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14 October, 2023 – 8pm

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Shanshan Ai and Xingming Wu


7 – 13 September 2023


Opening event:

7 September – 6.30pm


Daily Opening Times :

9am – 6pm daily

‘Entangled in Movement’ is an exhibition explores the connections between migration and traditional art memory. The exhibition brings together two artists to exploring these themes. Shanshan’s work focuses on the relationship between weeds and migrants, while Xingming remaining memory of Chinese painting to explore the concept of movement and migration.

Entangled in Movement: An Exploration of Beauty of Migration and Remembering

Overview:

‘Entangled in Movement’ is a group art exhibition that explores the connections between migration and traditional art memory. The exhibition brings together two artists, each with their unique approach to exploring these themes. One artist’s work focuses on the relationship between weeds and migrants, while the other employs remaining memory of Chinese painting to explore the concept of movement and migration.

Artists:

-Artist 1: Shanshan Ai, works are inspired by the idea that aims to explore a psychological expectation of migrants who survive harmoniously in the host country, in a similar manner as introduced weeds. This examination of migrancy and exotic plants, in the form of art might foster the emplacement and emotional identity of people who are living far from home.The artist creates intricate, layered compositions that invoke canvas materials and installation to create a sense of beauty and strength. Trying to find a close and positive connection which brings harmonious coexistence and mutual benefit, which are exists in both plants and humans. The artworks exploring the meaning of our existence and the direction of our common development.

-Artist 2: Xingming Wu, specializes in traditional Chinese ink painting techniques to explore the concept of dust-laden treasure and migration. The artists’ works are inspired by the ancient Chinese tradition of literati painting, which emphasizes the importance of the artist’s personal expression and interpretation.

Although across culture the art still rooted the traditional methods to bring art form in contemporary concept. Through delicate brushstrokes and subtle use of colour, the artist creates ethereal character that convey a sense of fluidity, motion and unfailing manner.

Exhibition Design:

The exhibition is designed to create a sense of beauty and eternity, a way of movement and flow, with the artworks arranged in a way that encourages visitors to explore the space two artists’ works. The exhibition space will be divided into two sections, with each artist’s works displayed in its own area. The First section will feature the mixed materials works of Artist 1 (Shanshan Ai), while the second section will showcase the traditional Chinese ink paintings of Artist 2 (Xingming Wu).

Conclusion:

‘Entangled in Movement’ is a thought-provoking exhibition that invites visitors to explore the connections between migration and traditional art techniques. By bringing together two artists with their unique perspectives on these themes, the exhibition offers a rich and nuanced exploration of beauty, movement, growth, precious value and human experience.

纠缠在迁移中:移民之美与回忆的探索

概述

“纠缠在迁移中”是一个两位中国艺术家的联展。展览目的在于探索移民以及传统艺术记忆之间的联系。这次展览的艺术家一位毕业于清华大学美术学院,任美术编辑多年。一位任教于中国美术学院。两位后又同时毕业于塔斯马尼亚大学艺术学院绘画系,师从同导,分别获得艺术硕士与艺术博士学位。

两位艺术家用各自不同的独特的方法来探索同一个主题——移民。一位艺术家的作品关注杂草和移民之间的关系,另一位则利用移民之后的记忆探索迁移和移民的概念。

艺术家1:艾姗姗

作品的灵感来自于一个旨在探索在东道国和谐生存的移民的心理期望——就像引进的杂草一样。这种以艺术的形式对迁移和外来植物的研究,希冀促进生活在远离家乡的人们对身份的认同以及情感的依托。艺术家创造了繁密分层的作品,援引画布材料和装置来创造一种美丽和力量的感觉传递。试图找到一种紧密和积极的联系,带来存在于植物和人类, 不同种族之间和谐共存和互利。艺术家的作品探索了我们存在的意义和我们共同发展的方向。

艺术家2:吴兴明

用中国传统水墨技术探索尘封宝藏和迁徙的概念。艺术家的作品的灵感来自于传统中国古代文人画,强调了艺术家个人表达和诠释精神的重要性。

虽然跨越了文化,但艺术仍然植根于传统的方法,艺术家将艺术形式带入当代的概念中。通过精致的笔触和对色彩的微妙运用,创造了空灵的气质,传达了一种流动性、运动和永不停歇的艺术表达。

余音

“纠缠在迁移中”是一个发人深省的艺术展览,它诚邀观众共同感受,探索移民和传统艺术技术之间的联系。

通过两位艺术家将各自对这个主题的独特视角结合在一起,展览展现了对美丽、迁移、成长、曾经的珍贵价值,当下的贡献和人类体验的丰富而细致的探索。

Saturday 26 August 2022
7.00pm – 9.00pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

Five performers are all working hard to put on a good improv show. Well, almost all of them. One of them is trying to sabotage the show without getting caught. Will The Saboteur be unmasked before the evening is ruined?

