January/February 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.
Mon-Fri 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.
Jan 15 to Feb 6 David Keeling.
Feb 12 to March 6 Group Show. Also, Dai Li.

Colville Gallery
91a Salamanca Place, Hobart 7004.
(03) 6224-4088, 0419-292-626.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.

Despard Gallery
Level 1, 15 Castray Esplanade, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6223-8266.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun by appt.
To Feb 6 Despard Gallery Annual Summer Group Show.
An annual tradition, the Despard Gallery Summer Group Show will showcase multiple new works, across a variety of mediums and themes, celebrating the rich diversity of our talented artist stable. Highlights include new select works by Maggie Jeffries, Zoe Grey, Sam Field, Todd Jenkins, Lucia Usmiani, Jeff Mincham, Jenny Orchard, Mathew Simms, Leah Thiessen and Anne Morrison.

Jeff Mincham, Still Life With Teabowl, 2020, mid-fired ceramic, glazes, polished cypress base, 31 x 44 x 28cm. Courtesy the artist and Despard Gallery

Jenny Orchard, Meditation with Metamorphosis, 2020, earthenware clay and glazes, 42 x 18 x 15cm. Courtesy the artist and Despard Gallery

Handmark Gallery
Unique Tasmanian Art & Design.
77 Salamanca Place, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6223-7895.
2 Russell Street, Evandale, 7212.
(03) 6391-8193.
Jan 8 to 25 Summer Salon – Handmark Artists.

Jock Young, Light breeze, Geilston bay, 2020, oil on linen, 72 x 138cm. Courtesy the artist and Handmark Gallery

Jan 29 to Feb 15 Nathan Grey: New paintings.
Feb 19 to March 8 Linda Van Niekerk: New jewellery design.

Nathan Grey, Natalie, acrylic on board, 98 x 87cm. Courtesy the artist and Handmark Gallery

Linda Van Niekerk, forest goddess adrift, Tasmanian wilderness driftwood, sterling silver, neoprene neckring. Courtesy the artist and Handmark Gallery

Mona, Museum of Old and New Art
655 Main Road, Berriedale, Hobart 7011.
Fri-Mon 10.00 to 6.00.
Visit website for details.

Salamanca Arts Centre
65-77 Salamanca Place, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6234-8414.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Jan 9 to 18 Island Bound by Honni Cox.
Feb 6 to 28 Walking Shadows: Bal Maidens & Brisons Veor by Belinda Casey.
Feb 26 to March 8 A Walking Tour of Glenorchy by Peter Rudd.

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Dunn Place (enter via the Watergate), Hobart 7000.
(03) 6165-7000.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.

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.
Jan 23 to Feb 28 (opening Fri Jan 22) To companion a companion is an exhibition of new work by Argentinean-Australian artist Fernando do Campo. Performances: 11am, Sat 23 and Sun 24 January.

Fernando do Campo, Pishing in the archive, single channel HD video, (production still), 2019. Courtesy the artist and Contemporary Art Tasmania

Fernando do Campo, Pishing in the archive, single channel HD video, (production still), 2019. Courtesy the artist and Contemporary Art Tasmania


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.
Art Gallery at Royal Park:
To Feb 13 Herself. Curated to celebrate the creativity of Tasmanian women, past and present, Herself feeds into a larger cultural conversation about the diversity of artists featured within museum collections globally.
To May 22 Skin by Garry Greenwood. From theatrical costumes, free standing sculptures, masks, puppets, musical instruments and wall hangings – the level of craftsmanship dedicated to each piece featured within this exhibition highlight Greenwoods standard for design execution and creative direction.
To July 18 Lost Landscapes by Anne Zahalka. One of Australia’s leading photographic media artists, Anne Zahalka turns her lens to QVMAG’s historic dioramas in the next stage of her ongoing series ‘Wild Life’. Read more…

Anne Zahalka, As the Crow Flies, 2020. Courtesy the artist and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

To July 18 Nest by Alastair Mooney. 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 endemic 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.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 4.30.

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