Performing for the first time at The Founders room, Slaughterhäus Surf Cult are bringing two of their best mates – Cathy Diver and Emi Doi for an evening of rock n roll-pop-folk mayhem.

26 August 2022
7.30pm – 12 midnight
Doors 7pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

$10 Presales
$15 Door


Slaughterhäus Surf Cult
A Three piece garage outfit from Hobart that have been working since 2018 to develop an identifiably Tasmanian sound.
Their third and most recent EP, ‘Since Tyson Called Me A Bitch’, is an accurate representation of the band’s live sound and energy, with each song offering an introspective look into Australia’s southernmost state.
Taking influence from the likes of Eddy Current Suppression Ring and Constant Mongrel, ‘Slaughterhäus’ have been lucky enough to play with local, national and international artists and have also been on the bills at a festival called PANAMA, MONA FOMA, the Basin Concert, Falls Music and Arts Festival and Party in the Paddock.


Cathy Diver
Singer-songwriter Cathy Diver writes intimate alt-country and folk songs cast tender vignettes, shifting and sunburnt. Based between lutruwita/Tasmania and Ngunnawal Country, she has toured significantly and supported the likes of Julia Jacklin, Didirri, Tim Rogers and Carla Geneve, as well as co-forming indie label, Undine Records, in 2020.


エミエミ (emi emi)
エミエミ (emi emi)is the experimental J-pop project from 24-year-old Emi Doi. Born and raised in lutruwita to her Launcestonian mum and Japanese dad, エミエミ represents a new musical venture for Emi, combining her existing indie-music flavour with uptempo kawaii-pop, drawing on inspiration from the likes of Kero Kero Bonito, CHAI, Kyary Pyamu Pyamu and Superorganism. 楽しんでください (≧▽≦)


More Live Music in the Founders Room

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

Friday 12 August
CANCELLED.
Sadly, this performance has been cancelled. Apologises for any inconvenience.
Risa Ray + Georgia Shine
9.00pm – 9.30pm
In front of the Peacock Theatre

Saturday 13 August 
Risa Ray + Jem Nicholas + Georgia Shine
9.00pm – 9.30pm
In front of the Peacock Theatre

Friday 19 August
Jem Nicholas + Georgia Shine
10.00pm – 10.30pm
Long Gallery

Saturday 20 August
Jem Nicholas + Georgia Shine + Risa Ray
10.00pm – 10.30pm
Long Gallery

Random Acts of Weirdness – where the strange and beautiful meet. 
Short form performances with extreme undertakings. 

Not to be missed.


Artists

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Georgia Shine

Georgia Shine is a cellist, vocalist, improviser, and multi-disciplinary artist. A University of Queensland graduate in Music Performance (Hons) and an Alexander Technique practitioner and teacher, she is the founder of Moving Connections, which uses live music and improvised dance to build community with therapeutic arts practices. 

Georgia has performed around Australia with the Southern Cross Soloists, the Armilla Quartet, Nessi Gomes and most recently with the Tasmanian folk duo, Yyan and Emily. Her festival appearances include Dark MOFO, Bangalow Music Festival, Beaker St Festival, The Unconformity, Cygnet Folk Festival, Mt Roland Folk Festival and Woodford Folk Festival. Georgia has performed regularly as a solo cellist at MONA for the Ladies’ Lounge, Faro Restaurant and Salon Sunday. 

Being also an improvisational dancer and award-winning visual artist, Georgia is currently working on her own body of performance art that is inspired by the connection between the diversity of the Tasmanian landscape and her own ecology of artistic practices with an Arts Tasmania funded Artist in Residency Program at Cradle Mountain.


Photo: Marie Nosaka

Risa Ray

I’m a dancer from Japan. I have family there and here, and who exist in both worlds. I grew up around Tokyo, the direct opposite of Tasmania. I’ve been Tasmania for over six years and I love here. My connections are varied and contrasting. I’m not a native speaker and still studying English, but I can communicate. Dance is possibly my best way of communicating. It helps me form bridges between my worlds.


