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May 2017
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Against the Dark

3 May - 31 May

A photographic exhibition exploring our collective relationship and understanding of visual symbols. Following in the tradition of psychoanalysis, Carl Jung asserted that many of his patients displayed an uncanny repetition of ideas and motifs within their thought processes. He reasoned that ever-present symbols had been passed down genetically, one generation to another, as humankind’s ‘collective unconscious’. Inspired by this observation, Against the Dark by emerging artist Rebecca Robinson brings together a thoughtfully assembled series of antique vernacular photography. Each image…

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Blood Moon :
Stranger With My Face International Film Festival

6 May - 31 May

Melbourne-based artist and Girlie Werewolf aficionado Jazmina Cininas presents Blood Moon, her first solo exhibition in Tasmania. Cininas’ lush and technically complex reduction linocut portraits feature a roll call of female werewolves from throughout the centuries, spanning early modern werewolf trials, hirsute wonders, furry femme fatales and the recent generation of cinematic PMS werewolves. EXHIBITION DATES:  Saturday 6 – Wednesday 31 May 2017 OFFICIAL OPENING EVENT:  Saturday 6 May 2017 @ 4:00pm Join us for The Girlie Werewolf Hall of Fame, part of…

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Art from Trash

27 May - 4 June

Art From Trash is an annual exhibition that encourages the reuse of discarded materials in the production of amazing visual art. Established in 1994, the Art From Trash exhibition has become an iconic and much loved exposé of creativity, attracting over 120 artists 160 works of art and 5000 visitors annually. Resource Work Co-Operative is committed to maintaining Art From Trash as a launching pad for cultural, ecological and social exchanges around the issues of waste, consumption and re-use. Art From Trash…

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June 2017
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Window to the Soul:
Tintype portraits of Tasmanians in the Arts

3 June - 28 June

A technique from the dawn of photography captures compelling portraits of the contemporary Tasmanian Arts community. The mystical ability of artists to see more deeply into the world around us seems to lend their gaze a striking clarity. Window to the Soul captures those eyes using tintype portraiture, a 160 year old photographic process experiencing a global revival by artists including Tasmania’s Phillip England. Tasmania has become a centre for artistic, artisanal and cultural endeavour. Window to the Soul celebrates 30 or…

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Products of Conception

9 June - 29 June

The inaugural Salamanca Arts Centre Emerging Artist Scholarship 2017, featuring the work of Emma Magnussen-Reid. Natural versus unnatural, much of the time we are surrounded by things that perplex us, physical anomalies and contradictions that are outside of our control. “My life so far as a white female in her early twenties, has been just that. Existing in this physical form perplexes me, it is at times intimidating, but provides an endless absurdity that I embrace. My work generally gives…

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Well, Hello!

10 June - 16 July

Kelly’s Garden Curated Projects #27 An installation by Sanja Pahoki Well, Hello! is a site-specific installation that considers the relationship between a tourist/spectator/viewer and host/place/artwork. Humans have a need to be recognised by others, this is how our subjectivity is formed. In more religious times, it was God who was a witness to our soul. Nowadays it is the internet. People upload numerous selfies, with the desire to be seen, recognised, liked. But if everyone is busy uploading images of themselves…

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Outposts |
DARK MOFO 2017

10 June - 25 June

    Curated by Brendan Walls Presented by Salamanca Arts Centre Lost signals and voices from the electro-magnetosphere seethe and mutter in the dark. As night falls, return for The Last Bastion live performance. Featuring: Robert Ashley (USA) Peter Blamey (SYD) Sally Ann McIntyre (NZ) Eden Meure (TAS) Pip Stafford (TAS) DATES:  Saturday 10 – Sunday 26 June 2017 10:00am – 4:00pm daily OFFICIAL OPENING: Friday 9 June 2017 @ 6:00pm FREE event!

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July 2017
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Out of Hand 2017 :  Biennial Mini Challenge

1 July - 31 July

Recycled cardboard, slot & tab construction – stitched, woven, painted, collaged, scored, glued, peeled & revealed, lights, mirrors and more… Generated by a mini challenge from the Stitching & Beyond membership, this exhibition will endeavour to show the diversity of this group. It will make creative use of the small space, light conditions and the opportunity to see work from the front and the back will present some interesting challenges for our members to resolve. EXHIBITION DATES: Saturday 1 –…

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trace

2 July - 31 July

trace brings together new works by Trine Deans and Rebecca Noël Holmes that explore the physical presence of people in time and place. Trine Deans has revamped classical paintings with some of humankind’s biggest environmental fuck-ups. Rebecca Noël Holmes invites you to become part of an experimentation in colour theory between painting and light. EXHIBITION DATES:  Sunday 2 – Sunday 30 July 2017 9:00am – 5:00pm weekdays / 10:00am – 4:00pm Saturdays OFFICIAL OPENING: Saturday 1 July 2017 @ 6:00pm Exhibition to be opened by…

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Person and Place

18 July - 25 July

Person and Place is a dynamic group exhibition by Margaret Sonnemann, Emily Jones, and Marion Isham, that explores the relationship between people and their environments, in a variety of painting genres including portraiture, contemporary realism, and psychological folk realism. Person and Place explores the relationship between people and their environments. For Margaret Sonnemann, Emily Jones, and Marion Isham, place is inextricably linked to person. ‘Place’ may be broadly understood as a region; a small room; a secure confidence a person’s role in…

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