What we do

Contemporary Art Tasmania provides a program of high quality, experimental visual arts exhibitions characterised by innovation and energy. Exhibitions are developed for the organisation’s gallery space as well as in other venues around the state and nationally.

Contemporary Art Tasmania provides assistance to specifically support, stimulate and develop Tasmanian contemporary artists and their practice. We initiate and present projects that provide artists with industry networking and critical engagement. Mentorship opportunities in curatorship and governance are also offered and managed. We maintain a program to assist the Tasmanian public gallery sector to research and tour exhibitions. Contemporary Art Tasmania also hosts public programs designed to foster and educate audiences in new and experimental art.

Exhibitions

Contemporary Art Tasmania develops and presents exhibitions in its Hobart gallery with a focus on innovation and excellence. The annual exhibition program consists of 9 gallery exhibitions and other off-site projects

The gallery program is determined by a Program Committee made up of professional artists and curators who are actively engaged with contemporary practise.

Touring

Contemporary Art Tasmania is affiliated with NETS Australia (National Exhibition Touring Support), the national collective of state-based touring agencies. Unlike the artist-based exhibition program, the Touring program is focussed towards public galleries, exhibiting contemporary art, craft and design in Tasmania and nationally.

The Touring program is determined by a Touring Committee, comprised of representatives from public art galleries around Tasmania.

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, workshops and project specific events.

Professional Development Opportunities

Contemporary Art Tasmania offers professional development programs to support individuals in gaining new knowledge and skills as well as access to a range of experience across the art sector that will contribute to building their career.

Education

The Education program engages with Teachers, Secondary and Tertiary students and community groups, providing interpretive tours of current exhibitions and related topics.

Studios

The Tasma Street site houses 4 non-residential artists studios that are awarded annually to Tasmanian artists.