October 2019 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 Oct 12 STORMWORKS by Meg Walch.
Also, The raked sea by Thornton Walker.
Oct 18 to Nov 9 This is not a wallflower by Valerie Sparks.

Valerie Sparks, Protea (detail), 2019, pigment inkjet print and wallpaper installation, 180 x 80cm. 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.
Oct 4 to 22 Earthly Immortalities by Luke Wagner.
Oct 23 to Nov 7 Evanesce by Jane James.
Also, Idyll by Josh Simpson.

Luke Wagner, Liminal #1, 2019, mixed media, 90 x 60cm. Courtesy the artist and Colville Gallery

Jane James, Evanesce II, 2019, acrylic on linen, 91 x 136cm. 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.
To Oct 20 Group Show featuring Mathew Simms, Grace Garton and Marcus Tatton.
Oct 23 to Nov 17 Mary Scott and Simon Blau.

Handmark Gallery
Unique Tasmanian Art & Design.
77 Salamanca Place, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6223-7895.
Sept 27 to Oct 14 Annual Works on Paper Exhibition featuring Martin Rek.
Oct 18 to Nov 11 New paintings by Linda Keough.
2 Russell Street, Evandale, 7212.
(03) 6391-8193.
Oct 6 to 30 New prints by Mandy Renard.

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.
Visit website for details.
To April 13, 2020 mine by Simon Denny. Read more…
Ongoing, Monanism.

Plimsoll Gallery
School of Creative Arts, 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.
Sept 30 to Oct 9 Examination exhibition – Ben Kluss (PhD), Bronwen Jones (MFA) and Colin Schildhauer (MFAD).
Oct 18 to 28 Examination exhibition by Catherine Robinson (MFA).

Cath Robinson, A reverie of waves: 3, 2018, improvisational performances for vacuum powered player piano, player piano, vacuum, tubes, roller structures, composed music roll, dimensions variable. 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 Oct 15 Studio Gallery: Solitude by Hannah Blackmore.
Oct 1 to 31 Lightbox: A Princess’ Castle installlation by Joey Cracia.
Oct 5 to 30 Top Gallery: Conversations with the Human Form by Zoe Lovell.
Oct 8 to 13 Sidespace Gallery: A Self-Portrait Project by Mary Pridmore. Presented by Colville Gallery.

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.
Sept 28 to Oct 27 Shotgun 8: dark maria by Eloise Kirk.


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.
To Oct 25 The flower show – birth, death and everything in between, curated by Dr Malcom Bywaters and Dr Kim Lehman.

Marian Hosking, Casuarina, acacia, wattle bird and celery top pine, 2019. Courtesy the artist and Academy Gallery

Sept 27 to Oct 8 Earthworks Object Design 2019, curated by Sara Lindsay.

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 Inveresk:
To Oct 20 Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival – an interactive exhibition exploring prehistoric times.
To March 29, 2020 Marjorie Bligh: Domestic Goddess – a celebration of the original ‘Housewife Superstar’, Marjorie Bligh: handmade items, collections, mementos from travel, scrapbooks, personal photographs, signed editions of Bligh’s books and numerous awards.
QVMAG Royal Park:
To Oct 27 Patches of Light – an ongoing collaboration between Tasmanian mother and daughter artists Peg and Sue Pedley, exploring their ancestral connections to Tasmania.

Sue and Peggy Pedley, Patches of Light, 2019 installation at QVMAG, Launceston. Photograph: Sue Pedley. Courtesy the artist and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

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.
Until Nov 17 Flatland by Tricky Walsh. Read more…

Tricky Walsh, the omega point, 2019, gouache and watercolour on paper
Courtesy the artist and Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmania