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December 2016

Per Mare (By Sea)

9 December, 2016 - 28 February, 2017

The exhibition Per Mare (By Sea) by SAC Resident Artist Katherine Cooper features a selection of Bass Strait and Sub-Antarctic wildlife – diving gannets, gentle albatross, the magnificent King Penguin – a snapshot of species co-existing in these waters. “From the shores of my Island I look out across the sea to the distant horizon that is Bass Strait.  My Island relies so much upon the Strait’s ever- changing moods.  Strong winds are common here, gales are frequent and I try and imagine…

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January 2017


18 January - 5 March

Kelly’s Garden Curated Projects #26 and part of Mona Foma 2017 An installation by Cigdem Aydemir  In SAFE  the burkini acquires a heightened level of visibility, juxtaposed to its controversial reception in contemporary society. The swimwear designed for Muslim women has been the subject of much controversy, spurred by notions of cultural difference and safety in times of terror. In France, for example, the burkini is banned from several beaches, with politicians from all major political parties supporting and encouraging the expansion…

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February 2017


1 February - 28 February

Convict pirate’s speech to a captive ship’s Captain: “You are a Prisoner. Resistance is useless. If you value your life you will get underway at once. The land breeze will soon freshen and carry us round the Cape,and away from this hell upon earth.” – (Testimony of Capt. Browning 1824) In the 1800’s it was not unusual for escaping convicts to steal sea vessels and a chance of freedom on the ocean. If they were re-captured the penalty was death…

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Ripples in the Red Sand

24 February - 5 March

An exhibition of contemporary sculpture by Henrietta Norris. “You can experience the arid country of central Australia on many levels. It has worlds within worlds; from a vast emptiness dwarfing our tiny human selves, to the complex microcosms of birds, insects and lizards. It is also a strikingly beautiful landscape of strong patterns, like the dots of soft grey spinifex laid out on the rich terracotta reds of the soil. These are the elements that stay with me, that I…

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Salon Cubano : The Cuban Room

25 February

Presented by Casa Cubana (Hobart Cuban Salsa). An evening of social dancing to the latest Cuban Salsa tracks. With special guest, Airagdin Pavon More ‘El Moro’ from Sydney. TICKETS: $10 Tickets available at the door VENUE: The Founders Room (entry via Wooby;s Lane) EVENT: Saturday 25 February 2017 9:00pm – 12:00 midnight Join the facebook event

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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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The East Pointers

2 March

With their adrenalized and ridiculously hip performance, beautiful songs, free-wheeling, feisty instrumental jigs, stomps and reels and heart-breaking harmonies, The East Pointers are torchbearers for a new wave in traditional Celtic music. They brought the house down on their 2016 tour of Australia, gracing the stages of more than 25 festivals and venues across the country. Their 2017 national tour is sure to raise the roof yet again! The East Pointers are touring Australia from 1 March to 1 May 2017, with shows…

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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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$40 - $130

Flamenco Workshops with Aitor Hernandez & Marina Tamayo

5 March

Registrations open now for a series of Flamenco Workshops with Aitor Hernandez and Marina Tamayo presented by Flamenco Australia Choose from 1 to 6 hours of classes in Flamenco, Contemporary, Spanish folk, Escuela Bolera, Castanets World class tuition in a nurturing learning environment. VENUE: The Founders Room & the Peacock Theatre WORKSHOP PROGRAM: 10:00am: Absolute Beginners with Marina Tamayo 11:00am – 12:30pm: Corporal Bodywork with Aitor Hernandez (Open Session) Lunch 1:30pm – 3:00pm: Choreography with Aitor Hernandez (Open Session) 3:15pm…

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CLASS CLOWNS 2017 : National Secondary School Comedy Competition : Hobart Heat / TAS State Final

8 March

“Class Clowns is about brand new talent and ideas but also about building confidence in young people and watching them experience the pure joy of being on stage” – Anne Edmonds, Comedian Class Clowns is Melbourne International Comedy Festival‘s development program for young people around the country. From comedy workshops in schools to a national comedy competition, Class Clowns engages and inspires young funny peeps to hone their potential. With alumni including Joel Creasey, Josh Thomas, Neel Kolhatkar and Tom…

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