SAC ARTS BALL 2017 :
Time Travel

2017 marks the 40th Anniversary of
Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) – our Ruby Jubilee!
And we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with the revival of the Arts Ball.

There has not been an Arts Ball at SAC in over 15 years, which is far too long between drinks.

The SAC Arts Ball on Saturday 21 October 2017 is an opportunity to get together and celebrate, surrounded by friends, colleagues and family.
Combine delicious drinks and some of the best live music Hobart has to offer, and we have no doubt that this will be a night to remember.

This is a PUBLIC EVENT, open to everyone and anyone who loves costume, music and a good time!


On offer throughout the evening is an array of outstanding musical
performances by:
– The Modern Operative
– Art School Bullies
– DJ Kashishi
– Ralph Forehead
– Randal Muir


THEME : Time Travel

As SAC is celebrating 40 years, we have been reflecting over the past four decades, but also looking towards the future!
Therefore the theme of the SAC Arts Ball 2017 is TIME TRAVEL

The SAC Arts Ball is a costumed event. 
Costume is desired, but not required.
Cocktail dress is acceptable alternative (but you would not be in the running to win the amazing prizes!)

PRIZES & COSTUME CATEGORIES:

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
– Belle of the Ball (the BEST Individual Costume) : $500 CASH Prize
– Most Devastating Duo : $200 CASH Prize
– Most Creative Crew (groups between 3 – 6 people) : $200 CASH Prize

– Historical Inaccuracy : $100 CASH Prize
– Cybernetic / Synthetic 
: $100 CASH Prize
– Furthest Travelled : $100 CASH Prize
– Reinvention (costume created from recycled materials) : $100 CASH Prize


Other important things:

EVENT:
Saturday 21 October 2017
Arrivals are strictly between 7:00pm – 8:00pm
(event to finish at 12:30am)

Entry is via Wooby’s Lane

This is an 18+ event

Tickets are $45 +BF
Tickets are PRE-SALE ONLY.
Tickets available ONLINE via Eventbrite
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OR purchased in person or phone via SAC Administration (03 6234 8414
There will be NO ticket sales at the door – so ensure you purchase your ticket in advance.

Your ticket includes a complimentary drink upon arrival.
More delicious drinks can be purchased at the bar throughout the evening (eftpos available).

Reserved Seating : Special Themed Booths
Want to enhance your Arts Ball experience? There are a limited number of special themed Booths available to PRE-PURCHASE(at the same time you purchase your tickets). They are limited (4 Booths ONLY) and will sell out quickly. These Booths will ensure that you and your crew have an exclusive place to hang out during the evening (maximum 6 and 8 people depending on the booth). Each Booth costs $100. Split this cost between your friends! If you purchase a Booth, you still require a Ticket for entry to the Arts Ball.

* Please note: seating and tables will also be available throughout the venue.

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24 Carrot Lunch

Presented by Mona and Salamanca Arts Centre as part of Proof of Life: Studio Sessions in Ten Days on the Island


Mona’s 24 Carrot program uses the growing, harvesting and preparation of garden produce as an organisational structure for diversified, lifelong learning across twelve Tasmanian schools.

Sixty young people will sit for a long-table lunch to share the soup they have prepared from vegetables grown in their gardens. Join them for lunch!

VENUE: Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre (Lift access to the Long Gallery is available from the Courtyard off Wooby’s Lane)

DATE: Friday 24 March
12:00pm until 1:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image Credit: Mona

Searching for Proof of Life during Ten Days on the Island

As part of Ten Days on the Island Salamanca Arts Centre is proud to present Proof of Life: Studio Sessions, which is curated by Elizabeth Woods and Kevin Leong as part of The Homesickness Project.

The Homesickness Project’s thesis is that the role of the world as a home for its citizens is under threat and that collectively, we are increasingly homesick.

Artists, experts, community groups and the general public will participate in a series of events that elaborate on and investigate possible answers to these questions: What does it mean to be civilised within an increasingly market-driven system of social values? What is required from our environment for us to thrive?

“SAC believes in the continuing importance of artists having a key role in provoking, leading and facilitating discussions about the human condition,” says Salamanca Arts Centre Acting CEO Joe Bugden. “We’re excited to see what will develop from this ambitious, multi-faceted collaboration.”

