Salamanca Arts Centre, Bett Gallery and Contemporary Arts Tasmania

Free but registration essential
This event is for current TATA members only

11am – 12pm
Curator + Artist Floor Talk
Long Gallery
Salamanca Arts Centre
The panel will consist of artists Kate Tucker, Eloise Kirk, Grant Nimmo and curator, Daine Singer discussing their work in the exhibition, O Horizon

12.15pm -1.15pm
Break for lunch
Grab a bite to eat at the Salamanca Markets or bring along your packed lunch to relax nearby.

1.30pm – 2.30pm
Artist Talk with Meg Walch
Bett Gallery
Join artist Dr Meg Walch as she discusses her new exhibition, Uncanny.

2.45pm – 3:45pm
Curator talk with Lisa Campbell-Smith
Contemporary Arts Tasmania
BioGym by Mary Maggic and Grace Gamage
Presented by Contemporary Art Tasmania and Dark Mofo 2022
Explore the boundaries between biology and culture, with an introduction from Curator, Lisa Campbell-Smith

Transport Available
While registered guests may choose to drive for the gallery hop, TATA have booked a bus for those registered, although this has limited capacity of up to 40 passengers. First in, best dressed. This is a complimentary offering. For those taking the bus, passengers are asked to wear a face mask throughout.

Departure, Salamanca
The bus will depart from Salamanca, out the front of IMAS, 20 Castray Esplanade, after the allocated lunch break. We ask passengers to please be mindful of time and not to be late.

3:35pm Return
Contemporary Art Tasmania-Salamanca precinct
The bus will depart CAT after the final session and return to Salamanca for a final drop off.

Proudly presented by Salamanca Arts Centre, (All) Together has its first iteration in Hobart. (All) Together is an open and collaborative project between the local community and artists Ross Coulter, Meredith Turnbull and Roma Turnbull-Coulter, who use photographic portraiture to expand modes and styles of representation of families and communities.

Portraits taken throughout their weekend residency at Salamanca Arts Centre in May, inform a very special exhibition of this photographic series of new and familiar faces.

This is an ongoing project for the artists which will form a larger body of work in the future.

Opening Event
Thursday 2 June 2022
5.30pm – 7.30pm
SOCIAL, 67 Salamanca Place, Hobart
RSVP here

Artist Talk
Friday 3 June 2022
5:30pm – 6:30pm

Join artists Ross Coulter and Meredith Turnbull in conversation with Simon Spain discussing their practice, collaboration and working with community.
Free to attend, all welcome.


Saturday 4 June 2022
10.30am – 12.30pm

Explore and expand what portraiture can be – join artists Meredith Turnbull and Ross Coulter in their ‘Awkward Family Portrait’ workshop.

You don’t have to be a family – you could be a friendship group, neighbours who enjoy dog-walking, a table tennis team, a book club, housemates or work colleagues. Come dressed all in denim, wear your mother’s favourite blouse, bring your dog and feel the awkward…

Following a conversation about portraits and a drawing activity, the artists will help you create a unique group photo. After the workshop you will receive a digital photograph ready for you to display online or print!

Couldn’t make the exhibition? Check out the 3D tour developed by Ross Coulter (

Photos: Jesse Hunniford


Photo: Ross Coulter

Ross Coulter

Ross Coulter is a visual artist with a BFA (Hons) and MFA (Research) from the Victoria College of the Arts. He has exhibited both locally and internationally at a number of gallery spaces. As the recipient of the 2010-2011 George Mora Fellowship at the State Library of Victoria he undertook a project that involved the release of 10,000 paper planes into the Domed Reading Room of the State Library of Victoria. His photographic series titled “Audience” (2013-2016) was exhibited at the NGV in 2017. In 2018 Ross developed and presented a photographic series titled “Corporate Portraits” that was presented at the Warburton Arts Centre. His recent artworks have been an exploration of photographic portraiture, performance and community participation. Ross has received numerous awards, artist residences and grants.

