Thursday, 27 October 2022
7.00pm – 9.00pm
Doors 6.45pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

Hobart’s own PROTEA Impro return with more improvised shenanigans in Theatresports! 

A long time favourite of Tasmanian audiences, regular Theatresports is back with a vengeance. Witness the teams lock horns in a battle to see who is the funniest, who is the cleverest and ultimately who will raise the $2 trophy above their heads as Theatresports October Champions. 

See you there!

Concession $15/General Admission $20


Whilst the wearing of masks is not mandatory it is recommended in certain situations by Tasmanian Public Health.  Masks will be available upon entering the venue for those patrons who would like one.  

If you’re unwell, it is recommended that you stay at home, and we look forward to welcoming you at Salamanca Arts Centre another time.


  • Supporters

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

15 October 2022
7.00pm – 12 midnight
Doors 7pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

Groove-rockers Lazer Baby return to the stage October 15th at The Founders Room in nipaluna/Hobart!
Joining them will be thrash rap grunge lords Woolworths//Flushot, as well as local indie-pop sensations Acres and Caelo.

$15.00 pre sales
$20.00 on the door


Whilst the wearing of masks is not mandatory it is recommended in certain situations by Tasmanian Public Health.  Masks will be available upon entering the venue for those patrons who would like one.  

If you’re unwell, it is recommended that you stay at home, and we look forward to welcoming you at Salamanca Arts Centre another time.


  • Supporters

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

Saturday 29 October 2022
Show 7pm-11pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

It’s that time of year, where people roam the streets in want of candy, and the adults dress up as sexy versions of the mundane and dance dance dance till they die.
Hallo-qween is where the queers gathers to enjoy some spooky queer cabaret talent, mingle with other like minded individuals, and get the fright of their life as Hera put’s their safety as risk, again.
Some of your hand selected cabaret dreams will be on stage, with a prize for best dressed (YES THERE IS A BEST DRESSED!!!) so make sure you put something on (or not) and get ready for Halloqween.

QT Cabaret is a place for Transgender and Gender queer people to trial cabaret acts, or just let off some steam on stage. It is a space to meet other people, and to watch the amazingly talented community of Hobart.


Whilst the wearing of masks is not mandatory it is recommended in certain situations by Tasmanian Public Health.  Masks will be available upon entering the venue for those patrons who would like one.  

If you’re unwell, it is recommended that you stay at home, and we look forward to welcoming you at Salamanca Arts Centre another time.


Artists

Photo: Trash King Photography

Hera Fox

Hera is a playwright, and circus & cabaret creator based in nipaluna (Hobart). Having grown up in the Huon Valley starting in community musicals, they have had a varied career in burlesque and drag to circus and acrobatics. Now they have found their voice as a transgender woman returning to song and cabaret creating work for and by transgender people. Her plays have endeavored to assist in changing the culture of the live performing arts, to be more inclusive, and to not take itself too seriously. She has a tendency to write about love, lust, and loss, with a style reflecting reactions of your various ex partners.

They are the founder and artistic director of QT Cabaret, a space for transgender and gender queer performers to trial new cabaret and circus work, which won Artfully Queers unifying voice award 2019. Hera is also the winner of 2020’s Out For Australia Community Champion award.

Saturday 8 October 2022
8.00pm
Doors 7pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

$10 pre sales
$15 on the door


Photo: supplied by the artist

Lasca Lee Kallister Dry is a musician hailing from the small town of Ulverstone, Tasmania. Born in Hobart and moving shortly after, Lasca spent her childhood listening to the 60’s and 70’s music that would go on to shape her taste and inspire her own music.  

Previously one-half of the folk-rock group ‘The Habits’ (initiated in 2013) alongside Daniel Bicanski. A powerful partnership whom together released several tracks including a self titled EP of which garnered enough attention to win them 2014’s Tasmania’s Foster The Band competition and playing Marion Bay’s Falls Festival.  

