This event is part of Winter Light 2022 and the Australian Antarctic Festival 2022 and is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre

11 – 28 August 2022
Tuesday – Sunday
11am – 4pm

Last Dance Orange Roughy depicts the final Australian voyage of the RSV Aurora Australis to the Antarctic continent. The Aurora Australis has been carrying expeditioners and resupply to Antarctica for over 30 years. This final voyage was special in many ways. It departed with COVID-19 just a whisper and returned to a fundamentally changed world. The extra protocols instituted on the ship in response to COVID-19 reinforced the interdependency and collaborative actions of such a tightly knit microcosm, already essential for survival in Antarctica, but with a renewed sense of urgency in the emerging emergency. At that time Antarctica became the last COVID-19 free continent and we had a duty to preserve that status.

Using laser and photogrammetry scans and ambisonic sound recordings of the ship, crew and expeditioners, Last Dance Orange Roughy  presents a virtual experience depicting the intricate choreography of ship and expeditioners. Using an artistic rendering of the ship along with choreographed impressions of the crew and expeditioners, Last Dance Orange Roughy portrays the final voyage as an intricate dance sustaining life.

Last Dance Orange Roughy is an immersive visual and sonic feast of three-dimensional environments and spatial sound visualising and sonifying the last grand Antarctic dance of the Aurora Australis, crew and expeditioners. John McCormick and Adam Nash (Wild System) were the 2020 Australian Antarctic Arts Fellows on the final Australian voyage of the icebreaker Aurora Australis to the Antarctic continent. 

Antarctic Art Fellows: John McCormick, Adam Nash
3D Artists: Casey Richardson, Casey Dalbo
Choreography: Kim Vincs, John McCormick
Dancers: Valentina Dillon, Wendy Feng
Ambisonic Sound: Adam Nash
Antarctic Arts Program: Sachie Yasuda, Tiffany Brooks
Drone Filming: Simon Payne, John McCormick
3D Stereo development: Joshua Reason
Ambisonic sound consultant: Simon Maisch

John and Adam would like to extend their thanks to all the crew and expeditioners aboard the final voyage of the RSV Aurora Australis to the Antarctic Continent.


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 John McCormick

John McCormick

John McCormick is a technology based artist with a major interest in movement. John is a lecturer and researcher at the Centre for Transformative Media Technologies, Swinburne University of Technology where he investigates artistic practice in mixed reality environments, robotics, artificial intelligence and human movement. John has collaborated on works worldwide, including at ISEA, SIGGRAPH, Melbourne Festival, SIGGRAPH Asia, Ars Electronica Futurelab and Art Science Museum Singapore.


Photo: John McCormick

Adam Nash

Adam Nash is an artist, composer, programmer, performer and writer working in virtual environments and generative platforms. His work has been presented all over the world, including SIGGRAPH, ISEA, ZERO1SJ, the National Portrait Gallery and Venice Biennale. He is Associate Professor (Virtual Interior) in the Interior Design discipline, School of Architecture and Urban Design, RMIT University. 

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).


Photo: supplied by the artist

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.


Photo: supplied by the artist

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

Special 50% off tickets for Friday + Saturday + Sunday performances!

Discovery of Kali: A Personal Journey is an experimental dance performance that captures the visceral and deeply challenging process of emotional awakening. 

After a series of violent altercations the female protagonist seeks her idolised self – in the form of KALI that represents the strength and power of an untamed nature. The deity Kali visits the protagonist and takes her through the martial arts practice of Kalaripayattu, a practice that will ultimately transform her into the deity Kali.

Her desire to complete her transformation into the idolised form of Kali unleashes the rage that has been repressed.

This story of transformation is a commentary on the contemporary female condition and her retaliation against societal injustices. But ultimately, it is the narrative of the infinite cycle of emotional trauma and rebirth that defines human existence.

[Please note this performance has a content/trigger warning // mention of child abuse and sex trafficking // fire and smoke in the last 10 minutes of the performance] 

 Friday 12 August
8 – 9pm
Saturday 13 August
8 – 9pm
Sunday 14 August
2-3pm


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.


