April 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.
April 5 to 27 Short Stories by Stephanie Tabram.
April 5 to 27 The Learning by Brigita Ozolins.

Colville Gallery
91a Salamanca Place, Hobart 7004.
(03) 6224-4088, 0419-292-626.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
April 16 to May 7 Gallery 1: Julia Castiglioni Bradshaw.
Gallery 2: Paul Gundry.
April 30 to May 4 Andrea Barker – Australian Ceramic Triennial.

Julia Castiglioni Bradshaw, Floral Impression, 2018, 110 x 100cm. Courtesy the artist and Colville Gallery

Paul Gundry, Cool Water, 2019, oil on cotton canvas, 30 x 40cm. Courtesy the artist and Colville Gallery

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.
April 3 to 28 Young Blood – Zoe Grey, Maggie Jeffries and Micheila Petersfield.
May 1 to 26 FUSION: Contemporary Ceramic Art – Patrick Collins, Jenny Orchard, Jeff Mincham and Roger Webb.

Zoe Grey, Home, 2018, oil on board, 88 x 118cm. Courtesy the artist and Despard Gallery

Handmark Gallery
Unique Tasmanian Art & Design
77 Salamanca Place, Hobart 7000
(03) 6223-7895
March 29 to April 22 Adrian Barber – new paintings.
Also, Janine Combes – jewellery.
April 26 to May 13 Celebrating Ceramics, in conjunction with the 15th Australian Ceramics Triennale.
2 Russell Street, Evandale, 7212.
(03) 6391-8193.
April 7 to May 1 Kaye Green, celebrating 40 years of lithography.

The Henry Jones Art Hotel
25 Hunter Street, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6210-7700.
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.
Visit website for details.

Plimsoll Gallery
School of Creative Arts, University of Tasmania
Hunter Street, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6226-4300.
Daily 12.00 to 5.00 during exhibitions, closed on Mon, Tues and public hols.
To May 13 Pandemic – gothic pathologies, quarantines, and creative explorations of fear and transmission. Curated by Dr Toby Juliff. Part of Ten Days on the Island.

Svenja Kratz, Self-portrait #2: Site of Infection, 2019, wax, cold porcelain, stainless steel, water containing DNA of the artist and electrical components, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Plimsoll Gallery

Dan Elborne, One Drop of Blood, 2013, porcelain, glaze, dimensions variable. Photograph: Ben Tupas. This project is partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Australia


Salamanca Arts Centre
65-77 Salamanca Place, Hobart 7000.
(03) 6234-8414.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 13 Studio Gallery: Tasmanian Infrared Landscapes by Jennifer O’Connell.

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.

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.
To April 21 Shotgun 7: Grace Herbert. Shotgun is a partnership project between Contemporary Art Tasmania, Detached Cultural Organisation and Mona.


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.
April 12 to May 10 Roaming Surfaces, curated by Sonja Brough.
Also, Domestic Display, curated by Mae Finlayson, Kathryn Camm and Dr Karen Hall.

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.
To May 19 Undercurrents – three well-known Tasmanian printmakers.
To July 7 I Shed My Skin by Jane Giblin – explores the artist’s family history and the cultural and working lives of the inhabitants of Flinders Island.

Jane Giblin, Frank Willis, 2018, ink and pigment on Canson aquarello, on canvas on stretcher, 150 x 91cm. Courtesy the artist and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

From March 26 Yarn Bombing for Marjorie – a colourful display of artistic crocheted and knitted panels, created during a community project to honour Marjorie Bligh.
April 13 to March 29, 2020 Marjorie Bligh: Domestic Goddess – a celebration of the original ‘Housewife Superstar’.
April 20 to Sept 22 The Enquiring Light by Angela Casey.

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.

Gerald Makin, Ascent, 1983, thrown stoneware with handbuilt figures, oxide, glaze. DCC Permanent Collection. Courtesy the artist and Devonport Regional Gallery

Ray Hearn, Three Dry Rolled Pots (detail), 1982, thrown and altered stoneware, glazes. DCC Permanent Collection. Courtesy the artist and Devonport Regional Gallery