Opening Thurs 21 Nov, 6pm
Exhibition runs Fri 22 Nov – Sat 14 Dec
Open Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 3pm
HOBIENNALE is a free festival of art, music, performance and public programs presented in and around Hobart by a collective of independent artist-led organisations and cooperatives from around Australia and New Zealand. In 2019, the festival brings together 21 artist-led organisations and cooperatives, showcasing the work of around 100 artists and musicians in 21 exhibitions across 15 venues.
Moonah Arts Centre is hosting two major HOBIENNALE projects for 2019.
Boomalli Aboriginal Artist Co-operative presents
Maddison Gibbs | Hayley Pigram | Jai Walker | Jasmine Coe | Rubyrose Bancroft
Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative was established in 1987 by ten Aboriginal Artists. These Artists were striving for recognition within mainstream art society and their diversity was unparalleled. They challenged preconceptions around urban- based Aboriginal Artists and created a unique space for themselves within the art world. Boomalli is a word from three different NSW language groups – Gamileroi, Bundjalung and Wiradjuri. It means to make a mark; to strike. BOOMALLI NOW presents the next generation of Boomalli artists who, over thirty years later, continue to make a mark on the art world, to challenge stereotypes and express the diversity of Aboriginal cultural life.
SISTER ++++++ FAMILIAL FORMATIONS
Marian Abboud’s Sister ++++++ Familial Formations is a group video performance. A sister in a female-dominant family, Abboud draws on personal narratives, collective memory, textured identity, stylised ritual, gendered performativity and emotional symbolism. Her work brings together personal and cultural mythologies to create a collective action through ritual, memory and magic. Sister ++++++ Familial Formations will create new narratives of familial and cultural folklore to hold the space between us. The performance transcends place, generation, language and identity.
Thursday 21 November, 6pm, free