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August 2017
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Made in China

1 August - 31 August

Milking money matters…. The installation Made in China is Donna Ritchie‘s response to the sale of Tasmania’s largest dairy farm to Chinese investors in 2016. EXHIBITION DATES: Tuesday 1 – Thursday 31 August 2017    Image Credit: Donna Ritchie

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Namesake

2 August - 30 August

Do children take on the names we give them? SAC Resident Artist Cassie Sullivan explores the idea of whether or not we take on the identity of our namesake in this moody yet tender look into children with a botanical name. Cassie Sullivan is a photographer becoming known for her ability to find intrigue in the edges and details of life and this series illustrates her gentle and vulnerable approach to both photography and people. The Namesake project aims to…

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Home-Scapes II

7 August - 30 August

Home-Scapes II is a portrait of Mary Elizabeth O’Byrne, the artist’s godmother – an ordinary and extraordinary woman, a contemporary and intimate friend of Pridmore’s mother. Inspired by Virgina Woolf’s To The Lighthouse (for the artist Mary Pridmore, Mary O’Byrne was another Mrs Ramsay), and Edouard Vuilard’s suggestive, patterned interiors, these cigar-box-sized gouaches build a (loving) homage to Mary O’Byrne’s life. Memory and reality are fused, the images reflect on the eccentric and homely interior of the red-brick suburban house…

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National Exhibition :
MAANZ Symposium

16 August - 26 August

Curated by Bev Plowman and Fiona Tettman. MAANZ Mosaic Association of Australia and New Zealand presents a National Exhibition of Mosaics made from varied mediums. They are contemporary, innovative, creative, and made by International Artists and  artists from all around Australia. EXHIBITION DATES:  Wednesday 16 – Saturday 26 August 2017 10:00am – 4:00pm daily FLOOR TALK: Join MAANZ Education Officer Caitlin Hughes on a Floor Talk of the National Exhibitions. Observe the diversity in contemporary mosaic practice through the discussion…

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30 : 30 Vision :
Think Beyond the Square :
MAANZ Symposium

16 August - 26 August

Curated by Donna Ritchie. Presented by MAANZ Mosaic Association of Australia and New Zealand for the 2017 Symposium. Artists’ unique interpretations of the theme Think Beyond the Square. Plus a Tessera exhibition of work created by Children under 18 years. EXHIBITION DATES:  Wednesday 16 – Saturday 26 August 2017 10:00am – 4:00pm daily Join the facebook event Image Credits: Work by Penny Craig.

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September 2017
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ROOTS :
Art About Place

1 September - 17 September

An exhibition in paint and light Roots is a group exhibition describing human attachment to place and the notion of belonging.  The imagery depicts these places and the things or people that comprise them, using painting and photography. Work will be available for purchase via bidArt – a silent auction process developed by Tony Richardson and Erin Amor to promote generosity from and towards artists. For more information on bidArt please visit the website.   Featuring the work of Tony Richardson,…

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Blessed Bones

1 September - 30 September

Installation by Susan Bronner-Loan Transmutation of mere roadkill into embellished, gilded and sacred relics. Can I show you how powerful, magnificent and beautiful nature can be? It asks for our respect and attention. Will you look? Our 21st century lives run on fast forward. We actually live in a world which moves at a snail’s pace. We hardly notice the bush and rarely see native creatures, except as roadkill. Reconnection with the native world around us can be made through these…

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Earth Designs

2 September - 24 September

Sandra Petersen is a Tasmanian artist, sculptor and composer. Sandra’s work responds to Tasmania’s diverse beauty. This exhibition includes works spanning many mediums, including a selection of vibrant paintings, linocuts, woodcuts, ink drawings, photographs, sculptures and music. EXHIBITION DATES:  Saturday 2 – Sunday 30 September 2017 9:00am – 5:00pm weekdays OFFICIAL OPENING:  Saturday 2 September 2017 @ 2:00pm WORKSHOPS: Sunday 3 / 10 / 17 / 24 September 2017, 2:00pm – 4:00pm Image Credits: Sandra Petersen. Spotted Quoll. Sandra Petersen. Rain: New…

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RACT Insurance
Tasmanian Portrait Prize

2 September - 16 September

The Tasmanian Portraiture Prize presented by RACT Insurance is a prestigious award for Tasmanian artists, aged 30 and under.  The prize, which started in 2008, is open to artists across many disciplines, with past award recipients working in mixed media, print, photography, painting, video and drawing. Tasmania’s premier portraiture award is the result of a highly successful partnership between RACT Insurance, Clemenger Tasmania and Tasmanian Regional Arts. The objective of the award is to foster the development of emerging Tasmanian…

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Proof of Life

23 September - 15 October

Salamanca Arts Centre presents Proof of Life Curated by Elizabeth Woods and Kevin Leong as part of The Homesickness Project Proof of Life will present diverse works developed during the Studio Sessions as part of Ten Days On The Island 2017. Tasmanian and interstate artists have been invited to present works with ideas of personal comfort and security, finding their ‘home’, community and connections in a new place and the richness of multicultural society. Many works are based on participatory…

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