Proudly presented by Salamanca Arts Centre as part of the 2022 Emergence program.

We are but Crumbs, presented by Miettes is a musical and visual show in a Cabaret setting. It will take you on an epic and absurd journey of French songs, over-accessorising and food delicacies. You might laugh, you might cry, you might scream or fall in love – anything is possible during this two hour show (with interlude)!

But be sure, you will be left with some crumbs. Everything will be eaten, the performers included.
As they say, when it is good there is nothing left but the crumbs. 

Friday 18 November 
8pm – 10pm (with interval)

Saturday 19 November – two performances
2pm – 3pm (all ages performance) & 8pm – 10pm (with interval)
The all ages performance is a shorter version of the show with a young party vibe performance oriented toward younger audiences but open to everyone. There will be snacks, games, music and hilarity! Fun for everyone – come along!

Additional information
– There will be food served as part of this performance. Unfortunately, we cannot cater for dietary requirements.
– There will be light use of a smoke machine and implied nudity during the night time performances only – not for the all ages performance.

Maude Davey | Dramaturgy Mentor
Svetlana Bunic | Music Dramaturgy Mentor and Performer
Emma Field | Performer
Sasha Gavlek | Performer
Edith Perrenot | Concept, Script, Design and Performer.
Julia Drouhin | Performer

This project is supported by City of Hobart – Creative Hobart funding and was seeded by the Clarence Jazz Festival Hothouse Scholarship 2022.

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The Artists

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Emma Field

Emma is an accordionist and classically trained pianist with a love of French film music, chanson, musette, and tango styles. Having trained in the UK, she has accompanied divas, folk bands, and theatre productions in London – along with weddings in Italy and France. She now enjoys playing in all-female performance ensemble Miettes.

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Sasha Gavlek

Sasha Gavlek is a contemporary bassist hailing from Hobart, with a love for alternative jazz and rhythmic experimentation, alongside a passion for exchanging culture and musical knowledge between fellow peers and audience members.

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Edith Perrenot

Edith Perrenot  is an interdisciplinary artist of visual, performing and musical art as well as an emerging writer for performance. Here she navigates between french repertoire and theatrical experiments. Performing using voice as an instrument and building fictional characters to share feelings and vignettes-like narratives.

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Julia Drouhin

Julia Drouhin is an artist and curator working with field recordings, water based instruments, electromagnetic frequencies, dice, rope, textile and edible objects to embody invisible soundstream that reveal friction in sociality and shift usual modes of transmission.

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Svetlana Bunic

An adept accordionist, composer, musical director and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, ukulele, programming, percussion), Svetlana’s music has framed live international circus theatre, underscored film and thrilled audiences worldwide in a kaleidoscope of exotic music ensembles.

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Maude Davey
Maude Davey has worked as an actor, director and writer in Melbourne for more than thirty-five years, with her primary focus being the creation of new work. Recent acting work includes: K-BOX, by Ra Chapman for Malthouse Theatre; Set Piece by Anna Breckon and Nat Randall for Rising Festival; The Heartbreak Choir, by Aidan Fennessey for MTC; Anthem for Arts Centre Melbourne at the Melbourne, Sydney and Perth Festivals.

She has worked extensively in variety, as member of Finucane & Smith’s Glory Box/Burlesque Hour ensemble and directed the acclaimed Gender Euphoria, presented by Melbourne Festival 2019. Television appearances include The News ReaderSistersOffspring, Tangle, Summer Heights HighFive Bedrooms, The Newsreader, and films include My Year Without Sex, Noise and Ride Like A Girl. She has also been the Artistic Director of two small theatre companies (Vitalstatistix Theatre Company in Adelaide and Melbourne Workers Theatre). She won a Green Room Award for Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role for her work in Melancholia by Declan Greene, (Malthouse Theatre, 2018). Her directing credits include Clare Barron’s Dance Nation for Red Stitch Actor’s Theatre; KillJoy with the laserbeanz and Fish for the Rollercoaster Ensemble. She received a Masters in Writing for Performance from VCA in 2016. She is currently a PhD candidate at La Trobe University, investigating queer short form variety performance.

Proudly presented by Salamanca Arts Centre as part of the Emergence program.

Hobart’s Festival of Improvised Theatre ran from 31 March – 9 April 2022 with workshops offered to families and actors on the 2 and 9 April 2022 with Jeff Michel and Jenny Lovell. Q and A’s were also offered with the cast after shows on the 6 and 8 of April so audiences could learn about this art form.

Hobart’s Festival of Improvised Theatre brought some of the world’s best improvised shows to the Peacock Theatre over seven evenings. Audiences saw the fun and comedy of Theatresports. They were moved by the drama of A Long Weekend. Learnt some new words Shakespeare forgot to write down in Improvised Shakespeare and saw a purposefully incomplete script by Finegan Kruckemeyer in The Holey Book.

Hobart’s Festival of Improvised Theatre is proudly supported by Salamanca Arts Centre, Blue Cow, Hobart City Council and The Clubhouse

Practitioners of the Ephemeral Arts

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Rowan Harris 

Rowan Harris has created a number of long-form improvisation show formats including ‘The Holey Book’,  ‘Sciprov’, ‘The Chair’ and ‘MomentUs’ as well as founding the first Long-Form and Narrative improvisation ensemble in Tasmania, ‘Imprognosis’. Some of his favourite shows performing alongside international improvisors have been ‘Close To You’ by Rama Nicholas, ‘The Long Weekend’ by Christine Brooks and ‘In a New York Minute’ by Glenn Hall.   More recent work includes performances for the Burning Desire Festival, Underground ArtsBar, Theatresports and for Science Week.  Rowan was a member of the Danger Academy ensemble for a number of years and performed at the Marion Bay Falls Festival.