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Jem Nicholas

Jem Nicholas has worked as an actor in Australia, New Zealand and New York. Jem holds a Bachelor of Performing Arts from Monash University, and has since further her studies at the Susan Batson Studio NY, 16TH Street Actors Studio and The Melbourne Actors Lab. Jem has also trained with Hollywood Director and coach Kim Farrant. Some of her notable theatre credits include playing Carrie in ‘Rules for Living’ (Red Stitch Theatre), Sylvia in ‘You Are the Blood’ (Spinning Plates Co.), various lead roles in ‘Song Contest, Almost Eurovision Experience’ (Glynn Nicholas Group), Vendla in ‘Spring Awakening’ (Monash University), and many more. Jem has also appeared in ABC’s ‘Dr Blake Murder Mysteries,’ directed by Diana Reid, and as Elizabeth in ‘The spirit of the Game’ (Shearwater Entertainment). Jem is an independent play write and physical theatre performer and puppeteer and has received a Green Room Nomination for Best Actress in an Ensemble for her role as Rose in ‘Love, Love, Love’ with Red Stitch. She is currently training in the Alexander Technique in Hobart and will graduate as a teacher in 2014.


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Friday 19 – Saturday 20 Aug 2022
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An ecological comedy about finding the joy in hopelessness.

It’s hard not to be cynical when the world is on fire.

This new play, by Australian playwright Gita Bezard, weaves together characters struggling with the destruction of the planet, the pessimists, the fighters and those who see the world through lemon tinted glasses.

Annie is interviewing for apocalypse friends. Storm believes that love will come if you just ask loud enough. Daniel is going to save the world as soon as he gets his blog started, you just wait and see.

It’s hard not to be cynical when the world is on fire.

Presented by O’Grady Drama Hobart‘s 2022 ON CUE Performance Ensemble


Working with theatre producers, Katharine and Chris Hamley, and following superb performances of Colosseum, Duty Free and Prickly Love, O’Grady Drama Hobart‘s 2022 ON CUE Performance Ensemble perform this show as their major annual production. The senior drama students showcase their developing performance skills in a true theatrical environment for this public season of shows at the Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Arts Centre.

The Ensemble have been working collaboratively for the past 6 months to present this show as a display of their dedication, talent and passion for the performing arts. O’Grady Drama hope you’ll join us for this delightful comedy play in support of their fabulous students.

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.

International touring swamp-blues-rocker 8 Ball Aitken is bringing his party gig to Hobart on Friday July 14 at The Founders Room supported by mystical soul rocker Jessy Lynch.


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8 Ball Aitken

8 Ball Aitken has toured the world for more than a decade performing his swampy-blues-rock across twenty countries to date. He’s earned a loyal fanbase from his live shows and internet videos, while paying his dues as a singer, songwriter, slide-guitarist, and producer.  
8 Ball won second place in the 2021 International New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival hosted by blues woman Samantha Fish. His album release ‘ICE CREAM MAN’ hit #1 on the Australian Blues & Roots Charts in March 2021.
8 Ball moved to Nashville, Tennessee, USA in 2012 and worked for nine years with many of the best in the blues business today.



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Jessy Lynch

Jessy Lynch is a mystical-rocker with a strong soulful voice. Originally from Cairns, she now calls the Sunshine Coast home. Over the past five years, Jessy has played at festivals such as Palm Creek Folk Festival, Coalescence, River Sessions, Rootbound, EcoFiesta, and the Tablelands Folk Festival. She launched her debut album and single ‘AFTERGLOW’ in 2020 to sold-out audiences. The album received radio airplay across Australia. Jessy is currently working on a second album


More Live Music in the Founders Room

Come to the Founders Room for The internationally acclaimed Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys first time live in Tasmania!


The Velvet Playboys Orchestra featuring Adam Hall is an institution of the Australian vintage music scene and renowned for its captivating live performances.

