Upcoming events

    • 15 Aug 2017
    • 10:30 AM - 11:45 PM
    • Modern Age Gallery, Level 2, TMAG
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    This is the second in our series of Friends floor talks: we hope you can join us.

    Inscription and Place presents a poetic exploration of place, family and objects told through contemporary jewellery.

    During 2016-17, four Tasmanian jewellers worked with the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery’s Henry Baldwin Bequest collection on a project re-interpreting, reframing and contextualising history and memory through the jewellery object.

    Bequeathed to TMAG in 2008, the Baldwin Collection was the largest single donation in the museum’s history and contained among other things, jewellery, diaries, letters, books and small domestic objects which speak to the lives of the women of two of colonial Hobart’s leading families, the Manings and Knights.

    The resulting artworks fuse references to the forms and materials of objects from the collection with traces of the lives of the women and an overlay of elements from the artists’ own lives and connection to place.

    Participating artists Alexandra Parish, Janine Combes, Sarah Jones and Sophie Carnell will tell us about the women who were their inspiration, and the process of creating the works, and then we will have the opportunity to view the exhibition in the company of the artists.

    Attendance is free, but please RSVP for organisational purposes.

    Meet in the Modern Age Gallery (level 2, lift and stairs access) for a 10.30am start. 

    Images, from left: Sarah Jones, Alexandra Parish, Janine Combes, Sophie Carnell

    • 23 Aug 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Central Gallery, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
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    The Derwent explores Tasmania’s Derwent River system and its complex natural and cultural histories. This exhibition includes videos and photographs by Tasmanian artists David Stephenson and Martin Walch, along with several historic works on paper and panoramic photographs from TMAG’s collections.

    Come along to see this exhibition, and hear from two distinguished TMAG speakers:

    Senior Curator of Art Dr Mary Knights, who will talk about the artists’ work, the development of the exhibition and the context of the show in terms of durational environmental visual art; and   

    Educator Richard Hale, who will talk about the natural heritage values of the Derwent River headwaters and the river itself. Richard worked as an educator with the National Parks and Wildlife Service based at Lake St Clair, and has a wealth of information about the natural heritage values of the Derwent.

    Following the talks, Mary and Richard will be happy to talk informally to you as we walk through the exhibition.

    RSVP Friday 18 Aug
    Friends Members $20
    Foundation and TMAGgots members $20
    Non-members $25  
    includes refreshments 

    Entry via the Watergate, Dunn Place

    Below: Martin Walch and David Stephenson, Watershed (video still), 2011–17

    The artists’ research was supported by research grants from the University of Tasmania and the Australian Research Council.

    Hydro Tasmania has generously supported the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery to stage the exhibition The Derwent and associated programming and events.

Past events

05 Jul 2017 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: kanalaritja
03 Jun 2017 A curious conversation
10 May 2017 The art of zoology
19 Feb 2017 Glass at Narryna: Andy McConnell
16 Feb 2017 Beyond the Roadshow: Andy McConnell
15 Dec 2016 One Hell of an Inferno
12 Oct 2016 Tempest Talk 5: Staging The Tempest
29 Sep 2016 Annual General Meeting
22 Sep 2016 Tempest Talk 4: Mariele Neudecker
18 Aug 2016 Tempest Talk 3: The art of Tempest
20 Jul 2016 Tempest Talk 2: Shipwreck archaeology in Tasmania
23 Jun 2016 Tempest Talk 1: Key drivers of Tasmanian climate variability
10 May 2016 Snapshot Photography and Migrant Women: A Tasmanian Experience
14 Apr 2016 Where Science Meets Art: the Botanical Illustrations of Rod Seppelt
24 Feb 2016 Pattern Play: exhibition and talks
10 Dec 2015 Panoramic Views: exhibition and talk
02 Dec 2015 Detached
19 Nov 2015 Narryna Heritage Museum: history, wallpaper and quilts!
19 Oct 2015 2nd Guided tour and afternoon tea at the Theatre Royal
07 Oct 2015 Conservation and science at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
24 Sep 2015 Annual General Meeting
17 Aug 2015 Guided tour and afternoon tea at the Theatre Royal
15 Jul 2015 Indigenous culture, here and overseas, an illustrated talk by Zoe Rimmer
21 May 2015 Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts - Viewing and Talk
12 May 2015 Special event at Rosny Farm - Centenary of ANZAC and Service at Home and Abroad
29 Apr 2015 The Suspense is Awful: Tasmania and the Great War
15 Apr 2015 New members' night
24 Jan 2015 Botanical exhibition at Port Arthur
09 Dec 2014 The splendours of the Colonial Gallery
27 Nov 2014 Exclusive talk for the Friends of TMAG
05 Nov 2014 Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum
27 Oct 2014 Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum
26 Oct 2014 Yueju (Cantonese Opera) for Tasmanians
24 Oct 2014 Narryna cocktail party and auction
11 Oct 2014 War in History: Tasmanian, Australian and International Perspectives
25 Sep 2014 Annual General Meeting 2014
05 Sep 2014 Chinese Art Society dinner with talk by Sir Guy Green
27 Aug 2014 Bush Blitz in focus: Discovering new species in Tasmania
02 Aug 2014 Gala dinner for 150th anniversary of Australia’s first cookbook
23 Jul 2014 New members' night
25 Jun 2014 Tour of the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS)
31 May 2014 Opening of Pat Brassington: À Rebours
25 May 2014 Second Tour of Shene Estate and Afternoon Tea
04 May 2014 Tour of Shene Estate and Afternoon Tea
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