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March 2018
FREE EVENT

S K Y P E S C A P E

28 March - 26 April

Presented by RMIT and Salamanca Arts Centre. “I am delighted to be a participant in S K Y P E S C A P E, a progressive and exciting project that delves into key concerns of my current practice – relationships, line, form and expression. Drawings mediated through a digital platform are laced with the nuances of ‘virtual space’. The contemplation of this space will expand how I think about my own practice” – H. Zeinert (2018) The S K Y P E…

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April 2018
FREE EVENT

Beastly Careless

20 April - 30 May

Donna Ritchie explores the processes of migration, displacement and discovery entwined with the search for belonging and home. Through her monster creations, Donna forms a partly autobiographical depiction of movement through various locations familiar to Tasmanians, and some less so. We trace the journey of these allegorical monsters and their eternal search for the “right spot” – a place of belonging. From South Hobart, all the way to Cradle Mountain, the search and engagement with various locations are explored. Using…

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May 2018
FREE EVENT

ARTRAGE :
2017 Collection

9 May - 19 May

Queen Victoria Art Gallery and Salamanca Arts Centre present a QVMAG Travelling Exhibition showcasing the works of young Tasmanian Artists from Years 11 and 12. ARTRAGE  is a unique and inspiring snapshot into the creative minds of talented Tasmanian students at the height of their art making abilities. This exhibition represents more than 100 individual works from students from 22 schools and colleges around the state studying Pre-Tertiary Visual Arts. These young artists have used many mediums and processes ranging from…

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June 2018
FREE EVENT

Immersion

2 June - 29 June

Salamanca Arts Centre presents the works of Julie Todd, recipient of the Salamanca Arts Centre Emerging Artist Scholarship 2018. Emerging Printmaker Julie Todd examines the personal effect of a life time spent by Tasmania’s moody coastal waters. “I go into nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put into order.” – John Burroughs “Ephemeral effects created by sunlight, wild waves, gentle zephyrs, hidden objects or currents on water’s surfaces continually fascinate me. I am drawn to…

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TohuVBohu

14 June - 25 June

Presented by Dark Mofo and Salamanca Arts Centre. An INVISIBLE HOUSE event, curated by Brendan Walls for Dark Mofo 2018 Light, music, sculpture, ritual, sound and performance are brought together to celebrate encounters with the numinous, memory, time, coincidence and the transcendent. The site-specific installation will be regularly transformed by an unfolding series of private and public rituals and performances culminating in a 24-hour performance of a musical score for strings and percussion, formed from recordings made in Mexico and Italy…

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Barry William Hale + NOKO

14 June - 25 June

BARRY WILLIAM HALE | ENOK 21 + NOKO | HYPRKUB 210 Presented by Dark Mofo and Salamanca Arts Centre. An INVISIBLE HOUSE event, curated by Brendan Walls for Dark Mofo 2018 “Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heav’n” – John Milton Barry William Hale and Scott Barnes use the Enochian alphabet – the script ‘revealed’ to John Dee and Edward Kelley by angels in the sixteenth century – to conjure esoteric art, live music and an unfolding series of audio-visual artworks. This is a continuation of a decades-long research…

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William Mortensen

14 June - 25 June

Presented by Dark Mofo, Salamanca Arts Centre, and Stephen Romano Gallery An INVISIBLE HOUSE event, curated by Brendan Walls for Dark Mofo 2018 Grotesque and visionary photographic creations from William Mortensen, the man Ansel Adams once called ‘the Antichrist’. Loaned to us by the Stephen Romano Gallery, these thirty works have never been exhibited before. Presented by Stephen Romano Gallery (New York). This is an exhibition of 30 photographic works by William Mortensen to be exhibited in a purpose-built temporary gallery within the Long Gallery at Salamanca Arts…

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SAK YANT with Ajarn Ohr

14 June - 24 June

Presented by Dark Mofo and Salamanca Arts Centre. An INVISIBLE HOUSE event, curated by Brendan Walls for Dark Mofo 2018 Submit your skin (and soul) to a sacred tattoo from a monk and master of traditional Thai Sak Yant (or ‘magic tattoo’). As you discuss your life with Ajarn Ohr, he’ll provide you with spiritual counsel and tattoo your body with an ancient design using a large needle (traditionally, this was done with a sharpened bamboo stick). Ohr will create a tattoo that’s right for you – a…

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FREE EVENT

American Magus |
Harry Smith

16 June - 24 June

Presented by Dark Mofo and Salamanca Arts Centre. An INVISIBLE HOUSE event, curated by Brendan Walls for Dark Mofo 2018 This retrospective ponders the pioneering film works of Harry Smith : American filmmaker, painter, folk music historian, self-professed shaman and occultist. Some films also feature a live score performed by local miscreants. An Australian premiere. SESSION DATES / TIMES: For more detailed information on each SESSION, please follow the links below: SESSION #1 Saturday 16 June 2018, 12:00noon – 2:00pm SESSION #2 Saturday 16 June 2018, 3:00pm – 4:30pm SESSION…

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American Magus |
Harry Smith | SESSION #1