The band’s repertoire is rooted in the Jazz and Rhythm & Blues music of the 40’s and 50’s, from artists such as Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Louis Prima, Sammy Davis Junior, Harry Connick Junior, Jackie Wilson, Chuck Berry and The Blues Brothers. They also include a large library of Adam Hall originals and unique arrangements, which can be found on their four albums.

With support from Konrad Park’s Big Small Band this promises to be a night to have you dancing in the aisles!


Artists

A group of white men in suits sit in a bar. One of them holds a trumpet.
Photo: Doris Brunet

Adam Hall & The Velvet Playboys

I can add to the list the outstanding showmanship of Australian jazz heroes, Adam Hall & the Velvet Playboys – Australian stage

In 2005 he formed a classic Rhythm & Blues band, Adam Hall & The Velvet Playboys. The band is an institution of the Australian vintage music scene.

Alongside Adam (Vocals, Trumpet) it features some of Australia’s finest musicians, including: 

Mark Turner | Guitar
Anthony Dodos | Trombone
Bronton Ainsworth | Drums
Kane Shaw | Double Bass
Tim Voutas | Keys


Konrad Park’s Big Small Band


More Live Music in the Founders Room

This event is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre

This concert program comprises songs, drawing on the enduring literary idea of love in an age of nobility and chivalry. Courtly love was an experience of erotic desire and spiritual attainment combined. It was “a love at once illicit and morally elevating, passionate and disciplined, humiliating and exalting, human and transcendent”. 

Sequenza’s program will include songs of courtly love from the baroque by Couperin, Dowland, Caccini and more.

Sequenza
Quin Thomson | voice
David Malone | lute
Brett Rutherford | viola da gamba
Matt Goddard | percussion 

Together, their passion for making great music, their fascination for ancient instruments and historically informed performance practice, and their drive to innovate, have brought them together to form Sequenza. From its first concert in 2015 Sequenza has showcased the extraordinary repertoire of the Baroque and earlier musical periods, right back to the Middle Ages and fostered the creative development of extraordinary new compositions. 


This concert program was originally to be part of Eclectica Salamanca: a Festival of Music from other Times, other Places, which was supported by the City of Hobart through its Cultural Grants Program and by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

The Call of Aurora is a chamber opera, based on Douglas Mawson’s 1911 – 1914 expedition to Antarctica and explores the challenges faced by all those who were stranded on the ice continent for two years, before being returned to Hobart in January 1914.

In December 1911 the SY Aurora departed from Hobart Harbour for Antarctica. Heading this expedition was Douglas Mawson, a geologist, who had previously been to Antarctica with Ernest Shackleton. But on this expedition, despite having been invited to accompany Robert Falcon Scott to attempt to be the first men to reach the South Pole (an invitation that Mawson declined, of course), Mawson chose to lead on his own expedition to undertake scientific exploration on the Antarctic Continent. The SY Aurora arrived at Commonwealth Bay in January 1912, and Mawson and his crew set to work in the remaining summer months to build their huts, and establish their main base and outposts before winter – and the complete darkness that would come with it – arrived.

During that winter of 1912 the men would have busied themselves with the many and necessary preparations for the respective scientific expeditions that each party would embark upon in the late spring of 1912. Their plan was to go out as parties of three or four, leaving base camp in October or November, and to all be back in time for the Aurora’s return in January 1913, when they would board for their trip back to Hobart.

In October 1912 Mawson and his party, which comprised Xavier Mertz and Belgrave Ninnis, along with their team of huskies pulling three sledges containing tents, food, and other provisions, headed out for what they expected to be a 500 miles and three month expedition.

For the first 300 miles or so, thing went well enough, until Ninnis suffered frost bite on one of his fingers, which, in his reluctance to bother Mawson with, ultimately became septic. When eventually Ninnis, so affected by his poisoned finger, became of no use in pulling his weight, Mawson decided to ditch one of the three sledges and some of their provisions, and pack what he believed was necessary onto the two remaining sledges, re-assigning the dogs into two teams. As Xavier Mertz, some way out front of the first sledge (on which Ninnis rode as an incapacitated passenger, and in front of Mawson’s second sledge) realised that they were all perilously close to the soft drift that had only that night before covered what he knew just then to be a crevasse, Mertz raises his hand, as a signal to go no further. But it was already too late.

