Re-imagining the Future,” we also delve into the complex realm of political structures and ideologies. What if governments embraced new forms of governance? What if ideologies shifted, creating novel paradigms for society? These questions find their answers in the art on display, portraying diverse political visions, from the harmonious to the tumultuous, from utopia to dystopia.

Amidst the diverse interpretations and visions of the future, one common thread unites these artworks – the indomitable human spirit. “Re-imagining the Future” is not merely a projection of our anxieties or utopian fantasies; it is a testament to our resilience, adaptability, and boundless capacity to dream. The art reminds us that the human spirit thrives, even in the face of adversity.

Art has always been a powerful catalyst for societal transformation, and “Re-imagining the Future” is no exception. It challenges us to think critically about the choices we make today and their impact on tomorrow. This exhibition offers an opportunity for self-reflection, dialogue, and engagement. It inspires us to consider our own role in shaping the future, whether as individuals, communities, or as a global society.

We cordially invite you to join us on this artistic odyssey, to witness the myriad interpretations of “Re-imagining the Future.” The exhibition is not just about contemplating what’s to come; it’s about actively engaging with the possibilities and contributing to the dialogue on our collective destiny.

“Re-imagining the Future” challenges you to explore, reflect, and, perhaps, to envision your own future. As you meander through the captivating works created by the participants of OnTrack Tasmania, let your imagination soar, and consider the role you wish to play in crafting a future that transcends boundaries and limitations.

In the evocative world of “Re-imagining the Future,” art becomes a portal to infinite potential. Embrace the experience, and together, let us embark on a journey that defies convention and celebrates the creative spirit of change.

The exhibition awaits you, ready to inspire, provoke, and reshape the way you envision tomorrow.

Presented by TasPride

14 October – 4 November 2023


OPENING HOURS

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Wednesday – Sunday)

TasPride’s annual Artfully Queer Exhibition showcases the creative talents of emerging & fully fledged contemporary Tasmanian
lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* & queer artists, designers, craftspeople, & performers responding to the theme “together”.


TasPride Artfully Queer – Together Exhibition Opening

The official opening celebration and art prize announcements for the Artfully Queer – Together Exhibition & Arts Program

5:30pm Sat 14th October 23

Free Entry, All welcome.

TasPride Artfully Queer Exhibition

Celebrate the creative talents of emerging & fully fledged contemporary Tasmanian LGBTIQ* creatives responding to the theme “Together”.

10am – 5pm Wed – Sun from 15th of Oct – 4th Nov 23

Gallery Yoga for Queer Bodies

Bring your queer body for a good stretch and become a piece of art in the Artfully Queer Exhibition.

2pm – 3pm Sun 15th and Sun 22nd Oct 23

$15 Waged / $10 Concession

Drag Workshops

Pussay Poppins, Barry Bothways, Ana Thema and Dirty Damo are in the mood for makin’ drag babies again.

15th Oct 4pm to 6.00pm , 22nd  Oct 4pm to 7.00pm ,& 29th Oct 4pm to 6.00pm

$35 Waged / $25 Concession (for all three Sunday workshops)

Drag Sip N Draw

Facilitated by George Kennedy, a rare opportunity to sketch a curated selection of

local drag performers.

6pm – 7:30pm Wed 18th October

Tickets $20 Waged / $10 Concession

Couper V Hooper 

A intimate night of ballads and banter with two queer Tasmanian singer songwriters, Hayley Couper and Shan Hooper.

8pm Friday 20th of October, 2023.

Tickets $25

Drag Workshop Showcase 2023

Unleashing a multitude of shiny new drag performers and performances fresh from our Artfully Queer Drag Workshop.

7pm Sun 29th Oct 23

Tickets $10 Waged / $5 Concession

Presented by The Colour Circle

5 – 10 October 2023

OPENING NIGHT

Oct 5, 2023 – 6.30pm

Opened by the Lord Mayor, Anna Reynolds


OPENING HOURS

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Variations to Daily Opening Times :

10 Oct – Closing at 1pm

Join The Colour Circle as we explore the connections we make through creating and engaging in art. We share our artwork, sketchbooks and inspiration.

