Australia Council for the Arts Information Session
1 October @ 6pm
The Australia Council for the Arts Strategic Plan and new grants program was announced on 18 August 2014. Chief Executive Officer Tony Grybowski welcomes your attendance to an open public information session for the Tasmanian arts sector, where he will outline the Council’s new strategic direction and the changes to our grants program, effective January 2015.
FOUNDERS ROOM: Wednesday 1 October 2014, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
'RACT Insurance Tasmanian Portrait Prize'
20 September - 4 October
Presented by RACT Insurance and Tasmanian Regional Arts. This exhibition showcases the shortlisted portraits produced by aspiring emerging Tasmanian artists, aged 30 and under who have captured individuals who have influenced them in some way. The prize is open to artists across many disciplines and who work in a range of media including digital, painting and photography. Every year this exhibition attracts diverse, experimental and interesting work that challenges the viewers idea of portraiture.
LONG GALLERY: Saturday 20 September – Saturday 4 October 2014
'Australian Native Beasts and Birds Fibre Art Competition 2014'
20 September – 3 October
Presented by The Spindle Tree. Showcasing representations of Australian wildlife alongside mythical creatures that have become timeless legends of our culture, this exhibition will delight artists and visitors of all ages. Exhibits will include entries from fibre artists across Australia alongside a children’s section for up and coming creators aged 12 years and under.
SIDESPACE GALLERY: Saturday 20 September – Friday 3 October 2014
OPENING THIS WEEK
'Dole / Dolour:
An Allegory for the Fifth Corner of the world'
by Liam James
Dole / Dolour: An Allegory for the Fifth Corner of the world is a collection of images by artist Liam James. The work grapples with the subjects of youth, employment, states of sorrow and distress as well as the search for a new national identity.
TOP GALLERY: Friday 3 – Friday 31 October 2014
Official Opening: Friday 3 October 2014 @ 6:00pm