February 2018 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 February 2018 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.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
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.
Feb 16 to March 6 After Elsewhere by Anna Sabadini.

Anna Sabadini, Auerbach in WA Garden, 2015, oil on board, 60 x 60cm. Courtesy the artist and Colville Gallery

Anna Sabadini, Bonnard in a WA Garden, oil on board, 60 x 60cm. Courtesy the artist and Colville Gallery

Despard Gallery
Level 1, 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.
To Feb 4Summer Show 17/18. Celebrating 30 years of representing contemporary art in Tasmania, with a selection of all our favourite artists – Lisa Garland, Sam Field, Geoff Dyer, Micheila Petersfield and many more.
Feb 5 to March 4 Long Hot Summer – extending our annual Summer Show.

Handmark Gallery
Unique Tasmanian Art & Design
77 Salamanca Place, Hobart 7000
(03) 6223-7895.
Feb 2 to 19 Melissa Smith and Rebecca Coote – new prints and sculpture.
Feb 23 to March 19 Clifford How – new paintings.
2 Russell Street, Evandale, 7212.
(03) 6391-8193.
To March 7 Summer Exhibition 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.

Michael Bugelli Gallery
Ingle Hall, 89 Macquarie Street, Hobart 7000.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
To March 31 Before the Age of the Museum by Andrew Hazewinkel – an exhibition of photographic works, large format photo-mediated screen prints on sandpaper and leather, cast and found objects and a large-scale installation in the form of an excavation. Read more…

Andrew Hazewinkel, Untitled (Antikythera 2), 2017, digital C-type photograph, 90 x 60cm. Courtesy the artist and Michael Bugelli Gallery

Andrew Hazewinkel, Untitled (Antikythera 4), 2017, digital C-type photograph, 90 x 60cm. Courtesy the artist and Michael Bugelli Gallery

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

Plimsoll Gallery
School of Creative Arts, University of Tasmania
Hunter Street, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6226-4300.
Daily 12.00 to 5.00 during exhibitions, closed on Tues and public hols.
Feb 24 to March 7 Xingming Wu / Peter Wu: Higher Degrees by Research examination exhibition.
Also, Elizabeth Lada Gray: Higher Degrees by Research examination exhibition.

Salamanca Arts Centre
65-77 Salamanca Place, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6234-8414.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Feb 1 to 28 forma by Melanie Roach.
Feb 2 to 28 Creatures of the Deep by Wendy Steinberg.
Feb 7 to 20 Denizens – a unique visual perspective on the fascinating and scientifically important specimens in the CSIRO Australian National Fish Collection.
Feb 23 to March 5 Papyro – Miranda Rogers, Eun Ju Cho, Nicole O’Loughlin, Audrey Durbridge and Sara Pane.

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 March 11 Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression.
Feb 9 to July 1 Horizon.

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.
Feb 9 to March 2 BLACK: a selection of Bett Gallery artists.

Contemporary Art Tasmania
27 Tasma Street, North Hobart 7000.
(03) 6231-0445.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 25 The Ghosts of Nothing featuring Laura Purcell.
Also, Three Scenes from In Memory of Johnny B. Goode World Tour (2014-2017). Presented in partnership with Mona Foma 2018.


Academy Gallery
School of Creative Arts, Academy of the Arts, 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 20 SPEED: Mobility & Exchange, curated by 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 5.00.
At the Art Gallery:
To March 15 ArtRage – a unique and inspiring snapshot into the creative minds of talented Tasmanian students.
To May 13 Civilisation by George Gittoes.
Ongoing The First Tasmanians: Our Story.
At the Museum:
To March: Alice’s Wonderland: A most curious adventure – a hands-on exhibition based on Lewis Carroll’s well-known Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Ongoing Tasmanian Connections is a permanent exhibition of Tasmanian Natural Science and History displays.

Sawtooth ARI
Level 1, 160 Cimitiere Street, Launceston 7250.
(03) 6331-2777.
Director: Paul Eggins.
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.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.30, Sat-Sun and Public hols 1.30 to 4.00.
To April 15, 50 Greatest Photographs: National Geographic. Entry fees apply.

North Atlantic Ocean 1991 ǀ With 10,000 watts of light and a pair of new submersibles, the Titanic comes to life two and a half miles down
© Emory Kristof/National Geographic

Sub-Saharan Mali 1997 ǀ Blowing sand from a dry lakebed clings to an eight-month-old baby as mother and children nap in Mali
© Joanna B. Pinneo/National Geographic

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 Feb 18 Main Gallery: There is no abstract art... The title of this exhibition is taken from the Pablo Picasso quote: There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterwards you can remove all traces of reality.’ There is no abstract art… explores the notion that all artworks represent something, whether an object from the world, an idea or an intent. Drawn from the DCC Permanent Collection, this exhibition includes works by Australian artists ranging from the 1970s to the 21st century, who engage with abstract expressionism, conceptualism and geometric abstraction. Read more…

Michael Muruste, Sea of Solitude, 2002, oil on canvas. DCC Permanent Collection. Courtesy the artist and Devonport Regional Gallery

Vivienne Breheney, Wharf Series, 1982, colour etching, relief print. DCC Permanent Collection. Courtesy the artist and Devonport Regional Gallery

To Feb 18 The Little Gallery Project Space: Down the rabbit hole with scissors – Gina. This exhibition of collages has been inspired by the artist’s travels and desire to ‘make’ throughout her journeys overseas and at home. Much of the subject matter has been found and recycled to form surreal and at times, unsettling images that stir the imagination and memory.

Gina, A New Story, 2016, reject portion of painting, found ephemera, ink. Courtesy the artist and Devonport Regional Gallery

Feb 24 to April 15 Main Gallery: National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 – selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia’s aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects. Toured by the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.
Feb 24 to April 15 The Little Gallery Project Space: Mike Singe: Carbon Capture and Storage / Celebrating 400PPM – showcasing a small selection of works from an ongoing series of soot drawings. In a futile attempt to find a positive aspect to climate change, the exhibition features animals that are likely to benefit from a warming planet.