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Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson has worked for over 25 years as an improvisor, actor, and director. He has performed with companies such as Terrapin, Tas Theatre Company, Blue Cow and Round Earth. As an improvisor he has been seen in The Underground ArtsBar, Theatresports, science week Impro, and Imprognosis’ The Holey Book, as well as his long-standing prize-winning work with Rowan Harris in the duo Harris and Tweed. He can also be seen in the film clip to A. Swayze and the Ghosts Mess of Me and briefly in the feature film Van Diemens Land.

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Andrew Morrisby

Andrew Morrisby is a pianist, award winning musical director, choral director, arranger, and tutor based in Hobart, Tasmania. He studied at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, completing a Bachelor Degree under the tutelage of Beryl Sedivka. As a student, he performed as a soloist in the Tasmanian Messiaen Festival (2008), and with the Derwent Symphony Orchestra playing Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”. He has also played as an orchestral keyboardist with the Tasmanian Discovery Orchestra and Derwent Valley Concert Band.

Andrew is heavily involved with the musical theatre community, having worked as a musical director, conductor, repetiteur, and pit orchestral musician for a number of Tasmanian theatre companies. He was a member of the winning ensemble, “Blush Opera” at the Tasmanian Cabaret Festival in 2014, and is a recipient of the Tasmanian Theatre Awards for Musical Direction in “Forbidden Broadway” (Hobart Rep 2015), and Best Ensemble for “[Title of Show]” (Old Nick Theatre Co 2019). Andrew has credits for vocal arrangements on the new work “Euphrasia, The Musical” (The Actors Studio, Kuala Lumpur 2019) in a collaboration with composer Mia Palencia.

More recently, Andrew has been busy post-covid as Musical Director for “Shane Warne the Musical” (The Cabaret Club) and “The Old Man and the Old Moon” (Jack Lark Presents), as a guest conductor for the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra Sinfonietta, co-directing vocal group “Tonic”, as accompanist for the Southern Gospel Choir, performing with original rock band “Gabe and the Dagrezios”, original funk/fusion band “Solace”, and as a member of the long-form theatrical improvisation group “The Practitioners of the Ephemeral Arts”.

Andrew works as a private teacher, tutor, and accompanist in Hobart.

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Natalie Venettacci

Natalie is a proud Tasmanian creative and a graduate from Actors Centre Australia. She recently toured internationally with Terrapin’s Red Racing Hood. Natalie also toured with Poetry In Action around Australia and recently produced a performance art piece through UTAS at Dark Mofo called Touch Me if you Trust Me. Acting credits include As You Like it and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Directions Theatre, One Man Two Guvnors and Hamlet for Old Nick, O – The Tragedy of Ophelia for Andy Aisbett, and Dot Dot Dot for The Old 505. You might find her on Saturday’s at Salamanca Market roaming as a Covid Buster for Terrapin Puppet Theatre.

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Simone Dobber

After a long-short hiatus, Simone is thrilled to be back performing Imprognosis alongside some of Tassie’s finest. Her pre-covid credits include As You Like It and Much Ado About Nothing with Directions Theatre, Chicago with Bijou Creative, How to Hold Your Breath and Those Who Fall in Love Like Anchors Dropped Upon the Ocean Floor with Loud Mouth Theatre Company. Her screen credits include Rosehaven in 2016 and 2017 and The Magnetism of Us with Acute Brow Productions. She has also co-written, costume designed, acted and composed music for Mermaid and the City with Beauty and the Bitches.

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Carrie Maclean

Carrie is a writer, actor, director and mother of four. She is a founding member of Mudlark Theatre and the Radio Gothic collective. Since graduating from UTAS with a BPA, Carrie has had numerous performing roles onstage and onscreen, with her debut in a feature role as Ann Solomon in The First Fagin (2012). As a writer, Carrie has several projects in development, including a television drama series for Aquarius Films and Pistachio Pictures and Mental, the Mother Load, a documentary theatre performance exploring the grotesque nature and beauty of motherhood.

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Jeff Michel

Jeff is a performer, puppeteer, and theatre teacher who moved to Tasmania in 2005.  He is the chair of Big Monkey Theatre Inc. and a co-founder of Blue Cow Theatre. Credits include: TTC’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf with Rowan and the 2012 Helpmann Award winning BOATS for Terrapin.  His solo show, Pedalling Back, was developed with Peter Matheson, produced by Blue Cow, and toured by Tasmania Performs in 2016.

The Actors

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Rosemary Cann
Rosemary Cann is a pākehā writer, musician and actor based in nipaluna, who has previously performed as a member of Wellington-based improv troupes Playshop, and Definitely Not Witches. Rosemary has participated in multiple playwriting residencies, including Carclew’s Writing Place, Blue Cow Theatre’s Future Proofing the Page and Tarraleah Residency, and ATYP’s National Studio and Fresh Ink Mentorship Program. She has performed in local productions Eurydice, HerStory (2019-2020), The Campaign (2018) and CRAVE (2021). Rosemary is passionate about representative, intelligent art that touches audiences and brings queer and feminine narratives to the forefront. Rosemary holds a BA in Theatre, English Literature and Anthropology, and a Masters in Creative Writing.

