April 2017 Listings

Art Almanac is the essential guide to Australia’s art galleries – a monthly magazine listing the exhibition schedules of over 550 art galleries throughout Australia, packaged in an easy-to-use format, supported by a gallery and artist index, and profiles of current art exhibitions. Tasmanian art galleries and their April 2017 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.

Hobart Sullivans Cove Battery Point

Art Mob
29 Hunter Street, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6236-9200, 0419-393-122.
Director: Euan Hills.
Open daily 10.00 til late, closed Christmas Day.
Aboriginal fine art, including Tasmanian Aboriginal artists.

Colville Gallery
91a Salamanca Place, Hobart 7004.
(03) 6224-4088, 0419-292-626.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 5 Wild River by Donna Lougher.

Donna Lougher, Sparkle, 2015 /2016, synthetic polymer, digital collage on Belgian linen, 56 x 56cm. Courtesy the artist and Colville Gallery

April 7 to 30 Coming Down The Mountain by Matthew Armstrong.

Matthew Armstrong, Tipping Point, 2016, oil on linen, 61 x 41cm. Courtesy the artist and Colville Gallery

Despard Gallery
15 Castray Esplanade, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6223-8266.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
April 5 to 30 Anthea Boden and Jeff Mincham.

Anthea Boden, Prince of Wales Bay, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 107 x 107cm, signed LR

Jeff Mincham, Wind Gathered III, 2015, 59 x 33cm

Old Mercury Building (enter via Argyle Street Tunnel), 91-93 Macquarie Street, Hobart 7000.
Hosting Australian and international contemporary art exhibitions and artist-in-residence programs.

Handmark Gallery
Unique Tasmanian Art & Design, 77 Salamanca Place, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6223-7895.
To April 17 Adrian Barber – new paintings.
April 21 to May 1 Olivia Moroney – 2017 emerging artist.
2 Russell Street, Evandale, 7212.
(03) 6391-8193.
April 2 to 27 Julie Payne – new works.

The Henry Jones Art Hotel
25 Hunter Street, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6210-7700.
Showcasing leading and emerging Tasmanian artists with a changing display of original contemporary artworks.

MONA – Museum of Old and New Art
655 Main Road, Berriedale, Hobart 7011.
(03) 6277-9900.
Visit website for details.
To April 17 On the Origin of Art.

Plimsoll Gallery
Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania
Hunter Street, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6226-4300.
Wed-Mon 12.00 to 5.00 during exhibitions, closed Tues and public hols.
April 7 to 23 Julien Scheffer and David Bludhorn: Higher Degrees by Research examination exhibition.
April 28 to May 10 Suze van der Beek and Jane Slade: Higher Degrees by Research examination exhibition.

Salamanca Arts Centre
65-77 Salamanca Place, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6234-8414.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
March 31 to April 16 Sidespace Gallery: Desolata by Kim Foale and Philadelphia Hanson-Viney.
March 31 to April 18 Long Gallery: Island Light 2017.
April 1 to 30 Lightbox: Notice of Proposed Development: 77 Salamanca Place, Hobart (Salamanca Arts Centre) by Lucy Hawthorne.
April 7 to 30 Top Gallery: Maria Blackwell.
April 18 to 26 Sidespace Gallery: Coastal Fissures by Audrey Durbridge.
April 21 to 30 Long Gallery: Tarkine in Motion.
April 28 to May 1 Sidespace Gallery: Leonie Brothers and Bronwen Jones.

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Dunn Place (enter via the Watergate), Hobart 7000.
(03) 6165-7000.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, closed Mon, Anzac Day, Good Friday and Christmas Day.
To April 8 Full Void.
To May 21 kanalaritja: An Unbroken String.
April 7 to July 9 The Art of Science: Baudin’s Voyagers 1800-1804.

Wagner Framemakers
72 Brisbane Street, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6234-8599.
Wagner Framemakers offers a fresh and contemporary approach to fine art picture framing.

North Hobart

Bett Gallery Hobart
369 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart 7000.
(03) 6231-6511.
Director: Emma Bett.
Member of ACGA.
Mon-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
To April 3 A Wider View of the New Season by Patrick Grieves.
April 7 to 24 seed pod by Richard Wastell.
April 28 to May 15 anecdote / shift / mirror by Neil Haddon.

Patrick Grieves, Three moments, White daisy field, Lilico Road, 252 x 122cm. Courtesy the artist and Bett Gallery

Patrick Grieves, Three Moments, White Daisy Field, Lillico Road, 2017, oil on linen, triptych, 122 x 252cm

Patrick Grieves, Irishtown little study 3, oil on linen, 20 x 40cm

Contemporary Art Tasmania
27 Tasma Street, North Hobart 7000.
(03) 6231-0445.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To April 16 light memory, dark ground by Michael Schlitz. Presented as part of Ten Days on the Island.
April 29 to May 28 Passages – Susanna Castleden, Vivienne Cutbush, Linda Fredheim, Julie Gough, Laura Hindmarsh and Pip Stafford. Curated by Emily Bullock for the CAT Curatorial Mentorship.


Academy Gallery
Academy of the Arts, Tasmanian College of the Arts (Inveresk), University of Tasmania, Invermay Road, Inveresk, Launceston 7250.
(03) 6324-4410.
Director: Dr Malcom Bywaters.
Free admission.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, closed weekends and public hols.
To April 7 Imagining food: art, aesthetics and design, curated by Dr Malcom Bywaters, Dr Kim Lehman and Professor Jeff Malpas.
April 24 to May 26 Backscatter: the voyage of the Investigator – Richard Arculus, James Batchelor, Pete Harmsen, Annalise Rees and Charles Tambiah.
Also, Treasures from the University of Tasmania Collections, curated by Distinguished Professor Jeff Malpas and Dr Malcom Bywaters.

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
Art Gallery at 2 Wellington Street, and Museum at 2 Invermay Road, Launceston 7250.
(03) 6323-3777.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00 (closed Good Friday).
Art Gallery:
To April 30 Udo Sellbach: And Still I See It.
April 8 to May 28 Vast: the Landscape of Central Australia by Robyn Mayo.
At the Museum:
To April 18 ArtRage 2016 Collection.
To May 7 Steel Vignettes by Scott Gelston.

Sawtooth ARI
Level 1, 160 Cimitiere Street, Launceston 7250.
(03) 6331-2777.
Director: Patrick Sutczak.
Free entry.
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00.

North West Coast

Burnie Regional Art Gallery
Burnie Arts & Function Centre, Wilmot Street, Burnie 7320.
(03) 6430-5875.
Sat-Sun and public hols 1.30 to 4.00.

Devonport Regional Gallery
45-47 Stewart Street, Devonport 7310.
(03) 6424-8296.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00, Sun and public hols 1.00 to 5.00.
To April 30 A decolonial geographic – Richard Bell, Jon Cattapan, Juan Davila, Kerry Gregan, Raafat Ishak, Penny Mason, Alex Pittendrigh, Jessica Rankin, Judy Watson, Megan Walch and Ruth Waller. Under DRG’s Guest Curator Program, artist and curator Fernando do Campo brings together the work of 11 artists who engage with pictorial, material and philosophical questions that re-think misleading representations of our landscape. Read more…

Judy Watson, Mt Rael, acrylic and pencil on canvas, 2016, 245 x 148cm. Courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane

Jon Cattapan, Fall of the Valley Kings, 2016, oil on linen, 185 x 250cm. Courtesy of the artist, Station Gallery, Melbourne & Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney