This event is part of the ARCHIVE 2022 program and is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre and Edge Radio

Salamanca Arts Centre & Edge Radio present April Archive.
A gig recorded live in the Founders Room and broadcast on Edge Radio.

This month will be curated by The Sleepyheads, you can expect a night of expressive alt-rock and great storytelling.


The Sleepyheads have spent the last 6 years immersed in the Tassie music scene. Originally starting as the solo acoustic project of Pat Broxton, the band quickly picked up a strong local following with their fun, heart-on-sleeve style of indie-punk.
They’ve done multiple interstate tours and festivals off the back of their second EP, “Be More Optimistic?”, which also saw them score a feature artist slot on Triple J.
The band has spent the last two and half years crafting their debut album, and will use this special night at the Founders Room to share some brand-new material.


Photo: David Beckett

Lincoln Le Fevre
Linc is possibly one of the best songwriters to ever come out of Tassie. With three incredible LPs under his belt, he’s finally coming back home to play one of his much-adored solo sets. It’s been a while between drinks, and we can’t wait.


Photo: Aiesha Hanson

Meres
Meres is the brainchild of Mary Shannon, a very familiar face in the Tasmanian music scene. They’ve really sculpted a signature sound for themselves over the last couple of years, pairing beautifully written melodies with fuzzed out, alt-rock guitars. Meres has also been working on some new material, so we’re hoping to get a taste of that on the night!


Photo: Aiesha Hanson

Den.
Denni Sulzberger has spent the last few years honing her craft as a songwriter. She has an incredible ear for the perfect vocal melody to match her lyrics. Denni will have her trio behind her on the night, and we can’t wait to hear her amazing songs brought to life in a full band setting.


The Curators

Photo: Luke Henery

The Sleepyheads

Since forming in Launceston in 2016, The Sleepyheads have turned heads all over the country with their honest approach to heart-on-sleeve punk and indie rock. It’s that buzz-worthy style that earned The Sleepyheads a coveted Triple J Unearthed Feature Artist slot, leading to a milestone performance at Triple J’s One Night Stand in St Helens.

The band have since gone on to appear at some of Australia’s most-loved festivals, including Falls Festival, Party In the Paddock, Til The Wheels Fall Off and Woolly Mammoth. Their charismatic and engaging live shows have seen The Sleepyheads sell out multiple headline gigs, and tour nationally three times. With more new music to come and their charming brand of indie rock at the ready, The Sleepyheads are equipped to continue captivating audiences, new and old, every step of the way.

Supported by Live Music Australia – an Australian Government initiative

This event is part of the ARCHIVE 2022 program and is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre and Edge Radio

Salamanca Arts Centre & Edge Radio present March ARCHIVE.
A gig recorded live in the Founders Room and broadcast on Edge Radio.

ARCHIVE Is a monthly showcase of Tasmanian contemporary/popular music, each month will feature a different genre and curator who will program the nights events.

Curator of this month’s Archive showcase is Swaz Benjamin.


As an artist Swaz takes command of storytelling, party-starting, and poetics through his dexterous lyricism and evocative imagery. Drawing equal influence from a a variety of roots and electronic music, as much as he does from all forms of hip-hop and spoken word, Swaz Benjamin’s fluid vocals and fresh musical backdrops deliver light hearted odes to enjoying life, harder hitting thought provoking pieces, and motivating messages. Joined by his band “The Benjamins” his live sound is given a rawer, transcendent, rockier feel, elevating the energy of their performance. Swaz has shared stages with some of the country’s finest artists including ARIA Award Winners such as Drapht, Thundamentals, Mallrat and Adrian Eagle, and international artists such as Akil (Jurassic 5), Buck 65 (Canada) and Lotek (UK). He’s performed at numerous fundraisers for social and humanitarian causes, and played Falls, Nayri Niara and Vibrance Festivals.


Joining “Swaz & The Benjamins” on the night are:

SteezE DreamR

Combining their lyrical forces once again, the formidable duo of MightE DreamR and SteezE. Meeting one another through local improv band CM3 three years ago, where young SteezE bugged the band unmercifully to let him have a go on the mic, the pair have been seen freestyling, cyphering and sharing stages together from Marrawah to Moonah ever since.

Their sound and style would best be described as conscious, funky, and outrospective, with a pinch of anti-capitalism.

Accompanying the duo for the night will be Ivan Megirian on keys, Chris McGuinniess-Terry on drums and Alex O’Leary on bass. The band will be playing completely blind to create an authentic improv experience, so expect the unexpected. Also you may want to bring an umbrella because these two are a couple of slick spitters!


Pseudo Lucid

In their own words:

We are Pseudo Lucid so shut up.
There are two of us. That’s almost TWICE as many as if there was one of us. We travel the universe, melting minds with our irreverent raps and adorably quaint delusions of grandeur.

With Lachy piloting the BAR-TARDIS and Paul karate chopping faces off mumble-rapping aliens, we really feel like we’re having a positive impact on this scum-muffin planet.


Photo: Matt Osborne

An intrepid traveller hailing from lutruwita (Tasmania), Swaz Benjamin’s storytelling, party-starting and poetics have seen him perform with artists such as DraphtThundamentalsMallratHorrorshowAdrian EaglePezB WiseMaundzAkil (Jurassic 5), Buck 65, Omar Musa, Luka Lesson and Zac Henderson.

On his first full-length release ‘Souled Out Volume One:Daze Gone Bye‘ mixtape. Swaz worked closely with producer Hugh Lake (Jessica Mauboy, Stan Walker, Split Enz) curating the sounds Hugh would work with to create the instrumentals for the album. APRA AMCOS award nominee IAMMXO (of Diafrix Sony Australia) also mentored and oversaw much of the project. In particular, Chasm‘s remix of the title track, and lead single ‘Days‘ helped garner radio play and press across Australia & the UK. In 2018 UK Hip hop royalty Skinnyman was supported by Swaz, playing his first show in London. While in the UK, he talked through each song on the mixtape on Terra Slim‘s ‘The Shout‘ on ImInRadio.


Supported by Live Music Australia – an Australian Government initiative

This event is part of the ARCHIVE 2022 program and is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre and Edge Radio

Genre
Underground/Outsider

Salamanca Arts Centre & Edge Radio present February ARCHIVE.
A gig recorded live in the Founders Room and broadcast on Edge Radio.

February ARCHIVE will be curated by Folk ‘Til Ya Punk Records, a label which is a collective of Australian folk-punk bands, and driven by Hobart’s own The Dead Maggies.

FTYP Records also present the annual debaucherous 4-day folk-punk gig-crawl called HOBOFOPO, that has drawn some of the biggest folk-punk acts in the world to Tasmania.


You can expect the night to start with folk music, finish with punk music, and explore some intense moments of rogue folk in between.

8.45-9.15pm
RYAN GARTH AND BAE HARRISON-DAY will be performing intimate, stripped-back renditions of the Ragged Hollow repertoire on fiddle and guitar. Showcasing Ryan’s cynical, cerebral songwriting.

9.30-10.00pm
ZAC HENDERSON is a much loved and applauded Tasmanian based singer/songwriter described as a storyteller with influences from folk & blues.”Aussie folk that just feels like home. Full of warmth, character and cleverly worded anecdotes that force you to be slow and really sink in.” – Like Velvet Music

10.15-10.45pm
THE DOMINIC FRANCIS GRIEF ENSEMBLE are much like the Tasmanian landscape, the ensemble is wild, rugged and scarred by the impact of suburban influences. Yet to be sanctioned as the only boy band to boast a bones player, this is Rogue Folk at it’s darned finest – brutal, impolite and highly danceable.

11.00-11.30pm
FISTFUL OF FISCAL are a newish band, featuring 3/5th of The Dead Maggies, and playing hardcore punk (with a violin). The music is; short, fast, loud, fun, political, satirical, and financial. Influences include Minor Threat, Dead Kennedys, Idles, The Dirty Three and NowyourefuckeD.


The Curators

Folk Til Ya Punk Records is a collective of artists from around Australia spearheaded by Hobart’s own The Dead Maggies. They’ve put out 17 releases to national airplay and international acclaim. They also put on events such as the annual HOBOFOPO Festival. FTYP Records will be curating an evening spanning from folk to punk, and whatever fits in between!

Supported by Live Music Australia – an Australian Government initiative

This event is part of the ARCHIVE 2022 program and is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre and Edge Radio
Supported by Live Music Australia – an Australian Government initiative

A stellar lineup featuring some of Tasmania’s most charismatic and talented songwriters and performers come together for the first in the Archive 2022 series: monthly concerts to a live audience that’ll also be broadcast for radio—tune in live on Edge Radio 99.3FM or stream it on edgeradio.org.au.

