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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Photographic portraits of children from the Robinson Collection 1920-1940 that part of the Devonport Regional Art Gallery collection.
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.
Constance, an artist run initiative, trials a new method of operation.
Sawtooth ARI, a Launceston based artist run initiative that showcases contemporary visual art.
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.
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.
Ghost Variations is Robert Schumann's last work written before an unsuccessful suicide attempt.
Exhibitions and commemorations of the centenary of world war one.
A floor to ceiling installation comprising 300 000 used computer keyboard keys and a truckload of silicone adhesive.
Tasmania grows some of the worlds finest and sought after timber in the world. Find out where you can find the best and most beautifully designed wood pieces that you can take home.
Find out where you can get an interest-free loan to buy Tasmanian art.
Tasmania’s island location means that it has always been slightly outside of the mainstream and has beaten to the sound of its own drum. We love MONA completely, but thankfully there is also a lot more to see.