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January 2018
$35 - $45

Music of the
French Baroque |
Van Diemen’s Band

20 January

Presented by Van Diemen’s Band. Music of the French Baroque featuring the rising international star mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean and directed from the harpsichord by esteemed French conductor Martin Gester from Le Parlement de Musique. Plus Cantatas by Monteclair, Stuck and excerpts from Les Nations by François Couperin. PERFORMANCES: Saturday 20 January 2018, 5:30pm – 7:00pm AND Saturday 20 January 2018, 7:30pm – 9:00pm Join the facebook event TICKETS: Adult $45 / Concession $35 Tickets available ONLINE via Trybooking   Supported…

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$15 - $25

featuring Etsuko Sakai
& Tim Jones

24 January

Bridestowe Lavender Estate presents: Etsuko Sakai (Tokyo) on Koto & Tim Jones (Hobart) on Tuba With special guest Emily Sanzaro (Launceston) on Harp This concert is a fundraiser for the Rosny College Taiko Group PERFORMANCE:  Wednesday 24 January 2018 Doors Open @ 6:30pm / Performance @ 7:00pm Join the facebook event TICKETS: Adults $25 / Concession $15 Tickets available ONLINE  

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The Tasmanian Space Program :
A Crazy Show about Space for Kids

24 January - 30 January

Presented by the Tasmanian Space Program. The Craziest Space Show in the Universe! The only show made specifically for life forms outside of Earth. Your kids will never be the same again… A show which explores the universe and inspires all kids to become astronauts! They laugh they learn they laugh and its practically FREE!! An Extraordinary Live Theatre Show in the Extraordinary Long Gallery Your kids deserve to be astronauts! PERFORMANCES: Wednesday 24 – Tuesday 30 January 2018 2…

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The Lazlo Steigennberger School for Reasonably Stupid Men

25 January - 30 January

The Tasmanian Male’s WORLD FIRST response to the #MeToo phenomena A really quick harmless certificate course for men in how to stop being idiots! Within half an hour you’ll potentially be back on the streets as a completely new man. Short, cheap and difficult… with nibbles provided. An Extraordinary Live Theatre Show in the Extraordinary Long Gallery All women welcome to visit, name names, witness extraordinary seismic social change… and try the chips. PERFORMANCES: Thursday 25 – Tuesday 30 January 2018…

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26 January - 5 February

Exploring the moments of stillness on the boundaries. An exhibition by Stephen Firth, of work from 2015 to 2017. “I have always been interested in how one feels and responds to being on the edge of a space or structure – whether natural or man-made structures. There appears to me to be occasionally a level of tension occurring in some circumstances, while more often the circumstances seem to provide a simple tranquillity, of stillness, especially in the presence of water.…

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February 2018

Overcoming FGM :
Facilitating community conversation about FGM

6 February @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by Grace Williams, and Dr Linda Murray and Australian Red Cross’ Bicultural Community Health Program in Tasmania. Commemorating the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting Walk into a warm, intimate space to sit in an interactive circle. Witness and engage with a community conversation about FGM/C, informed by a Sierra Leonean and other cultural perspectives through story and discussion.  A rare opportunity to engage with a not often spoken of social topic of great social…

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7 February - 20 February

A unique visual perspective on the fascinating and scientifically important specimens in the CSIRO Australian National Fish Collection. In 2016, SAC Resident Artist Phillip England undertook an artist in residence placement at the Hobart CSIRO Marine Laboratories to photograph, using the antique collodion tintype process, specimens from the Australian National Fish Collection (ANFC). Collodion tintype photography imbues subjects with a mysteriousness that parallels the cryptic, rarely seen nature of the marine organisms inhabiting Australia’s waters. The technique was practiced in…

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Bright Thinking* :
Divorced from Nature (Nature)

15 February

*Warning: thinking is dangerous Bright Thinking* is a monthly discussion in the style of the French Café philosophique (“cafe-philo”) started by Marc Sautet in Paris. The topic this month is “divorced from Nature” (Nature) Are we divorced from nature? How can we protect the last wild places? What responsibility do we have to future generations when it comes to the environment? Who cares about climate change? What if trees could sue? What does it mean to be living in the Anthropocene? Are…

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$10 - $15


16 February

Presented by the Arts factory (Tam Hanson, Nick Ashwood) A night of improvised music at the Peacock Theatre with Isabelle Duthoit and Franz Hautzinger. Isabelle Duthoit and Franz Hautzinger are at the front line of the international improvisation avant-garde. Duthoit and Hautzinger sketch profound sonic landscapes with minimalist, simple means. Hautzinger has developed an idiosyncratic vocabulary that translates reductive, electronic sounds to microtonal trumpet sounds, often using a quarter-tone trumpet to produce pure, abstract sounds and silent breaths. Duthoit builds on…

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Improvised Music Workshop:
with Isabelle Duthoit
& Franz Hautzinger

16 February

Presented by the Arts factory (Tam Hanson, Nick Ashwood) As part of their Australian / New Zealand tour, Isabelle Duthoit and Franz Hautzinger will host a public workshop at the Peacock Theatre Isabelle Duthoit is a jazz and improvisational musician (clarinet & vocals). She is a virtuosic vocal performer and will discuss vocal technique and extended techniques and their application to improvised music. Franz Hautzinger has recorded with the likes of Derek Bailey, John Tilbury, and Otomo Yoshihide, and has taught at the…

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