Special thanks to
Kalari Martial Arts Trainers : Ranjan Mullet, Alana Gregory, Raam Kumar, Lalita Ramona, Subeesh P B Kalari. Staff and Fire Training : Tim Goddard, Brettstar Schmerl, Baden Whitworth-Beckman

Fiona has undertaken training in Kalaripayattu in Bangalore from Ranjan Mullet, Raam Kumar, in Australia from Alana Gregory, Lalita Romana, and in Puthuppally, Kottayam Baiju Varghese Gurukkal.

Finsart Inc would like to thank all those who donated to the KALI touring funding campaign to perform in India 2018 with a significant contribution made by Deb Conlin 

Credits
Fiona Gardner | Dancer/Director
Daish Malani |  Visuals Effects and filming
Elk and Nicholas Dalwitz | Music
Amit Srivastava | Cultural Advisor/Writer
Visuals from National Geographic included


Finsart Inc

Finsart Inc

Finsart Inc. established in 2011, as a family association by Fiona Gardner. Since co-collaborating on multiple cross-disciplinary performances. Notably winning the South Australia Living Arts Festival (SALA) Moving Image Award for “Shatter Perfection”. Finsart Inc. supported research and touring KALI to India at the Delhi International Festival and the World Dance Congress in Mumbai in 2018. Adelaide City Council first sponsored International Dance Day (IDD) flash mobs, a global celebration of dance by UNESCO International Dance Council. Finsart Inc. ethos to connect Adelaide businesses, dance entrepreneurs and independent artists with the celebration of dance throughout the streets and locations of Adelaide. 


Photo: Anup Sakpal

Fiona Gardner | Dancer/Choreographer
Fiona Gardner founded Finsart Inc. in Adelaide in 2011. In 2015 she was awarded the SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Festival’s ‘Moving Image Award’ for short film ‘Shattered Perfection’, a collaboration with visual effects artist Michael Larue. In the heart of the Adelaide CBD, she operated Finsart Studio (2014-2019) that hosted various dance workshops, performances and residencies. As a sociologist, she is interested in unveiling our social world through her artistic creations. Fiona has created many dance works in Adelaide, around Australia, and in her time living in Switzerland, including: Quasi-Ideal, an aerial harness dance performance; Kali – a discovery of the self, Cultural Isolation, a site specific performance for the Adelaide Fringe 2013, What’s Your Crutch?, sequel performance at SALA Festival 2012 Incubus short film that explored and, If It Is…?, performed at Fete De La Musique 2010, Geneva, Currently Fiona is focusing on continuing to expand Finsart Inc through future touring to empower social change.


Photo: supplied by the artist

Daish Malani | Visual effects

Daish is the founder of the Ahimsa Creative. He has a graphic design and Interface background, focusing on user interface (UI) and interaction in VP.  He works collaboratively to fulfil his goal of creating a better user experience in VP. A main focus of Ahimsa Creative is to give people the opportunity to experience VR and join the discussion over VR ‘s ultimate potential. Recent work includes using VR to provide training for people working in dangerous situations. Daish is the Co-founder of the AVRN (Australian Reality Network) and is the South Australian Chairperson. AVRN provides community access and information about Virtual Reality nationally. He is also the Co-Founder of Add Life Technologies, bringing rehabilitation into the home, with mobile applications for stroke and upper body mobility impaired patients. Add Life Technologies is a clear demonstration of how future technologies benefit society.

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

Photo: supplied by the artist

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

Photo: supplied by the artist

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

Photo: supplied by the artist

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.

Photo: supplied by the artist

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.

Photo: supplied by the artist

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.

Photo: supplied by the artist

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.

A woman wearing headphones around her neck looks directly to camera. She is in the sunshine and has her brown hair pulled back in a ponytail.
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

Photo: supplied by the artist

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

Photo: Felipe Pagani

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

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

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.

17 – 21 August 2022
11am – 4pm daily
Long Gallery


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.


Tash Parker

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 (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

Photo: supplied by the artist

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

Photo: supplied by the artist

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


Photo: supplied by the artist

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.

