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Despard Gallery

Contemporary Tasmanian art gallery located in the arts precinct of Salamanca Place.

About

Despard Gallery has been an established commercial art space in Hobart, Tasmania for 27 years. Throughout this time the gallery has lead the way for contemporary arts practice through an extensive exhibition program, including large scale international exhibitions in New York and Chicago. With this extensive history and experience Despard is set to realise a fresh new vision in a new, purpose-built above the original gallery in historic, central Hobart.

In collaboration with Field Labs architect, James Wilson, Despard Gallery has designed a world-class exhibition space to present the best of Tasmanian art. Originally constructed in 1837 and sensitively restored using modern industrial fittings and finishes, the design has preserved many of the original markings from the convict nails to vintage graffiti. The new exhibition space represents a shift in vision. Through a monthly exhibition program of contemporary art, Despard strives to create an art experience that is stimulating, relevant and reflective of Australian creative culture while not shying away from topical issues.

Gallery Director, Steven Joyce is passionate about art and offers discerning advice through the market with confidence. The gallery delivers a highly personalised approach that draws on well-established relationships with artists and curators. Despard aims to deliver the most desirable and highest quality works from both established and emerging artists nationally and internationally. The gallery will now be able to offer the creative community a unique venue to hire, valuations of modern works of art, furniture and design objects. For years, Steven has also offered private art consultancy for businesses and individuals, a personalised service offered to clients with a specified outcome in mind.

Artists
Image of Lucia Usmiani's sculpture, 'South Pacific'.
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Lucia Usmiani

Visual artists

Unique sculptures formed from a variety of found and recycled items
Image of Geoff Dyer's painting, 'Study for Henty Dunes'.
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Geoff Dyer

Visual artists

Regarded as one of the most inspired painters in contemporary Australian landscape painting
Death of Walsh
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Jamin

Visual artists

Explores political and social issues, absurdity and the general masquerade of visual culture
Image of Patrick Hall's sculpture 'When they lay me down'.
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Patrick Hall

Designers, Visual artists

Brings together the disparate art genres of poetry, cabinetry, sculpture, lighting and sound recording
Nest artwork
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Anne Morrison

Visual artists

intimate and delicate studies
#12 male figure- bird
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Graham Lang

Visual artists

Damon Bird Installation
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Damon Bird

Visual artists

explores the relationships between self, place, history and environment.
#7 binalong bay + the bay of fires
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Anthea Boden

Visual artists

Artwork at Despard Gallery
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Wayne Brookes

Visual artists

Wayne's work stitches stories about fascination, objects of desire, intrigue and absurdity with a surgical precision.
Artwork at Despard Gallery
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Jo Chew

Visual artists

Artwork at Despard Gallery
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Glen Clarke

Visual artists

Glen's collages and paintings that are intricately constructed from delicately folded currency.
Parking at rear
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Simon Cuthbert

Visual artists

photographs the neglected spaces of the city
Craig and trees
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Lisa Garland

Visual artists

catherine woo
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Catherine Woo

Visual artists

explores the inter-relationship between humans, their bodies and the natural environment
7 e
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Meg Jenkins

Visual artists

The thriving river
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Todd Jenkins

Visual artists

surreal painterly landscapes that abstract the notions of time and place
Overboard
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Andrew McIlroy

Visual artists

represented by Despard Gallery in Hobart.
Stormy Weather
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Dale Richards

Visual artists

a figurative artist whose characters are occasionally melancholic, but always compelling.
4 Metre Weathered Timber
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Mike Singe

Visual artists

Singe utilises readily available utilitarian products as the primary material for his intricate constructions.
PEPPERMINT
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Maeve Woods

Visual artists

Untitled #6
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Michael Muruste

Visual artists

represented by Despard Gallery, his work focuses on abstraction.
The Augur
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Eva Schultz

Visual artists

The messenger, fine pen and couloured pencil on paper
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Brain Foetus

Visual artists

also known as Laura McMahon she creates characters and narratives from a range of different themes and imagery.
Underground Oil. acrylic on linen
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Josh Foley

Visual artists

"I want to disrupt the usual relationships that someone viewing a painting has to create a schism within their mind and in turn th…
Verdant valley yellow sky II
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Caroline Rannersberger

Visual artists

Rannersberger works predominantly across painting and printmaking.

What’s on
Graham Lang_Blink_2018_oil on board_91.5x122cm WEB, Graham Lang, 2018. Photographer: Graham Lang
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INNERTIDES by Graham Lang

Art + design markets, Exhibitions

14 Nov - 9 Dec 2018

15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

New body of work
Zoe Grey, High Tide, 2017, Oil on board, 30 x 40 cm, Zoe Grey, 2017. Photographer: Zoe Grey
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Summer Show 18/19

Exhibitions

12 Dec 2018 - 3 Feb 2019

15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

Despard's Annual Exhibition

Past events

Melted Lipstick, Micheila Petersfield, 2018. Photographer: Micheila Petersfield
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A World Of My Own by Micheila Petersfield

Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

Exploring feminine narratives and voyeurism seen in film through a series of cinematic self-portraits.
lisa and lucia banner 2018 _04, Lisa Garland and Lucia Usmiani, 2018. Photographer: Despard Gallery
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Lisa Garland and Lucia Usmiani

