These events are part of Winter Light 2022 and are presented by Salamanca Arts Centre

Get ready for high energy classic Bollywood dance from nipaluna (Hobart) bollywood dance institution, Rhythmz Bollywood. Workshop participants have the opportunity to perform during Winter Light opening night event!


Join Eri and Yumemi to learn the traditional Japanese community dance, bon odori – which is danced at Obon festivals across the country. Attend the first workshop to learn the dance 5.30 – 6.30pm Sunday 7 Aug and then perform as a group as part of the opening night on August 11 where everyone will be invited to gather beneath the Obon lanterns to dance bon odori with the community.


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Eri Mullooly-Hill

Eri is a Dance Movement Psychotherapist and an inclusive movement artist who moves/dances with diverse communities. Currently Eri works for Second Echo Ensemble, an inclusive local performance company, o􀋞ers dance sessions at a day care centre for people with learning di􀋟culties, and performs at Faro restaurant at MONA. She also offers workshops and classes to general public. Eri has always been a believer of the power of dance that arises from within and connects us all beyond our perceived differences.


A japanese woman with long dark hair and glasses looks directly to camera, smiling. She sits in front of a wall with a coloured, swirly mural on it.
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. 


This event is part of Winter Light 2022 and is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre and is curated by Sharifah Emalia Al-Gadrie

The Beginning of Spring – Tea and Qin Experience
Guided by the ancient time system of China – solar terms – this nurturing event is a farewell to winter and welcome to spring. Explore the serenity, precision and ritual of tea brewing while melodic tunes of traditional Chinese instrument, Qin, soundtrack your experience.

Lineage is a series of skill exchanges and performances centring the practices of local lutruwita-based artists with global perspectives and influences. This program explores the music, dance and art forms of culturally diverse artists, spanning the traditional to the contemporary and everything that happens in between. 

Lineage creates a platform for culturally and linguistically diverse artists to share their art forms in a mainstream festival, rather than in a specific event focussed on multiculturalism. This is significant as it creates space for culturally diverse art forms to be included as part of the creative landscape in lutruwita. Over three nights, Lineage is a platform for local artists with world influences. Experience this unique series of showcases that explore the classical, contemporary and fusion of sounds and dance which draw from rich heritages.

Wednesday 17 August 2022
6pm – 8pm


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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Tea brewing is hosted by Joanne Gao.
Joanne is a specialist in Chinese tea and also the founder of the tea bar ” A Moment of Tea” located in Salamanca Arts Centre. She has a passion for sharing the charm of tea culture and co-create moments with people to enjoy the pleasure of taste and spirits through the Kungfu tradition.


A Chinese woman sits at a table preparing a tea ceremony.
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Guqin mediation is presented by Sally Chen.  Guqin is the oldest Chinese stringed instrument, with a history of more than 3,000 years. The particular performance style and sound will offer the listener a feeling of inner peace and mindfulness. Sally hopes participants could feel the conversation with the time and space, the nature and the surroundings, and the aesthetics and philosophy while listening to the sound of Quqin.

These events are part of Winter Light 2022 and are presented by Salamanca Arts Centre

August is a special time for Japanese people as they celebrate ‘Obon’, a cultural tradition where ancestors come back from the other world. Lanterns are displayed as guides for them to find their way home to their families.

Obon is a time to remember and honour family members that have passed away, while gathering with the ones that are still with you. Participants in the lantern workshops (held in late July) were welcomed to dedicate their lantern to someone. They were invited to place a picture, writing or artwork on their lanterns in honour of them, if they felt comfortable to. 

Workshops participant learnt how to make a paper Obon lantern with Japanese contemporary artist Yumemi Hiraki.

Sadly, the lanterns which were created were destroyed by the weather. A reminder of impermanence. We would like to thank all the people who created a lantern as part of this project. They looked beautiful during the Opening Event for Winter Light.


A japanese woman with long dark hair and glasses looks directly to camera, smiling. She sits in front of a wall with a coloured, swirly mural on it.
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. 


Raise your voice with pride and joy.

Includes performance as part of Headline Concert.

If you are looking to find your voice, why not join this workshop experience and explore the possibilities by singing with others? We invite Same Sex Attracted and Gender Questioning (SSAGQ), Gender Diverse (SSAGD), people of diverse gender and sexuality, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) singers, affirming allies and gender curious to join us!  

This three-day singing experience offers you the opportunity to share your journey through choral singing in a joyful, inclusive community setting. No experience necessary! You’ll be guided every step of the way, singing accessible music in a variety of styles, with on-topic themes sure to leave you feeling inspired, uplifted, and empowered.

Come and raise your voice under the leadership of world-renowned queer conductor, composer and educator Dr Kathleen McGuire and who knows, maybe you’ll keep singing well after the festival curtains close!

Spend some time with outstanding Tibetan composer/ performer Tenzin Choegyal in this thoroughly enjoyable workshop.

Drawing on his nomadic heritage Tenzin shares his knowledge of Tibetan folk song and the nomadic style of vocal projection which is unique to his musical lineage. Tenzin will also share the practice of mantra singing. Derived from two Sanskrit words, manas (mind) and tra (tool or vehicle), mantras are considered to be powerful “tools of thought” – a means of harnessing and focusing the mind.  

In this workshop Tenzin leads participants on a musical journey from the joyous to the contemplative. Come along prepared to sing your heart out! 

