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Auntie - de Havilland DH84 Dragaon, twin-engine areoplane
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Tasmanian treasures revealed in 10 objects

Tasmania’s community museums play an important role as the custodians and story tellers of our state’s unique cultural heritage. The 10 Objects – 10 Stories: celebrating community collections exhibition at QVMAG in Launceston is a wonderful showcase of Tasmania’s small museums and collections and a celebration what they do.
Dark Park - Macquarie Point, Hobart
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Dark Park – inner city industrial site transformed into playful public art installation best experienced in the dark

The site has a number of unused warehouses that have been transformed into temporary art installations that can be explored through the evening or head to the shed for Mona-inspired bars and food. The artists featured this year include Matt Daniels, Jonathon Oxlade, Sam Routledge, Tom O’Hern, Chris Levine, Robert Del Naja (Massive Attack), Sacred Acoustics, Marco Perry, Marco Fusinato, Striborg, Daniel Boyd and Alredo Jaar
Richard and Anna Green
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Generous gift of Modern Australian artworks to the Tasmanian people

Anna and Richard Green were both raised and educated in Tasmania before leaving to pursue work opportunities nationally and internationally. Anna is the daughter Tasmanian artist and teacher Winifred Knight and grew up visiting exhibitions, galleries and artist studios. Her interest and love of art continued with Richard as they began collecting work by contemporary Australian artists from galleries in Sydney and began to create a collection of great significance. They have donated a total of 73 significant artworks from contemporary Australian artists to the collection of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
SARAH BLASKO
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Tasmanian winter arts festivals that will warm the cockles of your heart.

Tasmania’s thriving arts and cultural scene attracts many thousands of visitors to our island state every year. When it comes to arts festivals, Tasmanian’s know how to throw a party, especially if you sprinkle in some fire, food, song and dance to your arts experiences. In the upcoming cooler months of 2017 are a perfect time to visit or get out of the house with festivals around the state and for every taste.
The Premier's Literary Prizes
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Celebrating the best Tasmanian stories and writers

Tasmania’s vibrant arts and cultural sector is gaining an international reputation and fast becoming a recognised drawcard for visitors to the state. Literary talent is flourishing in Tasmania and our state is a source of inspiration for writers around Australia and the world.
Don Neil and Annette Reynolds at Hadley's Orient Hotel
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Meet the philanthropists behind Australia’s richest prize for landscape art

Don Neil and Annette Reynolds, owners of Hadley's Orient Hotel, have launched a new art prize that they hope will create a legacy to benefit Australian artists and be another reason to visit Tasmania. The Hadley's Art Prize, Hobart will provide one of the world's richest prizes for landscape art with the winning entry receiving $100 000 and an exhibition of finalists work to be displayed at the iconic hotel after which the prize is named.
Aunty Lola Greeno, Jeanette James, Aunty Corrie Fullard, Aunty Dulcie Greeno, Bronwyn McAnally. luna tunapri workshop
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kanalaritja (kah nah lar ree tchah) – An Unbroken String

Shell stringing is a celebration of culture and a symbol of identity – an unbroken string that connects the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community, to Ancestors, culture and Country. kanalaritja (kah nah lar ree tchah) – An Unbroken String is a stunning exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) in Hobart. It features beautiful, delicate and rare shell necklaces created by Tasmanian Aboriginal makers including Lola Greeno, Dulcie Greeno, Corrie Fullard, Jeanette James, Rachell Quillerat and others including a work by 5 year old Eve Plank.