May 2021 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.
May 7 to 29 Melt by Caroline Rannersberger.
Also, Pmara Nurnaka, Yia Nurnaka: Our Country, Our Stories – Hermannsburg Potters and Iltja Ntjarra/Many Hands.

Colville Gallery
91A Salamanca Place, Hobart 7004.
(03) 6224-4088, 0419-292-626.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00. Closed public hols.
May 11 to 31 Some Kind of Peace by Donna Lougher.
In her new exhibition Some Kind of Peace, Donna Lougher records signs of life returning to Hobart after the world-altering events of 2020. Grounded in one place is the familiar skyline and the gridded streets of Hobart from night time views into the bright of day – early morning light on kunanyi, plants growing on window sills and rooftops, the high-vis of construction resuming – twinkling spots of hope on the horizon.

Donna Lougher, Green Roof, 2021, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 87 x 137cm. Courtesy the artist and Colville Gallery

Donna Lougher, The Heart Garden, 2020, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 51 x 82cm. Courtesy the artist and Colville Gallery

Handmark Gallery
Unique Tasmanian Art & Design
77 Salamanca Place, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6223-7895.
April 30 to May 17 Heidi Woodhead: New Paintings.
May 21 to June 7 Jonathan Partridge: New prints.
2 Russell Street, Evandale, 7212.
(03) 6391-8193.

Mona, Museum of Old and New Art
655 Main Road, Berriedale, Hobart 7011.
Fri-Mon 10.00 to 5.00.
Visit website for details.

Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania
37 Hunter Street, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6226-4353.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00 (during exhibitions). Closed Sun, Mon and public hols.
To May 9 Experimenta Life Forms – an exploration of the changing understandings of life by 20 contemporary artists. Curated by Jonathan Parsons and Lubi Thomas and Associate Curator Jessica Clark. Read more…

Donna Davies, TRANSplant [becoming Kin], 2019-2020, video still, mixed media installation. Courtesy the artist and Plimsoll Gallery

Uyen Nguyen, Max Piantoni and Matthew Riley, You, Me, Things, 2020. Courtesy the artists and Plimsoll Gallery

Salamanca Arts Centre
77 Salamanca Place, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6234-8414.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To May 10 Two Views by Kaye Green & Ange Cooper.
To May 30 A Sense of Calm by Melly Frank.
May 1 to June 27 Florilegium.
May 3 to 27 Food for Thought by Corinna Howell.
May 8 to 30 ArtRage.
May 12 to 24 Meshwork an intermingling of artists and skin.
May 27 to June 7 Illuminations by Margaret Skowronski.

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Dunn Place (enter via the Watergate), Hobart 7000.
(03) 6165-7000.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00 (April 1 to Dec 24).
Tasmanian public holiday Mon’s year-round 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.
May 1 to 23 (opening Fri April 30, 5.30pm) Shotgun 9: The clouds have cameras by Alex Davern.


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 5.00.
Art Gallery:
To May 19 Looking for Paradise – with over 12 handmade and bound books, Nathalie Hartog-Gautier brings the stories of migrants, often relegated to the margins of society, to the centre of the page. The exhibition is a reminder of Australia’s responsibility as a first signatory of the United Nations Human Rights Charter.
To July 18 Wrapped in Culture presents a world-first collaboration between the First Nations People of Canada and Australia. Wrapped in Culture is a powerful reclamation project developed when ten artists created traditional robes (a buffalo robe and possum skin cloak) over a three-week workshop in Ottawa, Canada.

‘Wrapped in Culture’, Possum Skin Cloak. Courtesy the artists, Ottawa Art Gallery, Canada and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Tasmania

To Nov 21 Nest – in his first major solo exhibition, Tasmanian interdisciplinary artist Alastair Mooney debuts a series of new works that reflect on the resilience and beauty of Tasmania’s native birdlife in the face of human consumption and destruction.

Alastair Mooney, Megahaliaeetus Dead Car, 2020. Courtesy the artist and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

Sawtooth ARI
58 Lindsay Street, Invermay 7248.
Free entry.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Visit website for latest exhibition program.

North West Coast

Burnie Regional Art Gallery
Burnie Arts & Function Centre, Wilmot Street, Burnie 7320.
(03) 6430-5875.
Admission free.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.00. Closed Sun.

Devonport Regional Gallery
paranaple arts centre, 145 Rooke Street, Devonport 7310.
(03) 6420-2900.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat and public hols 9.00 to 2.00. Closed Sun.