Public program

Contemporary Art Tasmania presents a range of public programs and special events developed to encourage debate, dialogue and thinking around contemporary art ideas and practice. The program can take the form of artist talks, discussion events, conferences, screenings, symposium, workshops and project specific events. Around 10 events are presented annually. These are often associated with the gallery program and are open to the public, artists and curators.

22-Nov-2019 - 15-Dec-2019

2019 Members Exhibition and Party!

Each year we throw the CAT gallery doors open to our members: we hang about 100 works, salon style and celebrate with a party. It’s really fun! We are now calling for entries so click through to download the form.

Image: Lauber Korcell, Gold Members, 2018. Photo: Jan Dallas.

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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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4-Oct-2019 - 4-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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