Photo: Ross Coulter

Dr Meredith Turnbull

Meredith’s practice focuses on the world of things as the form-creating basis of culture. She is interested in making and material, and the experiential and temporal register of forms. Her practice engages various disciplines and approaches to making, writing and curating. Her artworks engage diverse scales, art historical traditions and genres – and manifest in connections between the body and; sculpture, images, decorative objects and jewellery.

Recent projects include Closer, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne University, 2018 and SHE TURNS at c3 Contemporary Art Space, Hardbody Sculpture at Daine Singer and Softbody Sculpture at Pieces of Eight in 2017. Turnbull has held solo exhibitions at Station, MADA Gallery, Pieces of Eight, Bus Projects, The Other Side, West Space, the Centre for Contemporary Photography, TCB and The Narrows. She has exhibited in group exhibitions at galleries including the Heide Museum of Modern Art, the Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne University, the National Gallery of Victoria, Craft Victoria, Jam Factory, Adelaide, Melbourne Art Fair, the VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery and the George Paton Gallery. Recent curated projects include Material Exchange at c3 Projects (2017), Form and Flex (2015) and Rock Solid (2011), Pieces of Eight, Melbourne, A Condition of Change, Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne (2011), Risk Potential, Die Ecke, Santiago (2010) and Once More with Feeling, VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne (2009).

Meredith Turnbull completed a Bachelor of Art (Honours) in Art History at LaTrobe University in 2000, a Bachelor of Fine Art (Gold and Silversmithing) at RMIT University in 2005 and a PhD at Monash University in the field of Sculpture and Spatial Practice in 2016. In 2016 Turnbull was co-editor (with Shelley McSpedden) of un Magazine issue 10.1. From 2006 to 2010 Turnbull was Gallery Manager and Curator of the VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery. She was editor of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art’s online magazine ACCAMag from 2004 to 2005 where she also worked as a Project Manager and Assistant to the Artistic Director. Meredith has lecturered in Art History at RMIT University specialising in Contemporary Art and C20th Craft and Design. She currently Coordinator of Bachelor of Fine Art First Year in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Monash University.

Meredith Turnbull is represented by Daine Singer, Melbourne

Roma Turnbull-Coulter

Born in 2014, Roma Turnbull-Coulter is an emerging artist living on Boon Wurrung country. Her art practice includes painting, drawing, photography, video, performance and sculpture. Roma is in Grade 1, (when not being home-schooled due to COVID restrictions). Roma’s first exhibition was in 2016 when she was invited to collaborate with her mother Dr. Meredith Turnbull in the group exhibition Mum at the Stockroom in Kyneton, curated by Claire Needham. Roma has exhibited with her parents in the annual c3 fundraiser, Faux Studio, in 2016. In 2018 and 2019 she exhibited with her contemporaries from Monash Caulfield Childcare Centre at Monash University Museum of Art for her Childcare End of Year exhibition. Mathew Ware, director of Muse du Strip, invited Roma and her father Ross Coulter in 2019 to create an exhibition for his gallery which was titled Roma + Ross.

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Thursday 7 April –  Sunday 26 June 2022
This exhibition is part of the OPEN SKY / Kelly’s Garden 2022 program
Curated by Ainslie Macaulay

Opening event
7 April 2022 6pm – 8pm

Sunday 10 April 2022

Panel Talk
Monday 11 April, 5:30pm-6:30pm ‘Dance in Urban Media Art’
Wendy Yu in conversation with with Emma Porteus and Adam Wheeler

Acts of Holding Dance has its first Tasmanian iteration in Kelly’s Garden, presented by Salamanca Arts Centre. Emerging interdisciplinary artist, Wendy Yu playfully responds to site through her large-scale video work and image stills, cleverly merging dance, computational design and urban media.

