Wednesday 21 December 2022
5:30pm – 7:00pm
An evolving annual exhibition of around 45 Tasmanian artists, with links to the University of Tasmania’s School of Creative Arts and Media in its various incarnations, where artists present engaging mini exhibitions in a wide variety of media and approaches.
Images of Tasmania (IOT) It is the brainchild of Jan Peacock and Betsy Gamble, who saw the potential of presenting a collaborative show in the Long Gallery and Sidespace Gallery 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 disciplines. 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. The exhibition is entirely self-funded, and all costs and tasks of mounting the exhibition are shared by participating artists.
This year marks the 25th Anniversary of this thriving, co-operative venture and will include touches of silver throughout, a Rogues Gallery of participants (past and present) and various activities to encourage visitors to learn more about the artists in their local community.