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.
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.
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
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.
This event is part of Winter Light 2022 and is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre
Friday 12 August CANCELLED. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!