The ensuing discussions, lectures, performances, demonstrations and exhibitions will invite public contribution and form the basis of a major exhibition opening in the Long Gallery in September 2017. This is an opportunity to observe and participate in the creative development of collaborative, socially-engaged art works.

“There is a mission for the arts to address the heightened fears around our global future but there is a shortage of existing tools to do so,” says curator Kevin Leong. “Hobart’s tight-knit, highly-cooperative arts community, where disciplines are fluid, and where broad community contact is sustained, is the ideal environment to develop these tools.”

Featured artists include: Lisa Garland, Paul Gazzola, Laura Purcell, Elizabeth Woods, Kevin Leong, Abdul Hakim Hashemi Hamidi, Dalibor Martinis, Daphne Keramidas, James Newitt, Nick Leitch, Peta Cook, Leigh Hobba, and Hussen Ibraheem and Ameen Nayfeh.

The official launch of the project is this Saturday, 18 March in the Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre at 12 noon. This will be followed by a Curator’s Talk and an afternoon discussion forum entitled “Are We Really Alive?”.

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Proof of Life:
Studio Sessions

Salamanca Arts Centre and Ten Days on the Island present

Proof of Life: Studio Sessions

Curated by Elizabeth Woods and Kevin Leong as part of The Homesickness Project

The Homesickness Project is a roving, multi-platform, collaborative project in search of home. Its current iteration is Proof of Life, based in Tasmania. The Homesickness Project’s thesis is that the role of the world as a home for its citizens is under threat and that collectively, we are increasingly homesick.

Artists, experts, community groups and the general public will participate in a series of events that elaborate on and investigate possible answers to these questions: What does it mean to be civilised within an increasingly market-driven system of social values? What is required from our environment for us to thrive? The ensuing discussions, lectures, performances, demonstrations and exhibitions will invite public contribution and form the basis of a major exhibition opening in the Long Gallery in September 2017. This is an opportunity to observe and participate in the creative development of collaborative, socially-engaged art works.

Featuring artists Lisa Garland, Paul Gazzola, Laura PurcellElizabeth Woods, Kevin Leong, Abdul Hakim Hashemi Hamidi, Dalibor Martinis, Daphne Keramidas, James Newitt, Nick Leitch, Peta Cook, Leigh Hobba, and Hussen Ibraheem and Ameen Nayfeh.

STUDIO SESSIONS:

VENUE:
Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre

Studio exhibition:
Wednesday 15 – Sunday 26 March 2017
10:00am – 5:00pm daily

All are welcome to come into the gallery, look at the work on display and interact with artists and community groups.

Official Launch & Welcome Drinks:
Saturday 18 March 2017 @ 12:00pm

Curator’s Talk:
Saturday 18 March 2017 @ 12:30pm
Elizabeth Woods and Kevin Leong will speak about the ideas behind Proof of Life, its history and the process of development leading to the September exhibition and beyond.

Public Forum: ‘Are We Really Alive?’
Saturday 18 March 2017 @ 1:45pm – 5:00pm. Audience members are welcome to attend part or all of the program.

Iranian New Year (Migrant Resource Centre)

The Iranian community will celebrate Nowruz, the Iranian New Year, which comprises of a wealth of ancient rites and customs, symbolising the continuity of ancient Persian culture. This is an invitation-only event.

Mon 20 March 17:00-23:00

Living in Between (Students Against Racism)

These award-winning workshops are designed to promote mutual understanding in culturally diverse communities. Attendees are able to engage in one-on-one conversations with young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds, and to hear personal accounts of their experiences. This is an invitation only event.

Tue 21 March 11:30-12:30 (World Harmony Day)

The Hazaras: A Thousand Stories (Migrant Resource Centre)

Members of Hobart’s Hazara community present a cultural evening….. more info

Wed 22 March 5:00pm until 8:30pm

What does it take for us to thrive as we age? (Councils of the Ageing, Tasmania)

Panel discussion on ageing and aged-care. Panel featuring: Kym Goodes (Chair), Jim Everett, Michael Fortescue, Sue McGrath, Chris Mead…. more info

Thu 23 March 15:00-17:00

24 Carrot Lunch

MONA’s 24 Carrot program uses the growing, harvesting and preparation of garden produce as an organisational structure for diversified, lifelong learning across twelve Tasmanian schools. Sixty young people will sit for a long-table lunch to share the soup they have prepared from vegetables grown in their gardens….. more info

Fri 24 March 12:00-13:00

Hellenic Dancers (and Afternoon Tea)

Traditional Greek dances will be performed by members of the Greek community. A short explanatory talk will introduce the performance, which will be followed by a Greek afternoon tea…. more info

Sat 25 March 15:00-17:00

PROOF OF LIFE EXHIBITION:  
23 September – 15 October 2017

VENUE:
Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre

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mage Credits: Lisa Garland Fred’s Kitchen, 2016, Giclee print

Salamanca Arts Centre CEO Rosemary Miller announces her resignation

HOBART, 27 October 2016After seventeen years in the role of CEO / Artistic Director, Rosemary Miller has announced that she will be resigning on 2 December 2016.

