April 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.
UPDATE: open by appointment only.
To April 4 Juncture by Patrick Grieve.
April 9 to May 2 Memory Arbor by Ingo Kleinert.
Also, A Phantom Lover by Jane Burton.

Colville Gallery
91a Salamanca Place, Hobart 7004.
(03) 6224-4088, 0419-292-626.
UPDATE: open by appointment only.
To April 6 Drawn From Nature by Katherine Perrot.
Also, NY Postcards by Marco Luccio.

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.
April 1 to 26 Thanks to a place I know – an inaugural solo exhibition by emerging Tasmanian artist Zoe Grey. Through paint, Grey explores a deep connection to home, translating the complexities of memory and the intimate experiences of place through bold gestural landscapes. Read more…

Zoe Grey, One and Only, 2019, oil on canvas, 135 x 190cm. Courtesy the artist and Despard Gallery

Handmark Gallery
Unique Tasmanian Art & Design
77 Salamanca Place, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6223-7895.
April 3 to 27 Jock Young.
2 Russell Street, Evandale, 7212.
(03) 6391-8193.
April 5 to 24 Julie Payne.
UPDATE: open by appointment only.

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.
To April 13 mine by Simon Denny. Read more…
UPDATE: Mona will temporarily close from Wednesday 18 March, for the foreseeable future. Visit their website for updates.

Plimsoll Gallery
School of Creative Arts and Media (CAM), University of Tasmania
Hunter Street, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6226-4300.
To May 3 Terminus: Jess Johnson and Simon Ward – a National Gallery of Australia Exhibition.
UPDATE: Plimsoll Gallery is closed until 30 May 2020.

Jess Johnson, Bloatware Syndrome, 2018, drawing in fibre-tip pen, fibre-tip markers and gouache. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Purchased 2018. Courtesy the artist, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland and Jack Hanley Gallery, New York

Jess Johnson, We Dream of Networks, 2016, drawing in fibre-tip pen, fibre-tip markers and gouache. Courtesy the artist, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland and Jack Hanley Gallery, New York

Salamanca Arts Centre
65-77 Salamanca Place, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6234-8414.
April 4 to 25 placement_undecide by Emily-Rose Wills.
UPDATE: Salamanca Arts Centre has closed public access to the Long Gallery, Sidespace Gallery, Studio Gallery and Top Gallery and is open by appointment only.

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Dunn Place (enter via the Watergate), Hobart 7000.
(03) 6165-7000.
UPDATE: TMAG will be closed to the public until further notice. During this period audiences are encouraged to engage with a new live virtual tour of selected galleries. Visit their website or social media channels for more information.

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.
April 18 to May 24 re-member – Selena de Carvalho, Takani Clark and Georgia Morgan. Curated by Caitlin Fargher for the 2020 Curatorial Mentorship.
UPDATE: Contemporary Art Tasmania is closed effective from Friday 20 March. While their gallery program is temporarily suspended you can engage with their regularly updated digital programs: the podcast, What are you looking at? and digital writing project Journal. Keep up-to-date via their social media platforms.

Selena de Carvalho, Ready Made: Burn Out 2, 2020. Courtesy the artist and Contemporary Art Tasmania

Takani Clark, Hom Is Where Your Heart Is, (video still), 2020. 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.
UPDATE: Academy Gallery is currently closed and The Women’s Art Prize Tasmania exhibition has been postponed until further notice.

Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery
Art Gallery at 2 Wellington Street, and Museum at 2 Invermay Road, Launceston 7250.
(03) 6323-3777.
To April 26 Living Loving Launceston – features work by members of the Launceston Art Society celebrating the city of Launceston and launches the QVMAG Community program for 2020.
To June 28 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 focuses on her thrift and use of recycled material.
To December, Calculating Infinity by Josh Foley. How many ways can you interpret an art collection spanning centuries? Award-winning artist Josh Foley has always been fascinated by QVMAG. So when we invited him to explore our Visual Art stores, he delighted in finding treasures. He took over a gallery and spectacularly translated classic works by Wolfhagen, Glover and Gould onto the blank walls before our very eyes.
UPDATE: QVMAG is closed until further notice.

Josh Foley. Courtesy the artist and Queen Victoria Art Gallery

Sawtooth ARI
58 Lindsay Street, Invermay 7248.
(03) 6331-2777.
April 3 to May 23 Intersectionality: how identity is formed by many things; gender, ancestry, culture and society:
Gallery A: Leila Lois and Patrick Rose.
Gallery B: Thomas José Field.
Gallery C: Melanie Cobham.
UPDATE: Sawtooth ARI is closed until Thursday 16 April 2020 and all upcoming events have been postponed.

Patrick Rose, Untitled. Courtesy the artist and Sawtooth ARI

North West Coast

Burnie Regional Art Gallery
Burnie Arts & Function Centre, Wilmot Street, Burnie 7320.
(03) 6430-5875.
UPDATE: Burnie Regional Art Gallery is currently closed until further notice. Updates will be provided on their website.

Devonport Regional Gallery
paranaple arts centre, Rooke Street, Devonport 7310.
(03) 6420-2900.
To May 31 Portrait of a Place – Photography from the DCC Permanent Collection.
UPDATE: Devonport Regional Gallery is closed until further notice. They will be sharing information about their Collection and Tasmanian Artists online.