Art + design markets, Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

Joint exhibition
#6 Dogs Pies in a Drought Year 2018 oil on board 80 x 100 cm $2,850.00 WEB, Sam Field, 2018. Photographer: Despard Gallery
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Have One On Me

Art + design markets, Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

An exhibition of works by Sam Field
The Narrows, Anne Morrison, 2017. Photographer: Despard Gallery
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Anne Morrison | The Crossings

Art + design markets, Exhibitions, Heritage

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

New body of work
JENNY ORCHARD 2018 web image, Jenny Orchard, 2018. Photographer: Jenny Orchard
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Jenny Orchard and Dale Richards

Art + design markets, Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

A joint exhibition.
Mary Scott gallery view
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ART AND OBJECT

Art + design markets, Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

with Mary Scott, Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Josh Foley, Peter Poulet and more...
Burnett_Jardin d’eau”_2017_45x45 WEB, Penny Burnett, 2017. Photographer: Penny Burnett
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Penny Burnett

Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

Penny's first solo exhibition with Despard Gallery
LISA GARLAND Fred wall seven 2016 silver gelatin print on Illford paper 92 x 110 cm Edition of 5 $2200 web, Lisa Garland, 2016. Photographer: Lisa Garland
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Long Hot Summer

Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

Group show with all Despard's favourite artists
BANNER SUMMER SHOW 1718_WEB_CROPPED, Vary, 2017. Photographer: Despard Gallery
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Annual Summer Show 17/18

Art + design markets, Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

Despard Gallery celebrating 30 years of representing contemporary art in Tasmania!
#3 Geoff Dyer Incident III - Lake Repulse Oil on linen 152 x 183 cm $31,950 WEB, Geoff Dyer, 2017. Photographer: Despard Gallery
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Geoff Dyer | Recent Paintings

Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

On display at Despard Gallery till 10 December 2017
Mathew Simms artist card - best, Mathew Simms, 2017. Photographer: Despard Gallery
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Paintings by Mathew Simms

Art + design markets, Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

On display at Despard 20 September - 15 October 2017
JULIE HARRIS TSS #7 2017 acrylic on polyester, 80 x 540 cm CROPPED, Julie Harris, 2017. Photographer: Despard Gallery
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JULIE HARRIS | Lines and Squares

Art + design markets, Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

Vibrant colours and subtle textures in large scale paintings
Anthea Boden and Jeff Mincham
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Anthea Boden and Jeff Mincham

Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

Paintings and ceraminc coming together!
JAMIN and Todd Jenkins
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Artist Talks at Despard

Exhibitions, Workshops + seminars

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

With JAMIN and Todd Jenkins
'Dennes Point'
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At Bull Bay

Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

Ian Marr, Joanna Logue, Susan Baird, Camie Lyon and Melanie Mccollin Walker
Geoff Dyer
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Annual Summer Show 16/17

Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

Celebrating 30 years of representing contemporary Tasmanian artists.
The Performing pigs
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Animalia – A Group Show

Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

a themed exhibition with artists, who relate with their imagery directly to Animalia both real and imagined.
The Epiphany of St Francis
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A Fulcrum of Infinities

Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

Graham Lang | 31 August – 25 September 2016
Uncanny valley. collage on board 68 55 x cms.
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The Uncanny Valley

Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

Jenny Orchard and Mish Meijers | 3 August - 28 August 2016
The Museum of Doubt Installation
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Museum of Doubt

Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

Nine national and international artists whose work encompasses the concept of 'Doubt'
Bernini's Boot-camp, 2015, oil on board,50x60cm
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All that Glitters is not God!

Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

Wayne Brookes new solo exhibtion at Despard Gallery.
Mask, 2015 by Dale Richards
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I dream…. surrealism

Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point

With Peter Ellis, Geoff Parr, Dale Richards and Bill Yaxley. Curated by Steven Joyce.
neck lagoon nocturnal trilogy
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Sentiment and Sedimentation

Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

exhibition of new paintings by Caroline Rannersberger.
Despard Summer Show
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15-16 Summer Show

Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

Magpie
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Small works

Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

Surfacing
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Small Worlds

Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

paintings by Anne Morrison
InSitu
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Scale

Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

Scale - Matthew Harding
Forge IT
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Forge IT

Workshops + seminars

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4B Bounty St, Warrane TAS 7018

A workshop with Thomas Mann
Mask head, watercolour and pencil on arches, 50 x 35 cm signed lower right
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this is DRAWING NOW

Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

an exhibition of contemporary drawing by Australian artists.
Black Dog, Shake
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Graham Lang

Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

Lake Pedder 15
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Todd Jenkins

Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

Pop up exhibition
West Coast 15
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Geoff Dyer

Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

Geoff Dyer pop-up exhibition
Four
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FISH

Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

new work by Sebastian Galloway
Untitled #5
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ABSTRACTION

Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

a new group exhibition that explores the contemporary use of abstraction at Despard Gallery.
Ebb, mixed media on aluminium
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THE WEATHER

Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

features new work from artists Tony Barron, Peter Hjort, Andrew McIlroy, Dale Richards, Mike Singe and Catherine Woo.
Poet Series Prince of the Apple Towns artwork
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Full Circle

Exhibitions

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

An exhibition of works by Graham Lang
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Despard Gallery

15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS, Australia

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