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March 2017
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The Pacific Specific

1 March - 31 March

Installation by Donna Ritchie. The Pacific is going down the gurgler. Climate change. Water rising. Fish dying. Etc etc etc … It seems to be all doom and gloom at the moment. Armageddon stuff. With the installation The Pacific Specific Donna Ritchie explores the water level consequences of climate change, looking in detail to the pacific islands. Using the tongue twister title says that we are finding the solution to climate change hard to master. Some can say it easily and some can’t say…

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Solastalgia

3 March - 31 March

Curated by Belle Moody and Evana Tanner. Solastalgia is a desire for home that is experienced whilst at home, or in a place that we love. This melancholia and homesickness can be felt due to environmental changes, or emotional disconnection from a familiar place. Emerging artist Belle Moody explores solastalgia from the viewpoint of mobility, and the displacement that can occur as a result of being increasingly moveable. All works respond to the artist’s urge to record memories of family,…

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Displaced

10 March - 27 March

In Displaced, zoomorphic creatures inhabit a corner of post-war Europe. Through the creatures, Nina Keri explores her grandmother’s experience of war, displacement and the fracturing of maternal lines. “There is a photo of a Christmas play at the Russian Club. Four children dressed as various animals look out at us. Behind them stands a tall ominous St Nikolas in a smiling mask. Behind him a huge Russian flag fills the background. They are lit by a startling globe of light…

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Kudelka in the Wild

11 March - 30 March

Pyrography and paintings by award-winning cartoonist and SAC Resident Artist Jon Kudelka inspired by his 2016 artist residency at Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain. This series of artwork on canvas, salvaged wood and furniture feature birds, bees and small furry animals. EXHIBITION DATES: Saturday 11 – Thursday 30 March 2017 Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm Saturdays: 10:00am – 2:00pm OFFICIAL OPENING: Friday 10 March 2017 @ 6:00pm Join the facebook event Image Credits: Jon Kudelka. Flame Robin (2016) and Quoll (2016).

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Proof of Life:
Studio Sessions

15 March - 26 March

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…

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Island Light 2017

30 March - 19 April

Island Light returns in 2017 to showcase stunning photography taken by four Tasmanian landscape photographers: Wolfgang Glowacki, Francois Fourie, Arwen Dyer and Josh Vince. Immerse yourself in the dramatic coastlines, incredible light, wild rivers, ragged mountain ranges and beautiful forests of Tasmania, expertly captured by artists with a passion for the wilderness. Curated by Wolfgang Glowacki. Keep an eye out for artist talks and live music performances throughout the exhibition!! EXHIBITION DATES: Thursday 30 March – Wednesday 19 April 2017…

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Desolata

31 March - 16 April

Diabolical Ceramicist, Kim Foale and Intrepid Artist at Large Philadelphia Hanson-Viney combine to bring you Desolata. Scanographs by Hanson-Viney fill the walls of the Sidespace Gallery with a brooding energy, darkly complementing the slip cast and hand built sculptural ceramics of Foale. “My work reflects on nature as a mesh of growing, decaying, distorting and transforming objects feeding into one another. I focus on the small things and the remnants: dead plant matter, insects, bones, dirt, dust which become the basis…

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April 2017
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Through the window was a picture

7 April - 29 April

1. My mother was strict. We weren’t permitted to play with water, even though it was always raining. We weren’t permitted to waste toilet paper. I was wary of the consequences. 2. The second time, you asked ‘’what are you hiding under there?’’ I said ‘’a jewel’’ You didn’t laugh. In this work by emerging artist Maria Blackwell, images of memory are removed from the wall, and kept inside a plinth. The platform that usually serves to elevate work will…

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Coastal Fissures

19 April - 26 April

Coastal Fissures by Audrey Durbridge brings together a body of work that explores the shoreline of Southern Tasmania’s Barrett’s Bay. The focus is on the narrow and eroded embankment and its gradual shift in appearance and formation as it yields to the incessant tides and increased water wash. Driftwood is washed ashore and tree roots are increasingly exposed as the bank crumbles and retreats. “I have looked closely at these textures and responded with work that seeks to reveal the…

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Tarkine in Motion

21 April - 1 May

Tarkine in Motion is one of Australia’s most unique environmental arts project hosted by the Bob Brown Foundation. Over 3 days in April 2016, 120 artists immersed themselves in the wild and unique landscapes of takyana/Tarkine, one of the last great wilderness areas on the planet. Inspired by takayna/Tarkine, the exhibiting artists bring you a multi-platform exhibition showcasing their interpretation of this wild place. This collaborative exhibition that will take you on a journey through threatened landscapes, to the rugged…

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