08-Oct-2016 - 13-Nov-2016

Tiefenzeit

Tricky Walsh

Tiefenzeit is a work of speculative fiction which is embodied through sculptures and paintings, but also more ephemerally within the gallery by incorporating sound and smell as definitive elements of the installation architecture, providing an illusory slippage in the perception of the space, and encouraging the slowing of time as the senses are bombarded by conflicting information.
In a broader conceptual framework this slides comfortably into the concept of Tiefenzeit; or Deep Time - a geological constant which asks us to consider the continual present in the context of an ever expanding past and future.

Image: Tricky Walsh, Tiefenzeit Page 19, 2016. Courtesy the artist, Bett Gallery Hobart and Mars Gallery, Melbourne

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13-May-2016 - 18-Sep-2016

Artist to Artist

Amanda Davies, Megan Walch, Peter Waller, Paul Zika

A suite of four solo exhibitions curated by artists presented in ‘rapid fire’ succession across four consecutive Fridays. How might we think about what the artist curator does that is different to that of the institutional curator? This project sets out to examine the variances between these positions and how the personal and professional proximities between artists intersect and influence exhibition outcomes.

OPENINGS: Friday 12 August, Friday 19 August, Friday 26 August, Friday 2 September 2016. TIME: 6pm. LOCATION: Contemporary Art Tasmania.

Image: Megan Walch, The Spill 2016 (detail)

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10-Jun-2016 - 19-Jun-2016

Divination

Nancy Mauro-Flude

Avast me hearties! Weave ye way through a maelstrom of data highlighting piracy - both the eye patch and the information kind. Drift upon a sea of network traffic; non-human pirate girls will haunt you along the way. For those who embark on the Divination Maiden Voyage: you’ve been warned. MAIDEN VOYAGE: Friday 10 June 2016. ONGOING INSTALLATION: 11+12, 15 - 19 June 2016. LOCATION: Dark Park, Goods Shed, Macquarie Point, Hobart - Dark Mofo festival

Image: Nancy Mauro-Flude, Divination, 2016. Drawing: Cath Robinson

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09-Jun-2016 - 17-Jul-2016

Big Cheese

Stephen Birch, Alex Gawronski, Sean Kerr, Petra Maitz, Daniel McKewen, Jelena Telecki, Justene Williams,

Overall, this show aims to approach, in a diversity ways, humorously or not, the various chemical, alchemical, material, magical and metaphorical dimensions of cheese.

OPENS: Thursday 9 JUNE 2016 TIME: 6PM LOCATION: Contemporary Art Tasmania

Image: Justene Williams, Ceremonial hat worn for eating finger cheese, 2014, still from HD video, courtesy the artist and Sarah Cottier Gallery

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07-May-2016 - 05-Jun-2016

Ghost Biologies

Cat Hope, Alicia King, Svenja Kratz, Sally Ann McIntyre, Lynne Roberts-Goodwin

Curator - Dr Eliza Burke
This exhibition is an outcome of the Contemporary Art Tasmania Curatorial Mentorship Program.
Ghost Biologies brings together five artists whose work engages with critical concepts of biology. Through a range of media including live biomaterials, photographs and audio recordings, the works foreground the intricacies of biological processes as a matter of urgency. Exploring the boundaries between science and art they illuminate the unconscious of the scientific enterprise - the echoes of past practices on existing and future biologies and the uncanny traces of bio-materials when origins are uncertain. Through the decay of a cane toad, collected traces of extinct bird song, the growth of new bio-material forms and the taxidermied specimen the works question whether, in the drive towards new bio-technologies, biology has developed its own haunted domain.

Image: Lynne Roberts-Goodwin, Bad Bird #19, 2001/03, archival digital print, Museo Fibre paper, 90cm x 120cm

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