It’s a reality television show on stage, for fans of Whodunnits and Whose Line alike. It’s devious. It’s hilarious. It’s thrilling. It’s The Saboteur. Good luck.

Fresh from a hit season at the 2023 Sydney Comedy Festival, join us for a high-stakes, interactive evening of subterfuge, treachery, backstabbing, and laughs!

“Ingeniously destructive” – Theatreview

“Delightfully fun and wonderfully unpredictable” – Wellingtonista

“Priceless … Top marks from me!” – Weekend Notes

“Hilarious fun” – What Did She Think

Winner: Outstanding Show, New Zealand Improv Festival 2019

Featuring

Milla Chaffer

Rowan Harris

Rosemary Cann

Matt Wilson

Emma Skalicky

Hosted and directed by Jim Fishwick.

Sound design by Bryce Halliday.

General Admission $20
Concession $15


  • Supporters

    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

Curated by Lynne Howarth-Gladston and Paul Gladston

Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre,
77 Salamanca Place, Hobart
Saturday 19 August – Friday 1st September, 10-4pm

SOCIAL, Salamanca Arts Centre,
67 Salamanca Place, Hobart
Saturday 26 August – Sunday 3 September, 10-4pm

The Barracks Gallery, 
11 The Avenue, New Norfolk Saturday 9 September – Sunday 22 October
(Saturdays and Sundays only) 11-4pm

A Chinese artist presents contemporary visions of reciprocity between humanity, Nature and the heavenly.

This exhibition showcases videos, photographs and assemblages by the Chinese
contemporary artist Tan Lijie representing imagined coexistences between lived realities,
enchanted realms, reveries and dreamscapes.

The multi-dimensionality of Tan’s work gives rise to subtly transporting atmospheres and
myriad aesthetic affects which suspend fixed perceptions of the real as well as any orderly
sense of time and space.

Tan’s work is informed by personal concerns about the controlling expectations and
devastating environmental impact of present-day, materially obsessed, societies. It is also
marked by the residual traces of traditional Chinese Confucian-literati culture and its
aspirations toward a harmonious – mutually sustaining – aestheticized reciprocity between
humanity, Nature and the heavenly.

Enchanted Realities -Tan Lijie, Selected Works 2013-2022 is curated with reference to Johnson.
Tzong-zung Chang’s conception of the Yellow Box; an intervention with internationally
dominant modes of gallery display intended as conducive to the showing of works
characterized by the harmonizing reciprocity of traditional Chinese Confucian-literati
aesthetics.

Tan continues to live and work in her home city of Shenzhen at the border between mainland
China and Hong Kong – an interstitial space resonant with the indeterminate aesthetics of the
artist’s work.


WALK THROUGH THE EXHIBITION


CATALOGUE



The Artist

TAN Lijie (b. 1991) was awarded a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Intermedia School
of The China Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou (2017) and studied as an exchange student at
Kingston University, London (2015). A one-person exhibition of Tan’s work was held at The
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (2022). Her work has also been included in
group exhibitions at The Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart Tasmania, The Cipa Gallery,
Beijing, the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing and the Djanogly Gallery of The
University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. Her video, The World was awarded Best
Creative (drama) at the Global Chinese University Student Film Awards (2012). Tan’s video,
Haussmann in the Tropics is in the collection of the White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney.

The Curators

Lynne HOWARTH-GLADSTON is an artist, curator, and researcher. She has exhibited her
paintings internationally, including in China, the UK, and Australia, and was lead curator of
the exhibitions ‘New China/New Art: Contemporary Video from Shanghai and Hangzhou,’
Djanogly Art Gallery, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK (2015) and ‘Dis-
/Continuing Traditions: Contemporary Video Art from China,’ Salamanca Arts Centre,
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (2021). Her Ph.D. thesis is the first to engage critically with the
work of the nineteenth-century botanical illustrator, Marianne North. She was a contributor to
the BBC4 documentary, Kew’s Forgotten Queen: The Life of Marianne North (2016).