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Emma Skalicky

Emma Skalicky has worked in Hobart theatre since 2014. Highlights include Shakespeare in the Gardens productions from 2016-2021; Loud Mouth Theatre Company’s Hamlet: Heads or Tails (2014) and The Island of Doctor Moreau (2016); Theatre with Teeth’s Buckets (2017); PLoT Theatre’s Eurydice (2018) and Deadly (2019); and The Theatre Closet’s Crave (2021). She has directed Bad Company Theatre’s Picnic At Hanging Rock (2019); PLoT Theatre’s Doctor Faustus (2017) and Salome (2020); and assistant directed Loud Mouth Theatre Company’s The Island of Doctor Moreau (2016) and Archipelago Production’s The Bleeding Tree (2020).  Previous works include Ophelia: A Decomposition in Two Parts (The Picton Grange Quarterly Review, Issue 6), Panopticon for ATYP’s Intersection 2019: Arrival (Currency Press), and Medusa Waking (Bad Company Theatre, 2021).

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Lizy Spanos
Lizy Spanos is a Greek/Canadian performer with a deep love for music, dance, acting, and especially doing all three at once. They have been involved in community theater since the age of ten, in Canada, Greece, France, and Australia. Their most recent performances include Alice (Rattle, 2021) and Mabelu/Lucy (The Old Man and the Old Moon, 2021), and they have been in productions ranging from Shakespeare (in French!) to Rocky Horror Picture Show. They are extremely excited for the opportunity to play with a talented group of improvisors and improve their skill!

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Ollie Gorringe

Ollie Gorringe is thrilled to be working with the Practitioners of the Ephemeral Arts, he has enjoyed performing since a young age and has been involved in several theatre productions throughout his schoolyears, including 100 Reasons for War (Hobart college, 2019), Carrie (Bijou, 2018) and The Old Man and The Old Moon (Jack Lark Presents, 2021). For the last two years Ollie has been employed as a Performer with the Round Earth Theatre Company on the West Coast of Tas, honing his skills in acting and storytelling.  Working with a talented set of creatives and performers in such a unique production has been an intoxicating experience for him and he hopes you enjoy the performance.

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Jacob Golding 

Jacob Golding is a local performer who’s been seen in Hobart theatres since 2017. Most recently he was seen as Jeremy Heere in the Tasmanian premiere of Be More Chill in the Playhouse Theatre. Prior to stage Jacob has trained for the screen with Sara Cooper since 2010. Jacob is really excited to take on a new performance challenge, completely script less!

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Milla Chaffer
Milla Chaffer has been working in theatre for many years in and out of schools. Milla has performed as Kathy Seldon in ‘Singing in the Rain’. Some of her other stage credits include Spring Awakening (Old Nick, 2018) and 21 Chump St (Old Nick, 2018). Her most recent role was as Heather McNamara in Old Nick’s production of ‘Heathers’ this year. Milla has also been working several shows as a part of the creative team, including her role as Assistant Director and Assistant Stage Manager for ‘The Old Man and the Old Moon’ (Jack Lark Presents) to be performed in September 2021. Milla is passionate about theatre both on and off stage and is always looking for opportunities to expand her experience.

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Jack Lark
Jack Lark is a theatre producer, director and performer, who holds a bachelor of musical arts in vocal studies, training under Maria Lurighi. He has spent time in Los Angeles studying directing at USC, and has a hardcore passion for directing contemporary musical theatre. He produced the Australian premiere of ‘The Old Man and the Old Moon’ in 2021 and is currently collaborating to create a new Australian Musical Theatre Production.  Jack’s recent performances include As You Like It (Directions Theatre), My Fair Lady (Bijou Creative), and Miss Trunchbull for St.Mary’s College

Supported by Salamanca Arts Centre and presented as part of MONA FOMA

Elegy for Australia’s lost video shops, blurring the boundaries of theatre, film and ceremony. Clever technology allows a single performer to act in place of an entire film cast. Microwave popcorn not included.

Coil had it’s World Premiere at Salamanca Arts Centre as part of 2022 MONA FOMA festival 27-29 January 2022. 

Above image courtesy re:group performance collective, photo | Rosie Hastie

Coil went on to have seasons at Next Wave in Melbourne, PACT in Erskineville and at Sydney Opera House as part of their 2022 UnWrapped season.

A must-see live cinema event…miraculously manufactured before our eyes by a mere trio of maker-performers. RealTime Arts

Nostalgic, philosophical and comedic…it’s quite unlike any other use of cameras and screens I’ve seen on a stage. Sydney Morning Herald

re:group performance collective are a group of artists based in Hobart, Wollongong and Sydney, Australia. Inspired by the highs and lows of pop culture, they mash theatre and film together to create live cinema performances. The aim of their work is to turn the typically comfortable, nostalgic and passive movie-going experience into something immersive, irreverent, sweaty and live, and ironic and sincere in equal measure.

Key artists
Steve Wilson-Alexander | Solomon Thomas | Carly Young | Mark Rogers
Malcolm Whittaker

Note: Auslan interpretation and audio description will be provided for the performance on Friday 28 January, as well as a tactile tour of the stage beforehand for those using the audio description. Please contact ticket support on +61 (3) 6277 9978 or at to RSVP or for assistance buying tickets.

Supported by Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Tasmania, Creative Partnerships Australia, Next Wave, PACT, Punctum and Merrigong Theatre Company

This venue is wheelchair accessible via an alternate entrance from the courtyard to the stage area. If you need to book an accessible seat, call Ticket Support on +61 (3) 6277 9978.