SOLD OUT | Saturday 29 January, 9pm (+ Ben Salter + Kat Edwards)
SOLD OUT | Sunday 30 January, 4pm (+ Denni + Magnus)

Curated by Glenn Richards
Produced by Lucien Simon, Aeron Clark and Keith Deverell

Presented by Salamanca Arts Centre, Edge Radio in association with Mona Foma


The Curator

Photo: supplied by the artists

Glenn Richards

Glenn Richards is a multi award winning songwriter, composer, engineer and producer who has toured the world and continues to record with his band Augie March and for his own solo material. He has released eight acclaimed albums, including a platinum and two gold, and has scored, engineered and mixed three feature films, an ABC television series, a recent play for the Theatre Royal Hobart, and many shorts and webisodes. He works out of his studio, Dark Satanic Mill Studio, Hobart, Tasmania.

Supported by Live Music Australia – an Australian Government initiative

*** CANCELLED! ***
Sadly, Harry is now unable to travel from Melbourne so we will need to cancel this performance scheduled for Friday evening. Apologies for the inconvenience and we hope Harry can join us at another time.

Harry Tinney is a Melbourne-based touring and recording artist, who is quickly cementing his place within the Australian improvised music scene with a characteristic approach to the guitar. Harry has worked with Australian jazz luminaries Barney McAll and Julien Wilson, as well producing his own music with his co-led Hammond trio “Organix” and post-rock outfit “Wastelands”. Harry released his debut album “Kingsnake” in 2019, and his sophomore album “Wastelands” is due for release in late 2022.

For this performance Harry will be playing his original compositions, joined by Alf Jackson on drums and Hamish Houston on bass.


Photo: supplied by the artist

Silikill
Silikill is a nipaluna/Hobart based ensemble that unites an eclectic range of styles into a collaborative musical and gestural language to explore concepts and noise. They are primarily engaged with performing original compositions and free improvisations from within the group. The works themselves often stem from current personal interests, general bouts of confusion, and revelations which are tied with a sense of playfulness and lust for autonomy.


This event is part of Winter Light 2022 and is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre

This event is supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Regional Arts Fund

This event has been rescheduled to
Saturday 3 September
7:30-9pm
Doors open at 7pm

This concert, performed by Ensemble Mania, is the second in the String Quartet # 1 Project (which was launched at Salamanca Arts Centre in August 2021). Hear four composers first String Quartet – some performed for the first time in over 40 years – as part of Winter Light 2022.

Ensemble Mania comprise:
Peter Tanfield | 1st violin
Josh Farner | 2nd violin 
Damien Holloway | viola
James Anderson | ‘cello

This concert program showcases the first string quartets by four Tasmanian composers.

Hellgart Mahler         Icknield (quartet version)
Russell Gilmour        Five Reasons to Stay Home
Don Kay                   String Quartet: Opus Zero
Dominic Flynn          Mill

14 August 2022
6pm – 7.30pm
Doors at 5.30pm


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.


About the composers

Hellgart Mahler lives near Devonport, Tasmania, but was born in Vienna. Her father, Hillel Mahler, came from a small village on the Polish-Czechoslovakian border, but his family soon moved to Vienna, then the cultural Mecca of Europe. In his grandfather’s family one older brother became the father of Gustav Mahler (who is Hellgart’s great-uncle), but her musical antecedents go right back to 16th and 17th century Italy, where the Maler family (the H was added later) were brilliant lute makers and players; sought after and vied for by dukes and princes.


Photo: Ingrid Rosenberg

Russell Gilmour was born in 1956 and received his early musical training at Guildford Grammar School, WA. Since graduating from the University of New England in the early 1980s, he has worked as a teacher, lecturer and arts administrator. Gilmour is best known for his short, quirky, humorous compositions (Dark on Bach, 2003) and sometimes melancholic, brooding work (Seven Things I’ll Do Tomorrow, 2005). His musical style has developed from a brief flirtation with neo-romanticism in the 1980s (A Peaceable Kingdom, 1985; Host Of The Air, 1984) to a more direct highly melodic style which the composer describes as ‘the art of post classical drivetime’


Photo: Dominic Flynn

Don Kay

Don Kay’s musical language has its roots in the tradition of Western art music but has been significantly shaped by his experience of Tasmania’s environment and history. Kay identifies Hastings Bay (1986) as the first mature piece that was a direct, conscious response to a specific personal experience of a specific place, acknowledged by the title. Two works, amongst a number important to him for reflecting this influence, are: Tasmania Symphony – the Legend of Moinee for cello and orchestra (1988), and Piano Trio, The Edge of Remoteness (1996).


