Hobiennale | A vibrant festival of art, music and performance

There is much to see and do during Tasmania’s ‘Hobiennale’. This vibrant festival of art, music and performance is gearing up to enliven the city of Hobart and its surrounds in a flurry of creativity from 15 to 23 November.

One-hundred artists and musicians from 21 independent artist-led organisations and cooperatives from Australia and New Zealand will converge on 15 out-of-the-ordinary host venues including the retro-styled Cinema One, the colonial holding cells under Hobart Town Hall, a deconsecrated 1800s church and a mad men-style disused office space nestled away in the CBD, among others.

Elisabeth Pointon with one of her aerial artwork banners. Photograph: Kasmira Krefft. Courtesy the artist and Hobiennale, Tasmania

‘Hobiennale’ opens at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery on 15 November from 6-9pm with ‘Here lies lies’ by Mandy Quadrio, along with a performance work ‘The Attempts’ by artists Frankie Snowdon, Madeleine Krenek and Zoya Godoroja-Prieckaerts.

Some not to be missed festival highlights include Elizabeth Pointon’s (NZ) aeroplane fly-over banners ‘For the last time would you look at that’, ‘FELTFood’ a one-night only food + art event presented by FELTspace (SA) at Rosny Children’s Choir Building and at Moonah Arts Centre, Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative (SYD) presents ‘BOOMALLI NOW’ an exhibition featuring artists Maddison Gibbs, Hayley Pigram, Jai Walker and Rubyrose Bancroft.

For a fun way to get around visitors can hop on the roving artwork shuttle bus hosted by Frontyard (SYD), operating on selected days. Visit the website for more events, dates and venues.

Tom Buckland, Constellation; part of ANCA’s presentation, Surface World, at Hobiennale 2017