ATYP and Archipelago Productions present Past the Shallows.
Supported by Salamanca Arts Centre

Keep your eyes on the water

Harry and Miles live with their father, an abalone diver, on the wild and beautiful south coast of Tasmania. With their mum dead and their alcoholic father largely absent, they look after each other as best they can. Over a school holiday while Miles works on the boat, Harry begins an unlikely friendship that will upset the delicate balance holding this unpredictable world together.

Adapted by playwright Julian Larnach from Favel Parrett’s award-winning debut novel, Past The Shallows is an ode to brotherhood and a heart-wrenching, lyrical exploration of mortality, family secrets and the capacity for both brutality and tenderness within contemporary masculinity.

Acclaimed Director Ben Winspear leads a powerhouse cast of three young actors, each of whom play multiple roles. Past the Shallows is a deeply poignant and compelling story which we hope will stay with you long after the theatre lights come up.

Warning: Themes of Alcoholism and Domestic Violence

Meet the Director

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Ben Winspear, Director

As a director Ben has steered a number of new productions for Sydney Theatre Company, where he was Resident Director for three years including Morph, These People, This Little Piggy, Metamorphosis and Thyestes.  He also co-directed Victory for STC, ran numerous play readings and developments and judged for the Patrick White Award and Young Writers Award.

Other productions include Saved at NIDA, Insect!, Pantagleize, and Monkey for UNSW, Macbeth, King Lear, The Tempest with STC Education, The Bluebird – Cranbrook School, Silver at Downstairs Belvoir and The Feather in the Web for Griffin Theatre

As Associate Artist for Griffin Theatre he was Associate Director on Gloria, and for three years was responsible for running the artist development programmes there.

As assistant director, Ben has worked with Barrie Kosky (on three productions, Oedipus, Women of Troy and La Grand Macabre), Robyn Nevin (Don Parties On), Howard Davies (The Cherry Orchard), Garry McDonald (Stones in His Pockets), and Jean Piere Mignon (The Miser).

In Tasmania he has directed Monkey for Big Monkey, The Gardens of Paradise with Ten Days on the Island, Twelve Times He Spoke for Blue Cow, and Gruesome Playground Injuries for Tas Theatre Co.

For Archipelago Productions Ben has directed most recently the sellout seasons of The Maids by Jean Genet and Winterreise by Franz Shubert. His production of  The Bleeding Tree by Angus Cerini re-opened The Theatre Royal and Venus and Adonis premiered at St David’s Cathedral during the pandemic and then toured regionally with Ten Days On The Island.

Meet the cast

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Griffin McLaughlin
Born and raised in nipaluna/Hobart, Griffin has previously appeared in Heathers for The Old Nick Company and Medusa Waking for Bad Company Theatre. Griffin has trained with React where he also works as a tutor. He has trained in voice with Jude Elliot and in movement with Bella Young. He recently produced and performed physical theatre work Support Network for The Circus Studio. In 2021, Griffin was a recipient of a John Bell Scholarship.

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Meg Clarke was born in London and relocated to Sydney where she attended Newtown High School of the Performing Arts. She went on to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) at QUT in Brisbane. She has worked extensively in theatre across Sydney and Queensland recently starring in a one woman show: Iphigenia in Splott, which received 5 star reviews. Meg also works across film and television, she has featured in Home and Away and recently completed principal photography in the lead role of Joseph Sims-Dennet’s next feature film Origin. In 2020, Meg co-founded a Film Production Company; MTM Productions, and is about to release her first film Pearly Gates. Theatre: Judith/Sister Rosa in The Chapel Perilous (Dir Carissa Liccardello, The New Theatre), Smeraldina in Servant of Two Masters (Dir Frankie Savige & George Banders, Sport For Jove), Juliet in Measure for Measure (Dir Lizzie Schebesta, Sport For Jove), Meg in Away (Dir Nicholas Cristo, Lambert House), Jenny in Yen (Dir Lucy Clements, KXT and New Ghosts Theatre Company), Anette in The Divorce Party (Dir Alex Lee Reckers, The Old 505 Theatre), Naz in Mercury Fur (Dir Kim Hardwick, White Box Productions at KXT), Lizzie in Shandys Corner (Dir Lucy Clements, KXT and Ignite Collective), Iphigenia in Splott (Dir Lucy Clements) Film: Five Blind Dates (Amazon Originals), Home and Away, Entanglement (Voices of Women), Moth (Dir Meryl Tankard), Witkacy and Malinowski (Dir John Gillies), All We Have Is Now (Dir Gretel Vella  & Emme Hoy, The Louise Frequency).

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Ryan Hodson

Born in South Africa, before moving to the Gold Coast for high school, Ryan is a graduate of the 2017 class of QUT’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) degree. Ryan’s work on stage includes: Ferdinand in The Tempest as part of Shake and Stir’s QLD Shakefest. At QUT: Little Revolutions, Children of the Sun, Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, Anna Karenina, Detroit, Eurydice and prior to graduating: Jared in Blackrock at La Boite Theatre Company.

Ryan has since moved to Sydney and was part of New Ghosts Theatre Company’s Yen and bAKEHOUSE’s Coram Boy at KXT, as well as ATYP’s Intersection 2019: Arrival. In 2020 and 2021, he toured Australia as part of Bell Shakespeare’s The Players. Most recently, he performed in Viral Ventures’ The Great Gatsby as Nick Carraway. He is a proud member of MEAA.

Meet the Playwright

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Julian Larnach

Julian Larnach is a Sydney-based playwright and screenwriter.  He is Literary Associate at Griffin Theatre.