Work with Kath Williams to bring a new level of understanding of your own voice and how it works. 

Find the YOU in your Singing to create ease, freedom and enjoyment through some great techniques and tools you will take away to use at Festival of Voices and beyond!  

As a self-confessed vocal pedagogy nerd and ever curious lifelong learner, voice teacher Kath Williams loves to create life changing experiences for all levels of singers through sharing her passion, knowledge and wisdom gained through studying extensively, and 30 + years as a singer, musician, and performer, via discovery exploration and curiosity.  

The Richard Smallwood Gospel Retrospective.

Includes performance as part of the Headline Concert and recording with the Southern Gospel Choir.

Spanning over 50 years, the music of Richard Smallwood, alongside James Cleveland and Edwin Hawkins, paved the way for and became the driving force behind the ‘new’ contemporary gospel music from the 1970’s to the present day.The influence of Smallwood’s music is immense, but at the heart of his music are the inspirational musicianship, arrangements, musical direction and production of Steven Ford. Now undertaking his PhD at the University of Tasmania with Associate Professor Legg, Steven Ford will act as a consultant with Andrew Legg and Maria Lurighi teaming up to facilitate and produce a landmark recording and concert series – a retrospective of the music of Richard Smallwood.

This workshop will create a gospel choir who will have the unique opportunity to be a part of this international project by participating in performing and recording some of Smallwood’s most loved tunes including : Anthem of Praise; Psalm 8; Total Praise and one of Steven Ford’s original compositions Faith To Believe. 

Thirty years in the making, Steven Ford (Richard Smallwood/Fred Hammond/the Winans), Andrew Legg (Myron Butler/Kirk Franklin/Michael Spiby/UTAS Southern Gospel Choir), and Maria Lurighi (Voice Lecturer at UTAS since 1999 and Coordinator of Voice since 2012 at UTAS since 1999) have forged a remarkable musical and personal relationship, underpinning and reinventing the contemporary gospel music tradition in Australia.

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

Proudly presented by Salamanca Arts Centre

What is our future made of? 

In Some Silken Moment, Jessie French explores the promise of algae-based bioplastic, creating innovative objects that are elegant, ephemeral, and oceanic. By harnessing this shape-shifting material, French captures a world in a phase of transition, where the permanence of petrochemicals plastics is reimagined through the soft strength of ecological thinking.  The exhibit will remain on display until Sunday 4 September.

Gallery Hours
5 August – 4 September 2022

Thursday – Monday
10am – 2pm

Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Catalogue and sales enquiries, contact Michael Bugelli mail@michaelbugelligallery.com 

Opening Event
Thursday 4 August
5:30pm-7:30pm
Free to attend, subject to capacity.
The opening event for Some Silken Moment is sponsored by Spotty Dog Brewers

Artist Talk, facilitated by Loren Kronemyer
Saturday 6 August
11am-12pm
Free, but registrations essential
SOCIAL, 67 Salamanca Place, Hobart TAS 7000

Beaker Street Crawl
Saturday 6 August
We’re excited that Some Silken Moment will be part of Beaker Street’s Street Crawl!
10am – 4pm
This program is a self paced, walkable tour but we recommend dropping by SOCIAL for the Artist Talk with Jessie French from 11am – 12pm and plan the rest of your crawl around this event.

Workshop

Sunday 7 August, 2:30pm-4:30pm

Tickets $65 each, 15 person capacity

SOCIAL, 67 Salamanca Place, Hobart TAS 7000

Step inside the Silken lab for a special workshop. Join artist Jessie French as she takes you through her process of exploratory experimentation, demonstrates cooking a batch of algae-based bioplastic and invites you into the process. Participants will be invited to bring along their own surface, object or mould to explore new ways of mixing and applying organic polymers using an array of local organic materials as substrates, pigments and texturisers.


Photo: Charles Dennington

Jessie French

Based in Naarm/Melbourne, Australia, the work of Jessie French explores speculative futures through algae-based bioplastic and water-based ecologies. Housed within an ethos of consumption, sustainability and regeneration, her practice invites others to engage with the possibilities of a post-petrochemical world. Through experimenting with other materials, she explores the potential of closed-loop systems of (re)use and conscious consumption and interaction with objects. In 2020, French founded OTHER MATTER, an experimental design studio working with algae-based bioplastics which engages others in the possibilities of new materials though objects, experiences and futures.



Photo: Saul Steed courtesy of Art Gallery South Australia

Loren Kronemyer | Artist Talk, Facilitator

Loren Kronemyer (b.1988) is an artist living and working in remote lutruwita (Tasmania), Australia. Her experimental artworks are aimed at exploring ecological futures and survival skills through hands-on immersion and deep learning. In 2021, she learned to hand-build millet brooms from Tumut, the last factory in Australia, setting up her own self-sufficient replica of their factory in the project Millennial Reaper (Fremantle Biennale, Melbourne Art Fair). In 2018, she learned to shoot arrows, then became a coach so she could train her audience to shoot at her artwork for the project After Erika Eiffel (ANTI Festival of Live Art, MONA FOMA). In 2016, her collaboration Pony Express created Ecosexual Bathhouse, a touring queer sex club for the entire ecosystem. In 2017, Kronemyer was the first artist in residence at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research. She collaborates frequently with laboratories and received the first Masters of Biological Arts Degree from SymbioticA Lab at the University of Western Australia.

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