Paul GLADSTON is the inaugural Judith Neilson Chair Professor of Chinese Contemporary
Art at the University of New South Wales, Sydney and a Distinguished Affiliate Fellow of
the UK-China Humanities Alliance, Tsinghua University, Beijing. His numerous book-length
publications include Contemporary Chinese Art: A Critical History (2014), awarded ‘best
publication’ at the Awards of Art China (2015), and Contemporary Chinese Art, Aesthetic
Modernity and Zhang Peili: Towards a Critical Contemporaneity (2019). He was an advisor to the internationally-acclaimed exhibition ‘Art of Change: New Directions from China’, Hayward Gallery-South Bank Centre, London (2012).

Presented by Fishers and Walkers Tasmania and the Tasmanian National Parks Association

Wild Heart of Tasmania is a collection of stories about Tasmania’s Western Lakes wilderness, centred around Lake Malbena by nature writer and fishing guide Greg French.

Wild Heart of Tasmania is a collection of stories about Tasmania’s Western Lakes wilderness, centred around Lake Malbena, the location of a controversial proposed heli-tourism development (see here for a campaign backgrounder). Written by nature writer and fishing guide Greg French, it is an inspirational tale for those who love wild places and wild life, and a cautionary one for those who believe Australia’s national parks to be well protected.

Thursday 16 November, 2023 | 7pm – 9.30pm

Full Price $39 + BF

Concession $34 +BF


Sionnach Rua’s Great Irish Song Book is an authentic music and story catalogue, interwoven with tales of Irish traditions and histories.

Sionnach Rua’s Great Irish Songbook

After a massively successful first year of shows ‘Sionnach Rua’s Great Irish Songbook’ return to Tasmania with a brand new show in 2023.

Having also played venues and festivals in NSW, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria the band now have been busy rehearsing and writing a brand new show for audiences to enjoy.

Gallie (vocals, Bazouki, Bodhran, Guitars) has gathered around him a pool of the best musicians that Australia has to offer.

Paddy Montgomery (Vocals, Mandolin, Guitars, & Bazouki)

Sam Davies (Uilleann Pipes & Whistles).

Luke Plumb (Banjo, Mandolin)

Ruth Wise (Violin)

Pepita Emmerichs (Mandolin, Fiddle).

They continue to draw on the ancient Irish tradition of story telling and music, now expanded their set to include original material, tunes and songs that go back centuries and of course all the classics from The Dubliners to the Pogues and everything in between.

Sionnach Rua will be going into the studio to record their highly anticipated debut  album late in 2023.

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Salamanca Jazz

Damien Kingston Quartet
Saturday 23 Mar 2024
Founders Room
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Saturday 19 August 2023
7:30pm – 10:00pm (Doors open at 7pm)
Live @ The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Entry via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

$25 +bf each
$80 +bf for 4 x Tickets


Two of the state’s most in-demand jazz trombonists, plus a rhythm section comprising of some of Tasmania’s grooviest jazz musos present an evening of gorgeously arranged standards, originals from the band, and a few surprises.
Expect everything from J.J. Johnston to Joni Mitchell, featuring Louise Denson, Joe Weller, Stevie McEntee, Sasha Gavlek and Konrad Park.

The trombone was recently voted Australia’s 30th favorite instrument in ABC Classic FM’s top 100 instrument competition. Stevie and Joe intend to change Australia’s mind, one performance at a time, and are backed by a superstar band of some of Tasmania’s finest rhythm section players. Come and hear why we reckon the trombone should be #1 – and experience the gorgeous versatility of this unique and unusual instrument!

Louise Denson – piano
Joe Weller – trombone
Stevie McEntee – trombone
Sash Gavlek – bass
Konrad Park – drums

Doors & Bar open at 7pm

Music begins at 7.30pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
[ Enter via the stairs off Wooby’s lane, or take the lift from the Salamanca Arts Centre Courtyard ]

Tickets are only $25 ea +BF or buy four tickets for only $80 +BF

Louise Denson is a Hobart-based pianist/composer/arranger/educator working in jazz and classical music. She has released seven CDs – Nova Nova (2021) earned 4-stars in   the Weekend Australian Review. Completed commissions include Clarence Jazz Festival (2023), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (2022), Vera Scarth-Johnson Gallery Association (Cooktown, 2021), Brisbane International Jazz Festival (2018) and others. Her works have been performed/recorded by artists including Viney-Grinberg Duo, Muses Trio, Downbeat poll-winning trombonist Bill Watrous, Bell Award-winning vocalist Elly Hoyt, and Southern Cross Soloists. She is an Represented Artist with the Australian Music Centre and is published by Wirripang.