Read Arts Minister Vanessa Goodwin’s statement here.

Rosemary joined Salamanca Arts Centre in December 1999 and over those years has been able to attract high quality national and international artists, exhibitions and performances to Hobart’s Salamanca Arts Centre.

Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) is Tasmania’s multi-arts creative hub and an integral part of the State’s arts and creative industries infrastructure. SAC is an engine room for art-making and presentation; a centre for artists and designers in-studios; home to many of Tasmania’s leading arts organisations across live performance (theatre, music, dance), film and writing; cultural and commercial galleries and studios for visual arts, crafts and design.

Rosemary leaves SAC having secured arts funding over the next four years through the Australia Council and with just recently having successfully delivered Salamanca Moves, SAC’s inaugural dance festival.

SAC’s Board takes this opportunity to thank Rosemary for her years of leadership, passion and dedication to the organisation,” says Chair Rebecca Roth.

We also warmly welcome our Acting CEO Joe Bugden. He joined SAC in 2014 as the company’s Business Manager.”

Joe comes to this new role with more than 20 years’ experience in senior arts management and administration. Since arriving in Tasmania in 1999 Joe has worked as Executive Director of the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre, as General Manager and Artistic Director of the Tasmanian Readers’ & Writers’ Festival, and more recently taught Business Skills to art and design students at the University of Tasmania’s Centre for the Arts Hunter Street campus.

Salamanca Arts Centre looks forward to the future, enriching the lives of Tasmanians through the arts.

Introducing SALAMANCA MOVES

Salamanca Arts Centre proudly presents a new participatory dance festival for Hobart in September 2016. Salamanca MOVES will inspire and empower a community of dance agents for change.

Movers will challenge and re-imagine the dancing body, and extraordinary art experiences will innovate local and national dance conversations.

Events during the festival will be focused around Hobart’s vibrant Salamanca precinct.

“Tasmania’s dance community is rich and incredibly diverse,” says festival curator Kelly Drummond Cawthon, a Hobart girl who left town in the eighties aged 16 seeking qualifications and a career in dance. She returned from the US in 2011 as a dancer, choreographer and inspiring activist dance educator who now runs Salamanca Arts Centre’s SPACE and Live Arts program.

“Whether you’re talking about dance as a hobby, as a vocation or anything in between, it’s a universal form of expression that brings people together in so many powerful and interesting ways.”

The festival will feature dancers and dance-makers who have trained for decades and performed on world stages, dancers who identify with a disability, dancers on the streets, in hidden spaces and across the Salamanca precinct.

Diverse dance will be main-streamed with the deep belief that the more difference you share the more dance is enriched as an art-form.

Submissions are welcomed from dancers of all levels, including teachers, and anyone looking to engage in performances, workshops, panels and conversations about dance.

Movers of all ages are invited and welcomed to engage in creative opportunities, movement experiences and performances. New Movers without dance experience are welcome.

Salamanca MOVES
A community festival celebrating contemporary dance
21 September – 1 October, 2016
Hobart, Tasmania Australia

TO REGISTER INTEREST (BY 15 APRIL):

Go to this page and fill out the form

Or to discuss Salamanca MOVES with Coordinator Kelly Drummond-Cawthon email her.

SAC seeks theatre specialist for leadership role

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Are you a Production Manager, a Creative Producer with technical expertise, or a Theatre Technician interested in contributing to the Arts in Tasmania?

Salamanca Arts Centre is inviting expressions of interest from exceptional, committed arts-workers for current and future opportunities.

There is a leadership position working in the Peacock Theatre and SPACE program to be filled immediately.

Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) is Tasmania’s multi-arts creative hub and an integral part of the State’s arts and creative industries infrastructure. SAC is an engine room for art-making and presentation; a centre for artists and designers in-studios; home to many of Tasmania’s leading arts organisations across live performance (theatre, music, dance), film and writing; cultural and commercial galleries and studios for visual arts, crafts and design.

SAC connects Tasmanian arts, artists, audiences, and arts-based businesses with national and international audiences, peers and opportunities.

Mission:

To be the arts engine-room for Tasmania, developing and promoting the contemporary expression of the arts through leadership, creativity, innovation and excellence. We are seeking to grow our pool of Production Managers, Creative Producers and Technicians to work with us on productions and community projects.

To be good fit for Salamanca Arts Centre, you will:

  • Be an experienced all-rounder, with expertise across lighting, sound, staging, stage management and event management;
  • Have at least 3 years of professional experience in the arts industry;
  • Be an outstanding and mature communicator, with awareness of cultural differences in approaches to communication;
  • Have great problem-solving ability, a sense of humour, and ability to stay cool in a crisis;
  • Have a passion for the arts;
  • Enjoy working in both outdoor environments and traditional performance and arts venues.

Please send a CV and one page cover letter outlining your interest in Salamanca Arts Centre to space@salarts.org.au by 5 pm on 21 March 2016.

Australian premiere of
Denuded by Bruno Isaković

DENUDED

Acclaimed Croatian choreographer Bruno Isaković brings his solo experimental performance, Denuded to Hobart this Friday and Saturday in the production’s Australian premiere.

The cutting-edge work is presented as part of Salamanca Arts Centre’s HyPe Residency program in the Peacock Theatre.

“This is such an intimate performance. I am looking forward to meeting the audience from down under and to being turned upside-down by this experience,” says Bruno Isaković.

Denuded was created during Bruno Isaković’s artistic residencies in Art Workshop Lazareti in Dubrovnik in 2013, through the Perforations program and the Performing Arts Network.

It went on to appear in numerous festivals, including New York Queen International Arts Festival in 2014, and has been presented in various iterations—included as a duet and as an ensemble piece.

The current version of the work, with Bruno Isaković performing solo, has toured internationally to over 20 countries, including a North American tour USA (New York, Chicago, Washington, Los Angeles and San Francisco) before making its way to Australia this month.

Denuded is about the body, movement and stillness, breathing and, most importantly, about a constant contact with the audience. The confrontation of the naked body and the gaze is the work’s driving force.

[It] did feel significant. It was as if we all had been somewhere together, no matter how we had dressed for the journey. Brian Siebert, New York Times (review of the 2014 production)

PRODUCTION CREDITS:

Author + Performer: Bruno Isaković

Production: Domino / Perforations Festival

PERFORMANCES:

Friday 26 February 2016 @ 8:00pm

Saturday 27 February 2016 @ 8:00pm

VENUE: The Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Arts Centre,

77 Salamanca Place Hobart

TICKETS: $20 + booking fee. Nudity, suitable for audiences 18+

Tickets available online and at the door.

Bookings link: https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/denuded

ABOUT THE CHOREOGRAPHER / PERFORMER Bruno Isaković was born in Zagreb, and graduated in contemporary dance in Amsterdam. In Zagreb he is a member of the Studio for contemporary dance, collaborating with numerous choreographers, regular freelance choreographer and holds dance workshops. Bruno Isaković graduated with a degree in contemporary dance from Amsterdam School of the Arts in 2009. In 2010, he returned to Croatia to continue his intense activities in the field of dance art, and in September 2011 became a member of Contemporary Dance Studio. He works with different choreographers, creates his own performances, and holds dance workshops. Isaković has received various prestigious scholarships, as well as the following awards: Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Deinst – Stipendienurkunde (2010) and Jury Award and Best Solo Dance at Solo Dance International Festival in Budapest.

FURTHER INFORMATION The idea of Denuded is born from the framework set by the previous Isaković’s work Invocation, in which the performer with physical expressions and stage presence that goes far beyond the purely physical movement, reminiscents of the relationship between the secular and the spiritual. The performance Denuded continues this research and deeply touches physical transformation, thus freeing them from the automatic attribution of meaning to what we at a given moment are able to see, recognize, experience. Denuded requestions the relationship with the audience through a feedback loop that causes a significant transformation of the artist’s body, and Isaković in this new version of his performance bypasses classical staging and sets his body in the middle of the auditorium, thus opening a new sculptural aspects of performance and capabilities of communication with the audience.