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March 2018
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Carbon Landscapes

16 March - 26 March

Carbon drawings of emotive Tasmanian landscapes This collection of landscape drawings is Martin Rek’s first solo exhibition and his introduction to Hobart as an emerging Tasmanian artist. “For me, drawing is the purest form of expression where focus can be given to subtleties of light, texture and tone without distraction of colour” – Martin Rek Originally from the Czech Republic, Martin now calls Tasmania home and has found inspiration amongst the rugged and evocative Tasmanian wilderness. Martin often thinks of…

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The Kingdom Retrospective

28 March - 10 April

This solo exhibition by Phyllis Fiotakis presents a collection of linocut prints spanning the last twenty years, selected from the body of work created in response to time spent in Saudi Arabia. These prints explore the connection between identity, culture and place, with each piece describing the artists relationship to these ideas as it has evolved from early experiences defined by the foreign and unfamiliar, to developing a personal connection with a previously strange place. The earliest of these prints…

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April 2018
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The Existence of Ghosts

1 April - 30 April

The Existence of Ghosts is an exhibition by Chi-Ling Tabart who works in timber to create detailed and hand crafted art sculptures. She combines imagination and sentiment to convey the impact of environment change in the islands of Taiwan and Tasmania. “I moved from the island culture of Taiwan to the island culture of Tasmania. Living here I see the Impact of culture and human activities on both islands. Even though different space and different time, we share the same…

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Song in a Strange Land

13 April - 17 April

This exhibition comprises a suite of oil paintings by Ron Wilson that explore the music and migration experience of the Arauco Libre band, celebrating their thirtieth anniversary in Hobart. When a group of political exiles from Chile arrived in Hobart thirty years ago last November, a band called Arauco Libre was formed. They played the haunting music of their homeland, music of the Andes, with its distinctive instruments including the pan flute, charango and bombo. Salamanca Market became their theatre and…

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May 2018
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Further Notes of Discord

9 May - 20 May

Commentaries on a fractious civilisation by Hugh Kerr. “I have always been preoccupied with themes of development, contemporary society, politics and the environment, both professionally, as a citizen and as a consumer of news. My move from the UK to Tasmania 7 years ago coincided this latest period of societal and political upheaval and I, like many others, have developed an unease with many of today’s big societal trends. These themes have gradually crept into my art work, first as…

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July 2018
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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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Angry Underwear

2 July - 31 July

In 1988, before Madonna’s pointy bra, Tania Ferrier started a business making feminist underwear for strippers in New York. It began after an incident at the club when a customer sexually abused a dancer and Tania painted Angry Pussy Pants for her to wear on stage in a show of retaliation. Tania went on to become a media sensation with the project, Angry Underwear and sold her artwork at an exclusive lingerie store in Manhattan, including to celebrities Lauren Hutton,…

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