Joe Weller is a freelance trombonist based in Hobart. At a young age he discovered a passion for playing trombone which led him to undertake studies at the Conservatorium of Music in Hobart and during this time he quickly established himself on the Hobart music scene. He has since gone onto perform and record with many local, interstate and international acts at different festivals and locations all around Tasmania, these include local acts Kudu Joy, Matthew Ives And His Big Band and The Sasha Gavlek Quartet, interstate act Hot Dub Time Machine and the Japanese artist Tomoko Momiyama and festivals such as The Clarence Jazz Festival, Devonport Jazz Festival, Junction Arts Festival, Dark Mofo, Panama and Party in the Paddock. Joe is constantly working on his craft to ensure that he can continue to be one of the first names called whenever a trombonist is needed in Hobart.

Stevie McEntee is a non-binary trombonist, composer, bandleader, festival director and creative producer. Originally from Mount Gambier in South Australia, they graduated with a Bachelor degree in Jazz Performance from the Elder Conservatory (Adelaide) in 2012. By day they work as the founder and artistic director of the Lutruwita Art Orchestra and as the co-artistic director of the Clarence Jazz Festival (Tasmania’s biggest jazz festival), and by night they lead Hobart’s very own 12-piece all-original Afrobeat-danceband, Baba Bruja, and play trombone in the hugely popular reggae-fusion band Boil Up, regularly collaborating with some of the most loved jazz musicians on the island, as well as writing and conducting music for projects and major festivals across the island of Tasmania. Before relocating to Hobart in 2016 Stevie toured Europe and South-East Asia with Adelaide-based afrobeat legends, the Shaolin Afronauts, and spent two years living and touring in India with musicians and bands from around the world. Stevie has led successful CACD and musical projects that have attracted the support of Arts Tasmania, the Australia Council, the Regional Arts Fund, Regional Arts Tasmania, Creative Hobart (Hobart City Council) and Festivals Australia. They strive to create platforms and opportunities for collaboration with artists from diverse cultural backgrounds and diverse genders and make music that reflects and celebrates the best bits of being human.

A queer femme, lover of soup, Sasha Gavlek is a contemporary bassist, bandleader, composer, and educator hailing from Hobart. With a love for alternative jazz and rhythmic madness, Gavlek pours her soul into her compositions and improvisational work, exploring themes of personal struggles and growth, as can be seen in her debut album, On Second Thoughts. An active member within the island state’s music scene, Gavlek is a part of several regularly performing acts outside of her own alt jazz quartet including Kudu Joy, Uncle Gus and the Rimshots, and FFLORA, and is a regular performer at annual events such as Dark Mofo, Mona Foma, Clarence Jazz Festival, A Festival Called Panama, and the Taste of Tasmania to name a few. On a Contemporary Music Performance scholarship, Gavlek graduated from the UTAS Conservatorium of music with a Bachelor of Music in 2019. When she’s not performing, she is tutoring bass and providing musical accompaniment across local schools.

Konrad Park is a nationally recognised drum kit artist who is a passionate performer, teacher and composer.  He has over four decades of experience backing leading artists including Multi Grammy award winner Lucky Oceans and vocal great Leo deCastro, through to the contemporary music of Brian Ritchie’s Shakuhachi Club and the visceral blues power of Billy Warner Band. Konrad studied composition at the University of Tasmania from 2014 to 2020 under Dr. Maria Grenfell. He is equally focused on live performance and his teaching practice, sustaining ensemble and private lessons at Claremont College, Friends and Elizabeth College. Konrad’s principal focus as an instrumental tutor, is to expand the students musical grammar and confidence, eventually becoming independent artists who will forge their own individual path.  He continues to perform original live instrumental music, directing his many ensembles in a variety of styles. These include modern jazz with the Konrad Park Quartet, Big Small Band (hard bop), The Schwing Thing (post fusion electric jazz rock), Simon Patterson Trio (modern jazz).