Kaleidoscope –  Art connections

An exhibition by members and tutors of The Colour Circle

This exhibition addresses the connections that individuals build through engaging in art. The exhibition explores several degrees of connection within an open subject theme.

1. The connection between the artist and their chosen medium and subject.

Artworks are grouped by similar media and subject to allow the viewer to see the different ways that artists approach the same subject and manipulate the same medium. There will be a full range of media represented including watercolour, soft pastels, oils, acrylics, printmaking, drawing and mixed media. Traditional, contemporary, impressionist, graphic, botanic and abstract styles are all represented.

Brief written comments by the artist will accompany some artworks to share insights into their connection to the subject, style and medium.

2. The connection between mentor and student.

This connection is demonstrated to the wider community as visitors to the Long Gallery experience The Colour Circle tutors creating artwork live in a variety of media.

The Tutors will take questions, provide advice and discuss how their artwork develops and what inspires and informs their creativity as well as the methods they use to transfer knowledge and skills to students and guide them to finding their own artistic voice. These will be interactive sessions allowing for public input.

The Colour Circle tutor faculty is made up of a highly professional and talented team of artists  including:

Joan Humble OAM, Traditional Oils

Amber Koroluk-Stephenson, Contemporary Oils and Acrylics

Lynne Brown and Tony White , Watercolours

Lindy Whitton, Pastels and Collagraphs

Denise Hallett and Angela Cooper, Printmaking

Tanya Scharaschkin, Botanic Drawing

Mel Hills, Drawing and Plein Air

Felicity Lovett, Life Drawing

Engaging in art is a very therapeutic practice with many benefits to individuals and communities and this part of the exhibition is aimed at fostering an interest in engaging in art.

3. The connection between the artist and the wider community.

Meeting and talking with an artist can add another dimension of understanding and interest to an exhibition and gives greater insight to the wider community about how art impacts on individuals.

Throughout the exhibition member artists will be on the floor sharing their insights, working methods and art appreciation with interested visitors.

There will be QR codes next to some art works for viewers to scan and view a  video by the artist. These will range from a brief comment about the art inspiration, a look through the sketchbook of the artist to a timelapse video of the painting process.

Presented by Stitching and Beyond Inc

Opening times:
22 Sept – 2 Oct, 2023
10-4pm

Exceptions
Monday 2 Oct 10.00 am – 3.00 pm

Stitching and Beyond’s biennial exhibition celebrating the creative works of its members.

An exhibition by members of Stitching and Beyond showcasing the diverse and innovative approaches members have to fibre and textile arts. Stitching and Beyond is a diverse group of textile artists exploring innovative approaches to textiles, fibre and mixed media arts. The exhibition is inclusive and open to all Stitching and Beyond members, whether they be professional or amateur artists.

Textile art in all its forms will be on display, including functional, decorative, fine and wearable works. A Curator’s and 6 People’s Choice awards are on offer. Visitors can enjoy live demonstrations and member attendants will be on hand to assist with visitor queries regarding exhibitors and their works, fibre art processes and practices, and group membership.

The popular ‘Member Challenge’ pieces for 2022 and 2023 will be displayed alongside the exhibition. In 2022 the theme was ‘Threads of Life’ and in 2023 it was ‘Under the Microscope’. The 2022 Challenge pieces will be returning from its year travelling around regional Tasmania and the 2023 exhibit will be beginning its journey around the state.

Presented by The Art Society of Tasmania

8 – 17 September 2023

OPENING NIGHT

September 8, 2023 – 6pm

Speakers: Her Excellency, The Honourable Barbara Baker, Governor of Tasmania


OPENING HOURS

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

This exhibition features recent works in all mediums and styles by members of the Art Society of Tasmania

The Art Society of Tasmania has been a key player in promoting art and artists in Tasmania for 139 years, making it one of the oldest art societies in Australia.

Artists have the opportunity to share their work at the Lady Franklin Gallery in Lenah Valley each weekend.  With a growing active membership this beautiful unique space could not accommodate the art work of all those who want to be part of the Annual Exhibition, hence the use of the Long Gallery which is a perfect exhibition venue.

