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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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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