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December 2017


1 December, 2017 - 28 February, 2018

Antique process portraiture in the selfie age: contemporary collodion tintype photographic portraits by SAC Resident Artist Phillip England. The revival of early chemical photographic processes including collodion tintypes exemplifies in part a reaction to the computer-based, digital incorporeality of contemporary photography and a return to hand crafted, analogue image making. Their beguiling materiality is rarely encountered in modern photography. Phillip England‘s contemporary tintype portraits resonate hauntingly with historical tintypes. The long exposures required force the sitter to concentrate on their…

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February 2018


1 February - 28 February

forma – exploring and capturing the essence of the Tasmanian wilderness through abstract shapes by Melanie Roach. forma examines the relationship between nature and modern society using organic shapes, gestural marks, layering and a colour palette drawn from the wild. Themes of responsibility, desire, ancestry, technology and escapism are threaded into each piece. Created during time spent in the Tasmanian wilderness, each piece bears the texture and shape of sea, land, sky or mountain. Works convey the energy and pull…

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Creatures of the Deep

2 February - 28 February

Take a journey into the depths of our oceans, and meet some of its curious inhabitants with emerging artist, Wendy Steinberg’s debut solo exhibition. Journey down through our oceans’ depths, and meet some of the weird and wonderful creatures that she has brought to life with vivid colours, and deep textures, created with her unique combination of finger- and brush painting. Be transported down through each oceanic zone, from the sparkling surface waters of the ‘Sunlight Zone’ to the inky…

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Tarkine in Motion 2018

16 February - 27 February

Presented by the Bob Brown Foundation The Bob Brown Foundation is campaigning for 450 000 hectares of takayna / Tarkine declared a National Park and World Heritage Area. In April 2017 more than 100 artists ventured for 72 hours into the Tarkine – these are their inspired creations. 120 artists immersed into takayna / Tarkine, one of the last wild places on Earth, for 72 hours in April 2017. An expression of place that is ancient, wild and threatened. Drawings,…

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23 February - 6 March

Papyro is a collective of five artists based in Hobart, brought together by serendipity but now fused together by their shared learning experience and love of paper. Papyro comes from a Latin word meaning in or on paper. Featuring works by: Miranda Rogers Eun Ju Cho Audrey Durbridge Sara Pane This collective of artists are primarily printmakers and drawers, but are also sculptors, writers, historians, scientists and environmentalists. The themes they work under can differ widely but their love of experimenting…

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Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance (R)
with Nina Martinez

24 February - 26 February

Irissa Inc. is thrilled to be hosting the delightful Nina Martinez, Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance (GCTB) Master Teacher, for three very special offerings. Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance (R) (GCTB) is a modern group dance for women innovated by Paulette Rees-Denis; with a rich heritage of folkloric influences from India to North Africa, via the Balkans and the United States, this dance is everything about feminine movement that is powerful, beautiful, sensual; and, naturally a lot of fun! Gypsy Skirts, Shawls…

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March 2018

Lost in Tasmania

1 March - 31 March

Paintings inspired by the Tasmanian Landscape Lost in Tasmania is a collection of paintings by SAC Resident Artist Hannah Blackmore inspired by a recent trip around Tasmania. “As an English artist living and working in Tasmania, I find the landscape never ceases to inspire me. In this exhibition you will find some well-known places as well as some not so well-known places. I love the effect of mist on the landscape and many places I visited were partially hidden under…

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2 March - 31 March

Idoll, by emerging artist Edith Perrenot, is a visual and sound installation questioning the importance of representation and creation of our own meaningful world and values. Using cultural archetypes, Idoll depicts new Idols who interrogate notion of ritual, sense of self, adoration, culture and femininity. “Adore it, Adore it, I doll is The Beginning and The End. I doll is The Full and The Emptiness. I doll is The Total and The Chaos of this reality. I doll is The…

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You, The Meta, The Physic, Me and Charon too.

2 March - 15 April

~ (…) Between the table and the emptiness there is a line which is the table and the emptiness where the poem can just progress (…) – Roberto Juarroz, Vertical poetry I, poem XII You, The Meta, The Physic, Me and Charon too. is an exhibition by emerging artist Edith Perrenot combining installation, sculpture and painting. Colorful, visual and diverse this exhibition is a passage proposition, an attempt at a brief capture of a fundamental motion. Here, Life is contained in a…

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$20 - $25

The Young Folk :
In Concert

3 March

Presented by Merrigoround Music Agency Irelands’ hot contemporary group The Young Folk transports their original spirited music and song down under. Off the back of Glasgow’s famed Celtic Connections grand finale, and tours to the USA and throughout Europe, Ireland’s stunning group The Young Folk return to Australia for the launch of their Australian produced live album Live At Memo. Billed as “Ireland’s most Exciting Band in Years”,The Young Folk balances delicacy with boldness, tender song-writing with A1 harmonies and musicality…

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