March 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 March 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.
March 3 to 17 The Island by Jason Cordero.
March 5 to 17 Small Worlds by Luke Wagner.
March 24 to April 4 Wild River by Donna Lougher.

Jason Cordero, The emerald pool was a distraction, oil on linen, 60 x 60cm. 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.
March 8 to April 2 Bull Bay – Bruny Island artist in residence exhibition.

Entrepot Art Gallery
Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania
37 Hunter Street, Hobart 7000.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
Located in the Centre for the Arts on Hunter Street, affliated with the Tasmanian University Union Inc. Entrepot consists of a main, and lounge gallery showcasing student work from a range of disciplines in both solo and group shows organised by the students.

Handmark Gallery
Unique Tasmanian Art & Design, 77 Salamanca Place, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6223-7895.
March 3 to 20 Landscape Exhibition – celebrating the 250th anniversary of John Glover’s birth by Handmark artists.
March 24 to April 17 Adrian Barber – new paintings.
2 Russell Street, Evandale, 7212.
(03) 6391-8193.
To March 8 Clifford How – new paintings.
March 12 to 29 Landscape Exhibition – celebrating the 250th anniversary of John Glover’s birth by handmark artists.

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. Read more…

Ernesto Neto, Humanóides, 2001, lycra tulle, fabric, spices and styrofoam balls, 7 parts: dimensions variable. Daros Latinamerica Collection, Zurich © Ernesto Neto Courtesy the artist and MONA Museum of Old and New

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.
March 6 to 12 Linda Erceg: HDR Examination Exhibition.
March 18 to 30 Meg Walch and Annalise Ress: HDR examination exhibition.

Salamanca Arts Centre
65-77 Salamanca Place, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6234-8414.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To March 5 Sidespace Gallery: Ripples in the Red Sand by Henrietta Norris.
March 1 to 31 Lightbox: The Pacific Specific by Donna Ritchie.
March 3 to 31 Top Gallery: Solastalgia by Belle Moody.
March 10 to 26 Sidespace Gallery: Displaced by Nina Keri.
March 14 to 26 Long Gallery: Homesickness curated by Elizabeth Woods and Kevin Leong, a Major SAC Curated Exhibition 2016.
March 31 to April 16 Sidespace Gallery: Desolata by Kim Foale and Philadelphia Hanson-Viney.

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.

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 March 13 Tim Burns. Also, Tortured earth by Michael Schlitz.
March 17 to April 3 A wider view of the new season by Patrick Grieves.

Contemporary Art Tasmania
27 Tasma Street, North Hobart 7000.
(03) 6231-0445.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
March 17 to April 16 light memory, dark ground by Michael Schlitz. Presented as part of Ten Days on the Island.

Michael Schlitz, light memory, dark ground (work in progress), 2016. Courtesy of the artist

Michael Schlitz, light memory, dark ground (work in progress), 2016. Courtesy of the artist


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.

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).
To March 5 Transformations: the art of Philip Wolfhagen.
To March 20 The Art of Science: Baudin’s Voyagers 1800-1804.
To April 30 Udo Sellbach: And Still I See It.
To April 18 At the Museum: ArtRage 2016 Collection.
To May 7 Steel Vignettes by photojournalist 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 March 12 Giving Voice: The Art of Dissent – features artists that present their opinions on pressing social and political issues facing the world today. From major economic crisis, raging wars, pollution and climate change through to religious prejudice and racism, this powerful exhibition sheds light on a global state of distress. A Salamanca Arts Centre touring exhibition, curated by Dr Yvonne Rees-Pagh.

Cigdem Aydemir, Bombshell (still), 2013, single channel video with sound, 11 min 3 sec. Courtesy the artist and Devonport Regional Gallery

March 19 to April 30 (opening Sat March 18) 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. Part of the 10 Days Festival Program, March 17 to 26.