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Junction set to be bigger and better in 2017

Junction's program for 2017 has a distinctly Tasmanian flavour. They have pulled together a line up of some of Tasmania's talented and uniquely creative artists that will be presented alongside some outstanding acts from interstate. The Junction Arts Festival has grown over the last seven years into a confident, carefree and creative arts festival that brings Launceston alive with music, performance, comedy and exhibitions in hidden and not so hidden spaces around the city.
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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.
Festival of Voices
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Sound of songs floating in the air

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
The Sounds of Silent
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Devonport Jazz – one of Australia’s leading jazz festivals.

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.
Thomas a Becket (Within)
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An artist’s reflection on the natural connectors between the obvious and the hidden

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.
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.
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The Art of Science: Baudin’s Voyagers 1800 – 1804

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 and Big Cuz
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‘Little J and Big Cuz’ and their Tasmanian family

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.
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.
Tristan und Isolde
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Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra’s memorable performance of Tristan und Isolde

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.
Peaches Christ Superstar (photo credit: Holger Talinski)
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Tasmanian summer arts and music festivals 2017

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.
Luke McGregor and Celia Pacquola on the set of 'Rosehaven'
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Behind the scenes of Rosehaven

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.
The Better Son
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Katherine Johnson’s journey from prize to publication

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.
Sara Maher at Dove Lake, Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park
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Wilderness strengthens creativity of Tasmanian artists

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.
The Light Between Oceans shot at Stanley, Tasmania
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Meet Stanley, Tasmania’s latest film star

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.
When first I raised the tempest (detail)
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Chalk + spit = clouds

Leading British artist Tacita Dean has created a new blackboard drawing for the Tempest exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).
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ARTBIKES

Artbikes is a free bike borrowing available in Rosny Park on Hobart's Eastern Shore.