Opening Dates :
Thursday 22 August – Sunday 1 September 2024
10:00am – 4:00pm daily
CLOSED Monday 26 August 2024

Presented by the Australian Antarctic Festival

Antarctic DataSpheres is an exhibition exploring data, sound and vision captured on the last voyage of the Aurora Australis to Antarctica. 

The artwork will fill the gallery with data driven visuals surrounded by immersive spatialised sound.

Antarctic DataSpheres will be presented at Salamanca Arts Centre in Hobart as an invited exhibition at the 2024 Australian Antarctic Festival. As part of their Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship, John McCormick and Adam Nash captured the ship, crew and expeditioners, assisting and documenting the many scientific experiments along the journey. Antarctic DataSpheres transforms this data, sound and imagery into a walk-in immersive experience relating Antarctica’s aesthetic grandeur and Australia’s ongoing Antarctic engagement.

John McCormick – Concept, Visuals, Interaction
Adam Nash – Sound Recording, Composition
Casey Richardson – Visual Effects, Interaction

Opening Dates :
Thursday 22 August – Monday 1 September 2024
10:00am – 4:00pm daily

Presented by the Australian Antarctic Festival in association with The Art Society of Tasmania

Antarctica & the Southern Ocean is an art exhibition celebrating the important connection of the icy continent to Hobart.

Since the early days of Antarctic exploration the big red ships have departed from Hobart tackling the mighty seas of the Southern Ocean for their journeys of scientific research. With global warming this research is more important than ever. Many artists and photographers have also recorded and interpreted this last frontier.

Artists throughout Tasmania have been invited to be part of this exhibition which crosses all mediums and genres. 

Presented by Dr Tiana Pirtle for National Science Week

Event :
Friday 16 August 2024

Doors Open @ 8:00pm | Show from 8:30pm – 9:30pm

But please RSVP

Think the vagina is a simple tube? Think again!

See wacky and wild tales of female animal reproductive anatomy and behaviour come to life on stage!

From the times of Aristotle and Darwin to today, there has been a stereotype of the male as the active player in sex and the female as the passive recipient of sperm. This stereotype has shaped how science and the wider world view those possessing vaginas. But vaginas are anything but simple receptacles, and female animals are not the passive players they’ve been made out to be.

Learn about multi-chambered vaginas and temporary passages, elongated clitorises, pseudo-penises, vaginas that can sort sperm, and armoured vaginal openings that put female animals in the driver’s seat of reproduction and evolution.

It’s time to re-write these stories.

This event is part of National Science Week 2024 and is supported by Inspiring Tasmania.

PLEASE NOTE our lift is currently undergoing maintenance and repairs. Wheelchair access to levels 1 and 2 of the arts centre is currently unavailable.

Saturday 29 June 2024 @ 11:00am

General Admission $26
Children Under 12 months FREE

A joyous, kids’ singalong of nursery rhyme favourites

Looking to add more music to your life, entertain your family, and get a hit of nostalgia? You’ll get all three at Rhymes my Nanna taught me!

Join Tasmania’s own Allison Farrow as she leads a fun family singalong session featuring beloved nursery rhymes. With her background in classical vocal training, acting, and presenting, Allison brings nearly 30 years of experience in various genres, including music theatre, jazz, and children’s entertainment. Allison’s versatility shines through whether performing with an orchestra, on screen, or in a country music setting.

In this event, Allison brings back the magical songs and nursery rhymes she cherished during her own childhood. This event is sure to delight the little loves in your life, and you’ll love it, too! Suitable for children ages 3-6.

Sunday 7 July 2024

10am Session : suitable for Ages 7 – 10
12noon Session : suitable for Ages 10 – 13

General Admission $30

Kids will collaborate to create songs through drawing and stories

Jen Lush

In this engaging and interactive session, children will embark on a journey of creativity, drawing inspiration from everything around them. This session, led by Jen Lush, a dedicated advocate for enriching children’s lives through the arts, combines music, dance, and storytelling to foster imagination and expression. 

Children will collaboratively craft a unique group composition through their drawings, movement, rhythm creation, and song. By the end of the session, they’ll have created a performance piece to share proudly with their families and friends. 

Jen brings her passion for delivering top-notch arts experiences to children, drawing from her extensive work in early childhood education. With a background in songwriting and expertise in creative movement and music, Jen has facilitated workshops at esteemed institutions like Eden Hills Kindergarten, Inkpot Arts Inc., Carclew, and various arts festivals. 

