Daily Opening Times:

10 – 15 July 2024
9:00am – 5:00pm daily

Opening event:

9 July | 5pm

Music and lyrics rendered into landscape paintings.

The paintings in Symbiosis have been fully inspired by eclectic pieces of music and lyrics that were provided by some of Hobart’s prominent musicians. The submissions, which range from electric compositions and improvised piano to vocal harmonies and written poetry and lyrics, are all expressions from the musicians as they considered their ideas and feelings about Tasmania’s natural landscape.

Caitlin Love is captivated by Tasmania’s diverse and rich natural environment, so it is fitting that the musical pieces she used to inspire the works are just as diverse and rich. Each artwork generated imagery, colour pallets and memories for Caitlin, and she was able to explore Southern Tasmania for appropriate locations to paint from. The artworks have taken Caitlin on road trips, a 4am mission to the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington for the sunrise, and a 25km hike at Tasmania’s most southerly point.  

Symbiosis is the interaction between two different organisms living together. These artworks would not exist without the music they were inspired by, and indeed they are enriched by the music, lyrics, emotion and imaginings of the musicians they were made by. The art and music give life and meaning to one another.

Presented by the artists Natasha Bradley, Bliss Sandhu, Keryn Fountain, Annie Geard, Nancy Mauro-Flude, Brigita Ozolins and Sally Rees.

Daily Opening Times:

30 May – 16 June 2024
10:00am – 4:00pm daily

Opening event :
30 May 2024 – 5.30pm

A small curated group show featuring 6 emerging and established Tasmanian artists working across a diverse range of mediums including installation, video, photography, assemblage and performance explore the idea of invisible power and forces.

Power is a natural force in our structures, our networks and our environment. The invisible forces of power acting around us in our buildings and earth and our bodies, the powers of tension and physics holding walls and barriers and regulating the way we engage and carry out our lives. This includes the power of one’s own body and mental power through the ability to have power over oneself or regulate or change individual behaviour.  Poet and musician, Lou Reed talked about how his practice in martial arts and tai chi put him in touch with the power of ….’ the universe’. He said, “the best of energies become available, and soon your body and mind become an invisible power” (2023).

Many of these forms of power are not manifest nor are we conscious of them all at any one time. At any time we might feel powerful or experience power, conversely we feel powerless or inferior to another force but what are the power dynamics at play that make this so? Is it society, technology, our position, our internal feelings of control, our environment?

Daily Opening Times:

Friday 19 – Monday 29 April 2024
10:00am – 5:00pm daily

Harriet Links, an emerging artist based in Hobart, Tasmania, finds her creative impulse rooted in a boundless curiosity cultivated through interactions with people and the natural world. Her process is shaped from travel and an abundance of rich life experiences. Harriet seeks to unravel the complexities of her identity and make sense of the evolving world that surrounds her.

Her artistic exploration delves into the intricacies of the human condition, shedding light on what it means to be a woman in today’s dynamic and ever-changing global landscape. Harriet’s work is a visual testament to the ongoing journey of self-discovery.

In her current artistic practice, she is fascinated by the juxtaposition of stillness and movement, focus and distraction. A recurring motif within her work is the equine form, serving as a figurative reference that symbolises the struggle between the constrained and the out-of-control aspects within every individual. The horse, embodying strength, flow, positive energy, aspiration, peace, and escapism, becomes a powerful conduit for connectedness and personal growth.

The abstract elements in Harriet’s work mirror the frantic disconnect prevalent in modern lives, providing a tangible representation of the chaos inherent in the quest for balance and meaning. Her intention is to create a space for contemplation, inviting viewers to reflect on their own journey and discover resonance inside the shared human experience. This quiet space is represented by a broad use of negative space within her work.

Harriet uses acrylics, and mixed media on canvas to transform the equine figure into a colourful reflection of her inner self. Each artistic choice becomes a visual narrative, unveiling human desires, and the daily struggles that shape our existence.

Harriet Links. Drawing Conclusions
Harriet Links. Drawing Conclusions (2024). Mixed Media on Canvas (Framed in Tasmanian Oak). 100 x 100cm
Harriet Links. Distracted Attraction
Harriet Links. Distracted Attraction (2024). Mixed Media on Canvas (Framed in Tasmanian Oak). 150 x 100cm

Daily Opening Times:

10 – 17 April 2024
10am – 5pm daily

Opening Event:
Friday 12 April 2024, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Loud is an art exhibition by Aleks Crossan that celebrates boldness and vibrancy.

Loud is an invitation to experience art that shouts, urging you to embrace your authenticity and overcome the fear of being truly yourself. Through vivid colours and powerful strokes, each piece is a call to break free from conformity and discover your unapologetic self. It’s a gentle push to unlock the desire to be loud.

Daily opening times:
March 12 – 19, 2024

Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm

Variations to Daily Opening Times:

Sunday 10am – 3pm

Earth Down, delves into language and symbolism inherent in nature, exploring narratives that reflect our human quest for answers and signs within the natural world.

Collages are created by combining handmade textures, found materials and digital elements.

I am inspired by the imperfect beauty of natural forms and often search for their border, their boundary.

These artworks serve as inquiries, reflections and expressions of connection—a longing to look outside to make sense of the inside.

Opening Event : Thursday 21 March 2024, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Daily opening times :

Friday 22 March – Wednesday 3 April 2024
10:00am – 4:00pm daily (including Easter)

Horizon by Hannah Blackmore is a collection of abstract minimalist paintings focusing on the relationship between colours found in the Tasmanian landscape.

“Sometimes the horizon is the only recognisable feature in an abstract painting. It divides the coast from the sky, the ocean from the sky, and the trees from the sky. In this exhibition, I have taken colours from the Tasmanian coast and central landscape and looked at the relationship between them.

