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Presented by RMIT and Salamanca Arts Centre.

“I am delighted to be a participant in
S K Y P E S C A P E, a progressive and exciting project that delves into key concerns of my current practice – relationships, line, form and expression. Drawings mediated through a digital platform are laced with the nuances of
‘virtual space’. The contemplation of this space will expand how I think about my own practice”
– H. Zeinert (2018)

The S K Y P E S C A P E  exhibition, public lecture and UTAS and Senior Secondary Arts Student Laboratories at the Salamanca Art Centre engages Hobart audiences and local art students in an encounter with two earlier iterations (Skypetrait & SkypeLab) that explore how art practice contributes to a better understanding of the impact of everyday digital screens on how we now ‘see’ the world. Skypescape adds the UTAS and Hobart to this global Skype network across Australia, Germany, China and South America.

Contributing Artists:
José Garcia Cesar
(UTAS), Holly Zeinert (UTAS), Susan Maco Forrester (RMIT), Zan Griffith (RMIT), and Chris Bold (Australia), Emma Anna (Colombia), Annie Kurz (Germany) via Skype.

Wednesday 28 March – Thursday 26 April 2018

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Daily Opening Hours:
10:00am – 4:00pm Monday – Saturday / CLOSED Sundays

Special Easter / Public Holiday Opening Hours:
CLOSED Friday 30 March 2018 (Good Friday)
10:00am – 4:00pm Saturday 31 March 2018
10:00am – 4:00pm Sunday 1 April 2018 (Easter Sunday)
10:00am – 4:00pm Monday 2 April 2018 (Easter Monday)
12:00noon – 4:00pm Wednesday 25 April 2018 (ANZAC Day)

Wednesday 28 March 2018 @ 12:00noon

Wednesday 28 March 2018, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
For University Students and general public following the Official Opening

Thursday 29 March 2018, 10:00am – 12:00noon
For select Senior Secondary Students
Scheduled Skype Sessions for general public in space throughout the exhibition
Bookings Required. To book your place email programassist@sac.org.au

For all enquiries in regards to the exhibition and Skype Session open to the public throughout the exhibition, please email programassist@sac.org.au

LISTEN to Fiona Hillary from S K Y P E S C A P E chat with Chris Wisbey on ABC Radio Hobart.
Interview from Saturday 7 April 2018*
* Interview starts at 1:12:26

About the Curators:

Maggie McCormick co-curator with Henning Eichinger of Skypetrait 2012/2013 and SkypeLab 2014-2017. Co-curator with Fiona Hillary of S K Y P E S C A P E at the Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart 2018.

MAGGIE MCCORMICK is a practicing artist, curator, writer and researcher who has exhibited, curated and undertaken research projects, presentations and publications in Australia, Europe, Asia and South America. McCormick is the recent Program Manager, Master of Arts (Art in Public Space) at RMIT University and Professor at Reutlingen University, Germany.

McCormick’s research focus is on how art practice contributes to understandings of the changing nature of urban consciousness and conceptualisation of belonging in an urban century. Together with Henning Eichinger, artist, curator and Professor at Reutlingen University, Germany she initiated and co-curated Skypetrait (Australia/Germany) 2012/2013 and SkypeLab 2014-2017 (Australia/Germany/China/South America).

FIONA HILLARY is a participating artist in the Skypetrait iteration 2012/2013 and co-curator of Skypescape at the Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart 2018.  Fiona Hillary is a lecturer and Industry Fellow in the Master of Arts – Art in Public Space at the School of Art, RMIT University. Fiona has collaborated with Maggie McCormick as a participating artist in Skypetrait, working with German Artists from Reutlingen University. More recently Fiona co-ordinated a Skypelab partnership with Universidad de Alantico, Baranquilla, Colombia and students undertaking the Master of Arts – Art in public Space at RMIT University.  She is a practicing public artist, collaborating on range of temporary and permanent investigative projects. Her most recent work 37°57’02.5″S 144°38’02.0″E marks the beginning of a creative cartography for the future. Publications related to her public practice focus on affect, atmosphere and iterative practice.


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