12-Oct-2019 - 12-Oct-2019

Manifesto of Tactile and Fanciful Tactics on How to Build a Speculative Future


Natasha Tontey (IDN) will present a Manifesto of Tactile and Fanciful Tactics on How to Build a Speculative Future, a screening and reading performance at Contemporary Art Tasmania. EVENT: 2pm Saturday 12 October 2019 // A FREE EVENT

Image: Natasha Tontey, Pest to Power, 2019. Courtesy of the Artist.

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04-Oct-2019 - 04-Oct-2019

Art Forum - Shotgun 8: dark maria


Join Shotgun 8 artist Eloise Kirk as she discusses her CAT exhibition dark maria. Kirk collects, divides and then reassembles images and materials, pitting the precious against the precarious. The work is explicitly elemental, offering an aesthetic response to the interval between beauty and disaster, straddling the periphery of the romantic and the surreal. CAT curator, Kylie Johnson will preface the Art Forum with an introduction to Shotgun.
DATE: Friday 4 October 2019 // TIME: 12.30pm // LOCATION: Dechaineux Lecture Theatre, School of Creative Arts and Media (CAM), University of Tasmania, Hunter Street, Hobart

Image: Eloise Kirk, dark maria (detail) 2019. Photo Remi Chauvin

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17-Aug-2019 - 25-Aug-2019

Np423b Sound Workshops

Dylan Sheridan

Sound workshops with Np423b: empty orchestra artist, Dylan Sheridan. Listen to light or make things move with these interactive workshops for artists, and artists and their children! DATES: 17, 18 and 25 August // LOCATION: Contemporary Art Tasmania // BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Image: Courtesy of the Artist

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13-Aug-2019 - 13-Aug-2019

Workshop: Art Handling and Display

Joel Arthur, Michelle Berry, Mark Colegrave and Scot Cotterell

A profesional level art handling and display workshop aimed at gallery staff and volunteers. The program includes: Condition Reporting for Small Cultural Organisations - Michelle Berry, freelance conservator; Handling and installing works of art - Joel Arthur, National Gallery of Australia; Time-based Media and Audiovisual artwork handling and installation - Scot Cotterell, Museum of Old and New Art; and Museum and Exhibition Lighting Philosophies, Techniques and Considerations - Mark Colegrave, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with additional opportunity for conversations and networking throughout the event. DATE: Tuesday 13 August 2019 // TIME: 10.30am – 3.00pm // LOCATION: Devonport Regional Gallery, Market Square, paranaple arts centre, 145-151 Rooke St, Devonport // Presented by Contemporary Art Tasmanian and Devonport Regional Gallery

Image: Courtesy of Contemporary Art Tasmania

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12-Jul-2019 - 12-Jul-2019

Shotgun 8: The Choreography of Cutting

Sally Smart

Sally Smart will discuss the most recent work in her The Choreography of Cutting series, titled The Violet Ballet, an installation work and a three channel moving image work, assemblage costumes and curtains, recently premiering for the Adelaide Festival, at ACE_Open. The Violet Ballet continues Sally Smart’s enduring fascination with the avant-garde dance company the Ballets Russes (1909-1929), known for its experimental choreography, costume and theatre design. Alongside its unique combination of art, fashion and staging, the Ballets Russes was also distinct in mixing modernity and orientalist. Another key element of Smart’s practice is her ongoing engagement with traditional Indonesian shadow puppet performances. This continues in The Violet Ballet and opens up trans-national ideas about identity politics and the relationships between the body, thought and cultural histories. Sally Smart is in Tasmania courtesy of Shotgun. Shotgun is a partnership project between DETACHED, Mona and Contemporary Art Tasmania.
Date: Friday 12 July 2019 // Time: 5.30 pm // Location: CAT // A FREE EVENT

Image: Sally Smart, The Violet Ballet installation view, 2019, Adelaide Festival, Ace _Open. Photo: Sam Roberts

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03-May-2019 - 03-May-2019

Anthropocene Noir: Artists and Curator Talk

SPEAKERS: Erin Linhart, Emily Parsons-Lord, Eva Nilssen, Dexter Rosengrave, Elissa Wilson

Join Anthropocene Noir curator Eva Nilssen as she speaks with presenting artists Erin Linhart, Emily Parsons-Lord, Dexter Rosengrave and Elissa Wilson on the occasion of the exhibition opening. The program consists of an introduction to the curatorial premise and an opportunity for the artists to speak about their work.

This public program is presented through the CAT Curatorial Mentorship program.

WHEN: 5pm, Friday 3 May 2019 // LOCATION: Contemporary Art Tasmania // A FREE EVENT

Image: Dexter Rosengrave, Brunch with the Birds (a performance for the camera), 2019, video still. Courtesy of the artist.

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21-Feb-2019 - 21-Feb-2019

Shotgun 7: Approaches to Curating in a Global Context


TALK: Alexie Glass-Kantor is Executive Director of Artspace, Sydney. She is Curator for the Encounters sector at Art Basel | Hong Kong (2015 to 2020), which premieres large-scale installations. As curator of over one hundred exhibitions, Glass-Kantor has worked with international artists across generations to develop collaborative projects in independent spaces, collecting institutions, biennials and festivals.

In this talk for CAT she will discuss methodologies and approaches for curating in a global context, across multiple platforms, from an Australian specificity. This event is part of the Shotgun 7 program.

SPEAKER: Alexie Glass-Kantor // WHEN: 5.30pm, Thursday 21 February 2019 // LOCATION: Contemporary Art Tasmania // A FREE EVENT

Image: Hit Man Gurung for 52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS, February 2017. Courtesy of the artist.

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20-Feb-2019 - 20-Feb-2019

Unspoken Rule: CAT Members' exclusive tour and talk!


Members of Contemporary Art Tasmania (CAT), please join us for a guided tour and an informal talk with Unspoken Rule curator Stevie S. Han. Unspoken Rule is a group exhibition currently showing at CAT presenting Australian and international artists reflecting on identity. Please register at info@contemporaryart.org to attend.

WHEN: 2pm, Wednesday 20 February 2019 // LOCATION: Contemporary Art Tasmania // A FREE EVENT

Image: Annika Koops, Conservation of Momentum 2012, inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist.

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31-Aug-2019 - 31-Aug-2019

The Roaring Forties

Julia Drouhin, Dylan Sheridan, Emily Sheppard, tarab, Sonnett.

​THE ROARING FORTIES is a temporary FM radio station and live concert between France and Tasmania.

Organised by Dr Julia Drouhin, the event is an audio conversation between the Structures Sonores Baschet and Dylan Sheridan’s exhibition Np423b: empty orchestra at Contemporary Art Tasmania.

During the two hour event audiences in Tasmania will be able to experience the sounds of Structures Sonores Baschet being played live, and broadcast from, Paris, by artists Rodolphe Alexis, DinahBird, Blenno Die Wurstbrucke Povera, Emile Boudghene, Angelique Buisson, Maya Boquet, Marco Dapic, Julia Drouhin, Frederic Fradet, Michal Mitro, Jean-Philippe Renoult, Lea Roger, Dexter Rosengrave and Valerie Vivancos, and performances at CAT by Dylan Sheridan, Emily Sheppard, tarab, and Sonnett. DATE: Saturday 31 August 2019 // TIME: 7-9pm // LOCATION: Contemporary Art Tasmania // A FREE EVENT

Image: Structures Sonores et Cristal Baschet, 2019. Photo: Julia Drouhin.

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