16 June

Presented by Dark Mofo and Salamanca Arts Centre. An INVISIBLE HOUSE event, curated by Brendan Walls for Dark Mofo 2018 This retrospective ponders the pioneering film works of Harry Smith : American filmmaker, painter, folk music historian, self-professed shaman and occultist. Some films also feature a live score performed by local miscreants. An Australian premiere. SESSION #1 DETAILS: Harry Smith’s early work, made between 1939 and 1956. Presented by Jack Sargeant. Featuring the following films with live score: Early Abstractions (Film # 1 – 5, 7 & 10) Mirror Animations (Film #11)…

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American Magus |
Harry Smith | SESSION #2

16 June

Presented by Dark Mofo and Salamanca Arts Centre. An INVISIBLE HOUSE event, curated by Brendan Walls for Dark Mofo 2018 This retrospective ponders the pioneering film works of Harry Smith : American filmmaker, painter, folk music historian, self-professed shaman and occultist. Some films also feature a live score performed by local miscreants. An Australian premiere. SESSION #2 DETAILS: The Old, Weird America: Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music Filmmaker, musician, painter, mystic and string collector Harry Smith wore many hats during his long, eventful life as a key figure…

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American Magus |
Harry Smith | SESSION #3

17 June

Presented by Dark Mofo and Salamanca Arts Centre. An INVISIBLE HOUSE event, curated by Brendan Walls for Dark Mofo 2018 This retrospective ponders the pioneering film works of Harry Smith : American filmmaker, painter, folk music historian, self-professed shaman and occultist. Some films also feature a live score performed by local miscreants. An Australian premiere. SESSION #3 DETAILS: Presented by Jack Sargeant. Featuring the following film: Film Number 12 – Heaven And Earth Magick SESSION DATE / TIMES: SESSION #3 Sunday 17 June 2018, 2:00pm – 3:06pm DURATION: 66 minutes THIS IS…

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American Magus |
Harry Smith | SESSION #4

23 June

Presented by Dark Mofo and Salamanca Arts Centre. An INVISIBLE HOUSE event, curated by Brendan Walls for Dark Mofo 2018 This retrospective ponders the pioneering film works of Harry Smith : American filmmaker, painter, folk music historian, self-professed shaman and occultist. Some films also feature a live score performed by local miscreants. An Australian premiere. SESSION #4 DETAILS: The Old, Weird America: Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music Filmmaker, musician, painter, mystic and string collector Harry Smith wore many hats during his long, eventful life as a key figure…

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American Magus |
Harry Smith | SESSION #5

23 June

Presented by Dark Mofo and Salamanca Arts Centre. An INVISIBLE HOUSE event, curated by Brendan Walls for Dark Mofo 2018 This retrospective ponders the pioneering film works of Harry Smith : American filmmaker, painter, folk music historian, self-professed shaman and occultist. Some films also feature a live score performed by local miscreants. An Australian premiere. SESSION #5 DETAILS: Presented by Jack Sargeant. Featuring the following films with live score: Early Abstractions (Film # 1 – 5, 7 & 10) Mirror Animations (Film #11) Late Superimpositions (Film #14) Untitled Seminole Patchwork (Film #15) SESSION DATE /…

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American Magus |
Harry Smith | SESSION #6

24 June

Presented by Dark Mofo and Salamanca Arts Centre. An INVISIBLE HOUSE event, curated by Brendan Walls for Dark Mofo 2018 This retrospective ponders the pioneering film works of Harry Smith : American filmmaker, painter, folk music historian, self-professed shaman and occultist. Some films also feature a live score performed by local miscreants. An Australian premiere. SESSION #6 DETAILS: Presented by Jack Sargeant. Featuring the following film: Heaven And Earth Magick (Film #12) SESSION DATE / TIMES: SESSION #6 Sunday 24 June 2018, 2:00pm – 3:06pm DURATION: 66 minutes THIS IS A FREE…

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July 2018
FREE EVENT

Where To Now

2 July - 31 July

Images of refugees bombard us – on the television news; through our online news sites; while flicking through a newspaper. But how much do we look and what is it we see? Emerging artist Tania Price sources her paintings from media photographs intended to report on the global refugee crisis and related issues, asking the viewer to consider what happens when these ubiquitous images are translated through paint and through the hand of the artist. As part of a PhD…

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August 2018
FREE EVENT

Genii Loci

4 August - 30 August

A series of drypoints and illustrations exploring the “Genii Loci” (spirits of place) in Tasmania by emerging artist Rebekah Francis. Tasmania is a place of complex overlay; wilderness and culture, form and undertone. These artworks are depictions of observations intermingled with impression. This exhibition features a collection of artworks about the strata of place. They stem from several art residencies and field trips that took place in 2018, in various Tasmanian locales. The artworks are multi-layer drypoint prints, a process which…

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September 2018
FREE EVENT

Self-Dissolve : Reiteration

1 September - 30 September

Self-Dissolve : Reiteration by emerging artist Dexter Rosengrave is a provocation of the self, self-image and gender identity through the poetics of absence, live performance, photography, video and remnants. Self-Dissolve : Reiteration is part of an ongoing project that exists at the intersections of the self, self-image and the poetics of absence. The artist performed their first iteration of this work in early 2018 where they publicly rejected patriarchal renderings of personhood in favour of embodying the emotive self through sandpapering…

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