With nature as my guide, which colours work best together, and how do they make me feel? I love dark storm skies and pale milky seas. I love warm tree bark against sage blue eucalyptus leaves. I love the navy, white and turquoise found in a raging sea. Pops of colour in a landscape of subdued tones.

This collection of work focuses heavily on colour and texture. Using plaster raised with paint, I create backdrops for my paintings, scratching in lines and making shapes to create another layer of interest. Sometimes the horizon is hidden, under a low cloud or sea mist above the ocean, under the trees or over the hills. But it always exists and is the one constant in an ever-changing and evolving landscape.”
Hannah Blackmore

Daily opening times:
Feb 21 – 26, 2024
10am – 6pm

This exhibition explores colour and light, as the foundations of photography, using diverse genres and themes.

Julie Moltmann’s primary photographic interest is in the built environment and the marks people make on the natural world. Julie is fascinated by the way natural light and shade interact with the rigid patterns and artificial colours of the built environment. These interactions have the potential to create moments of awareness and attentiveness in what is often an unremarkable, or even unappealing setting.

Ashlie Hill’s photographic interest can be explained by her interest in light and colour– both natural and artificial. Her photos explore how light interacts with objects and people in varying milieus. Ashlie explores how light, and colour, can be manipulated and how this impacts on both the subject of the photography, and the viewer.  Ashlie also has an interest in exploring the possibilities of experimental and contemporary techniques both in camera and in post editing.

Opening event: Feb 29 – 5.30pm

Daily opening times:
Feb 28 – Mar 4, 2024
10am – 5pm

Variations to daily times:

Fri 1st March open 10am – 3pm
Mon 4th March open 10am – 12pm

Walk through various initiation life points with award winning, visual and ceramics, Tasmanian artist Lee-Anne Peters, as she takes you on a transformative journey of healing, depth, connection, sound and light.

Featuring Lee-Anne’s earthy and organically formed sculptures, characters and colourful paintings depicting transformation, healing, death, birth, ageing, fun and mystery.

Journey in, and be greeted by a line of Lee-Anne’s popular and fun Dragon Character Jars.

The Dragons are a symbol of initiation as they are the keepers and guardians of this ‘rite of passage’ into the unknown.

The back area of the gallery will feature Lee-Anne’s brilliantly white porcelain ‘hanging curtain’ – resembling bones as well as flowers, seed pods, twists and turns.

Gently part this curtain with great sacredness, and enter into the quiet and dimly lit area featuring Lee-Anne’s major exhibition work. It’s a very large floor lamp called: ‘Light Shining from Within (Lamp)’.

This is a large sculpture of a lady, formerly broken into pieces and assembled with cracks, gaps and crevices shining light outward in patterns that dance across the room. She is a symbol of light, renewal, recovery, hope and strength.

You’ll also discover: thought-provoking paintings, an indoor water feature, ‘grandmother flower pot and vase’ collection, flowing forms, inspiring cups and other unique and surprising creations.

Lee-Anne has been preparing works for this exhibition for almost seven months, and during that time has dived into the challenges and opportunities of personal matters (which are reflected in her works) on: surrendering, taking a leap of faith, ageing, preparing for death and the actual passing of her grandmother, change, transformation, and self-exploration. Everything within this exhibition has manifested from Lee-Anne’s willingness to see herself, her life and the stages of life as openly and honestly as she can.

We trust that you enjoy participating and journeying inward during the showing of ‘Inititation: into the unknown.’

Lee-Anne will be creating a large sculptural form during the duration of this exhibition.

Presented by the Hobart Photographic Society

Daily opening times:
Feb 7 – 19, 2024
Sunday – Thursday – 10am – 6pm
Friday – Saturday – 10am – 8pm

This is a public exhibition of original photographic works produced by members of the Hobart Photographic Society.

This is an annual exhibition with a collection of works by our members covering a wide range of genres including but not limited to landscape, portraiture, wildlife, macro, urban and creative images.

It is expected that there will be 60 large format images on display plus a video display of a further 200 images. It will be open to the public and is anticipated to attract local, interstate and overseas visitor as it has in past years. HPS members include winners of numerous national and international photographic awards.

We believe that as with any art form unless it is shared with the public audience, colleagues, and friends it is not fully appreciated and is often lost forever. The exhibition offers an opportunity for our diverse and talented members to showcase their best or most meaningful work with others in our community.

The exhibition also provides us with an opportunity to describe the workings of the society and encourage new membership.

Past exhibitions have been reviewed by local media and been described as being of the highest order of presentation and diversity.

This exhibition offers visitors from interstate and overseas an opportunity to view our images and share something of the experiences and lives of the people living in our community.

As the majority of images on display are sourced from Tasmanian based suppliers they demonstrate the expertise and professionalism available in this state.

PLEASE NOTE our lift is currently undergoing maintenance and repairs. Wheelchair access to levels 2 and 3 of the arts centre is currently unavailable.

Opening event: January 18 – 6pm

Daily opening times:
Jan 18 – Feb 2, 2024
Everyday – 9am – 5pm
+ extended open hours of 9am – 8:30pm on 19 & 26 January, 2024

In 2015, M. Rene Ariston gave the world PEGSpressionism. 2024 is Phoenix Year Zero. What happened in between is another story.

In 2015, M. Rene Ariston gave the world PEGSpressionism – his critically and artistically (and almost financially) successful debut solo exhibition.

Not long after that – his finest achievement – his life fell apart at the seams, bringing him to the lowest of a lifetime of lows.

Now he’s back – with a renewed will to live and create – and a new show. 2024 is Phoenix Year Zero.