He is currently under commission with Canberra Youth Theatre for a large-cast political comedy and with Bell Shakespeare for a new cycle of history plays. He is working on a feature-length version of his short film SAFETY NET for Screen NSW/Mischief Media as well as a stage adaptation of Favel Parett’s award-winning novel Past The Shallows for ATYP/Archipelago Productions.

Julian has had seasons of work produced and toured by the Australian Theatre for Young People, Outback Theatre for Young People, Darlinghurst Theatre Company and the National Theatre of Parramatta.

Julian’s plays have been shortlisted for Griffin Theatre Company’s Lysicrates Prize, the Griffin Award for Playwriting, the Edward Albee Scholarship and the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award. He was an Affiliate Writer for Griffin Theatre Company in 2013, Resident Playwright at the Australian Theatre for Young People in 2015 and was a member of Sydney Theatre Company’s inaugural Emerging Writers Group from 2017 – 2019.

Archipelago Productions produce feature films, television, and works for stage and festivals. They aspire to develop and create work in Tasmania, in collaboration with interstate and international partners, bringing the world to them, and the work to the world; projects that are born of place, but which reach far beyond our perceived island isolation.

They endeavour to export artistic and cultural projects that paint Tasmania as a viable and exciting place to create new work, extending ambition, thinking and reach. Through quality and supported work, driven by passion, they simultaneously engage with pressing social issues, nurture new talent and develop stories for everyone. They stand by the assertion that access to and participation in culture is a fundamental human right, and promote this fact at every opportunity.

Archipelago Productions has its sights set on promoting Tasmania as the most exciting corner of the country. A place in which to risk, innovate, and inspire.

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.

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

Three time-travellers from the future have come back to the present to re-write our destiny. They know that in ‘our present’ is a generation of young activists who know the truth and aren’t afraid to do something about it. So they have gone into the community to ask them two questions: ‘What is their vision of a utopian future, and what are they doing NOW to make it happen?’

Young Actors from Salamanca Art Centre’s Ensemble have met, talked with, and filmed interviews with young people, and used these interviews to create a show about how we can create UTOPIA NOW.

The end of the world is nigh!

Extra shows added!
10 – 12 August 2022
1 – 2pm

Supported by Festivals Australia

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.


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Genevieve Butler | Director

Director- Genevieve Butler is a bilingual performance artist who uses Bouffon, Drag, Circus, and physical comedy to examine the significance of social masks within theatrical frameworks.  Her artistic practice focuses on how audiences connect/relate universally to colloquial stories.

She is an actor, writer, director, circus performer, mask maker, video editor and teacher of circus fundamentals, mask play and devising. She has toured numerous Fringe and Arts Festivals around Australia, and worked with theatre companies across Australia, Italy and Belgium. She has been a working artist for over 10years   

Genevieve has a diploma in Commedia dell’Arte (FAVA, Italy) and Movement Analysis and Theatre Creation (Lassad, Belgium)— and a bachelors in Theatre (QUT).

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Fithawit Hadgu | Actor

Fithawit recently migrated to Australia from Eretria. Since arriving Fithawit has been involved with Students Against Racism (SAR). Through SAR Fithawit has shared her personal story about how she came to Tasmania in schools and workplaces, revealing the realities of what refugees and new arrivals face when they come to this country. Last year Fithawit made her mainstage debut at the Peacock Theatre performing in The Story Behind My Suitcase. Fithawit received a scholarship from Salamanca Arts Centre to attend The Process drama workshops with Ben Winspear, Davina Wright and Lucien Simon.

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Takani Clark | Actor

Emerging filmmaker, performer, artist Takani Clark is a professional dabbler and multidisciplinary creative from lutruwita, exploring and engaging with mediums of filmmaking, visual art and performance. As a First Nations woman, raised within the staunch palawa community, Takani feels a deep responsibility to protect and document the island and its cultural identity and diversity, both environmentally and socially. As a storyteller she strives to use her creative voice to deepen our understanding of each other, the natural world and ourselves. Takani believes that diversity is an integral part of her creative practice, striving to collaborate with people from different artistic practices, any background and all walks of life.

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Bailey Jackson | Actor

Bailey is a Hobartian Thespian whose hit and miss performances will keep you guessing right until the very end — is this entertainment at its finest or is it a train wreck you can’t look away from? After more than a decade in Tasmanian theatre, still he isn’t sure. Nonetheless, Bailey appreciates Salamanca Arts Centre for rolling the dice and he hopes you enjoy the show.

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Jackson Davis | Lighting Designer

Jackson Davis is a theatre maker, writer and performer based in Hobart. Since graduating with Honours from the University of Wollongong in 2012, Jackson has co-founded re:group performance collective and collaborates on new performance works with an emphasis on popular culture and videography. His theatre credits include Lost Boys (Performer, Merrigong Theatre Company, 2018), Route Dash Niner Part 1 & 2 (Director, Merrigong Theatre Company 2016-2017), Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo (Puppeteer, Japan Tour, 2016-2018), Conspiracies (Director, Shopfront, 2017) and LOVELY (Director, PACT, 2014).

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Aiden Cleak | Composer

Aiden Cleak is a bleeps and bloops composer and sound FX nerd, who resides a full lightyear away from Earth making futuristic soundscapes and wonky beats. However, you may also find him closer to Hobart creating circuit bent instruments, surrealist art and video games. Aiden performs under the alias of Gochi, and has recently released his second EP of originals titled Ascent of a Madman.

