August 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 Aug 17 Terrible Lizard by Tom O’Hern.
Also, New work by Tim Burns.
Aug 23 to Sept 14 Transparent things by Alex Davern.
Also, Shimmer in the age of stupid by Helen Wright.

Colville Gallery
91a Salamanca Place, Hobart 7004.
(03) 6224-4088, 0419-292-626.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Aug 12 Portraits – artists Self Portraits.
Aug 16 to Sept 9 Native Habitat by Kylie Elkington.

Despard Gallery
Level 1, 15 Castray Esplanade, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6223-8266.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
July 31 to Aug 25 Overview by Geoff Dyer.
Aug 28 to Sept 22 Bay of Fires by Ken Johnson.

Geoff Dyer, Abstract in Pink, 2019, oil on linen, 122 x 183cm. Courtesy the artist and Despard Gallery

Handmark Gallery
Unique Tasmanian Art & Design
77 Salamanca Place, Hobart 700.
(03) 6223-7895.
To Aug 12 Landscape Exhibition – group show.
Aug 16 to Sept 2 Katy Woodroofe.
2 Russell Street, Evandale, 7212.
(03) 6391-8193.
Aug 4 to 28 Jonathan Partridge.

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 Sept 30 Gorillas in Our Midst.
To April 13, 2020 Mine by Simon Denny. Read more…

Simon Denny, Nam June Paik Lincoln Replica (Mona Sandstone), 2019, installation view in ‘Mine’ at Mona. Photograph: Mona/Jesse Hunniford. Courtesy the artist and Mona – Museum of Old and New Art

Plimsoll Gallery
School of Creative Arts, University of Tasmania
Hunter Street, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6226-4300.
Check website for details.
Aug 3 to 13 Site: Energy: Construct – Honours work in progress exhibition 2019.

Salamanca Arts Centre
65-77 Salamanca Place, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6234-8414.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Aug 1 to 11 Forty Years of Good Colouring In: Wayne Brookes: A SURVEY (1980-2019).
Also, Lutruwita Inspirations by Takira Simon-Brown.
Aug 1 to 31 Miss Garton’s Home for Whimsical Dolls.
Also, adrift, this is not a dream by Jacqui Ward.
Aug 2 to 30 In the Shadow of the Earth.
Aug 8 to 10 Colosseum by Ross Mueller.
Aug 14 to 25 Beautiful fruit by Linda Spowart and Tilley Wood.

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.
To Oct 6 Portraits by Geoff Dyer.
To Nov 3 Tense Past by Julie Gough. Read more…

Julie Gough, Murder of Crows, 2011, installation plywood and nails, 152 x 275 x 0.6cm. Courtesy the artist and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

To Dec 30 Fifty Shades of Blue.
To June 30, 2020 (Dis)placed.
Also, Not So Easy: Australian Design and Identity since Federation.

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.
Aug 10 to Sept 8 NP423 by Dylan Sheridan.


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 Aug 2 Intersections: UTAS (Inveresk) – Art Staff and Higher Degrees by Research student ‘pop up’ show – Ashley Bird, Sonja Brough, Jacquelene Drinkall, Karen Hall, Sonja Hindrum, Mehrangiz Modarres Tabatabaei, Susan Quinn, Sarah Rhodes, Troy Ruffels, Patrick Sutczak and Anna van Stralen. Curated by Anna van Stralen.
Aug 12 to Sept 13 Our world: a scientific exploration, curated by Murray Frith and David Hughes.

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. This two-tier exhibition is like no other, it will follow the two separate paths of dinosaur evolution that will meet at the end in a massive and dramatic battle, that, in evolutionary terms, could only be really won by flying away.
To March 29, 2020 Marjorie Bligh: Domestic Goddess – a celebration of the original ‘Housewife Superstar’. Marjorie Bligh is a Tasmanian icon well-known for her advice on household management, craft, cooking, gardening, and even relationships. The exhibition showcases Bligh’s handmade items, collections, mementos from travel, scrapbooks, personal photographs, signed editions of her books, and numerous awards.
QVMAG Royal Park:
To Sept 1 UndercurrentsThe Artist and the Collection – Barbie Kjar, Jennifer Marshall, Milan Milojevic. This series focuses on three Tasmanian artists, all well-known printmakers. Each artist has created a new body of work inspired by, and often directly referencing, works from the visual and decorative arts collections.

Milan Milojevic, Flora Terra Incognita (after WB Gould) No. 4, 2018, relief printed etching on digital print. Collection the artist

To Sept 22 The Enquiring Light by Angela Casey. Cross over the threshold into a world created by artist Angela Casey, where museum objects emerge from their cases to tell tales of love, spiritualism, death and the paranormal. Read more…

Angela Casey, Artifice, 2015, C-type print. 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.