Daily Opening Times:
Tuesday 4 June – Monday 1 July 2024
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturdays 10:00am – 2:00pm
Sundays & Public Holidays CLOSED

Articulating silence, documenting the reoccurring motifs, images and landscapes which have influenced my internal world.

Just as we pause for understanding as we read, painting can be this silence in life. With this body of work, I am documenting the reoccurring motifs, images and landscapes which have influenced my internal world.

The matters which entertain my mind when I paint range from; coastal habitation, love, grief, reverence of nature, genealogy and theocracy.

Somewhat idealised and romantic the imagery is watery and mutable, blues and greens are implemented as contemplative colours, nothing is absolute. I have also begun to appreciate the interplay of organic forms alongside the geometry of architectural shapes. The human figure is mutable, unsettled and extending outside of the body in the way of two faced heads and bodies which could reveal themselves as trees.

This semi abstract approach to painting allows me to fold and unfold the repetitiveness of being or come to terms with the shock of a new feeling. I find myself painting in a state of gratitude for the good and bad. In this way each painting is an articulation of my internal world, they are an effort to observe and communicate feeling. I can only hope to capture something which others recognise in the world around them.

Contextual artists include; Clarice Beckett, Ken Kiff, Marc Chagall, William Blake.”
Ellyn Anderson

May 3 – 27

Daily opening times:

9am – 5pm Weekdays
10am – 3pm Weekends

An exhibition of work from home educated students

Every week home educated students come together to create art in a fun, social environment. This is our first class exhibition from students of all age groups.

Daily opening times:
Saturday 30 March – Sunday 28 April 2024
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturdays – Sundays 10:00am – 4:00pm
Public Holidays CLOSED

A series of dreamy landscapes by Jaclyn Poke, evoking a sense of awe and wonder experienced in beloved scenes of Tasmania.

“The beach near my home is where I see life unfolding; the revealing of age-old stories through nature. A presence that is infinitely more wise and powerful than me.

I am an artist, former teacher and current art therapist who lives on the NW coast of Tasmania. An art school graduate, I facilitate therapy sessions whilst pursuing my arts practice. I create abstract impressions of local landscape, based predominantly on the coastal area where I live.

In recent times I have been exploring places of sentimentality, that evoke a feeling of reminiscing. The landscape around me is full of childhood memories and significant events from my family’s history, so I am endeavouring to harness the energy from those moments and replicate the familiar from a childlike sense of wonder. My vision for this exhibition is to explore these local landscapes and create a series of abstracted visual narratives of my ‘home spaces’.

I have lived in Tasmania for most of my life, and am enjoying returning to the places of earlier significance, that have taken on new meaning and importance in my adult years. Hence why creating a romantic, dream-like quality to the work is an  important part of my creative process.”
– Jaclyn Poke

Daily opening times:

2 – 29 February, 2024
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Variations to opening hours:

Saturdays 10:00am – 2:00pm
Closed on Sunday

The palette of this body of work evokes the sacred feminine energy soft, grounded and nurturing.

Flow of life is based on the everyday gestures of a fleeting moment. It is within the everyday mundane that we are able to see the value of a single moment. When you sit in the present you allow your mind to observe that which is unfolding in front of you. “Stop and smell the roses.” When we are able to sit in a state of gratitude, we allow space within the mind to appreciate the simple gestures that the world is presenting to us. The works are responding to basic forms that are present within everyday living.

Female energy, always plays an integral role in the work. With each work evolving beyond its simplistic form. Each work embodies a feminine energy hidden behind the façade of the everyday object.

The palette of this body of work evokes the sacred feminine energy soft, grounded and nurturing. Pulling forms from Nature and the human body because of the essence the elements evoke. A key strategy used when creating the works is minimalism and space. Negative space is used as a way of exposing the essence, essentials or identity of a subject by eliminating non- essential forms.

The simplistic approach towards the compositions of the works allows the focus to be on the softness of the essential forms created.

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

Daily opening times:

4 – 23 March, 2024

Monday – Friday  9:00am – 5:00pm

Saturdays – Sundays  CLOSED

+ Also Open  Saturday 23 March 2023 10:00am – 2:00pm


Both trying to reclaim spaces that they’ve been forbidden by mankind from occupying; one coming from nature in unwitting defiance, the other a biproduct of the same control mechanisms which seek to eradicate it, equally defiant. 

Both will inevitably triumph as neither is intentionally opposed to the other, they just coexist, oblivious to their duality, immune from the unavoidable toll of breath, death and taxes. 

As we all busy ourselves with our artificial lives in an attempt to postpone the inevitable, we have lost sight of the fact that death is the only part of life that will always remain beyond our control.

The works presented herein seek to illustrate the necessity of duality in all things and the beauty that can be found if we can relinquish the need for control and appreciate what just is. These works are a harbinger of the new world order, a world that will have no memory of or need for us, a far simpler world unabashedly futile without the need for meaning. Welcome to our glimpse of the world without us: Abyssinia.