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Megan Kenna | Set Designer

Megan is a theatre and film creative learning, working and living in lutruwita/Tasmania. They are interested in design in regards to performance and production. Recently Megan has been apart of the design team of University of Tasmania’s theatre society PLoT. Designing for Cathouse (2021) and The Rise (2022). Megan has also worked and performed in collaboration on Anemeny (2022) and upcoming Antigo Nick (2022) which will be presented on the Theatre Royal main stage, both directed by Davina Wright. Designing for film sets Megan has worked as art director for many Tasmanian productions including Shake and Dance (2019) and Cold One (2022). 

Megan wants to explore the possibilities between design and performance, and how these two elements effect each other, actors and the audience.

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

Every Body Dance!

From the multi-awarded creators of world-famous variety shows Burlesque Hour & Glory Box; the troupe that led the longest Australian tour of variety since the gold rush (Caravan Burlesque’s 8 months of dancing ovations) comes Finucane & Smith’s Travelling Dance Hall! The nationwide tour of the smash-hit, dancing in the aisles, not to be missed community celebration, is coming to town!

Global talent, irresistible music, festoons and fan-dancing, torch songs and hot moves, glittering Indian boylesque, stunning circus & local guests light up the stage! Dance Hall celebrates the beauty of community under twinkling lights, velvet drapes, satin table seating… and disco fever!

After barnstorming 18 countries, playing for 600,000 fans, winning 15 theatre awards, 8 cabaret awards and Cuba’s International Presentation of the Year, Finucane & Smith are careening into town to blow your COVID blues away!

So grab your friends, book a table, throw on your glad-rags, and get ready to get down!  

[18+ Contains full frontal nudity, haze, loud music and ABBA!]

18 – 20 August 2022

8pm – 10pm
with a 15min interval

“Sheer variety and changes of pace ensure there is something to enthral all” ★★★★★Time Out

“Seductive, subversive and bursting at the seams with monstrous talent” ★★★★The Age

“I cannot express how exhilarating and uplifting this show is” ★★★★★ Planet Arts

“All shimmies and wild confidence, humour and brilliance” Theatre Press

“Moira Finucane’s gang of disco-pumping glamazons never cease to impress!” Plus Ones

“Mesmerising, extraordinary, impeccably performed” Australia Arts Review

“An Absolute Blast” Yarck Community

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.

Finucane & Smith Unlimited

Finucane & Smith Unlimited are Australian legends of Unrealistic Art. With their unique blend of provocation and entertainment, the company works across myriad artforms – from cabaret & burlesque to drama and hybrid and immersive art events; engaging unique and extraordinary artists, and cherishing audiences everywhere as they explore humanity, hope, freedom, power, desire and a shared future. 

Finucane & Smith’s work has been presented in 18 countries, winning acclaim in 13 languages and 15 awards including The Patrick White Playwright Award, 8 Green Room Awards, International Theatre Institute’s CHAMACO Award for International Presentation of the Year 2015 (Cuba), and the Climakaze Award (Miami) for outstanding art in climate justice. Their genre-defining variety works The Burlesque Hour & Glory Box have been seen by 600,000 fans worldwide, becoming the first Australian work invited to major festivals of Latin America, Japan and Europe, and winning awards worldwide. 

The Artists

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Lachlan (Aka Iva Rosebud)

Lachlan (Aka Iva Rosebud) is an emerging queer artist, known for bringing an old fashioned flair to the modern world. His work spans Cabaret, Music Theatre, Drag, Burlesque and Performance Art. 

Hailing from the Hunter Valley, Lachlan is a graduate of the Music Theatre course at The Victorian College of the Arts. In 2021 Lachlan made his mark on Melbourne’s cabaret scene, writing and performing his solo shows: ‘And I, In My Chair’ (Melbourne Cabaret Festival) described as “more than earning it’s standing ovation” by the Arts Review, ‘At hand with Iva Rosebud’ (Melbourne Cabaret Showcases) and ‘Iva’s Grand Opening’ (Tusk High Bar).

Lachlan made his Victorian Opera debut in March 2022, in the Happy End at the Arts Centre Playhouse and is thrilled to be apart of the Finucane & Smith family. 

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Mama Alto

Mama Alto is a jazz singer, cabaret artiste & gender transcendent diva. She is a transgender & queer person of colour who works with the radical potential of storytelling, strength in softness and power in vulnerability. Best known for her velvet vocals, triumphant cabaret performances and illuminating writing, she is also the co-creator of the highly acclaimed variety cabaret “Gender Euphoria.” She has worked with luminaries such as burlesque production house Finucane & Smith, playwright Declan Greene, visual artist Brook Andrew, and performance artist Taylor Mac. Mama is the 2021 recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts Kirk Robson Award for Community Arts and Cultural Development. 

Photo: Jodie Hutchinson

Paul Cordeiro

  • Paul is an experienced teacher of 20 years, as well as being a qualified fitness instructor. He trained at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, obtaining a Diploma in Dance. Paul has enjoyed an extensive career as a dancer and choreographer, having performed with One Extra Dance Company, Opera Australia and the Balai ensemble. He has toured nationally with the musicals “The King and I” and “West Side Story”. Paul was the resident choreographer for “The Lion King” from 2003 – 2005 and was also the assistant choreographer for the “Nature and Arrivals” segment of the Sydney Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in 2000. 
  • A great deal of Paul’s work has been working with artists and themes
    relating to aspects of diverse ethnic communities and cultural production, within the contemporary social and artistic tapestry. This has included a feature role in ‘The House Plus’, created by flamenco artist Antonio Vargas for the Carnivale festival, a guest season with the Odyssey Dance Theatre in Singapore, and as an actor, the role of Rosendo in ‘Tango Masculino’ at the New Theatre in 2007. Recently Paul was the recipient of the Goethe Institute Artist Language Scholarship, which enabled him to spend a month in Berlin learning German.

