01-Dec-2017 - 17-Dec-2017

2017 Members' Exhibition and Party!

Each year we invite our members to submit their work for the Members' Exhibition and Party! Traditionally there are about 100 art works, lots of fun and a few surprises.

Image: Sally Rees, Party Monster, 2017

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10-Nov-2017 - 10-Nov-2017



LIVE: Performance. Sound. Food. Three Fridays in November. 3, 10, 17 November from 6pm. FREE EVENT // CONTEMPORARY ART TASMANIA

Image: Milquebarth. Courtesy of the Artist.

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10-Nov-2017 - 10-Nov-2017

Artist Talk: how can you tell for sure


Join us prior to LIVE: FAIL for the 'how can you tell for sure' artist talk, presented as part of Hobiennale. DATE: 5.30pm, Friday 10 November 2017 // CONTEMPORARY ART TASMANIA // A FREE EVENT

Image: Courtesy of Hobiennale

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20-Oct-2017 - 20-Oct-2017

Collaboration: conversations on practice

Tricky Walsh and Mish Meijers, Ashley Bird and Mae Finlayson, Kylie Johnson, Patrick Sutczak.

Join us at Sawtooth ARI, Launceston for a symposium that will focus on the role of collaboration in artistic practice today. DATE: 5.30pm FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER 2017 // LOCATION: SAWTOOTH ARI, LEVEL 1, 160 CIMITIERE ST, LAUNCESTON // A FREE EVENT

Image: Courtesy of Team Textiles

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11-Aug-2017 - 11-Aug-2017

Felicia Atkinson: Artist Talk and Performance

Join us for a special event in partnership with Liquid Architecture. Felicia Atkinson will talk about her multi-faceted practice and perform in our gallery. WHERE: Contemporary Art Tasmania // WHEN: 5.30pm, Friday 11 August 2017 // A FREE EVENT


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12-Jul-2017 - 12-Jul-2017

The Big Draw

Selena de Carvalho, Sara Wright, Shannon Field

The Big Draw invites young people from grade 7 & 8 to join Contemporary artists Selena de Carvalho, Shannon Field and Sara Wright to let loose in the gallery at Contemporary Art Tasmania. The Big Draw is a partnership project between CAT and the Commissioner for Children and Young People. WHEN: 12 July 2017 // WHERE: CONTEMPORARY ART TASMANIA // BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Image: Selena de Carvalho, Drawing Marathon (video still), 2016

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28-Apr-2017 - 28-May-2017


Susanna Castleden, Vivienne Cutbush, Linda Fredheim, Julie Gough, Laura Hindmarsh, Pip Stafford

Curator: Emily Bullock
This exhibition is an outcome of the Contemporary Art Tasmania Curatorial Mentorship Program.
Passages brings together six artists whose work engages with the subjective and sensory encounters between people and place. DATE: 29 April - 28 May 2017 OPENS: 6pm, 28 April 2017, ARTIST AND CURATOR TALK: 5pm 28 April 2017, LOCATION: Contemporary Art Tasmania A FREE EVENT

Image: Susanna Castleden, Folded Globe, 2013, watercolour on rag paper, approx 50 x 50 x 50 cm. Photograph Robert Frith at Acorn

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18-Mar-2017 - 18-Feb-2017

The Michaels talk 'light memory dark ground’

A pubic discussion between exhibiting artist Michael Schlitz and CAT Director, Michael Edwards.
DATE: Saturday 18 March 2017 | TIME: 4.30pm | LOCATION: Contemporary Art Tasmania | A FREE EVENT

Presented in association with Ten Days on the Island.

Image: Michael Schlitz, light memory, dark ground (working progress), 2017. Courtesy of the artist

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03-Mar-2017 - 03-Mar-2017

Shotgun 6: Where have all the punks gone?


Part of the Shotgun 6 series of public events.
DATE: Friday 3 March 2017 | TIME: 5.30pm | LOCATION: Contemporary Art Tasmania | A FREE EVENT |
Bookings essential - email kylie@contemporaryart.org.au


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20-Jan-2017 - 26-Feb-2017

Derek Kreckler: Accident & Process

Derek Kreckler: Accident & Process is a major survey exhibition bringing together, for the first
time, five decades of the artist’s oeuvre. It encompasses photography, video, installation and
performance works that date from the 1970s to the present day. Kreckler is a leading
Australian artist known for his experimental conceptual and post-minimalist practice. Curated by Hannah Matthews and presented as part of Mona Foma 2017
DATE: Thursday 19 January 2017 ARTIST & CURATOR TALK: 5:00pm OPENING: 6.00pm LOCATION: Contemporary Art Tasmania A FREE EVENT

Image: Derek Kreckler, Wet Dream (red), 1978. colour video, digitised from 35mm transparencies, looped. Courtesy of the artist.

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21-Apr-2017 - 21-Apr-2017

Shotgun 6: On Art Writing and Art and Writing

Helen Hughes, Jarrod Rawlins, A Published Event, Patrice Sharkey

This symposium is the third in a series of Shotgun 6 events dealing with issues relating to professional art practice today. Shotgun is a partnership project between Detached, Mona and CAT. Shotgun is a partnership project between Detached, Mona and Contemporary Art Tasmania.
DATE: Friday 21 April 2017 // TIME: 5.30pm // LOCATION: Contemporary Art Tasmania // A FREE EVENT

Image: Shotgun design by Cath Robinson

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