Photo: supplied by the artist

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.

Photo: supplied by the artist

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.

Photo: supplied by the artist

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 Muscians

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.

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

Photo: supplied by the artist

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

Photo: Felipe Pagani

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

Salamanca Arts Centre presents

Eclectica Salamanca ~ a musical excursion to other times, other places

A Sunday afternoon concert series: Two bands: Japanese Punk + Afrikaya = the Rhythm of Dance


7pm – 8pm
The Tokyo Punk Mona Music Ensemble [起爆]

Born of a Tokyo-Punk-inspired performance experience at Mona, The Tokyo Punk Mona Music Ensemble [起爆] is an absurdist, anarchist ensemble in which some of Tasmania’s most talented performers smash punk and Japanese influences into a riotous thing of beauty.

Bring your best pogo shoes and leather jacket.

Hayato Simpson – Synths, Drums, Violin.
Yyan Ng – Guitar, Drums, Flute Shakuhachi, Taiko Drums, Banjo, Vocals.
Risa Ray – Dance, Vocals.
Dominic Nguyen – Bass, Double Bass, Piano.
Eri Mullooly-Hill Konishi – Keys, Dance, Vocals
EAndy Page – Synths, Guitar


8:30pm – 10pm
KING B-FINE and AFRIKAYA BAND

King B-Fine 

Afrikaya’s unique & lively Rastafarian front man. King lives by the Rastafarian philosophy & the tradition of honouring that everyone is born royal. Originally from war torn Sierra Leone, King B-Fine now calls Australia home and resides in West Hobart with his Tasmanian wife & young family. King B-Fine’s passion for performing started early, his musical influences include the legends of reggae & afro beat such as Marley, Tosh & Fela Kuti. King’s musical achievements are impressive, as is his list of musical awards. He has toured Europe, shared the stage with international reggae musicians, headlined an Australian music festival in Qld and was an Australia Day Award Finalist in Sydney.

What is equally impressive is that King composes and produces his own music under his labels, Fine Records & Royal Movement Records. He has released numerous albums and singles with accompanying music videos.

AFRIKAYA BAND

King B-Fine’s recent Afrikaya Band ensemble is a mix of eclectic Tassie musicians dedicated to delivering his upbeat Afro Beat sounds in the soulful Tassie fashion. Formed in early 2020, he and his new band have already released two locally recorded singles with music videos.


All guests are reminded of the following entry requirements and to practice COVID Safe Behaviours including:

Full Vaccination required to attend this event
Check-In via the Check In Tas app
Sanitising hands upon entry
Maintain Physical Distancing (1.5m)
If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend (we will see you another time!)
If guests are not enjoying a beverage, guests must wear a face mask at all times.


Eclectica Salamanca is 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.

Salamanca Arts Centre presents

Eclectica Salamanca ~ a musical excursion to other times, other places

A Sunday afternoon concert series: three duos perform songs with & w/out words.


2pm – 2:50pm
The voice and the guitar

Quin Thomson – Vocals
David Malone – Guitar

Quin Thomson and David Malone

Quin Thomson and David Malone

 Members of the early and modern music group Sequenza, and have come together for a duo concert to explore some of the rich repertoire of music for voice and guitar. It is an alluring combination; a pairing that is centuries old and perfectly matched today. Quin and David will bring together seguidillas from Spain by Fernando Sor, lieder by Brahms, and music from South America by Villa-Lobos and Jorge Morel. A highlight of this concert will be the premiere of a new work by Maria Grenfell who has been commissioned to compose a piece for voice and guitar to celebrate Gustav Weindorfer, whose vision established the Cradle Mountain wilderness area as a national park.