The first sledge, pulled by the best team of dogs, and carrying the dogs’ food, some of the ‘man food’, many of the provisions – and Belgrave Ninnis – had completely disappeared down a deep crevasse. Going to the edge of the crevasse, Mawson and Mertz could hear the strangling cries of the dangling dogs, but could see nothing, and despite their calls – for almost three hours – heard nothing of Ninnis. They fed their longest rope down the crevasse, but it was too deep. Just like that, they had lost one companion, the best dogs, food and much of their provisions. Mawson had no choice but to turn back for camp, with the last remaining sledge and those dogs, lucky enough not to have fallen to their deaths.

The Call of Aurora begins here.


Music & Libretto by Joe Bugden

Directed by Lucien Simon
Musical Direction by Johanna Bostock
Set Design by Nicole Robson
Lighting Design by Louise Goich

Cast (in order of appearance):

Christopher Bryg as Sidney Jeffryes (the mad wireless operator)
Phillip Joughin
as Douglas Mawson
Nick Monk
as Xavier Mertz
Grace Ovens
as Paquita Delprat (Mawson’s fiancee)
Michael Kregor
as Cecil Madigan
Nathan Males
as The Ghost of Robert Falcon Scott
Zoe Fitzherbert-Smith
as The Spirit of Aurora

Ensemble Members:
Rosemary Holloway ~ flute
Derek Grice
~ clarinet
Damien Holloway
~ viola
James Anderson
~ cello
Jamie Wilson
~ vibraphone


The Call of Aurora is supported by the Commonwealth Government via Festivals Australia and by IMAS, and is presented as part of the 2022 Australian Antarctic Festival

Protea Impro are back! 

Upon popular request they Protea Impro will be serving a night of Theatre Sports at the Founders Room. 

  • Supporters

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

Lineage: Traditions 

[performance]

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

Experience sounds and movements that are steeped in tradition – a world stage in nipaluna (Hobart).
Curated by Sharifah Emalia Al-Gadrie

Thursday 18 August 2022
6pm – 7.30pm


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.


Photo: Karen Brown

​​Ehsan Zabihi and Sina Tarkesh Esfahani – Classical Iranian Music

This performance of Iranian classical music will be presented in two parts. The music will be improvised throughout. There will be sensory perceptions of the musicians in the performance of some pieces. Intertwined with the music the poems of great Persian poets such as Rumi, Khayyam and Hafez will be showcased.


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Ipshita Pratap – Classical Indian Music

Ipshita hails from the picturesque northeastern state of Assam, India. She specialises in Indian classical music which is uniquely known for its emphasis on improvisation and intricate microtones. Because of its contemplative and spiritual nature, Indian classical music is usually a solitary pursuit that focuses on melodic development that gives texture, sensuality and a sense of purpose to the melody. Music has always been a sanctuary for Ipshita.


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Levanya De Zoysa

The spectacle and intricate costuming of the most prominent form of traditional Sri Lankan dance, Kandyan, is extraordinary – Levanya’s powerful footwork and gestures bring the richness of Kandyan dance to Hobart stages.

Levanya De Zoysa has been dancing for almost her whole life and has been focussing on traditional forms of Sri Lankan dance for the past 10 years. She is a third year bachelor student at UTAS and takes great pleasure in sharing her culture with new people.


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A Warm Glow to Remember

Yumemi Hiraki
Wednesday 3 – Sunday 28 Aug 2022
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Last Dance Orange Roughy

John McCormick & Adam Nash
Thursday 11 – Sunday 28 Aug 2022
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Random Acts of Weirdness

Risa Ray + Jem Nicholas + Georgia Shine
Friday 12 – Friday 19 Aug 2022
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Peacock Theatre
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Body of Work (Live)

PARKER
Friday 19 – Saturday 20 Aug 2022
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