Photo: Saxon Hornett

Dominic Fynn

Born in Hobart in 1997, Dominic Fynn grew up playing the drums in local bands before shifting focus to composition. Dominic’s music has been performed both locally and overseas, and he has collaborated with the Decibel New Music Ensemble, Hobart Wind Symphony, L’ Ensemble de Musique Contemporaine du Conservatoire de Musique de Rimouski, pianist Michael Kieran Harvey, and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.  In 2021 he received a grant to compose a string quartet inspired by convict folk music, and was selected to be a part of one of Australia’s largest commissioning projects, the ANAM Set. He has studied in Australia with Don Kay, Russell Gilmour, and Maria Grenfell, and in the United Kingdom with Michael Finnissy.


Biographies

Ensemble Mania was created with the goal to provide a unique listening experience in Tasmania, showcasing music that would otherwise not be heard on the island, while exemplifying the possibilities of a richer, more diverse music scene. This music includes the latest, most exciting composers, to the pillars of Australian modernism and lost masterpieces.


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Peter Tanfield
Born in England in 1961, Peter Tanfield started the violin aged four. He studied in Germany, Israel, Switzerland and Holland where his teachers were Igor Ozim, Felix Andrievski, Alberto Lysy, Herman Krebbers and Yehudi Menuhin. As soloist and chamber musician Tanfield has performed throughout Europe, China, Japan, India, Canada, the Middle East, Africa, USA and USSR. He was a prize-winner at The Carl Flesh International Competition, International Mozart Competition and International Bach Competition. He has recorded solo and chamber works for television and radio as well as CD. He has played for Chairman Deng Xiaoping in China and the Sultan of Oman. Tanfield led the Australian String Quartet from 1998 until 2001. As a soloist Tanfield has appeared with many orchestras; the Philharmonia, City of London Sinfonia, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the RAI National Symphony Orchestra in Rome. As concertmaster he has worked with the BBC Philharmonic, RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He has performed with Astor Piazolla, Charlie Watts, Pinchas Zukerman, Yehudi Menuhin, Charles Wuorinen, Arvo Pärt, Graeme Koehne, Gary Carr, Carlo Maria Giulini, Mark Gasser and Itzhak Perlman.


Joshua Farner is from Hobart, Tasmania, and began playing the violin at the age of nine. Following completion of a Bachelor of Engineering with 1st class Honours, he was awarded a University of Tasmania String Scholarship and commenced a Bachelor of Music under the tutelage of Dr. Susan Collins. Josh has performed with the Tasmanian Discovery Orchestra and the Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute (AISOI), and regularly performs as section leader and concertino player with the Hobart Chamber Orchestra. In 2018 Josh was awarded the D & MV McDonald Scholarship in Music from the University of Tasmania, allowing him to travel to London to study under renowned pedagogues Simon Fischer and David Takeno.


Damien Holloway studied viola in Hobart with Keith Crellin, Simon Oswell and Jan Sedivka, followed by postgraduate studies in Brisbane with Elizabeth Morgan. He played viola with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and was a founding member of Camerata of St Johns (Brisbane). He is principal viola of the Hobart Chamber Orchestra, and regularly fosters the performance of new music


James Anderson is currently studying a Master of Teaching at the University of Tasmania, having completed his Bachelor of Music in 2018 studying under Sue-Ellen Paulsen. James has previously performed in the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Youth Orchestra, the Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute, the Jan Sedivka Camerata, and the Tasmanian Discovery Orchestra. In 2018 James worked with the ensemble Musik Fabrik in Cologne, while also spending time at the Royal Conservatory of Den Hague in the Netherlands.


Program notes

Mahler | Icknield
The Icknield quartet, and the quintet that followed, were both written for an English group of that name, who, although experts in the playing of early polyphonic music, were inexperienced in atonal music and contemporary rhythms. I tried to write firstly, a very short, straightforward, logical, polyphonic piece of music, avoiding difficulties in rhythmic coordination.

Gilmour | Five Reasons to Stay Home: [ pandemics notwithstanding ]

Kay | String Quartet: Opus Zero
String Quartet: Opus Zero was composed in 1961 during a few years of fairly exclusive use of the 12 tone technique advised and guided by Malcolm Williamson, my private and only teacher of composition, in London from 1959-1964. It was never performed, although my friend, John Cale, then a music student at Goldsmith College and later co-founder of the famous Velvet Underground rock band in New York, couldn’t find a second violinist to make up a quartet to try it out. It is only now being premiered because of the enterprise of Dominic Flynn (assisted by Nathan Meurant) in putting the pencilled score together and typesetting it 59 years later. I very recently subtitled it “Opus Zero” to distinguish it from the six later numbered string quartets starting in 1971. It is in four movements and applied 12-tone serial techniques, although not as strictly as in later works of that London period.