3pm – 3:50pm
Bohuslav Martinu Duo No. 1 H.157 for violin and ‘cello
Zoltan Kodaly Duo for violin and ‘cello Op. 7|

Peter Tanfield – Violin
Martin Penicka – ‘cello

Composed in 1914, this great work had to wait until 1918 for its first performance. Conceived at the height of Kodaly’s research into and collection of Hungarian and Eastern European folk music – predominantly simple song, without the complex adornment so frequently heard in Gypsy renditions – with his then great friend and colleague Bela Bartok, the music is rich with Hungarian melody and idiom. Kodaly loved dialogue, and he uses the two instruments in elaborate conversation and exchange to achieve a big scale of structure and form. The work is rich with contrast and colour, demanding much of both instrumentalists.

Peter Tanfield 

Born in England in 1961 and 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. He was a prize-winner at The Carl Flesch International Competition, International Mozart Competition, International Bach Competition amongst others. As soloist and chamber musician he has played throughout Europe, China, Japan, India, Canada, the Middle East, Africa, USA, and USSR. He has recorded numerous solo and chamber works for television and radio as well as CD. He has played for Chairman Deng in China and the Sultan of Oman. As soloist he has appeared with many major orchestras; the Philharmonia, City of London Sinfonia, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, West German Radio Orchestra, Radio Symphony Orchestra of the RAI in Rome. As concertmaster, he has had extensive experience working with BBC Philharmonic, RSO RAI Roma, West German Radio Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Martin Penicka 

TitleMartin Penicka studied with Lois Simpson and Julian Smiles at the Australian Institute of Music. He graduated in 2002 with the degree of Bachelor of Music (Performance) with first class honours. During his studies, he played in many chamber ensembles, most notably with the award-winning Con Brio Trio. In 1999 Martin took part in a tour to the USA organised by the Performing Arts Unit to complement the Art Express exhibition in the Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC. A solo artist in the Symphony Australia Conducting Program in 2001, Martin has been a casual member of the Sydney, Melbourne and WA Symphony Orchestras. He was a semi-finalist in the 2004 Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards and the 2MBS FM Young Performers Award. Martin has been an ANAM Academy Musician at the Australian National Academy of Music. In 2006 and 2007 he was involved in the Sydney Symphony fellowship program. Martin joined the TSO in August 2008 and regularly plays in chamber music ensembles around Tasmania including the newly formed baroque ensemble Van Diemen’s Band. He has appeared on several ABC classic FM Sunday Live Broadcasts.


4pm – 4:50pm
Klezmer Music

Rachel Meyers – Violin
Dave McNamara – Accordion

Rachel Meyers & Dave McNamara

Rachel Meyers and Dave McNamara have been playing klezmer music for more than 20 years. Rachel’s violin playing draws out unimaginable emotion from this music of the Jewish people of Eastern Europe. Ably supported by Dave, on accordion, Rachel will be taking the audience on a journey through klezmer dances and songs, with and without words.


All guests are reminded of the following entry requirements and to practice COVID Safe Behaviours including:

Full Vaccination required to attend this event
Check-In via the Check In Tas app
Sanitising hands upon entry
Maintain Physical Distancing (1.5m)
If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend (we will see you another time!)
If guests are not enjoying a beverage, guests must wear a face mask at all times.


Eclectica Salamanca is 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.

Salamanca Arts Centre presents

Eclectica Salamanca ~ a musical excursion to other times, other places


‘Le Chat Noir Quintette’ will present a variety of Parisian vintage swing and early European jazz from the 1910s to the 1930s in the style of the Hot Club of France, with music by composers such as Henri Crolla, Django Rienhardt, Stephane Grappelli, Romane, Ion Ivanovici, Vincent Rose, Joe Myrow, Irving Berlin, Juan Tizol, Matelo Ferret, Harry Akst, Fats Waller and Toni Murena to name a few.  This music has been curated to reflect the street and cafe/bistro sounds of Montmartre (Paris) during the ‘Belle Epoque’ (Beautiful Era). This was a period characterised by optimism, regional peace, economic prosperity and technological, scientific, and cultural innovations. In this era, France’s cultural and artistic climate flourished, with numerous masterpieces of literature, music, theatre, and visual art gaining extensive recognition.

This is the music that Monet, Renoir, Degas, Picasso, and Van Gogh listened to when they were out and about on their evening adventures. One of their favourite venues was the Chat Noir, the bohemian music bar where patrons sat at tables and drank alcoholic beverages while being entertained.