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

December 1, 2023 – Jan 28, 2024

Daily opening times:

9 AM – 5 PM

Variations to Daily Opening Times :

Saturdays and Sundays 10am – 3pm

The surface of the body has no edge. It folds and involutes into spaces of breath, sustenance and reproduction. At the same time, the skin is a membrane between the internal and the external: a threshold within the continuum of embodied experience.

Emma Bingham is a resident artist at Salamanca Arts Centre. Her studio-based research draws on theoretical and philosophical ideas of the body as a site of inheritance, encounter, and transformation, and on the combined aspects of her life: as mother, partner and nurse. She considers how abstract form can highlight the evocative and affective capacity of process, and how the material properties of paper, cloth and wax can evoke the body, a sense of holding and the traces of touch: the connections and residues which are formed through our lives and our encounters with others.

Opening Event
Saturday 11 November 2023
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Featuring works by Nolan Art‘s Adult Students, this annual exhibition features oil and acrylic painting, watercolour and drawing.

Presented by Jay Sykes

Opening event:

31 August 2023, 6:00PM

Daily opening times:

1 – 25 September, 2023

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Variations to Daily Opening Times :

Closed Sundays

“In and Out of Focus” addresses emotion, visual impairment, memory and landscape, presenting oil paintings of Tasmanian scenes that are both emotionally in and visually out of focus.

“In and Out of Focus” addresses emotion, visual impairment, memory and landscape. The pieces involved are both emotionally in and visually out of focus – the brushstrokes are intended the capture the enigmatic ‘feel’ of a landscape, where as the departure from realism hints at the fuzzy appearance of a scene viewed without visual aids.

The medium of oils was chosen because of its tendency to build a three-dimensional surface for a two-dimensional work, lending a kind of realism to even extremely abstract depictions. Oil paint also has the advantage of extremely evident brushstrokes, which have been executed differently for each landscape to represent the emotional quality of the place. This technique also hints at the ‘texture’ with which short-sighted eyes perceive the world around them, which is always the impression left in the artist’s brain.

Among complete paintings are unfinished works, ‘fallen’ to the floor, some with only a fraction of the canvas covered in paint. This is intended to add to the impression that the exhibition occurs somewhere within the artist’s mind, the unfinished pieces representing the degradation of memory over time.

Presented by Mark Lleonart

Daily opening times:

3 – 27 August, 2023

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Variations to Daily Opening Times :

Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm.

Except Saturday 5 th August 9 am until 6 pm.

Step into a world of tree climbing lobsters, mischievous echidnas, quirky street art, palm frond sculptures … and a musical flower cart.

With a degree in zoology and PhD in marine science my art practice is informed by the natural world, its inhabitants, and issues relating to these. Conservation themes and aspects of biology I find amusing or fascinating are topics of my art as, is the way we humans view our fellow life-forms. My major art & philosophic influences are David Attenborough, Charles Darwin and Dr Seuss.

The exhibition ranges over a diversity of media, playfully depicting native, non-native and imaginary fauna, vegetables & flowers … and through a combination of art and science: singing plants.

Incongruous echidnas and the occasional marsupial mess with European art still life tropes; “street art” fence paling works sit alongside sculptures combining storm-tossed palm fronds and tip-shop finds. There are unlikely signs (welcome to the Bahamas Dugong Polo Club) and adjustable gauges to monitor the performance of one’s vegetables!

In recent years my art practice has expanded from painting on canvas, painting on timber, and sculpture to interactive kinetic art using light, sound and occasionally vegetables. My plant music art is intended to bring the audience closer to the vegetal world through a mix of science, art & music. Variations have been exhibited in Science festivals and the parks of Hobart during summer.

Presented by Amalea Smolcic

Opening times:

Friday 30 June – Sunday 30 July 2023

Sunday – Thursday 10am – 5pm
Friday – Saturday 10am – 6pm

This exhibition addresses portraiture as a form of self-expression.

I am Amalea Smolcic, a twenty-six-year-old artist living on a farm in Richmond. The environment I inhabit influences my creative process, and I draw inspiration from the picturesque beauty of the land. To me, life is more than a mere transaction with time, it requires a touch of grit, and playfulness.

This body of work delves into the portraits of fifty strangers, seeking to capture the essence of being human—our thoughts, emotions, and dreams. Instead of fixating on appearances, I explore the imaginative side of what a face represents to me, though my own lens. I strive to break down the bias that separates strangers from our loved ones, recognizing the importance and inherent goodness in every person.

The fifty canvases are arranged randomly, echoing the arbitrary nature of their selection. Each portrait stands as a unique entity while contributing to the interconnectedness shared by everyone. Colour and light take precedence over realism in my work, transcending the confines of shadows and illusions. By embracing spontaneity in material selection, I allow for the unfettered expression of artistic freedom.