Flynn | Mill
This piece alludes to the fiddle music of Tasmanian convict composer Alexander Laing (1792-1868), specifically three tunes Laing composed while living in Sorell in the 1810s-’20s which exemplified his climbing of the social ladder in the town. This string quartet is an attempt to wrestle with our perception of such historical figures, given the grim history of colonial towns like Sorell. The subtitle ‘Mill’ is not only a reference to one of Laing’s tunes, but is also an apt metaphor of the ways in which the tunes have been processed in order to create the material for this string quartet. The piece has been composed in three movements, though the edges of these have been muddied with material leeching from one movement into the next.

This event is part of Winter Light 2022 and is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre

In collaboration with Street Vibes, the closing party for Winter Light will be a mix of electronic music, bands, fashion and visuals! The Salamanca Arts precinct will be turned into a wondrous walk through where you can enjoy live music in Founders, party vibes in the courtyard, or you can head up to the Long Gallery where there will an art installation by PARKER and a mini market if you want to check out some local designers or even drop by for a tarot reading! 

It will be an evening of beautiful music and art as we embrace our winter experience and lean into the beginning of a new season.

Sunday 21 August 2022

5pm – 9pm

5:00pm – 5:45pm
Bad Camel 
The Courtyard

5:20pm – 5:55pm
Night Garden
Founders Room

5:15pm – 5:35pm
Busker
Long Gallery

6:15pm – 6:45pm
Bad Camel
The Courtyard

6:20pm– 7:10 pm
Velvet Bloom
Founders Room

6:15pm – 6:35pm
Busker
Long Gallery

7:15pm – 7:45pm
Dameza
The Courtyard

7:30pm – 8: 20pm
Claire Anne Taylor
Founders Room

8:15pm – 9:00pm
Dameza 
The Courtyard

7:30pm – 7:50pm
Busker
Long Gallery

Street Vibes Mini Market

Topshelf Instruments
Moments of gold
IX Lives
Mates Kary
Hailey Pink
Inspired by Nature


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: supplied by artist

Night Garden

Emerging from the beautiful nipaluna (Hobart), post-rock four-piece Night Garden combine equal parts of reverb, delay, and distortion to artfully establish a link between heavy guitars and a sense of impure tranquillity. Night Garden transpires as the fully realised potential of Taylor Lewincamp’s (singer/guitarist) musical compositions. In collaboration with Fergus Oates (bass), Morris Johns (drums), and Hamish Watson (guitar), Night Garden will have you swaying in an expansive world of emotion driven sound baths and methodical hooks.


Photo: Anthony Rennick

Velvet Bloom

On April 08, 2022, Melbourne based soul outfit, Velvet Bloom dropped their silky debut EP Glimmer

Following on from their headline tour performing this body of work in Canberra, Forster, Brisbane, Sydney, Beechworth, Adelaide and Melbourne, the band announces their first ever show in Tasmania at Winter Light!

With a voice and energy that emits an earnest, heart stirring warmth, Maddy Herbert is a captivating live performer and a truly commanding frontwoman. Backed by a stellar live band of Alex Marko (Lead Guitar), Anthony Rennick (Bass) Miguel Hutton (Synth and Keys) and Nic Morton (Drums & Percussion), Velvet Bloom have quickly earned their stripes as one of the most exciting additions to Melbourne soul’s bursting frontline.

Equal parts enthralling and enchanting, Velvet Bloom is undeniably on the cusp of big things in the near future.” – Tyler Jenke, Rolling Stone Australia


Photo: Lawrence Churches

DJ Bad Camel

A blend of modern/underground House/Garage music with strong inspirations from old and new school trends.

Lawrence Churches is a 25 year old drummer from Hobart, Tasmania. From an early age, Lawrence was exposed to an eclectic range of music styles and genres. This broad introduction provided the foundation for Lawrence’s music career, setting the tone for his highly versatile abilities. Beginning with metal drumming, Lawrence later transitioned into jazz and improvisational approaches on acoustic and electronic kits.

Studying under Stephen Marskell, Konrad Park, Danny Fischer and others, Lawrence has established himself on the Tasmanian music scene as one of the states ‘tightest,’ most versatile and reliable drummers.

Lawrence has since begun DJing and honing his craft as a turntablist by some of the states finest turntablists and DJs (Dameza, Fotti P)


Photo: Ella Kirby

Claire Anne Taylor Band

Claire Anne Taylor will be joined on stage by her band, including the legendary Jethro Pickett on guitar, Louis Gill on bass and Beau Thomas on drums as they present a host of new songs as well as some old ones.