Konrad lived in Melbourne from 2008-14, experiencing highlights such as backing David Campbell and Marina Prior for the MSO. He recorded at the ABC for Mal Stanley’s Jazz Track program, with the Tim Neal Trio, a Hammond organ featuring Simon Patterson on guitar. Konrad’s studies at UTAS have greatly furthered his musical aims and compositions skills. He writes from his second instrument, the Chapman Stick, a ten-string tapping instrument. As a UTAS student, Konrad has been able to write more prolifically for his various ensembles. As a Chapman Stick artist, Konrad aka Stickrad, writes and performs his compositions with Stickrad Quintet, to audiences in search of a new listening experience.  As co-artistic director of Southern Stick Events, Konrad brought international “Stickists” Bob Culbertson to Australia three times since 2007, for teaching seminars and Stick Night concerts. Konrad continues to compose and have a performance career on the Chapman Stick. A collaboration with the internationally acclaimed drum kit artist Terry Bozzio, is planned for 2025 culminating in a work for concert band, extended modern drum kit and Chapman stick.  Konrad is now based in Hobart, Tasmania and continues to back local and interstate artists from a wide variety of backgrounds. Konrad’s musical diversity allows him to contribute on multiple fronts, to Tasmania’s dynamic and rich musical legacy.

Live Jazz is part of Salamanca Arts Centre’s Public Program, and is supported by the City of Hobart’s Cultural Grants Program.

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Damien Kingston Quartet
Saturday 23 Mar 2024
Founders Room
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Jonny Scholes


20 July – 1 August 2023


Opening event:

July 20 – 5.30pm


Daily Opening Times :

Monday-Thursday: 10:00am-4:00pm

Fridays: 10:00am-5:30pm

Saturdays: 10:00am-3:00pm

Sundays: CLOSED (open by appointment)

‘Interpreted’ is a series of woven tapestries portraying a year’s worth of global news as seen through the eyes of artificial intelligence (AI).

‘Interpreted’ is a series of woven tapestries portraying a year’s worth of global news as seen through the eyes of artificial intelligence (AI).

With a gaze fixed on the future, ‘Interpreted’ has its roots in the past. Since medieval times, woven tapestries have been used to record significant events. They portrayed truth as seen by the powers that commissioned them, and often contained mistakes made by weavers. The makers of AI products also have their own biases and ulterior motivations, which are invisible to the consumer. They, too, can make mistakes. With the use of AI tools growing at an alarming rate, ‘Interpreted’ raises timely questions about how facts are gathered, curated and presented to us in the new world we already inhabit.

Although the exhibition consists of physical tapestries, at its core ‘Interpreted’ is a new media project. Drawing on a decade of experience as a software developer, Scholes has created an automated program which continually reviews all news articles as they are published around the world. An AI tool is employed to create a single image that represents each day. Using generative art techniques, the days are collected into months, and incorporated into a unique tapestry design. The result is autonomously sent off to be woven and eventually delivered by post to Jonny Scholes’ studio.

‘Interpreted’ attempts to illustrate the erosion of information as it is captured, distilled and re-disseminated. To understand the works in this exhibition, the viewer must unpick each piece with a critical eye. There are potential inaccuracies at every step – commissioner, maker, distributor and consumer all play a hand. Scholes’ exhibition asks us to consider how the artificial curation of information will impact our future years, days or minutes – and whether we are happy for AI to become a core part of the way we record our history.

Saturday 15 July 2023

FREE to attend


Introducing Vietnamese-owned businesses, events, and places in Tasmania to newcomers in the community.

A place to network and get to know the Vietnamese community in Hobart and Tasmania.


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Damien Kingston Quartet
Saturday 23 Mar 2024
Founders Room
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Saturday 29 July 2023
7:30pm – 10:00pm (Doors open at 7pm)
Live @ The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Entry via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

$25 +bf each
$80 +bf for 4 x Tickets


We welcome the return of delightful songbird Mia Palencia and her ensemble of renown: Matt Boden, Hamish Houston and Tom Robb, from their highly successful concert at Salamanca Arts Centre in June 2022.

Keep warm with Salamanca Jazz in July ~ The Mia Palencia Quartet [ + featured guest Andrew Saragossi on tenor saxophone]

Live in the Founders Room
Saturday 29th July 2023

Mia Palencia +
Matt Boden [ piano ] +
Hamish Houston [ d/bass ] +
Tom Robb [ drums ] +
Andrew Saragossi [ tenor sax ]

Malaysian born Mia tours extensively, records regularly and teaches singing continuously. The empathy she shares with the band guarantees another outstanding performance. This is not to be missed. The quartet will be joined in this concert by featured guest, Andrew Saragossi.

Doors & Bar open at 7pm
Music begins at 7.30pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
[ Enter via the stairs off Wooby’s lane, or take the lift from the Salamanca Arts Centre Courtyard ]

Tickets are only $25 ea +BF or buy four tickets for only $80 +BF.

Live Jazz is part of Salamanca Arts Centre’s Public Program, which is supported by the City of Hobart Cultural Grants Program.

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Damien Kingston Quartet
Saturday 23 Mar 2024
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