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    • 30 Sep 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • Central Gallery, TMAG
    • 20

    Curating, collecting, writing

    Andrew Harper and Mary Knights in conversation 


    As well as being a well-respected art critic for the Mercury and TasWeekend, Andrew Harper is a dynamic performance artist, curator and collector who is curious about art careers that don’t follow standard paths; artists that work at the edges of mainstream contemporary culture; grotesque and underground art; and galleries that support experimental and emerging practices. He has spent years collating an archive of unruly artworks that reveal hidden depths and complexity of Tasmanian culture.

    In this conversation Andrew and Mary Knights, TMAG Senior Curator of Art, will discuss the things they love about contemporary art, curating, collecting and writing, and demonstrate with some wonderful images up on the big screen.

    This is a FREE EVENT and you are welcome to bring non-member friends, but BOOKING is essential.

    • 14 Oct 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Shelter 9, Waterworks Reserve, Waterworks Road, Ridgeway
    • 24

    A botanical walk at the Waterworks

    Miguel de Salas and Matt Baker from the Tasmanian Herbarium will take the Friends on a botanical walk at the Waterworks. 

    What do botanists do when they go out on expeditions and surveys? Miguel and Matt will bring some of the gear they use when doing field work, and will introduce the local flora of the Waterworks. 

    We will walk a short distance along the Pipeline Track and around the Waterworks, and Miguel and Matt will demonstrate how they would go about surveying a patch of bush and preparing specimens to become a part of the Herbarium’s collection.

    The walk and talk aspect will run for about an hour. You are then welcome to stay for morning tea. As we aren’t able to provide hot drinks, bring your own liquid refreshments and we will put on the food.

    Shelter 9 is about 900 metres from the reserve entrance. There is ample parking, undercover seating and toilets close to the shelter. The section of track nearby is easy walking.

    Because numbers are limited to 25, this event is for Friends members only. We recommend you book early to avoid disappointment.

    Cost: $10 per person.

    BYO thermos and cup, and we will provide a generous morning tea.

Past events

14 Sep 2020 Annual General Meeting
20 Aug 2020 Spotted Handfish Spawning Habitat and Clay
21 Jul 2020 West: Out on the Edge
18 Mar 2020 West: Out on the Edge
25 Feb 2020 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: Climate change
12 Feb 2020 This too shall pass
04 Dec 2019 Christmas Barbecue Garden Party
27 Nov 2019 Visit to the Australian Antarctic Division
14 Oct 2019 DAVID'S DO: Farewell to David Coleman
06 Oct 2019 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: Landmark trees of India
19 Sep 2019 Annual General Meeting
04 Sep 2019 Julie Gough: Tense Past
08 Aug 2019 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: Not so easy – Australian design and identity since Federation
31 Jul 2019 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: Geoff Dyer – Portraits
27 Jul 2019 Sketch noting with Suzy Cooper 3
05 Jun 2019 Dirty Paper
22 May 2019 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: What lies ahead for TMAG
11 May 2019 Sketch noting with Suzy Cooper 2
30 Apr 2019 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: Simpkinson's Hobart
28 Mar 2019 Sketch noting with Suzy Cooper
06 Mar 2019 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: Exploring Tasmania's deep-sea coral reefs
16 Jan 2019 Friends meet Dinosaurs
05 Dec 2018 Christmas Barbecue
14 Nov 2018 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: Satin Moths
14 Oct 2018 BOOK LAUNCH: Island Story
03 Oct 2018 Friends on the Rooftop!
20 Sep 2018 Annual General Meeting
13 Sep 2018 Thomas Bock's Hobart Town
10 Aug 2018 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: Lily Allport
18 Jul 2018 Visit to the Australian Antarctic Division
28 Jun 2018 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: Getting down and dirty
16 May 2018 Crossing the Horizon
11 Apr 2018 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: 10 objects — 10 stories
18 Mar 2018 Summerhome
08 Mar 2018 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: Curating The Remarkable Tasmanian Devil exhibition
08 Feb 2018 Tasmanian Herbarium
10 Dec 2017 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: The devil you know and the devil you don’t
15 Nov 2017 An Early Christmas
08 Nov 2017 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: Orientation and outreach — aligning Hobart's urban future?
24 Oct 2017 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: Strange Trees
27 Sep 2017 Annual General Meeting
12 Sep 2017 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: Sampling the Abyss
23 Aug 2017 The Derwent
15 Aug 2017 FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: Inscription and Place
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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