February 2020 Listings

Tasmanian art galleries and their exhibition schedules are listed below, grouped by region. For listings in other Australian states please use the What’s On menu 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.

Bett Gallery Hobart
Level 1, 65 Murray Street, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6231-6511.
Directors: Carol Bett, Emma Bett and Jack Bett.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.30, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 8 group show.
Feb 14 to March 7 Watersong by Troy Ruffels.

Troy Ruffels, A sky’s archeology, 2018, digital print on aluminium, 220 x 330cm. Courtesy the artist and Bett Gallery Hobart

Colville Gallery
91a Salamanca Place, Hobart 7004.
(03) 6224-4088, 0419-292-626.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Jan 28 to Feb 5 Light on the Channel by Robert Brown.
Feb 11 to 19 The Valley by Glen Preece.

Robert Brown, Light on the Channel, 2019, oil on canvas 91 x 76cm. Courtesy the artist and Colville Gallery

Glen Preece, The Valley, 2019, oil on board, 45 x 35cm. Courtesy the artist and Colville Gallery

Despard Gallery
Level 1, 15 Castray Esplanade, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6223-8266.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 3.00, Sun 12.00 to 3.00.
Feb 5 to March 1 New Percepts by Josh Foley.

Josh Foley, Visceral Landscape, 2019, oil and acrylic on canvas, 76 x 102cm. Courtesy the artist and Despard Gallery

Handmark Gallery
Unique Tasmanian Art & Design
(03) 6223-7895.
77 Salamanca Place, Hobart 7000.
To Feb 10 Vika Fifita and Hilton Owen – new paintings.
Feb 14 to March 9 John Lendis – new paintings.

John Lendis, outside the gates of civilization, 2019, oil and gold leaf on canvas, 120 x 150cm. Courtesy the artist and Handmark Gallery

2 Russell Street, Evandale, 7212.
(03) 6391-8193.
To March 4 Summer Exhibition – new works by Handmark artists.

The Henry Jones Art Hotel
25 Hunter Street, Hobart 7000.
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.
Wed-Mon 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Tues (except through Jan) and Christmas Day.
Visit website for details.
To April 13 mine by Simon Denny. Read more…
Ongoing, Monanism.

Plimsoll Gallery
School of Creative Arts and Media (CAM), University of Tasmania
Hunter Street, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6226-4300.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00 (during exhibitions), closed Mon-Tues and public hols.
Feb 20 to 27 Stephen Woodbury (PhD) Examination exhibition.

Stephen Woodbury, Snapshot, 2018, from ‘What Fires Together, Wires Together’ series, pigment and binder on linen, 90 x 122cm. Courtesy the artist and Plimsoll Gallery

Salamanca Arts Centre
65-77 Salamanca Place, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6234-8414.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 10Frontlines: takayna to Adani, presented by the Bob Brown Foundation.
Also, Contra by Ian McKenzie and Vickie Webb.
Feb 5 to 28 Paying Attention.
Feb 13 to 26 Song of the Sea by Hannah Blackmore.
Feb 14 to 19 Raven.

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Dunn Place (enter via the Watergate), Hobart 7000.
(03) 6165-7000.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Closed Good Friday, Anzac Day and Christmas Day.

Wagner Framemakers
72 Brisbane Street, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6234-8599.
Fine art framing for individuals and institutions.

North Hobart

Contemporary Art Tasmania
27 Tasma Street, North Hobart 7000.
(03) 6231-0445.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 23 La morte mi troverà vivo by Mat Ward, curated by Sarah Jones.

Mat Ward, La morte mi troverà vivo (video still), 2019. Courtesy the artist and Contemporary Art Tasmania


Academy Gallery
Academic Division, 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.
Feb 24 to March 27 Systematic, curated by Eliza Burke.
Also, MEMORIES: an artistic and scientific exploration of how we connect, communicate, grow and share, curated by Dr Malcom Bywaters and Dr Peta Cook.

Queen Victoria Museum & 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.
QVMAG, Royal Park:
To April 14 ArtRage – an annual, touring exhibition that showcases work by Tasmanian students studying pre-tertiary visual arts. The exhibition is a unique and inspiring snapshot into the creative minds of young artists.
To Dec Calculating Infinity by Josh Foley – an uncanny live art project of multidimensional proportions.

Josh Foley, Calculating Infinity. Courtesy the artist and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

Through Feb Tom Roberts: A Tale of Three Loves – an exclusive display of previously unknown works by renowned artist Tom Roberts. The collection of five works is a marvellous example of early Australian impressionist painting that QVMAG proudly welcomes to our collection. Up until now, four of the five oil paintings were undocumented in Roberts’ catalogue of work, making them a significant discovery that will strengthen our understanding of this school of visual art. The works will be on display for a short time before conservation works begin in the coming months.

Works by Tom Roberts. Courtesy Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

QVMAG, Inveresk:
Ongoing, Marjorie Bligh: Domestic Goddess. Discover the art, craft and interesting world of Tasmania’s own domestic goddess. The exhibition showcases many of Marjorie’s handmade items and focusses on her thrift and use of recycled material.

Sawtooth ARI
58 Lindsay Street, Invermay 7248.
(03) 6331-2777.
Free entry.
Thurs-Fri 11.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 3.00.
Feb 7 to March 28 Waterways and land as a post-colonial critique – Small gallery: Jaxon Waterhouse and Chantelle Mitchell. Warehouse A: Isabella Foster. Warehouse B: Caitlin Fargher.

Flood waters. Looking west down Lindsay Street from cnr Invermay Road, 1929. Jaxon Waterhouse and Chantelle Mitchell Tasmanian Archives. Courtesy Sawtooth ARI

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
paranaple arts centre, Rooke Street, Devonport 7310.
(03) 6420-2900.
Mon-Fri 7.30 to 4.45, Sat-Sun and public hols 7.30 to 2.00.