Nolan exhibits new works by contemporary artists and runs workshops on art practice for all ages.

Nolan Gallery is a Tasmanian art gallery showcasing fine art and craft from Tasmania’s diverse visual arts community through regular exhibitions and house shows.

Jack Braudis is part of the grand tradition of en plein air oil painting where artists eschew the camera and take to the fields, coast and streetscapes to make paintings directly from nature. 

Braudis trained in art at the University of Massachusetts in a time of Modernist abstraction but it was his study under the mentor Maurice Kennedy that allowed him to develop as the master landscape painter he is today.

Melissa Kenihan is a landscape painter from Melbourne who will be at the Salamanca Arts Centre for the month of April after being awarded the Hadley’s Residency Prize in 2023.

My work explores the landscape from an aerial perspective, a process that begins out in nature where I photograph spectacular vistas using a drone. These photographs then become key reference material for my work back in the studio. For me this perspective offers insight into the way nature’s elements interconnect and depend upon one another for their survival. It’s an incredible and beautiful balance of relationships. I love the quote by Rachel Carsen who wrote, “In nature, nothing exists alone”. It reminds us of the importance of protecting and caring for our natural world. My time in nature provides a deep sense of reverence and inspiration. It’s not only a muse but also a teacher, offering boundless opportunities for creative expression and environmental advocacy.

FLUX a catalyst for transformation
STUDIO a place to explore creative practice
SPACE the universe & an interval of time

Julie Stoneman’s practice explores the Tasmanian landscape as a repository of geological & collective memory & amplifies them as abstracted visual narratives.
Her experience in ceramics, public art and landscape architecture deepens her understanding of materials, processes & place formation.
Current works on paper explore geological formations of Tasmania where she layers inks to create textural richness & depth.
Residencies in France, Greece & Tasmania have been the basis of several recent exhibitions.
Julie’s work is represented in Government buildings, TMAG, UTAS, ArtBank and in numerous private collections.

Julie welcomes visitors to her studio & is happy to be contacted regarding commissions & landscape architecture projects.

Julie Stoneman/Moorina Bay Arch Bruny Island/Ink on Paper/Framed
Julie Stoneman/Optic Shimmer with moon/Metallic ink Ink on Paper/Framed
Julie Stoneman/Optic Shimmer with moon/Metallic ink Ink on Paper/Framed
Julie Stoneman/Granite ‘Crystal Eyes’ Micrograph/Acrylic on artboard/80x80cm

One of a kind pieces. Rustic Elegance.

Rani is a self taught silversmith that isn’t confined by traditional methods of fabrication. She has a passion for creating jewellery and wearable art that celebrates imperfection and is infused with symbolism and meaning.

Rani uses traditional tools and slow handcrafted methods to create one off individual pieces of jewellery with a modern ancient aesthetic whereupon marks and strikes of the hammer can be seen. She adds symbols of meaning and dot work on each piece.

Rani enjoys the contrast of working with mixed precious metals and vibrant coloured gemstones. She is inspired by the Medieval and Byzantine eras to create pieces of rustic elegance.

Each piece is filled with intention and meaning as she works the transformation of materials into amulets, talismans and power rings.

The signature logo of Rani Baker Jewellery is the alchemical symbol of Amalgamation which represents the joining of elements and forces to bring balance and unity.

She welcomes commission pieces and collaborations with her clients to create personal amulets that mark a particular transition or accomplishment in their lives.

Jamin is a multi-disciplinary artist who lives and works in nipaluna/Hobart, where he creates vibrant murals and contemporary visual art.

Jamin (Dr. Benjamin Kluss, b. 1976, Sydney) is a multi-disciplinary artist of mixed cultural heritage, based in lutruwita / Tasmania, who is known for vibrant murals, street art, and contemporary visual art. With a career spanning 20 years, Jamin’s innovative works draw from a variety of artistic styles and experimental techniques.

Inspired by philosophy, science, and the natural environment, Jamin’s practice reflects a dynamic engagement with multiple conceptual frameworks. He has produced mural work internationally and been selected for prestigious exhibitions, including the 2018 Biennale of Australian Art in Ballarat and the 2008 exhibition Contemporary Australia: Optimism at QAGGoMA in Brisbane.

Jamin holds a PhD in Fine Art from the University of Tasmania. He served as a Visual Curator and Artistic Associate of Mona’s MONA FOMA festival from 2015-2017 and has worked with many museums, public institutions, and private galleries.

Jamin shares a studio with his partner, Emily Eliza Arlotte Jewellery.

