17-Jan-2020 - 20-Jan-2020

The Kookaburra Self-Relocation Project (WHOSLAUGHINGJACKASS)

Fernando do Campo

Did you know that the laughing kookaburra was introduced to Tassie when they were establishing a colonial zoo? Launceston City Council exchanged the bird from mainland zoos for thylacine puppies! This was around the turn of the nineteenth century when the bird's name was 'laughing jackass'. Nowadays, the laugh of the kookaburra is a patriotic, yet alien, element of our island’s soundtrack. Part protest, part laughing circle, Fernando and his group of performers will present a series of absurd interventions into public city spaces in dialogue with the kookaburra.

Presented by Contemporary Art Tasmania and Mona Foma

Image: Item 104, Photographer unknown, Allport album VIII (Photograph of the Dobson Family at Holebrook Place, Hobart), Albumen photograph, 1870-1890, courtesy of the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, TAHO

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15-Feb-2019 - 14-Jul-2019

Dirty Paper

Matt Coyle, Joel Crosswell, Tom O'Hern, Lucienne Rickard and Andrew Harper with works by Andrew Clifford and Rodney Febey.

Dirty Paper features five Tasmanian artists who have created and curated new works in response to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) collection. Matt Coyle, Joel Crosswell, Tom O’Hern and Lucienne Rickard are well known for their innovative approaches to drawing and they each respond to objects in the collection, including dioramas, moths, megafauna models and sculpted busts. This exhibition is presented by TMAG in partnership with Contemporary Art Tasmania.

EXHIBITION: 15 February - 14 July 2019 // LOCATION: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery // A FREE EVENT

Image: Matt Coyle, 'Full Cry' (detail), 2018. Courtesy of the artist.

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21-Sep-2018 - 21-Sep-2018

Dismantle at Light up the Lane 2018

Richie Cyngler, Sabrina Evans, Troy Melville, Sara Wright, Che Van Oh, Jordy Gregg, Harry Holcombe-James, Jasper Maxwell-O’Brien, Atak Ngor, Mary Scully and special guests.

This year at Light Up the Lane, DISMANTLE’s young experimental artists will take you on a live interactive photo-booth experience. Featuring improvised projection and sound, the experience raises questions about who we are and our relationship to each other and the things around us in a more-than-human world. WHEN: 6.30pm - 9.30pm Friday 21 September 2018 // WHERE: Mathers Lane, Hobart // A FREE EVENT

Image: Courtesy of Dismantle

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10-Aug-2018 - 12-Aug-2018

WaPa: Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

The walantanalinany palingina (WaPa) program supported the first representation of Tasmanian Aboriginal artists to present their work at the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF). walantanalinany palingina (country all around: welcome) and the DAAF Project was generously supported by the Alcorso Foundation, Arts Tasmania’s Artsbridge program, the Australia Council for the Arts Chosen initiative and Contemporary Art Tasmania. DATE: 10 - 12 August 2018 // LOCATION: Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin, on Larrakia Country

Image: Vicki-Laine Green, Jeanette James and Lillian Wheatley with traditional and contemporary necklaces that were for sale at the DAAF. Photo: Jillian Mundy

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18-Jul-2018 - 25-Sep-2018


Richie Cyngler, Sabrina Evans, Troy Melville and Sara Wright

A multi platform partnership project between Contemporary Art Tasmania, Youth Arc and artist Sara Wright was aimed at creating extraordinary opportunities for young artists aged from 16 – 24. With a focus on screen culture, video production and open source technology, the intention was to investigate, dismantle and expose perceptions of identity, through various modes of creative process.

Participants of the Dismantle program gained access to a unique suite of exhibitions, festival programs and workshops in public and private art institutions led by associated artists and arts professionals.

Image: Courtesy of Fontaine Nfundiko

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