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146 ArtSpace 2016 gallery program

146 ArtSpace is Arts Tasmania's gallery space showcases contemporary exhibitions by Tasmanian artists or arts organisations working across the spectrum of visual arts, craft, design and new media.

The gallery's annual program of exhibitions provides a platform for fostering artistic excellence and presenting works from emerging and established artists.

The 2016 program of exhibitions that includes many group exhibitions by organisations such as Sawtooth ARI, Constance, Design Tasmania, Burnie Regional Art Gallery as well as shows by individual artists.

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17 December – 28 January

Design Tasmania Award

Design Tasmania Award

The Design Tasmania Award aims to further stimulate creative enterprise in Tasmania through the design and production of small objects, lighting and furniture.
In its ninth year, the award is defined by the incentive to inspire 'production ready' designs through to the final stages to market, giving the designer freedom to conceptualise and make an object of extraordinary measures.

This exhibition will showcase the 2016 finalists across all categories as well as some significant past works.

4 February – 10 March

In a state of states (detail) by Fernando do Campo.

CONSTANCE presents: Somewhere, Away

Somewhere, Away is an exhibition of new works presented by CONSTANCE ARI. The show posits a want for belonging, and proposes that distance and desire can lead to a deeper individual understanding of place and persons.

Featured artists include Fernando do Campo, Laura Hindmarsh, James Newitt, Aiden Morse.

Image: In a state of states (detail) by Fernando do Campo.

17 March – 21 April

Untitled by Shireen Taweel

A Shared Exhibition with Promised Denial by Shireen Taweel and Anteroom by Sam Johnstone

Promised Denial is an exhibition of sculptural works made from sheet copper which explores the transitional state of the spiritual essence of the object intended for the afterlife to the shift in its nature as an object of antiquity. The works create dialogue between society's need for material possession through the sense of a changed nature of the sacred object intended for the afterlife. By emphasising the process of traditional object-making in abstract forms, Taweel addresses the conceptualisation between sacred objects, antiquity, and our desire for consumer goods, seeking to question the process of transition.

Anteroom is an interactive installation made up of environmental construction paired with passive and responsive digital media. Taking as its core the way in which we consume information, the work resists the imposition of an accepted narrative, embracing the ambiguity and uncertainty of experience.

This takes the form of a space that the viewer is unable to enter, the content of which still responds to the viewers' movements outside of the space. Cause and effect are contemplated in relation to the conflict and hegemony present in social fabrics.

Image: Untitled by Shireen Taweel

28 April – 2 June

Amulets, photograph by Melissa Smith

10 Objects – 10 Stories: Celebrating Community Collections

10 Objects – 10 Stories: Celebrating Community Collections presents a remarkable range of objects and their stories selected from small museums and collections around the state, the storytellers and custodians of our cultural heritage. The exhibition has been curated by Melissa Smith and Veronica Macno and is being held in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of Arts Tasmania's Roving Curator Program.

Image: Amulets, photograph by Melissa Smith

10 June – 21 July

Gymnoschoenus 1, James Horne

Full House: 5 years@Sawtooth ARI

Full House is a celebration of works exhibited at Sawtooth ARI in Launceston since 2011. Featuring artists not only from Tasmania, but from around the world, Full House will showcase the diversity of contemporary arts practice from emerging and experimental artists across a variety of mediums over the past five years. The exhibition is curated by Patrick Sutzak and Karen Hall.

Image: Gymnoschoenus 1, James Horne. Digital inkjet print, Canson rag photographiqe paper, Epson archival pigment inks.

28 July - 1 September

untitled (network), Anne Morrison, 2015, photographer Troy Ruffles

Re-collection with works by Sue Henderson, Penny Mason, Anne Morrison and Susan Pickering.

Re-collection is an exhibition of works by Sue Henderson, Penny Mason, Anne Morrison and Susan Pickering. It follows on from an exhibition at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) in 2015 entitled Re-Imagined. Both exhibitions feature works made in response to items in the QVMAG archives. The artists made several visits behind the scenes to view the collection, where they found an accumulation of a great variety of objects: on shelves, in cabinets, drawers, boxes and racks. As well as being attracted to particular items, their responses reflect an interest in the very nature of collecting: its layered histories, and the conflict between conservation and decay, between restoration and allowing the history, as shown in the deterioration of surfaces, to remain visible.

Image: untitled (network), Anne Morrison, 2015, photographer Troy Ruffles

8 September – 13 October

Giclee print from scanned glass negative from the Robinson Collection.

SWEETNESS AND LIGHT (Devonport Regional Art Gallery)


The expression of infant charm and emotions, the child in the family and even the child at heart have, in various ways been illuminated within that curious space – the photograph. Sweetness and Light focuses on the combined elements that create the enduring power and presence of the photograph: the child as subject, the photographer, the camera and studio set-up – and importantly, the viewer. This collection of photographs has been produced from the Devonport City Council's Robinson Photographic Collection of negatives.

Exhibition details to be confirmed.

Image: Giclee print from scanned glass negative from the Robinson Collection.

21 October – 24 November

Design Tasmania

10 Years of the Design Tasmania Award

The Design Tasmania Award is celebrating its 10th year of providing a platform for statewide designers to launch their wares nationally and in some cases internationally. This exhibition showcases all of the Design Tasmania Award winners with each design telling the story of the Awards, from its humble beginning through to the evolution of Tasmania’s most prestigious design award recognising and promoting excellence in design and innovation.

The awards provide a platform for emerging, established and professional designers, and act to inspire creative and sophisticated ideas. They continue to demonstrate the important contribution design makes to our lives by showcasing the best new products created in Tasmania.

The exhibition will feature designs by David Mayhew, Richard Levett, Chris Berndt, Adam Aberle, Anita Dineen, Linda Van Niekerk, Mark Bishop, Nathan Freeman, Stuart Williams, Indeco, Brandon Lee, Jamie Dobbs, Jye Edwards, Mabel Design, Scott Van Tuil, Simon Ancher, Megan Perkins and Geoff Marshall.

Image: Lilium Platters by Nathan Freedman. Photographer: Peter Whyte.

2 December – 12 January

Belinda Fox, Pulse Mountain Dream ll, 2002, Woodblock on paper, 76 x 57 cm (Photographer: Jamie Oates)

Limited Edition

A selection of Print Council of Australia prints from the Burnie Regional Art Gallery Collection. The artists represented in this exhibition were all commissioned by the Print Council of Australia to create a limited edition of prints. This commission opportunity has been offered on an annual basis by the Council since 1967. These prints become part of significant public and private collections throughout Australia and represent a diversity of techniques and themes.

The artists featured in the exhibition are Tony Ameneiro, Elizabeth Banfield, Filomena Coppola, Dianne Fogwell, Belinda Fox, Rona Green, Tim Jones, Michael Kempson, Jim Paterson, Susan Pickering, John Robinson, Olga Sankey, Michael Schlitz and Cleo Wilkinson.

Image: Belinda Fox, Pulse Mountain Dream ll, 2002, Woodblock on paper, 76 x 57 cm. Photographer: Jamie Oates