Claire Anne Taylor crafts soulful folk songs that are alternatively lush and intimately earthy. Born in a barn built by her parents in Tasmania’s ancient Tarkine rainforest, Taylor’s music is reflective of her wild and remote upbringing. In 2019 she won the National Live Music Award for ‘The Best Live Voice in Tasmania’ which is testament to the sheer magnitude and depth of her voice and how much emotion she pours into each performance. With her colossal vocals, honest storytelling and powerfully captivating stage presence, her live shows leave the audience in no doubt that they have just witnessed something extraordinary.

Taylor’s voice is the stuff of musical legend’  – Canberra City News.


Photo: Jamie Taylor

Dameza
For the first time post-pandemic Dameza will be bringing an all new, fast paced, high energy Audio/Visual mashup set spanning the last 5 decades of music, film, television, party and pop culture. All put together live right in front of your eyes and ears in his trademark ‘no holds barred’ style.

Much respected local DJ Dameza has a lengthy run of achievements including a 3rd place position in the Australian DMC finals, Triple J’s Next Crop selection with hip hop group mdusu & dameza, 2nd place prize in the Melbourne Redbull 3style competition, and later in 2014 and 15 – Dameza was unforgettably awarded back to back 1st place titles in the National ‘Wax Wars’ competition. 

Fusing elements of electronica with Hip Hop, classic film, TV and even 70’s funk, genre is not a boundary, but a mere option in an ocean of possibilities for Dameza. His unique mash-ups and incomparable energy on stage have helped him build an unquestionable name for himself over the years.

This event is part of Winter Light 2022 and is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre

Dancing with the Wind is a show that expresses what it means to be a Tasmanian, the songs and visuals reflect the wild landscape of our island and the stoic, proud and adventurous spirit of its people. The collection of original songs written by local singer/ songwriter Greg Wells, draws on the inspiring people that he has met and places he’s visited over many years. Songs will be from the three studio albums he has recorded with The Blackwater Band and from a new album being released later in 2022.

Friday 12 August 2022
6pm-7pm


Artist

Photo: Jase Batey

Greg Wells & The Blackwater Band

Greg Wells & The Blackwater Band are a five piece band from Hobart playing their original folk/roots/storytelling style songs. The band comprises Al Campbell (bass guitar), John Britcliffe (drums), Emily Wolfe (violin), Dave Elliston (mandolin) & Greg Wells (guitar & vocals).


This event is part of Winter Light 2022 and is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre

Arcana brings together some of Tasmania’s finest performers to render a musical interpretation of your past, present and future. Using the ancient art of the tarot as a springboard, go in the draw to ask your question and hear your reading as a multi-layered, semi improvised sonic experience.

Will your fortune build to a mighty crescendo, provoke an existential scream, or scuttle around the edges of audibility? 

An original work conceptualised and developed by emerging Tasmanian artists led by Alethea Coombe, Arcana is a multi-artform collaboration bringing musical, movement, and occult arts into play. 

13 – 14 August 2022
8pm – 9.00pm
Sunday 14 August 2022
4.30pm – 5.30pm


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 Evren Selvi

Alethea Coombe

A diverse musician, Alethea plays casually with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, the Van Diemen’s Band, has programmed multiple concerts at the Moonah Arts Centre (Hobart), and has featured as soloist with the Melbourne Metropolitan Sinfonietta premiering Michael Mathieson-Sandars’ violin concerto, Jongleur Histories, which was written for her. She collaborates with a number of sound artists and visual artists, exploring technology and improvisation. Their collaborative work has been featured at a number of Hobarts galleries and museums. She has been the recipient of a number of federal and state grants for development and residencies in Australia and abroad. Alethea has performed with internationally acclaimed ensembles ELISION, eighth blackbird and Ensemble Interface, and has performed at soundSCAPE (Italy), Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival (Finland), the International Summer Course for New Music at Darmstadt (Germany) the Australian Festival of Chamber Music (Townsville), The

Unconformity (Queenstown), Dark Mofo (Hobart) and MONA FOMA (Hobart and Launceston).


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Jem Nicholas
Jem Nicholas is a facilitator, actress and mover who has recently relocated to Hobart from Melbourne. She has a Bachelor of Performing Arts at Monash University, and has appeared several productions, including as Sylvia in Australian premier of ‘You are the Blood,’ by Ashley Rose Welman. Directed by Peter Blackburn, Carrie in ‘Rules for Living,’ Red Stitch Actors Theatre, directed by Kim Farrant, and Florence in ‘Dr Blake Murder Mysteries, Season 5,’ ABC, directed by Diana Read. She received critical acclaim for her work ‘Child’s Play,’ a one-woman show written and performed by Jem, directed by Jessica Stanley.  She has done further training with Peter Kalos – The Melbourne Actors Lab, Patsy Rodenburg – Voice Master Class, Carl Ford and Susan Batson at the Susan Batson Studio – New York, and is currently training in the Alexander Technique with Penny McDonald.


