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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01-Mar-2016 - 12-Nov-2017

Shotgun 6

Rob O'Connor, Nadege Philippe-Janon

Shotgun is a flexible exhibition and curatorial model designed to deliver targeted support and opportunity to Tasmanian artists. Shotgun 6 has been awarded to Rob O'Connor and Nadege Philippe-Janon. Shotgun is a Contemporary Art Tasmania, Detached and Mona partnership project. This is the first edition of the new partnership and upgraded program. PUBLIC PROGRAMS: from late 2016 - September 2017. EXHIBITION: September 2017. TIME: 6pm. LOCATION: Contemporary Art Tasmania Gallery.

Image: Shotgun branding: LANZL Design: Cath Robinson

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20-Oct-2017 - 20-Oct-2017

Collaboration: conversations on practice

Tricky Walsh and Mish Meijers, Ashley Bird and Mae Finlayson, Kylie Johnson, Patrick Sutczak.

Join us at Sawtooth ARI, Launceston for a symposium that will focus on the role of collaboration in artistic practice today. DATE: 5.30pm FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER 2017 // LOCATION: SAWTOOTH ARI, LEVEL 1, 160 CIMITIERE ST, LAUNCESTON // A FREE EVENT

Image: Courtesy of Team Textiles

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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: 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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