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March 2018

Remote Lands

8 March - 13 March

Drawings by Raymond Dean, from his recent journeys through the world´s harsh and remote regions. This exhibition of selected drawings by Raymond Dean are of journeys through some of the world´s harsh and remote environments and landscapes on the margins of human habitation, and were done between 2006 and 2016 while traveling alone through remote parts of Asia, Europe, Morocco and South America. These include the regions of high mountains and deserts of Central Asia, Tibet, and Morocco, far northern latitudes…

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Where is my Village : 
Breastfeeding Journeys

9 March - 20 March

Ever wonder what has happened to the ‘Village’? Have you ever felt isolated or alone, even if for a moment. Lets celebrate motherhood and breastfeeding in the community. Olivia Brown has photographed 100 Women breastfeeding their baby / babies and documented their individual journeys. Each photograph will be exhibited in the Long Gallery and has also been compiled into a book available to purchase. Olivia is donating OVER $3,000 to the Australian Breast Cancer Research. EXHIBITION DATES: Friday 9 –…

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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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Hobart Clothing Swap

21 March @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Presented by The Clothing Exchange Don’t miss the first Clothing Exchange Clothes Swap event for 2018! The Clothing Exchange hosts professional swap events at venues all around Australia. Swapping is a clever and thrifty way to update your wardrobe without hitting the shops and maxxing out your credit card! It saves you pennies AND makes the world a better place. If you have good quality garments you once loved but are no longer favourites, this is the perfect opportunity to find them…

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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

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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Django & Grappelli :
The Early Years

20 April

A hot club tribute to the early-career music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli from 1934 – 1940. Legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt and virtuoso violinist Stephane Grappelli were two of the most influential musicians of the 20th Century. The musical style of the Hot Club of France defined a genre and was the soundtrack of Europe’s emerging string jazz scene for decades. Hobart based gypsy jazz musicians Harry Edwards (lead guitar) and Charlie McCarthy (violin) will perform two 45 minute sets of Hot Club of…

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May 2018

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

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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