November/December 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.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.30, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Nov 14 Out of Darkness by Philip Wolfhagen.
Also, REAL MEETS THE UNREAL by Joel Crosswell.
Nov 20 to Dec 12 The Abacus Wars by Mish Meijers.
Also, Hard edges and soft openings by Tricky Walsh.
Dec 14 to 24 Stockroom hang.

Colville Gallery
91a Salamanca Place, Hobart 7004.
(03) 6224-4088, 0419-292-626.
Open by appointment only.

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.
Nov 11 to Dec 12 Replica – solo exhibition by emerging contemporary photographer Micheila Petersfield. Petersfield’s practice centres on critiquing the idealised representation of women in popular media through transformative self-portraiture, destabilising the familiar aesthetics of popular feminine ideals through carefully choreographed narratives,image reconstruction and digital manipulation.

Micheila Petersfield, Masque, 2020, digital print on archival paper, 120 x 80cm. Courtesy the artist and Despard Gallery

Dec 16 to Jan 30, 2021 Despard Gallery Annual Summer Show – goup exhibition from the Despard Gallery artist stable. A Despard Gallery tradition, our Annual Summer Group Show functions as a showcase to share new work, across multiple mediums and themes, celebrating the rich diversity of our talented artist stable.

Zoe Grey, Looking Up, Looking Down, 2020, oil on board, 80 x 60cm. Courtesy the artist and Despard Gallery

Handmark Gallery
Unique Tasmanian Art & Design.
2 Russell Street, Evandale, 7212.
(03) 6391-8193.
77 Salamanca Place, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6223-7895.
Oct 30 to Nov 23 Peter Gouldthorpe.
Nov 27 to Dec 14 Bruce Thurrowgood.
Dec 18 to Jan 25, 2021 Summer Salon.

Mona – Museum of Old and New Art
655 Main Road, Berriedale, Hobart 7011.
(03) 6277-9900.
UPDATE: Mona is closed until late 2020 at least, due to COVID-19.

Plimsoll Gallery
School of Creative Arts and Media (CAM), University of Tasmania
Hunter Street, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6226-4300.
Gallery closed. Open by appointment only.
Programs will be delivered online.
Online: Too Many Cooks, a virtual exhibition.

Salamanca Arts Centre
65-77 Salamanca Place, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6234-8414.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Nov 2 to 30 Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Micro Mosaics by Donna Ritchie.
Nov 4 to 15 Fluidity by Arwen Dyer and Wolfgang Glowacki.
Nov 17 to 29 HIP Mini Print Exhibition & Sale 2020.
Nov 25 to 28 Coronal Reflections : Marking Time – Maria Blackwell, Andy Hutson, Dexter Rosengrave and Jake Walker.

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Dunn Place (enter via the Watergate), Hobart 7000.
(03) 6165-7000.
Open until Dec 24 Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00. From Dec 26 daily 10.00 to 4.00.
Closed 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.
Nov 27 to Dec 13 Annual CAT Members Exhibition.


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 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.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
Museum at Inveresk:
To March 28, 2021 Natural Visions: the camera and conservation in Tasmania documents the development of Tasmanian landscape and nature photography from its earliest days to the present, and charts shifting attitudes to Tasmania’s natural environment.
To March 28, 2021 Estuary: below the surface highlights the physical aspects of kanamaluka/Tamar estuary, some of its history, and lets you see the alien but beautiful world that is just below the surface.
Art Gallery at Royal Park:
Dec 5 to July 18, 2021 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.

Anne Zahalka, Self-Portrait with Lord Howe Island diorama, Australian Museum, 2019. Courtesy the artist

Dec 5 to July 18, 2021 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, Self-portrait. Courtesy the artist

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, Rooke Street, Devonport 7310.
(03) 6420-2900.
Mon-Fri 7.30 to 4.45, Sat-Sun and public hols 7.30 to 2.00.