Yu talk about her process:

‘When making these projections, I’m “soft” choreographing, where I give scores and choreographic structures to the dancers that encourage them to move within these given boundaries, but in doing so there is also space within these scores that allow for them to impart their own individualistic styles of dancing. In constructing this series of work, I want to be authentically reflecting the individual’s practise of dance, as a dedicated artform, that the dancer has invested in’


Photo: Hendrix Lesmana

Wendy Yu

Wendy Yu is an interdisciplinary artist actively practising in the fields of dance and urban media placemaking. She is a Masters graduate in Interaction Design and Electronic Arts at the University of Sydney and intends to further her research on creative interfaces between dance and city spaces through further research.

Her works of urban media placemaking have seen installation in Atlanta USA, the Powerhouse Museum Sydney, Carriageworks, the Inner West City Council, Woollahra City Council, numerous  arts festivals in Sydney, Melbourne, Poland, St. Petersburg, Beijing, Berlin, including Beijing Tech Arts Festival 2021, where she also gave a lecture on dance and computational design.

Wendy has also given lectures of dance and computational and interface design in Berlin as part of Stammtisch Arts Festival, Melbourne as part of Lucy Guerin and Temperance Hall, Sydney as part of Ausdance Australia and March Dance Festival.

Wendy Yu has undergone residencies with the Municipality of Woollahra, the Inner West City Council, Ausdance dance artist in residence residency program, March dance residency program, Bundanon residency program, Centre for Projection art residency etc. where she conducted theoretical research dance’s position in urban media art.

Photo: supplied by the artist

Bethany Reece (she/her)

Bethany is a contemporary dance artist born in lutruwita/Tasmania. She began her training in 2016 at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). In 2018 Bethany was awarded the Palisade award for ‘most outstanding graduate’. Throughout her studies Bethany travelled to Taiwan as an exchange student with the Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA) in 2017, and the following year toured the works The Resistance and Panthea by Brooke Leeder and Natalie Allen. In the same year Bethany staged her first choreographic work, This Transitory Weight. In 2019 Bethany was awarded a Bachelor of Arts (Dance) with First Class Honours from WAAPA and was a member of LINK Dance Company under the directorship of Michael Whaites. In her time with LINK she performed in works choreographed by Niv Marinberg, Scott Elstermann, Raewyn Hill, and Michael Whaites, and toured both nationally and internationally.

In 2020 Bethany became a developing artist with Co:3 Australia, and worked as an understudy for the production of Leviathan, a collaborative work with Circa performing both Leviathan and Stephanie Lake’s Colossus in Perth Festival 2020. Bethany has since returned to build her practice in lutruwita/Tasmania. Bethany received a Regional Arts Fellowship in 2020 to develop a new work that is in continued development. In 2021 Bethany was a collaborative choreographer on DRILL’s Leviathan, and dance artist with Second Echo Ensemble in the development of Charlie Smith’s Outside Boy. Bethany also worked as a performing artist in the Faro Experience at MONA in 2021, and as a casual lecturer delivering the unit Movement For Performers at the University of Tasmania. In 2022 Bethany performed in Rachel Ogle’s And The Earth Will Swallow Them Whole in the Perth Festival to great critical acclaim. Bethany is invested in work that is community centred, inclusive and has a social justice focus. Bethany believes dance has the ability to inspire a sense of belonging, and she is passionate about sharing this experience with dancers and nondancers alike.

Photo: supplied by the artist

Kyall Shanks

Kyall is a Naarm/Melbourne based contemporary dance artist. His career has focused on finding a balance between performance, choreography and teaching work, and he is passionate about using the skills from these areas to increase the accessibility of dance through youth and community work. Since receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts Dance from the Victorian College of the Arts he has danced for Tasdance, Antony Hamilton Projects, Chunky Move, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Opera Australia, The Delta Project and Liquidskin Dance Company. In 2017-2018 Kyall undertook an 8 month international residency program with DanceBox in Kobe, Japan, and then spent 3 months in Sweden as a member of ilYoung 2018. Through various programs and projects Kyall has engaged with community youth groups and schools as a teacher and choreographer, examples of this being the Arts Centre Melbourne/Matthew Bourne ‘Lord Of The Flies’ project, the 2019 Dance Massive work ‘Simulcast’ and Stephanie Lake’s 2020 mass community work/film ‘Multiply’. He works as Artistic Director to preprofessional youth dance company Yellow Wheel and through teaching work has represented the Victorian College of the Arts, Chunky Move, Ausdance Victoria, Arts Centre Melbourne, DRILL, Transit Dance and The Space Dance and Arts Centre.

