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March 2017

The Pacific Specific

1 March - 31 March

Installation by Donna Ritchie. The Pacific is going down the gurgler. Climate change. Water rising. Fish dying. Etc etc etc … It seems to be all doom and gloom at the moment. Armageddon stuff. With the installation The Pacific Specific Donna Ritchie explores the water level consequences of climate change, looking in detail to the pacific islands. Using the tongue twister title says that we are finding the solution to climate change hard to master. Some can say it easily and some can’t say…

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3 March - 31 March

Curated by Belle Moody and Evana Tanner. Solastalgia is a desire for home that is experienced whilst at home, or in a place that we love. This melancholia and homesickness can be felt due to environmental changes, or emotional disconnection from a familiar place. Emerging artist Belle Moody explores solastalgia from the viewpoint of mobility, and the displacement that can occur as a result of being increasingly moveable. All works respond to the artist’s urge to record memories of family,…

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10 March - 27 March

In Displaced, zoomorphic creatures inhabit a corner of post-war Europe. Through the creatures, Nina Keri explores her grandmother’s experience of war, displacement and the fracturing of maternal lines. “There is a photo of a Christmas play at the Russian Club. Four children dressed as various animals look out at us. Behind them stands a tall ominous St Nikolas in a smiling mask. Behind him a huge Russian flag fills the background. They are lit by a startling globe of light…

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Kudelka in the Wild

11 March - 30 March

Pyrography and paintings by award-winning cartoonist and SAC Resident Artist Jon Kudelka inspired by his 2016 artist residency at Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain. This series of artwork on canvas, salvaged wood and furniture feature birds, bees and small furry animals. EXHIBITION DATES: Saturday 11 – Thursday 30 March 2017 Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm Saturdays: 10:00am – 2:00pm OFFICIAL OPENING: Friday 10 March 2017 @ 6:00pm Join the facebook event Image Credits: Jon Kudelka. Flame Robin (2016) and Quoll (2016).

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Proof of Life:
Studio Sessions

15 March - 26 March

Salamanca Arts Centre and Ten Days on the Island present Proof of Life: Studio Sessions Curated by Elizabeth Woods and Kevin Leong as part of The Homesickness Project The Homesickness Project is a roving, multi-platform, collaborative project in search of home. Its current iteration is Proof of Life, based in Tasmania. The Homesickness Project’s thesis is that the role of the world as a home for its citizens is under threat and that collectively, we are increasingly homesick. Artists, experts, community groups and the…

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$23 - $29

You and Me and the Space Between : Ten Days on the Island 2017

24 March - 26 March

Presented by Terrapin Puppet Theatre and Ten Days on the Island 2017 The Island of the Proud Circle has sprung a leak and its citizens must find a way to stop their home from disappearing altogether. It takes the wandering, wondering mind of a child to save the island, its people and their ways. Adventures happen, horizons widen, important things are said: “Unknowns, which worry us, can actually hold unthoughtofs, which teach us.” Artist Tom O’Hern will draw the story as actor…

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24 Carrot Lunch

24 March @ 12:00 pm - 26 March @ 1:00 pm

Presented by Mona and Salamanca Arts Centre as part of Proof of Life: Studio Sessions in Ten Days on the Island Mona’s 24 Carrot program uses the growing, harvesting and preparation of garden produce as an organisational structure for diversified, lifelong learning across twelve Tasmanian schools. Sixty young people will sit for a long-table lunch to share the soup they have prepared from vegetables grown in their gardens. Join them for lunch! VENUE: Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre (Lift access to the Long…

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24 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Rektango is a weekly event held every Friday in Salamanca Art Centre’s own enchanting Courtyard. Hemmed in by a cliff face stretching up to Battery Point, people from all walks of life gather for live music every Friday evening. It’s a FREE EVENT event run by the musicians themselves, with lots of dancing, catching up with old friends or meeting new ones. There’s hot mulled wine and fires in the winter, sangria in the summer, plus beers, ciders and wine and it always…

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Hellenic Dancing (& afternoon tea)

25 March @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presented by  and Salamanca Arts Centre as part of Proof of Life: Studio Sessions in Ten Days on the Island Traditional Greek dances will be performed by members of the Greek community. A short explanatory talk will introduce the performance, which will be followed by a Greek afternoon tea. VENUE: Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre (Lift access to the Long Gallery is available from the Courtyard off Wooby’s Lane) DATE: Saturday 25 March 3:00pm until 5:00pm TICKETS: FREE, no need to book  

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Embracing Risk in Early Childhood

27 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Presented by Clinical Psychologist Lisa Ford, for the Resilience Co. Join other parents and educators to learn about the importance of risk in early childhood. Learn how risk taking behaviour helps children develop inner strengths and coping skills. Understand how risk taking during the early years is one of the foundations for resilience. Understand your role as a parent or educator in encouraging children to take risks and bounce back from mistakes. Join a discussion on ways to encourage risk…

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