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Maple Rose
Miss Maple Rose, known as the “Queen of Classic Burlesque,” has been described as the unwanted lovechild of Tempest Storm and Lucille Ball. Combining her professional expertise in costume and set design with her foundation in classical dance, Maple guides many a budding performance artist in the art of tease!

She’s here to prove that “classic burlesque” doesn’t have to be boring. Either with feather fans or tapping toes, Maple will take you on a deep dive into burlesque history. Headliner of The Australian Burlesque Festival in 2020 & 2022, winner of the the 1st Runner Up crown at Miss Burlesque Australia 2018, voted number 21 in the 21st Century Burlesque Magazine’s Top 50 Most Influential Artists of 2021, and voted Best Solo Artist and Most Classic at the Australian Burlesque Industry Awards, The Busties, in 2018.

Maple has shown that she’s “Australia’s Classiest Piece of Bacon”
with a tornado of feather fans and couture costumes!

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

A Warm Glow to Remember is a body of work that physically manifests Yumemi’s personal relationship to her Japanese heritage. It is her transitional journey in reconciling her place as a resident within cultural gaps while accepting the importance of letting go.

3 – 28 August 2022
Opening Event
Friday 5 August 2022
6 – 8pm with performance happening at 7pm

Gallery hours
9am – 5pm weekdays
10am – 5pm weekends

Photo: Frazer-McBride


Photo: Will Nicolson

Yumemi Hiraki 

Yumemi Hiraki is a multidisciplinary artist currently based in Nipaluna. Her practice delves into the interactions between memory, nostalgia, history and connection to place, while re-examining the relationship to her Japanese heritage. Viewing herself as a resident of cultural gaps, her works evokes a familiar yet foreign sense of longing, belonging and holding on, while hinting at life’s inevitable continuity and ephemerality. 

Yumemi is originally from Hiroshima, Japan. She completed her BFA(Sculpture and Spatial Practice) at the Victorian College of the Arts and has been an active Arts Worker while exhibiting and developing her practice in both Naarm and Nipaluna. Yumemi has a growing interest in community-based arts, mentorship and education, and currently also works as a Youth Arts Officer at the Youth Arts and Recreation Centre. 

Whilst the wearing of masks is not mandatory it is recommended in certain situations by Tasmanian Public Health. Masks will be available upon entering our venues 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.

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

It’s always darkest before the dawn, you don’t miss the heat until it’s gone, the queers have hibernated from the coldest day, now they emerge to get on stage and be really, REALLY gay.

QT offers up their gender nonconforming slice of cake, to The Winter Light Festival we celebrate, show casing new acts, new talents, and old favorites running the old gamuts. Get ready for a night that will make you laugh cry and scream, Put on your warm coat and dancing shoes and get ready to yell “slay qween!”

It’s one night only so book in advance, leaving tickets until the night is a dangerous chance.

Friday 12 August 2022
Doors at 7:30pm
Show 8pm-11pm

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: 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.

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

A young woman gets into an accident on her drive home to Cygnet. She’s hit something. It’s huge. It’s from the ocean. It’s Moving. Birthing. Expanding.

ANENEMY is about being outside at night. It’s about revenge and the terror of this world (and maybe worlds we don’t know yet).  

ANENEMY is an outdoor drive-in performance at a secret location. BYO car.

11 – 13 August 2022
14 August 2022

[Please note: To view this performance you need to have a vehicle you can drive to the performance in as the entire performance will be viewed from your own car. Ticket holders will be emailed the exact location prior to the performance.]

ANENEMY is a collaboration between Salamanca Arts Centre and the University of Tasmania’s Theatre and Performance students.

Devised and Performed by Third year students in the Theatre and Performance Major: Alexandra Chatwin-Dalgleish, Annabelle Docherty, Ruby Hill, Megan Kenna, Taylah Lowry, Samora Squid and Philip Tabor.

ANENEMY is presented in partnership with the University of Tasmania.


A woman is driving a car at night. We see the back of her head and her reflection in the rearview mirror
Photo: Pier Carthew

Davina Wright

Davina Wright is a site-specific artist currently living and working in nipaluna/Hobart. She is interested in making site specific, nonlinear and immersive theatre that looks at loneliness, suburbia, violence and feminism. Recently she wrote and directed This is Grayson; a performance for audience 8+ with her collective Gold Satino. This is Grayson explored death, loneliness and family and was an immersive experience. This is Grayson received four Green Room Award Nominations in the Contemporary and Experimental Performance panel and received the awards for Innovation in Site Responsive Performance and Performance for Young Audiences.

Georgie Vozar

Georgie is an artist who predominantly works with clay. As a second generation potter she grew up in a functioning pottery where she absorbed many skills that she now applies to her own practice, from there she gracefully introduces these magic techniques onto others.  With this medium, she practices art therapy within communities, collaborating, exploring the process and spontaneity together, her work is of acceptance and transience.  She finds great stimulation when collaborating with other artists and programs within the arts realm. Georgie often undertakes experimental and performance projects, solo and collaboratively and has exhibited and performed within arts organisations locally and nationally. Recent projects include, QVERI, 2018 ‘Hidden Egg – (Qvuvri/Amphora)’ As a part of group show: Across The Coals curated by Constance Ari at GASP, Tasmania Collaborator, Adam James. Constellations Underground, 2019 for the Ceramics Triennale ‘Kyklosis’ Performance and Installation Collaborator, Julia Drouhin. ‘Ritual’, 2016 Schmorgasbaag, 130 Murray Street, Nipaluna/Hobart, Duration 1hour Performance with visual collaborator, CUSS THIS.

