The Festival of Voices has become known internationally as a special meeting place for singers to come and sing, share and hang out with each other. The program includes workshops, major choral events and performances by cabaret artists, actors, jazz and contemporary singers from around Australia and overseas
Devonport Jazz is a celebration of all jazz genres, with a festival program aimed to appeal to young and old, to enthusiasts and those new to the musical style. The Festival takes place in a variety of venues across the city, from the Devonport Entertainment Centre, to arts venues, cafes, restaurants, pubs, churches and community halls.
In the mood for a weekend road trip? Pack your bag and head up the coast this weekend for a memorable weekend of stunning coastline, soul lifting performances from of Australia's best and feel content with some of the best food and wine in Tasmania.
WIN tickets to see Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday at the Theatre Royal The Theatre Royal is giving away 2 x double passes to see Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday on Thursday 6 July 2017 at 7:30 pm.
Joanna Gair employs papermaking, light and painting techniques in her latest exhibition Within in the Middle Gallery. Drawing on certain, imbued qualities of traditional papermaking as a vehicle for contemporary interpretation in the context of a personal response to her father’s recent demise. Within also explores persistent, symbols of memory, loss, transit and love and allows for the materials themselves to be part of the subject matter.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The Art of Science: Baudin’s Voyagers displays art works made during the French expedition to the southern continent from 1800 – 1804. Funded by emperor Napoleon and inspired by the European Enlightenments quest for knowledge and understanding through science, this impressively displayed and wide ranging show spans across TMAG’S three main Argyle exhibition galleries.
Little J & Big Cuz is a new 13 part animated television series that explores the home and school lives of young Indigenous Australians. It is the story of two cousins living with their Nanna and pet Old Dog, following them on their adventures at school, in the playground, home and the outback. It is the first children's television show in Australia that targets a young Indigenous audience and captures the joy and excitement of the contemporary lives of the Aboriginal characters as they discover their world.
An exhibition that celebrates a partnership with TMAG, QVMAG and Museum of Natural History, Le Harve and other Australian museums.
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.
Hobart is to host the richest prize for landscape art with the Hadley's Art Prize, Hobart - an acquisitive $100 000 prize promoting and celebrating the work of contemporary Australian landscape artists.
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.
In a TSO first, proving that high-end cultural tourism is a very real phenomenon, interstate and international visitors comprised 55% of individual ticket buyers at the Orchestra’s concert performance of excerpts from Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde in Hobart last Saturday night, 19 November. In an extraordinary coup for the TSO, Swedish soprano Nina Stemme – who was described by the New York Times as “the world’s reigning Isolde” – and Australian tenor Stuart Skelton sang the title roles of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde.
Is there any place better than Tassie in the summer? Probs not, especially if you love music or art or festivals of music and art! This summer there is a bunch of fantastic festivals where you can relax, enjoy the heat and have fun with your friends.
Rosehaven is a small (fictional) town in Tasmania, it is proper country, beyond the reach of tree changers. Daniel (Luke McGregor) is moving home to take over the family real-estate business while his domineering and frankly terrifying mother is incapacitated. Daniel’s best friend and perpetual teenager, Emma (Celia Pacquola), arrives at Daniel’s door, hiding out from a marriage that didn’t last the honeymoon.
Katherine Johnson's prize-winning manuscript has been released as a novel, The Better Son. Set in Mole Creek, the literary thriller was inspired by the true story of two young boys who discovered one of Tasmania’s most popular tourist caves in 1906 only to keep it secret for years.
Tasmania, re-wilding their artists for the last 20 years. The modern world is a fast, technically driven and socially connected place. It is also a place where paleo diets and human re-wilding have become popular ways to reject modern living and plug into a simpler and natural way of being. In Tasmania they have been re-wilding their artists for the last 20 years by setting them free in a wilderness environment where they can disconnect from daily life and focus completely on making art.
Tasmania is quick becoming a well-known destination in Hollywood, with iconic scenery and charm of our towns captivating some of the world’s best known producers. The historic town of Stanley in Tasmania's north west hosted some of the biggest names in Hollywood during the shoot of The Light Between Oceans, one of the latest films to feature our favourite island.
Photographic portraits of children from the Robinson Collection 1920-1940 that part of the Devonport Regional Art Gallery collection.
Deloraine is the start of the Great Western Tiers Sculpture Trail which begins with public artworks on either side of the Meander River in Deloraine, follow the artwork trail to nearby regional attractions such as Liffey Falls, Mole Creek Caves and more
Tasmanian artist, Alex Miles has created five fantastic artworks to complement the Three Capes Track, a four day walk along the coast taking in Cape Pillar and Cape Hauy on the Tasman Peninsula.
Leading British artist Tacita Dean has created a new blackboard drawing for the Tempest exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).
Nancy Mauro-Flude is a Tasmanian artist and provocateur whose work lies somewhere in the space between performing arts and computer science.
A snapshot of some of Tasmania's most talented visual artists, designers and writers.
Artbikes is a free bike borrowing available in Rosny Park on Hobart's Eastern Shore.
Constance, an artist run initiative, trials a new method of operation.
Sawtooth ARI, a Launceston based artist run initiative that showcases contemporary visual art.
Photos of MONA's Gilbert and George exhibition.
A taste (in pictures) of the Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park
Guide to the standout Tasmanian art and music festivals in the 2016 summer.
Discover unique art and design in the artist studios and collectives of Salamanca Arts Centre.
Find the best arts and culture destinations around Hobart's waterfront.
Interview with Jerome Dobinson and Amanda Kay, joint Creative Directors at Hobart design studio The 3rd Door.
Take a tour of the self-proclaimed ‘pseudo cultish organisation dedicated to the accumulation of vast wealth’
Former drummer of Trainpark and Lifecoach, gives his perspective on the Tassie music scene.
Some of the best places to catch live music in Tassie.
Celebrating the winners of the 2015 Premiers Literary Prizes in Tasmania.
Tasmania’s large range of speciality timbers our state is beginning to develop a competitive advantage in contemporary furniture design.
Get the low down on the Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Guide to the must see arts and cultural destinations in Launceston, Tasmania.
A glimpse (in pictures) of an exhibition of work painted en plein air by John Kelly.
A glimpse (in pictures) of The Shadows Calling exhibition by Patricia Piccinini and Peter Hennessey.
A glimpse (in pictures) of Ash Keating's exhibition Remote Nature Response.
A glimpse (in pictures) of Amanda Davies exhibition of new paintings.
Ghost Variations is Robert Schumann's last work written before an unsuccessful suicide attempt.
Patrick Hall's survey exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
Exhibitions and commemorations of the centenary of world war one.
Take a glimpse inside Australia's oldest working theatre.
A guide to the art and cultural hot spots on the north-west coast of Tasmania
Guide to some of Tasmania's most fabulous art and music festivals.
Culture on the go - lending art lovers designer bikes to pedal between Launceston's creative hubs.