07-Oct-2017 - 22-Oct-2017

Shotgun 6: A Rag or a Rip

Robert O'Connor

'Cartographer, archeologist, explorer, scavenger, sociologist and resurrectionist. Rob O’Connor is all of these things. His work, like the artist himself, exudes a restless energy and a palpable curiosity. He is fascinated by maps, even when they are composed of detritus, both found and formed by O’Connor himself. He notes that cities are full of unseen histories – sites of trauma, humour, accident, neglect – and he is driven to make these visible. That which many would deride as ‘rubbish’ are grist to O’Connor’s mill. One is reminded of William Gibson’s mantra in his novel Burning Chrome: “...the street finds its own uses for things.”'
- excerpt from Shotgun 6 catalogue essay by Dr Ashley Crawford // OPENS: 6pm, Friday 6 October 2017 // EXHIBITION: 7 - 22 October 2017 // CONTEMPORARY ART TASMANIA

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03-Nov-2017 - 03-Nov-2017

LIVE: Hobiennale Launch + how can you tell for sure

Pricilla Beck, Olivia Koh, Llewllyn Millhouse, Jake Preval, Brigitte Trobbiani

LIVE: Performance. Sound. Food. Three Fridays in November. 3, 10, 17 November from 6pm
Hobiennale is a new festival bringing together artist-run initiatives and emerging artists from across Australia and New Zealand for 10 days of exhibitions, music, performances, parties and talks. FREE EVENT // CONTEMPORARY ART TASMANIA

Image: Screenshot. Courtesy Hobiennale.

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10-Nov-2017 - 10-Nov-2017

LIVE: FAIL

DR JANE POLKINGHORNE, CHRIS ARNAUD-CLARKE, MILQUEBARTH

LIVE: Performance. Sound. Food. Three Fridays in November. 3, 10, 17 November from 6pm. FREE EVENT // CONTEMPORARY ART TASMANIA

Image: Milquebarth. Courtesy of the Artist.

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17-Nov-2017 - 17-Nov-2017

LIVE: FAMILY

GREG KINGSTON, PORT CYGNET CATERING, MUM AND DAD, BRENDAN WALLS

LIVE: Performance. Sound. Food. Three Fridays in November. 3, 10, 17 November from 6pm. FREE EVENT // CONTEMPORARY ART TASMANIA

Image: Courtesy Port Cygnet Catering

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01-Dec-2017 - 17-Dec-2017

2017 Members' Exhibition and Party!

Each year we invite our members to submit their work for the Members' Exhibition and Party! Traditionally there are about 100 art works, lots of fun and a few surprises.
OPENS: 6pm Friday 1 December, 2017 // CONTEMPORARY ART TASMANIA // A FREE EVENT

Image: Sally Rees, Party Monster, 2017

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