Join us for a journey of creativity and fun to unleash the power of imagination through music and movement! 

“Jen’s collaboration with us responds to the children’s voices and to their wonderment in the everyday. Jen is able to respond to the children’s voices, ideas and thoughts within a musical instant! She intertwines these with music and we all begin to write a song.” – Tracey-Ann Rankin, Early Childhood Educator, Eden Hills Kindergarten, 2015.

Friday 28 – Sunday 30 June 2024

TICKETS : $215

Experience with magic of songwriting with one of Australia’s leading choral composers, Paul Jarman.

Paul Jarman. Photo credit :KiPhotomedia

Delve into the wonderful world of songwriting with your mentor, nationally respected composer and musical storyteller Paul Jarman. In this intimate and creative songwriting workshop, you will be encouraged create and share stories and songs with new friends.  

This workshop will include an open dialogue of how we write songs. Paul will look at the elements in the songwriters’ toolbox including the nuts and bolts of composing, melodic nuances, finding inspiration and mind set, and integrity in storytelling. 

The workshop schedule will include a preliminary meet-and-greet session in the Singers’ Lounge with Paul and your fellow songwriters. 

Please note that this workshop has limited capacity, to ensure a personal and in-depth experience for participants. 

Monday 1 July 2024 @ 6:00pm

General Admission $25

Bust out ‘80s dance movie bangers with a bev!

Amanda Hodder

Belt out all the best bangers from 80s dance movies – think Fame, Footloose, and Flashdance! The wonderful Glee Club team will lead this casual and fun singalong event with bevvies and snacks available throughout the evening.  

A night with Glee Club is like a fun choir without the ongoing commitment! We encourage all to participate – whether you’re a regular singer, feel a bit rusty, or have never sung in public. We just love getting together for a bit of raucous fun. 

Your event host, Amanda Hodder, will accompany the group on keyboard and get everyone revved up and into the theme. She may even throw in a bit of song trivia for good measure. Amanda is comfortable leading singing groups of all experience levels, and her contagious energy will have everyone on board in no time. 

There will also be a prize for the best ’80s-themed outfit of the night! So, get your mates together and reminisce on the days of huge hair and huge tunes. 

Friday 28 June 2024 @ 6:45pm


The energetic vibe of Rektango meets the quirky chaos of Men in Suits in this opening night Pop-Up Performance.

Men in Suits

Get ready to enjoy a flashmob style performance during the band’s set break. Then stay on and dance away the night to more free music, get along to the Tasmanian Songbook Volume 4, or head up to the Long Gallery for a drink and more entertainment in the Singers’ Lounge

View the full Pop-Up Program

Thursday 4 July 2024 @ 5:30pm

General Admission $15

Gain insight into the composition process

Join accomplished Tasmanian composer Maria Grenfell as she chats with prominent Australian composers of choral music, Sandra Milliken (QLD), Paul Jarman (NSW) and Quin Thomson (TAS), in an informal and informative setting. Our featured composers will share the inspirations behind their commissions, thoughts about composing for specific ensembles and the importance of connecting with other composers.

Following the panel discussion, participants will have the opportunity for Q&A and networking with our featured composers.

The bar will be open to enjoy refreshments while spending time with these fine musicians.

Maria Grenfell
Sandra Milliken
Paul Jarman. Photo credit :KiPhotomedia
Quin Thomson

Sunday 30 June 2024 @ 5:00pm

General Admission $29

What so you get when you combine trivia and singing?

Vicky Jacobs

Combine your love of trivia and singing at Song Trivia! The popular event is back, hosted by the energetic Vicky Jacobs from Glee Club along with her choir, Glee Plus

It’s not just about music trivia – we’ve got questions about history, culture, travel, and science, too, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy. What makes our trivia night special is the choir, who will sing some of the questions, answers, and even bits in between! And, of course, it wouldn’t be a Festival of Voices event without the opportunity for a singalong. So, if you feel like joining in, be sure to warm up your vocal cords! 

Glee Plus

Everyone is welcome at this all-ages event, and drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. Whether you’re flying solo or coming with a crew (teams must be 8 or fewer people), grab your individual tickets below and join the fun!

With something for everyone at Song Trivia, don’t miss out on this event that sells out every year.