The Art Society artists range from professionals to very skilled and talented recreational artists who work in all mediums, including oils, acrylics, watercolour, pastel, printmaking, photography, ceramics, 3D work and textiles.

Curated by Lynne Howarth-Gladston and Paul Gladston

Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre,
77 Salamanca Place, Hobart
Saturday 19 August – Friday 1st September, 10-4pm

SOCIAL, Salamanca Arts Centre,
67 Salamanca Place, Hobart
Saturday 26 August – Sunday 3 September, 10-4pm

The Barracks Gallery, 
11 The Avenue, New Norfolk Saturday 9 September – Sunday 22 October
(Saturdays and Sundays only) 11-4pm

A Chinese artist presents contemporary visions of reciprocity between humanity, Nature and the heavenly.

This exhibition showcases videos, photographs and assemblages by the Chinese
contemporary artist Tan Lijie representing imagined coexistences between lived realities,
enchanted realms, reveries and dreamscapes.

The multi-dimensionality of Tan’s work gives rise to subtly transporting atmospheres and
myriad aesthetic affects which suspend fixed perceptions of the real as well as any orderly
sense of time and space.

Tan’s work is informed by personal concerns about the controlling expectations and
devastating environmental impact of present-day, materially obsessed, societies. It is also
marked by the residual traces of traditional Chinese Confucian-literati culture and its
aspirations toward a harmonious – mutually sustaining – aestheticized reciprocity between
humanity, Nature and the heavenly.

Enchanted Realities -Tan Lijie, Selected Works 2013-2022 is curated with reference to Johnson.
Tzong-zung Chang’s conception of the Yellow Box; an intervention with internationally
dominant modes of gallery display intended as conducive to the showing of works
characterized by the harmonizing reciprocity of traditional Chinese Confucian-literati
aesthetics.

Tan continues to live and work in her home city of Shenzhen at the border between mainland
China and Hong Kong – an interstitial space resonant with the indeterminate aesthetics of the
artist’s work.


WALK THROUGH THE EXHIBITION


CATALOGUE



The Artist

TAN Lijie (b. 1991) was awarded a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Intermedia School
of The China Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou (2017) and studied as an exchange student at
Kingston University, London (2015). A one-person exhibition of Tan’s work was held at The
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (2022). Her work has also been included in
group exhibitions at The Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart Tasmania, The Cipa Gallery,
Beijing, the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing and the Djanogly Gallery of The
University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. Her video, The World was awarded Best
Creative (drama) at the Global Chinese University Student Film Awards (2012). Tan’s video,
Haussmann in the Tropics is in the collection of the White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney.

The Curators

Lynne HOWARTH-GLADSTON is an artist, curator, and researcher. She has exhibited her
paintings internationally, including in China, the UK, and Australia, and was lead curator of
the exhibitions ‘New China/New Art: Contemporary Video from Shanghai and Hangzhou,’
Djanogly Art Gallery, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK (2015) and ‘Dis-
/Continuing Traditions: Contemporary Video Art from China,’ Salamanca Arts Centre,
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (2021). Her Ph.D. thesis is the first to engage critically with the
work of the nineteenth-century botanical illustrator, Marianne North. She was a contributor to
the BBC4 documentary, Kew’s Forgotten Queen: The Life of Marianne North (2016).

Paul GLADSTON is the inaugural Judith Neilson Chair Professor of Chinese Contemporary
Art at the University of New South Wales, Sydney and a Distinguished Affiliate Fellow of
the UK-China Humanities Alliance, Tsinghua University, Beijing. His numerous book-length
publications include Contemporary Chinese Art: A Critical History (2014), awarded ‘best
publication’ at the Awards of Art China (2015), and Contemporary Chinese Art, Aesthetic
Modernity and Zhang Peili: Towards a Critical Contemporaneity (2019). He was an advisor to the internationally-acclaimed exhibition ‘Art of Change: New Directions from China’, Hayward Gallery-South Bank Centre, London (2012).