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.
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
Level 1, 15 Castray Esplanade, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6223-8266. firstname.lastname@example.org www.despard-gallery.com.au
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.
Plimsoll Gallery School of Creative Arts, University of Tasmania
Hunter Street, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6226-4300. Jane.Barlow@utas.edu.au www.utas.edu.au/plimsoll
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. email@example.com www.salarts.org.au
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. www.tmag.tas.gov.au
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.
School of Creative Arts, Academy of the Arts, University of Tasmania, Invermay Road, Inveresk, Launceston 7250.
(03) 6324-4410. Malcom.Bywaters@utas.edu.au www.utas.edu.au/creative-arts
Director: Dr Malcom Bywaters.
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. www.qvmag.tas.gov.au
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.
Devonport Regional Gallery
45-47 Stewart Street, Devonport 7310.
(03) 6424-8296. firstname.lastname@example.org www.devonportgallery.com
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.