In 2015 Lasca initiated a solo project under her given name ‘Lasca Dry’. This same year Lasca also began her degree at Hobart’s Conservatorium of Music and became a regular busker around the city of Hobart. Between then and now Lasca has become well known by the community for her angelic melodies lofting through the streets and her earnest, untainted musician expression.

Lasca recently released her debut album ‘Sweet Sea Surrender’, including two singles ‘Do You Like Me That Way’ and ‘Better Than This’, all of which were well received and gained her support acts such as
Weyes Blood, Paul Dempsey, Didirri, Luca Brasi, Tim Rogers, Davey Lane and at venues and festivals such as The Falls Festival, Mona’s Gallery, ‘Alter’, ‘In The Hanging Garden’, The Taste of Tasmania and Junction Arts Festival.

Lasca has developed her very own unique flavor of slightly bittersweet melancholy songs. Heartfelt, honest and deceptively simple, Lasca Dry’s songs are direct, emotive and play with haunting vocals and contagious melodies. Lasca sings of life, love and loss carrying her listeners into new places and other realms.


Whilst the wearing of masks is not mandatory it is recommended in certain situations by Tasmanian Public Health.  Masks will be available upon entering the venue for those patrons who would like one.  

If you’re unwell, it is recommended that you stay at home, and we look forward to welcoming you at Salamanca Arts Centre another time.


  • Supporters

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

Friday 16 September 2022
8.00pm
Doors 8pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

20 years after their last performance, Van Ramsey and the Dogs of Rest have remerged and are taking their new show on the road – HOMECOMING. With a hot-selling National tour kicking off in their hometown of Hobart, Van and the Dogs are inviting YOU to a SECRET RENDEZVOUS. A sneak-preview, a last-chance-to-see for those who missed tickets to their SOLD OUT Tasmanian shows.

This performance is for those 18+. There are potential strobing effects from projected video
Tickets are free but you must RSVP below to nab your tickets!


Photo: supplied by the artist

Tasmanian born and bred, the enigmatic Van Ramsey and his loyal band – The Dogs of Rest – are one of the biggest acts you’ve never heard of. More popular in Osaka and Berlin than in Sydney or Melbourne, Van Ramsey and the Dogs of Rest are pure synth-rock bombast with a twist of the sublime. Be prepared for a twin bass-attack, full frontal assault with a flailing of flesh like you’ve never seen before.


Whilst the wearing of masks is not mandatory it is recommended in certain situations by Tasmanian Public Health.  Masks will be available upon entering the venue for those patrons who would like one.  

If you’re unwell, it is recommended that you stay at home, and we look forward to welcoming you at Salamanca Arts Centre another time.


  • Supporters

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

Thursday, 29th September 2022
7.00pm – 9.00pm
Doors 6.45pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

Get to The Founders Room for another round of homegrown edge-of-your-seat, rib-tickley makesy-upsy from PROTEA Impro and Salamanca Arts Centre.

Featuring the improvised talents of: Milla Chaffer, Rosemary Cann, Rowan Harris, Matt Wilson, Jane Stoddart, Simone Dobber and Jeff Michel!

Improvised music from Andrew Morrisby.


See you there!

Concession $15/General Admission $20


Whilst the wearing of masks is not mandatory it is recommended in certain situations by Tasmanian Public Health.  Masks will be available upon entering the venue for those patrons who would like one.  

If you’re unwell, it is recommended that you stay at home, and we look forward to welcoming you at Salamanca Arts Centre another time.


  • Supporters

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

Wednesday 21 September 2022
8.00pm
Doors 8pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

Hobart’s Newest New Material Night. New and experienced comics trying out new gear. When it comes to new jokes a live audience is the only real test there is. The place where new jokes come to live or die. Hosted by local legend Chloe Black come and see a mix of brand new faces and established pros find out whether their new gags have any blood in them.

Come and take the First Bite!

Sally Rose McShane
Jane New
Amanda Bergmann
Steve McNees
Kevin Glidden
Jack O’Sullivan
Hamish Levis
& More!
Hosted by Chloe Black

Pre Sales $5
Door Sales $10


Female that can play 20s to 40s.