‘Atlas’, Jamin, 2019, machine cut aluminium and spray paint, 120 x 120cm
‘Black Swans on the Huon River’, Jamin, 2021, Mural for Huon Valley Council, Huonville

Expanding from a practice of drawing and printmaking, Emma Bingham utilises the inherent physical and metaphorical properties of materials to create abstract objects, images and installation artworks.

Emma’s studio-based research draws on theoretical and philosophical ideas of the body as a site of inheritance, encounter, and transformation, and on the combined aspects of her life: as mother, partner and neonatal nurse. She considers how abstract form can highlight the evocative and affective capacity of process, and how the material properties of paper, cloth and wax can evoke the body, a sense of holding and the traces of touch: the connections and residues which are formed through our encounters with others.

Halima is an Arabic Calligraphy visual artist.

Halima is an Arabic Calligraphy Artist from Lahore; Pakistan. Her artwork reflects deep connections and
sacred knowledge with every stroke and letter. Halima creates art that is deeply lyrical, spiritual,
and calligraphic.

Honing her skills as a calligraphist during the pandemic lockdown, Halima modulated the ancient art with a unique contemporary touch. Her paintings are deeply poetic and are seeped in meditational practices, where she creates intricate patterns in her work which draws from Arabic and Urdu quotations and verses from Holy Quran and Sufi poems, by which she expresses the element of peace and connectedness in her paintings.

Halima has been an artist in residence at Youth Arts and Re-creation centre, where she presented her debut exhibition “The Butterfly Effect” with the launch of the YARC Gallery (2021) and have recently moved to her studio in Salamanca Arts centre. She has presented her arts at various venues and shows as Winter Light Festival (UTOPIA NOW), Light up the lane, Hobart Artists market, Royal Hobart Art Show, Minds do matter Arts exhibition, Story Telling Festival, and now actively facilitating Arabic Calligraphy workshops at various venues, designed for community cohesion to promote inclusivity, belonging and connectedness.

Halima is also a Medical Research student (UTAS) and is currently working as Admin Officer at Mental Health State services. Halima is passionate about Mental Health awareness, where she wishes to correlate the brain research to her artworks as an ultimate art-therapy. Her work delves into universal values of love, faith prayer and tranquillity that integrate feelings and pictograms through distinctive strokes and lettering, that remains a manifesto inspired by classic Islamic Art. As an artist and thinker, Halima aspires to spread a positive influence of unity and balance through her work, that go on to create emotional bonds with eternity, empowering the heart, body, and soul, and believes that her artworks are gifts to be shared.

Halima Bhatti: Selected for Minds do Matter Exhibition 2021/ Oil and acrylic
Halima Bhatti: Selected for Minds do Matter Exhibition 2021/ Oil and acrylic
Halima Bhatti: 2021/ Opening Ceremony of Debut Exhibition - The Butterfly Effect 2021
Halima Bhatti: 2021/ Opening Ceremony of Debut Exhibition – The Butterfly Effect 2021

“I have a passion for sculpture
but I’m good at drawing.
However, I always want to be a painter,
but my work usually ends up with installation art.”

Originally from Korea, emerging artist Kwony has travelled and studied in 35 countries before settling in Hobart for her arts practice.

Kwony’s early work predominately focused on drawing and painting but later moved into abstract works and installation art using non-traditional artists mediums like pulped paper, wood and light.

She has a deep rapport with the textures, patterns and forms found in the built and landscape while firmly connected through the plants, which are in turn the physical matter of her art.

Contemporary designer / maker.

With a passion for designing and creating and an eclectic mix of interests, I like to experiment with various creative techniques and materials. Over the years this has included wood, fabric, paints & pencils, metal and stone.

I had been woodturning for some years before studying jewellery, so it was no surprise that I began to combine timber with sterling silver to create my unique pieces of jewellery. Using predominantly Tasmanian species, the different timbers create a diverse palette of colours and textures to draw inspiration from.

With the old adage in mind “Variety is the Spice of Life”, I will continue to design and create, with inspiration coming from playing with shape and texture, experimenting with new materials and techniques and the simple desire to try something new and make something unique.

Jacqui Renton - hands of friendship, brass and bronze with sterling silver
Jacqui Renton – hands of friendship, brass and bronze with sterling silver
Jacqui Renton - colour pencil on brass and copper with sterling silver
Jacqui Renton – colour pencil on brass and copper with sterling silver
Jacqui Renton - faces rings in sterling silver and brass
Jacqui Renton – faces rings in sterling silver and brass