146 ArtSpace 2017 gallery program
146 ArtSpace is Arts Tasmania's gallery space which 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.
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1 December – 12 January
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: Pulse Mountain Dream II bu Belinda Fox. Photographer: Jamie Oates.
20 January – 16 February
Clarence Prize for Excellence in Furniture Design
The Clarence Prize for Excellence in Furniture Design is a biennial acquisitive award open to Australian furniture designers and makers with a prize pool of $23 000. The aim of the prize is to promote excellence in furniture craft and design and carries a $20 000 acquisitive award plus two smaller awards – an encouragement award and emerging designer award.
This exhibition includes five previous winning works which have been acquired by the Clarence City Council art collection.
Image: Dress Code Stools, Fukutoshi Ueno, 2009. Photographer: Peter Whyte.
23 February – 23 March
Where does design end and art begin? What happens when utility is not the primary focus of design? Warm Design, co-curated by Phoebe Adams and Sara Lindsay, is a curatorial investigation that aims to develop a framework for design practice concerned with the exploration of what it is to be human. Participating artists/designers from a range of design disciplines including jewellery, ceramics, object and furniture design were asked how design is warmed by the presence of emotional content, through ways of making, materiality and the expression socio-political concerns.
Image: Autonomous Jewellery: Green Coil Loop, Zoe Veness, 2014. Photographer: Orlando Luminere
30 March – 31 May
Arts in Parks - Hobart
Arts in Parks is a project that celebrates the 20 year partnership between Arts Tasmania and the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service. Four exhibitions of artworks inspired by artists’ residencies have been on show in four national parks over the summer.
This exhibition now brings these works to Hobart providing a unique opportunity to view the diverse responses to our natural wilderness in one location.
Participating artists include: Christl Berg, Lorraine Biggs, Tim Burns, Gwen Egg, Fiona Fraser, Karlin Love, Sue Lovegrove, Peter Maarseveen, Sara Maher, Tanya Maxwell, Lila Meleisea, Nicole O'Loughlin, Susan Pickering, Serena Rosevear and Richard Wastell.
8 June – 27 July
BLACK MATTER: Origin (Stage one)
Black Matter is a residency-based project for Australian and Chilean artists. It revisits the hypothesis of Gondwana peering into the elusive, dark nature of the unknown by retracing what connects place and identity and by extension, current cultural and environmental matters.
Origin (stage one) exhibits some outcomes from a nine-week residency in Chile by Tasmanian artists Julie Gough, Francisca Moenne and Robert O’Connor. These works result from a process of dialogue with the communities of Santiago, Chiloé Island and the Region of Magallanes, and culminate into a series of experimental cartographies that map unseen I-lands where the familiar and unfamiliar converge.
Black Matter is an ongoing project conceived and curated by Francisca Moenne in collaboration with Robert O’Connor.
Image: BLACK MATTER: Origin (stage one). Credit: Julie Gough, Francisca Moenne, Robert O’Connor.