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Isabella Stone

Isabella Stone is a dance artist from Perth, Western Australia, which is Whadjuk Noongar Country. She is a dance performer, choreographer and teaching artist with over a decade of experience in Western Australia and Tasmania. She is currently living and working in nipaluna/Hobart as the Artistic Director of DRILL Performance Company Inc. Her experiences have taken her across the country and internationally, working in both major cities and remote areas, within professional and community contexts. Isabella believes in dance as a language that crosses borders and unites communities; that the act of dancing facilitates a space for sharing – shared stories and shared experiences – and creates space for change. Her approach is centered around people and kindness, play and imagination, liberation of self and the importance of community. Isabella is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and LINK Dance Company.

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Heath Brown
Heath Brown is a Tasmanian composer and Associate Lecturer at the University of Tasmania.

His work ranges from film and TV to performing arts and installation. He has written scores for four feature films (The Comet KidsChocolate Strawberry Vanilla41 and El Monstro Del Mar!) and over 40 shorts, with his film work having been recognised throughout the world with a number of awards for original music composition, including the award for Best Original Score at the 2012 Maverick Movie Awards for his score to 41. He also composed the score for the multi-award winning web series Noirhouse(funded by Screen Australia, Screen Tasmania and the ABC) the ABC documentary series Bespokeand the second season of the Shaun Micallef comedy series The Ex PM.

In 2015 Heath collaborated with Aly Rae Patmore in composing a performance-based musical element for Patricia Piccinini and Peter Hennessey‘s large scale installation The Shadow’s Callingat Detached and presented as part of DarkMOFO 2015.

As producer, sound designer and performer, Heath is a member of the Radio Gothic collective, which produces original live-performance works inspired by the tradition of broadcast radio drama. Radio Gothic has produced three episodes, all of which have been presented as part of Dark MOFO.

Heath has written extensively for the theatre, notably for Terrapin Puppet Theatre (The Riddle of Washpool GullyRed Racing HoodBig BabyThe Waltzing Tree) and Tasmanian Theatre Co. (Sex With StrangersBorn From Animals, An Inconvenient Woman, Bakersfield Mist).

His work has appeared in a number of arts festivals including Ten Days on the Island (Babel) and DarkMOFO (The Geometry of Innocent Flesh on the Bone – a collaborative installation work with Oscar FerreiroRadio Gothic Eps 1 – 3) and The Tasmanian International Arts Festival (Radio Gothic – Episode 1: The Pit).

Heath has also written music for television and radio commercials, winning the 2012 Tasmanian Advertising Design Awards category of Best Original Music and the 2016 Diemen Award for Best Sound Design.

Heath holds a BA (Philosophy) and BMus (Composition) from The University of Tasmania, where he now lectures in music theory and screen music composition.

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Ryan Mahony | Tech Consultant
Ryan is an audio engineer, production manager and technical director from Brisbane, Australia. Over the last decade he has worked extensively both in Australia and around the globe, assisting in presenting works to over a million people across 22 countries in circus, puppetry, musical theatre, drama theatre and live music. Ryan is currently the production manager for Hobart based, contemporary puppetry company, Terrapin.

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Gianni Posadas-Sen | Stage Manager

Gianni Posadas-Sen is a flutist, singer, and composer. His music practice consists of classical

performance alongside experimental improvisation and collaborative music-making, with forays into electronic music.

Posadas-Sen had the privilege of performing Cornelius Cardew’s Treatise with the UTAS

Experimental Music Ensemble for Mona Foma (2021), and was a part of Fflora’s MAKE SOME NOISE Project for Mona Foma (2022). He is a member of Silikill, an eclectic band of musicians who explore a range of styles and concepts through experimental improvisation. Posadas-Sen is committed to the Hobart Wind Symphony, and to the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra as principal flutist.

He is currently completing his Bachelor of Music (Classical Performance, flute) at The Hedberg School of Music under Mardi McSullea.

Photo: Kishka Jensen

Michelle Boyd | Costume Mentoring

Michelle is a Tasmanian designer working between fashion, costume, interior and stage design.   With an honours degree in design from RMIT and a lifetime of experience in stagecraft, she has designed within the performing and visual arts industries nationally for independent artists and orgs such as Chunky Move Dance Co., Mona, NGV, Arena Theatre and Terrapin Puppet Theatre and festivals Dark Mofo, State of Design, Sydney Festival and Mona Foma.  Her own work explores relationship and embodiment through colour, sculpture and graphic design and she collaborates with a broad range of practitioners in complementary fields including architecture, dance, public art and sound.  Michelle has more recently become a design mentor and teacher and is enjoying these new exchanges with Tasmanian design students across cultures, age and abilities.    

Skirt construction and design by Ella Stanford 

Stage Manger | Sam Toll

Thursday 25 August 2022
7pm – 9pm
Doors 7pm
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: Rosemary Cann, Rowan Harris, Jane Stoddart, Ollie Gorringe, Jeff Michel and Emma Skalicky!

Improvised music from Andrew Morrisby with host Matt Wilson. 
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.