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Tom Robb
Tom Robb is a Hobart-based freelance drummer, electronic musician and educator currently engaged in many musical projects, ranging from free improvisation, jazz, noise music, and music therapy. As a performer, Robb has been fortunate enough to work with some of the most accomplished musicians and ensembles in Australia, including Greg Kingston, John Hoffman, Tim Green, Rugcutters Quartet, Eugene Ball, Zac Hurren, and Scott Tinkler.  Robb’s recorded work has been released on Chemical Imbalance (SYD), Supersonic (BRIS) and Green Chimneys Records (BRIS), as well as being involved in numerous independent releases.


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Lachlan Johnson | Cello

​Lachie is a Hobart-based cellist and teacher, performing regularly in a wide variety of local ensembles, including stints as principal cellist with the Hobart Chamber Orchestra, the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music Symphony Orchestra, and the Tasmanian Discovery Orchestra.  He undertook a Bachelor of Music studying under Markus Stocker at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, and continued studies with Sue-Ellen Paulsen at UTas, where he received the university medal in 2016.


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Michael Fortescue | Double Bass
Michael’s early musical training was in Canberra, playing with Canberra Youth Orchestra, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, and Australian Youth Orchestra. After a year with Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, he moved to Tasmania to study with Jan Sedivka at UTAS. He commenced work with TSO in 1976. He undertook studies in 1988-89 with Francois Rabbath at Conservatoire Lili et Nadia Boulanger Paris IX. He left TSO in 2013. He is former board member of TSO, deputy chair Music Fund of Australia Council, chair of Music Panel of TAAB, president of Hobart branch of Musicians Union and lecturer in double bass and improvised music at UTAS. Currently chair of Kickstart Arts and freelance specialist in whiskers and kicks.


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Michael Mathieson-Sandars | Creative Consultant
Michael Mathieson-Sandars is a Hobart-based Australian composer. He is a co-founding member of new music ensemble Kupka’s Piano, alongside whom he has collaborated with Ensemble Interface (Germany), Makeshift Dance Collective (Brisbane) and received funding through Arts Queensland and the Australia Council for the Arts. He completed his Honours in Music at the University of Tasmania Conservatorium in 2016, and his Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium in 2013, studying with Gerado Dirie, Maria Grenfell and Don Kay. Michael has attended a number of international music festivals and conferences, including soundSCAPE (Italy – 2013) highSCORE (Italy – 2013) CoMA (UK – 2013) International Summer Course for New Music at Darmstadt (Germany 2014, 2016). For these courses he was awarded PPCA Performers Trust Award for overseas study (2016), Ian Potter Cultural Trust for overseas study (2014) and had lessons with Rebecca Saunders (Germany) Brian Fernyhough (US) Liza Lim (Aus/UK) Michael Finnissy (UK). Michael and Alethea have collaborated on new musical works since 2011; recent major works include “For Reza Berati” for violin, flute and dancer, as well as Jongleur Histories – a violin concerto commissioned by the Melbourne Metropolitan Sinfonietta.


This event is part of Winter Light 2022 and is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre

Live performances
Friday 19 & Saturday 20 August 2022
9pm – 11pm
Doors at 8.30pm

Music, art, costume, VR and film are the tools PARKER uses to implore us to travel through the hallways of her mind in Body of Work. From breaking up to dreaming big her work propels us on a journey that’s a poetic evaluation of liminality. In the waiting rooms of life, potentiality implores us to take a chance, to lament, to wander and to wonder– PARKER is our guide.

Using sound and vision to sculpt and disrupt space, each exhibition in the series reacts explicitly to the architecture in which it is held– no two visits are the same. Each show is incomplete without you, the audience, to participate in this Body of Work.


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.


A white woman with brown hair and blue eyes looks directly to camera. She is wearing a blue silken top and has it covering part of her chin. We see her from the shoulders up. She stands in front of a peach background.
Photo: Isabella Connelly

Tash Parker
Tash Parker (PARKER)  is a multidisciplinary artist and musician born in Western Australia and raised on a tropical fruit farm in the North East Kimberley, now based in Launceston Tasmania.  Her music is a powerhouse of retro-futurist electronica that soars with glossy synths and commanding vocals.

