September 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 September 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.
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.
Sept 1 to 20 Gallery 1: The Architect by Kate Piekutowski.
Sept 3 to 20 Gallery 2: Haunts by Paul Gundry.
Sept 22 to Oct 11 Gallery 1: New Works by Effie Pryer and Sebastian Galloway.
Sept 24 to Oct 11 Gallery 2: From the Pointed Hill by Eloise Kirk.

Paul Gundry, 3 Sept Arise, 2017, oil on linen, 20 x 30cm

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.
Also, 2 Russell Street, Evandale, 7212.
Hobart: (03) 6223-7895
Evandale: (03) 6391-8193.
Hobart: hobart@handmark.com.au
Evandale: evandale@handmark.com.au
Hobart: Sept 8 to 25 Nick Glade-Wright and Zsolt Faludi new paintings and ceramics.
Sept 29 to Oct 16 Peter Gouldthorpe new paintings.
Evandale: Sept 3 to 20 still life exhibition Handmark artists.
Sept 24 to Oct 11 Diane Masters new works on paper.

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.

Plimsoll Gallery
School of Creative 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.
To Sept 17 David Thomas: Impermanences ( Changing ) – photo-paintings, wall painting and small-scale paintings by Melbourne-based artist and academic David Thomas. Thomas’ use of colour, matter, installation, painting and photography offer ways of negotiating our understanding of being, time and impermanence in a changing world. Read more…

David Thomas’ studio. Photograph: Tobias Titz

David Thomas, In Time, 2015, acrylic, mixed media on laser prints, 100 x 800cm

Salamanca Arts Centre
65-77 Salamanca Place, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6234-8414.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Sept 1 to 17 ROOTS: Art About Place.
Sept 1 to 30 Blessed Bones.
Sept 2 to 16 RACT Insurance: Tasmanian Portrait Prize.
Sept 2 to 24 Earth Designs.
Sept 23 to Oct 15 Proof of Life. Read more…

Lisa Garland, Fred’s Kitchen, 2016, Giclée print

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 Oct 22 Inscription and Place.
To Nov 5 The Derwent.
To Nov 26 Strange Trees.
Sept 8 to Dec 3 Circle.

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.
Sept 1 to 18 Poets and Painters.
Sept 7 to 10 Sydney Contemporary, Stand: FO6.

Megan Walch, Green and Orange versus Black, 2017, 150 x 150cm

Sept 22 to Oct 9 Gathering Light 2017 – Les Blakebrough’s porcelain. Closing event Thurs Oct 5, 6pm.

Les Blakebrough, Surf’s Up, 2017, large tilted bowl with Huon pine handle, 20 h x 28 d cm

Contemporary Art Tasmania
27 Tasma Street, North Hobart 7000.
(03) 6231-0445.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Sept 9 to 24 Shotgun 6 by Nadege Philippe-Janon.


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.
Through Sept Entangled: Art and the Tasmanian Primary School – primary students from Launceston Church Grammar School, Scotch Oakburn College, St Marys District School, The Hutchins School, Trevallyn Primary School and Ravenswood Heights Primary School. Curated by Dr Abbey MacDonald 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.
To Nov 5 The Enigmatic Mr Strange: Creating a Past: the life and art of Frederick Strange c. 1807-1873 To Feb 4, 2018 The Bessant Bequest: A Generous Gift of Tasmanian Decorative Arts. The Bessant Collection was bequeathed to QVMAG in 2008 by Toni and Peter Bessant. The antique dealers and passionate collector were particularly interested in Tasmanian furniture. This exhibition features items including Campbell’s pottery, works on paper and exquisitely crafted Tasmanian timber. The First Tasmanians: Our Story – an ongoing exhibition presenting and exploring the history and culture of the Tasmanian Aboriginal people.

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.
Sept 1 to 23 Slow Violence by Catherine Phillips.
Also, Doing the same thing over & over again by Alex Davern, and Moving On by Pam Horsley. Also, Tasmanian International Video Art Festival. Threshold Space, curated by Kate Camm, and @sawtoothers, curated by Brigitte Trobbiani.

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.

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.
Sept 2 to Oct 22 (opening Fri Sept 1, 6pm) Between Fire & Flood by Troy Ruffels for the Devonport Regional Gallery Solo Commission. Working with photography, video and digital media the exhibition explores landscape representation as a vehicle through which to negotiate our relationship to the world, and contemporary concerns about climate, nature and culture. Twilight Tour: Thurs Sept 28, 5.30pm. Take a tour around Between Fire & Flood with the artist, and learn more about the works included in this Solo Commission exhibition. Read more…

Compass, 2017, archival solvent based print on composite aluminium sheet, 100 x 175cm (small)

At the edge of things, 2017, archival solvent based print on composite aluminium sheet, 60 x 90cm