The annual Hunter Island Press (HIP) Mini Print Exhibition and Sale showcases the different printmaking techniques and variety of subjects undertaken by its members. 

The fine art prints are all a uniform paper size of 21cm x 21cm and are affordably priced at $40 each.

The work is pegged around the room and customers are encouraged to help themselves to the print they would like to purchase in an untraditional gallery style way. As a print is sold, it is replaced with another by the same printmaker. This may not necessarily be the same subject or technique as participants are unrestricted for this Exhibition. Sales are made on a first come, first serve basis.

Rowena Bond. Dorian. Collagraph
Artwork by Jeanie Edwards
Cath de Little. Magellanic Woodpecker. Linocut, hand-coloured.

Vertical Life Film Tour is in its third year and again brings the best of Australian vertical adventures to the globe while showcasing the best of the globe back home in Australia. From untold stories, unsung heroes and the faces we’ve come to know and love in climbing – the Vertical Life Film Tour has something for everyone.

From its humble beginnings created by the team behind Vertical Life Magazine, the tour was conceived to bring inspiration to worldwide climbing communities while outdoor adventure was limited – growing into a globally successful film tour since. In 2022 we will again showcase incredible climbing and phenomenal storytelling in settings that inspire the adventure community to connect. Driven by the passion to tell the stories of climbers across the world and our love for the global climbing community, the tour will commence in November 2022 with a premiere at the Beta22′ Climbing Festival in Australia.

Tickets
Adult $26.93 (+BF)
Child / Concession $21.71 (+BF)
Family (2 x Adults + 2 x Children) $63.47 (+BF)



Midair
In scaling rocks by the hardest routes, boulderers seek to escape gravity in an endless quest to achieve weightlessness and momentarily leave the world behind.
Midair is a metaphysical bouldering film starring the UK’s best all-round climber, Jim Pope. Filmed in iconic Lake District locations and set to a pumping techno soundtrack.
Starring Jim Pope with Frances Bentley, Aidan Roberts and Holly Toothill | Director : Louis-Jack


The First Worm
New lines, in new places with new friends.
The highline’s called “The First Worm.” First of many potential lines for these crags.
Rigged on two backpacks and a boulder wrap, Lewis Foster and Brady Hayes made it possible for the first time to walk above some of the steepest ski lines in mainland Australia.
Stuff like this doesn’t happen over night. But sometimes it takes little more than a crazy idea and 5 days.
Director : Divya Gordon


Route Setters
Short sport documentary film about route settings in Hong Kong’s indoor climbing gym.
Director : Tony Cheung


Grace
Having spent her teenage years in hospital, Grace finds healing in the climbing community.
Director : Sandro Gromen-Hayes


The Process
Tom Randall is a world class crack climber. He is also a terrible runner, which is why his latest challenge seems like an odd choice. He decided to link up two of the Lake District’s biggest and toughest endurance challenges, the Bob Graham Round and The Classic Rock challenge into one hellish 24 hour mad dash. A funny, honest, genuine and heartfelt story.
Director : Matt Pycroft

Opening Event
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.

Installation photo from Images of Tasmania 24.
Installation photo from Images of Tasmania 24.
Installation photo from Images of Tasmania 24. Artworks by Livia Bilsborough & Jenny Young.

Opening Event
Friday 11 November 2022
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Featuring works by Nolan Art‘s Adult Students, this annual exhibition features oil and acrylic painting, watercolour and drawing.

Opening Event
Sunday 13 November 2022
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Featuring works by Nolan Art K-12 Students, this annual exhibition features ceramics, sculpture, fashion illustration, oil and acrylic painting, and drawing.

Dive into this fun adventure and join the Musical Theatre Crew’s Junior Crew as they make a splash with this fun-tastic tale ‘under the sea!’

Ariel, an inquisitive and adventurous mermaid and youngest daughter of King Triton, is fascinated by the human world. She collects human ‘junk’, much to the worry of her best friends Flounder and mentor Sebastian, and to the amazement of Scuttle the seagull (and self-proclaimed expert on ‘human stuff’)! One day Ariel catches sight of a human called, Prince Eric, and longs to live in his world. Two slithery eels, Flotsam  and Jetsam take Ariel to see a magical sea-witch Ursula an octopus, with whom she trades her tail and voice for legs and a life on the land. But the deal is not what it seems, as life under the sea is turned upside down and Ariel and her friends must work together to save their world!

Season :
Friday 11 – Sunday 20 November 2022

Performances :
Friday 11 November 2022 @ 7:30pm
Saturday 12 November 2022 @ 3:00pm (Matinee)
Saturday 12 November 2022 @ 7:30pm
Sunday 13 November 2022 @ 11:00am (Matinee)
Sunday 13 November 2022 @ 3:00pm (Matinee) 
Friday 18 November 2022 @ 7:30pm
Saturday 19 November 2022 @ 3:00pm (Matinee) 
Saturday 19 November 2022 @ 7:30pm
Sunday 20 November 2022 @ 11:00am (Matinee) 

Doors / Ticketing opens 30 minutes prior to performance.
Duration : 70 minutes | No Interval

This show has double and triple casts. Please book the team that has the performer you wish to see on the booking site! Better still come again and see another team! Full cast details online here

Tickets :
Adult $35
Concession (Children, Students, Concession Cards / Seniors Cards) $29
Family (Good for 4) : 2 x Adults & 2 x Kids OR 1 x Adult & 3 x Kids $115

Opening Event
Friday 2 December 2022
6:00pm – 8:00pm 

Traces, by Rhys Cousins and Lucy Maddox, explores the historical, emotional, and tangible encounters between people and urban materials. Through two- and three-dimensional works, the exhibition examines the signs left by human interaction with surfaces. Collaborating across landscape and visual art, the exhibition generates conversations about viewers’ relationship to place. 

The name connects to the ephemerality of objects, as well as of the lives of the humans that connect with them. These minute and often overlooked elements will take the fore in Traces, investigating the subject from both abstract and figurative perspectives. While the outcomes are often minimalist in outward appearance, the beauty of the work lies in the small details and textures. Moreover, the process of creating the work is a part of the work itself. Responding to the urban textural landscape of Hobart and its surrounds, the creation of Traces involves an interaction between the art and artists, both physical and conceptual. For instance, casts are made of surfaces in the local area, and the creation of these casts inevitably alters the material subjects, often in minute ways. 

Working under the collective Tangere, meaning “to elicit emotion through touch,” Rhys and Lucy are a transdisciplinary duo who challenge the boundaries between their practices for new artistic and creative outcomes.  

Rhys is a creative practitioner working across design, art and landscape architecture, exploring new possibilities of experience as informed by materiality, space and light in public space. Lucy is a visual artist working in a variety of modern and traditional mediums, including painting, printmaking, and digital art. Her practice investigates the emotional associations made through touch, body language and gesture.

They will respond to the concept of Traces through two different perspectives. Rhys will approach the concept abstractly through volume and space, his work unveiling the city narrative as texture. In contrast, Lucy’s painted and drawn works will capture the intimate, emotional experience of touch. These two artists’ works will be intermingled, conversing with one another to explore the richness of ‘Traces,’ but juxtaposed in technique, style and medium to challenge conventional viewership.

In addition to their individual work, they will also collaborate on an installation to explore the interaction between audiences and the work. By providing visitors with magnifying lenses, this visual dialogue will aim to allow audiences to respond personally to the local texture and signs rather than simply pass them by. 

Rhys Cousins. Grounding (detail) (2021). Plaster and urban material remnants. 3 x 2.5m. Photograph by Cassandra Hogan.
Rhys Cousins. Grounding (performance) (2021). Plaster and urban material remnants. 3 x 2.5m. Photograph by Cassandra Hogan.
Rhys Cousins. Untitled (detail) (2021). Plaster, stone.

A sculptural installation featuring a giant balloon, light and some amount of pressure by visual artist Julien Scheffer.

Cell is an installation featuring a giant red balloon stuck inside the confined space of the Lightbox.

The balloon, jabbed by a needle-shaped metal tube, pushes against the windows of the gallery and appears to be on the verge of bursting. It is unchanging during the day and emits pulses of light at night. The work is a material representation of the feeling of being on the edge. We live in times of change and don’t know what’s coming. How long before our bubble bursts?

Opening Event
Friday 11 November 2022
5:30pm – 7:30pm

This retrospective exhibition explores and honours a lifetime of exploration by renowned Tasmanian artist Patricia Giles.

Patrica Giles’ family invite you to view works from the artist’s own collection, many which have never been exhibited publicly. Works include not only Patricia’s beautiful watercolours, but also works of other mediums including printmaking, oils, acrylics, drawings and mixed media. 

Patricia never stopped experimenting with techniques and materials, passionately inspired and captivated by the Tasmanian landscape and the world around her, Patricia Giles : The Enduring Wild allows us a glimpse into Patricia’s adventurous spirit and plentiful love for the natural environment.

Patricia Giles : 23 June 1932 – 19 March 2021

Curation by Courtney Simpson.

Patricia Giles. Lake Pedder (detail). Watercolour. 40.5 x 55 cm.
Patricia Giles. Rockpool #3 (detail). Watercolour. 56.5 x 44.5 cm.
Patricia Giles. Ralphs Bay Series (detail). Editioned Lithograph. 35 x 50 cm.

Be careful what you wish for… you might just get it!

Wishes, spells, curses and adventures abound along with marvellous singing, dancing and comedic performances by Musical Theatre Crew‘s entertaining performers aged 13-16 years.

Once upon a time… a witch’s curse condemns a Baker and his Wife to a life without children. They embark on a quest to find the four items that will break the spell – the cow as white as milk, the cape as red as blood, the hair as yellow as corn, and the slipper as pure as gold! Will they succeed? And what happens after ‘happily ever after?’

Into the Woods Jr flips the fairytale world on its head, bringing together favourite characters Cinderella, Jack (and his beanstalk), Little Red Riding Hood, a big bad Wolf, a Witch and more into this fun show, ultimately reminding us to be careful what you wish for – as you just might get it!

Season :
Thursday 27 October – Saturday 5 November 2022

Performances :
Thursday 27 October 2022 @ 7:30pm
Friday 28 October 2022 @ 7:30pm
Saturday 29 October 2022 @ 3:00pm (Matinee) 
Saturday 29 October 2022 @ 7:30pm
Sunday 30 October 2022 @ 11:00am (Matinee) 
Sunday 30 October 2022 @ 3:00pm (Matinee) 
Friday 4 November 2022 @ 7:30pm
Saturday 5 November 2022 @ 3:00pm (Matinee) 
Saturday 5 November 2022 @ 7:30pm

Doors / Ticketing opens 30 minutes prior to performance.
Duration : 70 minutes | No Interval

This show has double and triple casts. Please book the team that has the performer you wish to see on the booking site! Better still come again and see another team! Full cast details online here

Tickets :
Adult $35
Concession (Children, Students, Concession Cards / Seniors Cards) $29
Family (Good for 4) : 2 x Adults & 2 x Kids OR 1 x Adult & 3 x Kids $115