Charlie McCarth Violin
Isaac Gee –
Double Bass 
Rohan Sharma –
Melodica
David Squires –
Manouche Guitar
Felicity Lovett –
Manouche Guitar


All guests are reminded of the following entry requirements and to practice COVID Safe Behaviours including:

Full Vaccination required to attend this event
Check-In via the Check In Tas app
Sanitising hands upon entry
Maintain Physical Distancing (1.5m)
If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend (we will see you another time!)
If guests are not enjoying a beverage, guests must wear a face mask at all times.


Eclectica Salamanca is 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.

For its debut performance, the Alf Jackson Quintet will be performing a spectrum of music from composer and multi-instrumentalist, Ornette Coleman and his collaborators for Jazzamanca.

Coleman’s music is unparalleled. The vectors of Ornette’s lexicon, suspends preconceptions of music and is heard in his “fierce love with an outlaw music that he could hear but didn’t quite yet know how and with whom to play.”
It is heard in his exploration of the plastic saxophone, in the sound of Denardo Coleman (Ornette’s son) on the 1969 album, and in the anecdotes of Coleman bewildering punters and musicians alike during the height of the Bebop era.

The Alf Jackson Quintet takes Ornette’s approach as a provocation towards old and new dreams and attempts to attune to the many registers of Ornette’s playing, compositions and historical resonance.

Jon Smeathers – alto saxophone
Julius Schwing –
guitars
Hamish Houston –
double bass
Dom Nguyen –
double bass
Alf Jackson –
drums


Alf Jackson

Is a musician from Hobart, who began his studies in percussion at the age of ten. At the age of 12 Alf gained third place in Drumtek Australia’s Best Up & Coming Junior Drummer Competition. Since then Alf’s drumming has resulted in collaborations with Julius Schwing, Branford Marsalis, Tom Vincent, Brian Ritchie, Peter Knight (Australian Art Orchestra), Paul Capsis, Ava Mendoza, Sam Anning and Julien Wilson – to name but a few. These engagements have varied from album recordings to national & international tours and to television & radio appearances. In 2010 Alf was awarded first place in Young Jazz Players Competition at the Clarence Jazz Festival. Other festivals performances include MONA FOMA, Dark MOFO, Devonport Jazz Festival, Ten Days on the Island, Festival of Voices, Mornington Peninsular Music Festival and Falls Festival. In 2020 Alf was accepted into BANFF contemporary music intensive with a full scholarship which was cancelled due to Covid-19.


All guests are reminded of the following entry requirements and to practice COVID Safe Behaviours including:

Full Vaccination required to attend this event
Check-In via the Check In Tas app
Sanitising hands upon entry
Maintain Physical Distancing (1.5m)
If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend (we will see you another time!)
If guests are not enjoying a beverage, guests must wear a face mask at all times.


Salamanca Arts Centre’s Live Music Program is supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

A painterly surface with the echoing motif of the bottle.

This work talks directly to Jake Walker’s exhibition Grog, which was held in Kelly’s Garden and which is part of our curated OPEN SKY / Kelly’s Garden Program.


Jake Walker | Genevieve Griffiths

Jake Walker

Jake Walker was born in New Zealand and moved to Australia in 2000. His practice is inextricably linked to the natural and cultural landscapes of New Zealand. Walker admits that as a child he ‘didn’t really know there were too many other kinds of painting’ aside from landscapes. His works are constantly shifting and revisited after some time, with chance and instinct at the core of his working practice. Sometimes this results in works of ‘weightlessness of accident and incident.’ Exploring themes of modernist architecture and abstract perspectives, Walker’s free and loose sense of play embraces material forms. Walker sees paintings as objects, not flat two-dimensional images. This openness to experimental processes has led to a series of works using clay- painterly forms and stoneware frames that lead from one thing, to another.

He is represented by Station (Melbourne)Gallery 9 (Sydney)Hamish McKay Gallery (Wellington NZ)Ivan Anthony (Auckland) and Dutton (NYC).