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

An exciting presentation of recent works by members of the Art Society of Tasmania.

The Annual Exhibition is the highlight of the Art Society of Tasmania calendar. Artists submit work created in the last 12 months to be judged for prizes from sponsors. Artworks include representation of all mediums and genres, and showcase the skill, talent and imagination of local artists.

A textural painting of a blue, open boat tied to a dock on a river. In the background are several other boats and moorings.
Rick Crossland. Blue Boat, Franklin
A paintings of a breakfast table setting seen from above. The table is covered with a yellow and blue patterned tablecloth and a red and shite placemat crossed the table diagonally. On the table sits a coffe plunger, a white milk jug, a white bowl of fruit (two lemons, one red apple and one green apple), a blue and white pattern china teacup and saucers, a yellow plate with an egg cup and a hard-boiled egg cut in half, and a green plate with an apple sut in half and slices again.
Judy Griffits. There is a Certain Slant of Light.
A landscape painting, looking down from hill on a hill. In the foreground is a twisted tree, covered in moss, in the midground is the canopy of trees. In the far distance in a mountain range.
Sally James. Above the Falls, National Park

The 138th Annual Exhibition is proudly supported by : Artery, ARCFramerite, The City of Hobart, Phil’s Framing, Lauder and Howard Antiques and Fine Art, Just Frames, Wagner Framemakers, AdArt.

The debut solo exhibition by emerging Tasmanian designer-maker Patrick Adeney.

Concept to Collection is centred around two bodies of work, ‘Elbe’: A series of dining tables, and ‘Mara’: A series of benches. The work is tactile and sculptural, soft edges and sweeping curves enticing the viewer to touch and feel the work.

In developing these bodies of work, Patrick has been able to explore materiality, form, balance, colour, and their relationship to functionality. He has been able to experiment with his designs and identify where a design is successful, and more importantly- where it is not.

This developmental stage has been greatly assisted by Patrick receiving the Springboard Scholarship at Designed Objects Tasmania. The scholarship has funded Patrick’s workshop and studio expenses for 6 months, and also committed funding towards his exhibition. Designed Objects Tasmania (DOT) continues to provide fantastic resources and support for early career designers in Hobart.

“The support from DOT has been enormous. As an emerging designer, the people of DOT have really helped me to develop my work, which is invaluable during these early stages.”

Patrick is inspired by the vast natural world around him in Tasmania, his furniture referencing shapes and junctions found in some of Tasmania’s most iconic trees. Whilst the work is sculptural, it is equally functional and robust. The maker loves to showcase how timber can be connected, with a strong focus on exposed joins; bringing a more traditional element into a very contemporary practice.

Concept to Collection follows the story of each piece as it develops; how necessary changes are made to overcome issues, and move towards a fully resolved design.

It is through this process of exploring an idea, creating a design, building it, then rebuilding it – that the maker feels most comfortable.

“I never formally trained as a furniture maker, my background is as a tradesman. Design for me can’t just be on the iPad, that will get me only 50% there. I need to make it, look at it, live with it, study it in the flesh and then do it again.”

“This process of refinement is not about seeking absolute perfection. It’s about working towards it. It’s about taking the best parts of a prototype and doing it again, this time a little better.”

This exhibition was assisted by Arts Tasmania.

A close up of the legs of a dining table made from Tasmanian oak, against a white background. The legs are casting shadows against the wall and floor.
Studio Adeney. Elbe dining table (2022). Tasmanian Oak.
A close up of the corner and underside of a dining table made from Tasmanian oak, against a white background.
Studio Adeney. Elbe dining table (2022). Tasmanian Oak.
A wooden bench made from Tasmanian oak, against a white background. The legs of the bench are casting shadows against the wall and floor.
Studio Adeney. Mara bench prototype (2022). Tasmanian Oak.

Spend some time with outstanding Tibetan composer/ performer Tenzin Choegyal in this thoroughly enjoyable workshop.

