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Come and be Current with Hobart

  • 06 May 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Argyle Street steps, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
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Hobart Current (the re-vamped Hobart City Art Prize)

Who chooses freedom for whom, in what space and during what time?

Rosie Dennis, Creative Director of Hobart Current, has selected ten contemporary artists to help find the answer. Tasmanian artists Sinsa Mansell, Brigita Ozolins, James Newitt, Jacob Leary, Dexter Rosengrave and Nadege Philippe-Janon feature in this collection, which also spans interstate and international talent including Uncle Wes Marne, Suryo Herlambang, Jagath Dheerasekara and Sarah Jane Pell creating new works in the mediums of film, installation, performance and visual art. The works commissioned for Liberty offer personal and vulnerable perspectives on the theme, challenging notions of agency and representation, surveillance and exile.

Hobart Current is a major biennial program presented in partnership between the City of Hobart and TMAG, with Liberty its inaugural exhibition. The TMAGgots are invited for a special tour of the exhibition with TMAG curator Jane Stewart. This will be a fabulous opportunity to see the works up close and personal, discuss with Jane how the inaugural exhibition has been received and chat about the benefits and challenges of revamping an exhibition.

Please join us on Thursday 6th May for an hour tour starting at 6pm.  Meet at the old Argyle Street steps entrance - please arrive on time as we will need to gather on the steps before being admitted. As we are using a different entrance, we will not be able to enter at different times so latecomers will not be admitted. Please RSVP ASAP and ensure you pay your event fee of $5 upfront to secure your spot. Register online at www.tmaggots.org.au

To ensure swift entry please have the Tasmanian Government Check In TAS app on your phone to register your attendance for COVIDSafe protocols.

Our Covid-19 Safe Plan for this event: 
  • We ask you do not attend this event if experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Please ensure you arrive at the event promptly at the nominated start ready for induction.
  • Note that by registering for this event you agree to follow all reasonable instructions.
  • Please either bring your own sanitizer or use that supplied at the start of the event.
  • At the event, please ensure you observe 1.5-meter social distancing with other groups.
  • During the event, please avoid touching other people, objects and physical infrastructure.
  • Please contact the event host if you have any further questions or suggestions.

The TMAggots: info@tmaggots.org.au
c/- The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery GPO Box 1164, Hobart TAS 7001

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