The actor will be playing multiple roles aged from early 20s to late 40s.

Auditions
Sunday 7 August
Peacock Theatre

Please email a headshot, full-length photo and a CV listing your acting experience by 3 August the Performing Arts Program Manager, Lucien Simon performingarts@sac.org.au

This is a paid opportunity.

Key Dates

  • – Attend two days of the creative development between 8 – 11 August 2022
  • – Attend rehearsals (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm) 13 November – 3 December 2022
  • – Attend Production week 5 – 8 December 2022
  • – Attend dress rehearsal, 8 December 2022
  • – Perform at the Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart on Opening Night (9 December 2022) and for performances on the 10, 11, 15, 16, 17 and 18 December 2022 and a matinee performance on the 10 December 2022.

Be available for re-staging and tour of Jumpcut in 2023.

About Jumpcut

At the beginning of 2022 Chris Mead (Melbourne Theatre Company, Head of theatre at the VCA) and Tasmanian writers, Mathew Cooke, Hera Fox, Stepnanie Jack, Carrie McLean and Andy Vagg, took part in the first stage of development of a new full length play titled Jumpcut (working title).

They are working together to create a full-length play with the underlying theme, ‘Crisis, what crisis?’. Structurally the play is being created by using the Arthur Schnitzler play Reigen/LaRonde (1900) as a structural template. It consists of 10 ‘love’ scenes between pairs of people up and down society’s then class structure. The 10 characters each play in two adjacent scenes, each with two discrete lovers.

Chris has created a play using this format before. In 2001-2 Chris worked with five writers—Ben Ellis, Veronica Gleeson, Nick Marchand, Tommy Murphy and Emma Vuletic—to create 360 positions in a one-night stand for the 2002 Festival of Sydney. The play was incredibly well accepted and fast tracked the careers of the writers involved. The collective quality of the work benefited everyone involved.

About the Director
Chris Mead

This year Chris was appointed the Head of Theatre at the Victorian College of the Arts, prior to this he was the Literary Director of Melbourne Theatre Company. Previous positions have included: inaugural Artistic Director of PlayWriting Australia; Literary Manager, Sydney Theatre Company; Literary Manager, Belvoir; curator, Australian National Playwrights’ Conference; and Festival Director, Interplay, the International Festival for Young Playwrights. Recent directing credits include Ross Mueller’s A Strategic Plan (Griffin 2016), Richard Frankland’s Walking into the Bigness (co-directed by Wayne Blair, Malthouse 2014), Ian Wilding’s Rare Earth (NIDA 2011) and Quack (Griffin 2010), and Damien Millar’s The Modern International Dead (Griffin 2008) which won Best New Play (Sydney Theatre Critics’ Awards) and the WA Premier’s Literary Award. He has a PhD from Sydney University. His Platform Paper on institutional racism and outreach strategies was published in 2008. In the past three years he has worked closely with writers such as Joanna Murray-Smith, David Williamson, Eddie Perfect, Lally Katz, Aidan Fennessy, Brendan Cowell, Hannie Rayson, Tom Holloway, Angela Betzien, Rob Sitch, Santo Cilauro and Tom Gleisner, and Steve Vizard, as well as emerging writers such as S. Shakthidharan, Anchuli Felicia King and Jean Tong.


  • Supporters

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


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.

1:15PM
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.


Glee Club’s Singalong Trivia comes to the festival

This is a trivia night where some of the questions are asked and some of the questions are sung!

Your host, Vicky Jacobs is not just a gameshow fanatic, she comes equipped with her very own live choir to sing and sometimes even sing along with!

But don’t worry, this isn’t just a music-centric trivia night, it’s more! You won’t need to know what Paul McCartney’s favourite food is (it’s chip butties).

There will be questions on science, history, travel and culture and we guarantee you’ll know at least one of the answers and probably a whole lot more!  

Get a table together and come along to play for some fabulous prizes and be part of a trivia night you’ll be telling people about for years!