Drawing on his nomadic heritage Tenzin shares his knowledge of Tibetan folk song and the nomadic style of vocal projection which is unique to his musical lineage. Tenzin will also share the practice of mantra singing. Derived from two Sanskrit words, manas (mind) and tra (tool or vehicle), mantras are considered to be powerful “tools of thought” – a means of harnessing and focusing the mind.  

In this workshop Tenzin leads participants on a musical journey from the joyous to the contemplative. Come along prepared to sing your heart out! 

Work with Kath Williams to bring a new level of understanding of your own voice and how it works. 

Find the YOU in your Singing to create ease, freedom and enjoyment through some great techniques and tools you will take away to use at Festival of Voices and beyond!  

As a self-confessed vocal pedagogy nerd and ever curious lifelong learner, voice teacher Kath Williams loves to create life changing experiences for all levels of singers through sharing her passion, knowledge and wisdom gained through studying extensively, and 30 + years as a singer, musician, and performer, via discovery exploration and curiosity.  

The Richard Smallwood Gospel Retrospective.

Includes performance as part of the Headline Concert and recording with the Southern Gospel Choir.

Spanning over 50 years, the music of Richard Smallwood, alongside James Cleveland and Edwin Hawkins, paved the way for and became the driving force behind the ‘new’ contemporary gospel music from the 1970’s to the present day.The influence of Smallwood’s music is immense, but at the heart of his music are the inspirational musicianship, arrangements, musical direction and production of Steven Ford. Now undertaking his PhD at the University of Tasmania with Associate Professor Legg, Steven Ford will act as a consultant with Andrew Legg and Maria Lurighi teaming up to facilitate and produce a landmark recording and concert series – a retrospective of the music of Richard Smallwood.

This workshop will create a gospel choir who will have the unique opportunity to be a part of this international project by participating in performing and recording some of Smallwood’s most loved tunes including : Anthem of Praise; Psalm 8; Total Praise and one of Steven Ford’s original compositions Faith To Believe. 

Thirty years in the making, Steven Ford (Richard Smallwood/Fred Hammond/the Winans), Andrew Legg (Myron Butler/Kirk Franklin/Michael Spiby/UTAS Southern Gospel Choir), and Maria Lurighi (Voice Lecturer at UTAS since 1999 and Coordinator of Voice since 2012 at UTAS since 1999) have forged a remarkable musical and personal relationship, underpinning and reinventing the contemporary gospel music tradition in Australia.

Glee Club’s Singalong Trivia comes to the festival

This is a trivia night where some of the questions are asked and some of the questions are sung!

Your host, Vicky Jacobs is not just a gameshow fanatic, she comes equipped with her very own live choir to sing and sometimes even sing along with!

But don’t worry, this isn’t just a music-centric trivia night, it’s more! You won’t need to know what Paul McCartney’s favourite food is (it’s chip butties).

There will be questions on science, history, travel and culture and we guarantee you’ll know at least one of the answers and probably a whole lot more!  

Get a table together and come along to play for some fabulous prizes and be part of a trivia night you’ll be telling people about for years! 

The Singers Lounge is the place for after-hours singalongs, open mic performances and general Festival buzz. 

Our festival lounge is open to patrons, performers and participants.  Since we began, the festival transforms Salamanca Arts Centre’s Long Gallery to become the heart and soul of the festival, where friends – old and new – enjoy scheduled and impromptu performances. It’s inclusive, informal and free of judgement – a welcoming space to sing or sit back in our laid-back lounge. 

Hosted by a variety of special guest MC’s, our licensed bar will be serving wines, spirits and beers, with refreshments and snacks. Doors open at 7.30pm with limited tickets on the door, subject to availability. 

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

QT kids is an afternoon of Tasmanian (well Hobart) LGBTQIA+ youth showcasing their performative gifts, formulated in a series of workshops curated by Hera, the queen bee of QT.

Come and enjoy a welcoming environment, and listen, watch, and love the offers given that reflect the way these kids are moving through the world.

Thursday 11 August 2022
1.30pm – 2.15pm
Friday 12 August 2022
1.30pm – 2.15pm
Times includes Q & A

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.


Photo: Bodie Strain

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.