Her artistic practice is centred around reactionary works in collaboration with musicians, visual artists and technology artists to curate multi-sensory experiences:

“I write about what is real and happening whether that be about my own relationships and experience in my body or an imagined reality of a space travelling future ancestor.” –PARKER


The Visual Artists

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Briony Law
Briony Law is a visual artist currently based in Brisbane, Australia who works primarily with sculpture, moving image and installation. Her practice explores aspects of human ecology, urbanisation and the complex systems of mediation at play in parks, reserves and conservation areas. Her work observes social practices in these places and notions of nature connectedness
www.brionylaw.com

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Gina Thorstensen
Gina Thorstensen is an artist, illustrator, animator based in Oslo, Norway. She holds a masters in VR filmmaking and has worked on award winning animated films and music videos (Gotye – Giving Me A Chance).  Gina has exhibited in Barcelona, Berlin & Copenhagen and has a strong practice in collaboration with fashion designers, musicians, artists and filmmakers.
www.ginathorstensen.com

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Hans Van Vliet
Long time collaborator with Tash Parker, Hans Van Vliet is a live musician (Wafia, PARKER, Hunz & 7 Bit Hero) a music producer (PARKER, Hunz & 7bit Hero) and an animator/game designer based in Brisbane. He is the creator of 7bit Hero, an interactive live performance video game, the Creative Director for Kids psychology game, Rumbles Quest and Game Director for Children’s book app Kindergo.

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Jacob Collings
Jacob is a Nipaluna based filmmaker who is driven by conveying the internal feelings of life and telling the stories of those around him. He has engaged in projects with National Geographic, ABC, Channel 7 and STAN, He got his start as a freelancer, working on music and Arts projects across Australia.

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Jaymis Loveday 
Jaymis is a video director and creative technologist. He pushes the dimensions of video and live performances by mixing VR, robots, cameras, 3D printers, drones, music, electronics, computer gaming, programming, lighting, animation, and explosions.  He is a live VJ performer for bands 7bit Hero, Tim Shiel and Nonsemble, and the creator of Cinema Swarm: the Autonomous Subject Tracking Robotic Camera System.
www.jaymis.com

Lillian Bell
Lillian Bell is an offgrid artist based in regional Victoria.  Lillian uses drawing, sculpture, ceramics, light, found objects and stop motion animation to tell imagined histories of women.  She shines a light on possible hidden and untold stories buried by the patriarchy.

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Ursula Woods
Ursula Woods is a filmmaker based in southern Tasmania. She is a current member of the Australian Directors Guild (ADG), Women in Film and Television (WIFT) and Wide Angle Tasmania. Ursula is best known for her short film Clockumentary, which was selected and shown at a variety of festivals including the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2020 and Far South Film Festival 2021.
www.ursulawoods.com


The Musicians

Emma Anglesey
Emma’s songs have been playlisted by Double J and ABC Radio and used by Triple J to advertise Unearthed. Emma has performed at Woodford Folk Festival, A festival called Panama, Falls Festival, Party in the Paddock, Dark Mofo and Mona Foma, and toured with Guy Pearce, The Waifs and JUNO award winning Canadian band The East Pointers. In 2018 she showcased at Australia’s SXSW BIGSOUND.

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Photo: Thomas Wood

Emi Doi
Emi Doi is a 23-year-old keyboardist, vocalist and songwriter, currently creating and working in her hometown of nipaluna, Hobart. A local music enthusiast and current member of local indie-pop four-piece ‘ACRES’, she has performed across a range of venues and festivals throughout Tasmania, including the Falls Festival and Party in the Paddock, supporting the likes of the Rubens and the Creases. She has recently jumped on board as a keyboardist for Hobart-based artist CELESTE and Launceston-based artist PARKER.


Behind the scenes
Creative support and development for exhibitions and performances

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Michelle Boyde – Costume Design
Michelle is a freelance Tasmanian designer working across costume, fashion, stage and film.   Her work has been commissioned by numerous high profile cultural organisations including Chunky Move Dance Co., Melbourne Fashion Week, Mona, Dark Mofo and Design Tasmania and her designs have graced the backs of a plethora of independent artists locally and abroad.
www.boyde.com.au

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Allison Bell
Award winning Soprano Allison Bell is one of the leading and most exciting performers of 20th and 21st century music of her generation. Allison is also a celebrated voice teacher and peak performance coach, teaching both privately and within young artist programs and universities. Allison is a mentor and coach to the next generation of singing stars – from professional opera and classical singers to cross-over performers such as Kate Miller-Heidke, Allison’s students are leaders in their genres, internationally.
www.allisonbellsoprano.com

VR equipment provided by Soma Lumia
www.somalumia.art