Photo: supplied by the artist

Emma Porteus
Panel facilitator: ‘Dance in Urban Media Art’

Emma holds a Bachelor of Contemporary Arts (Honours). She believes deeply in the positive power of art to transform individuals and communities positively. Emma has over 15 years’ experience working as a performance-maker and producer of dance, community, and festival projects throughout Australia and internationally, including with Vrystaat Festival (South Africa), ANTI Festival (Finland), Sydney Festival (NSW), Dancehouse, FOLA, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Next Wave (Vic), Tracks (NT), Dark Mofo, Mona Foma, Tasdance, Ten Days on the Island, Festival of Voices, Junction Arts Festival, and Tasmania Performs (Tas). In her current role as Executive Producer of Situate Art in Festivals, she is really interested in performance and art-making models that connect people and places. She helps artists create and produce tourable live, visual art, and festival events that can be delivered in any community, in any country, to produce rich experiences that speak directly to the place, the people, and communities who help create it. 

Photo: supplied by the artist

Adam Wheeler
Panel facilitator: ‘Dance in Urban Media Art’

Adam is a Tasmanian born, Stompin and Victorian College of the Arts Alumni. Adam has performed for Chunky Move, Jo Lloyd, Circa Nica, 2NDTOE and Opera Australia and has made work for Lucy Guerin Inc (Pieces for Small Spaces), Stompin, QL2, Steps Youth Dance Company, fLing Physical Theatre, Tasdance and Chunky Move. As an Artistic Director, founded Yellow Wheel and 2NDTOE. Led AYDF in 2014 and 2017, The Space School of Performance Arts, Short+Sweet Dance and is currently the Artistic Director of Tasdance. Adam is curious about interdisciplinary making, providing pathways for artists to develop practice, and getting the community moving – all from his regional home of lutruwita/Tasmania.

Dancers | Bethany Reece | Kyall Shanks

The Open Sky/Kelly’s Garden 2022 program is supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

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Jordan Cowen
Thursday 7 Jul – Sunday 25 Sep 2022
Kelly's Garden
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Make jewellery using special scraps and remnants with artist Gabbee Stolp.

Sustainability is key to Gabbee’s practice and she will share some of her skills in transforming and repurposing precious fabric into wearable objects.

Jake Walker | Genevieve Griffiths

Gabbee Stolp

Gabbee Stolp grew up in lutruwita/Tasmania. The peaks of the Sentinel Range on the way to Strathgordon and the neon beer mug light on top of the Maypole Hotel in New Town were two of her favourite things.

Gabbee’s artistic practice exists across several mediums, with a primary focus on contemporary jewellery, object-making and textiles. Her works explore human inter-connectedness with nature and examine the current geological epoch, dubbed the Anthropocene, during which time human impacts on the environment have become indelible.

The thoughtful use of natural and sustainable materials is integral to Gabbee’s practice, as is a focus on the processes involved in making. Gabbee constructs pieces predominately through the act of sewing, a gesture she considers to be both nurturing and restorative. With this gesture she aims to remind the wearer of the strength and the value of human tenderness and the depth and vulnerability of our more-than-human world. 

In 2016 Gabbee completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) at RMIT University, where her major studio area was Object Based Practice/Gold and Silversmithing. Gabbee has exhibited widely throughout Tasmania and Victoria, including recent group exhibitions at MONA and Craft (Craft Victoria). Gabbee was a finalist in the 2021 Women’s Art Prize Tasmania and the 2021 Henry Jones Art Prize. Gabbee is a founding member of State of Flux Workshop, a contemporary jewellery and object gallery and studio space in Hobart.

Gabbee currently resides in nipaluna/Hobart, with her partner Tim, her two cats, and a hoard of collected objects and broken sea shells.