Life-long learning at TMAG extends beyond formal learning institutions and embraces audiences through a range of programs. TMAG is committed to providing the whole Tasmanian community with access to its unique cultural and natural heritage.
Make Your Mark youth art project
Following the success of its first year this program is back, with TMAG again partnering with five artists and five councils to facilitate art workshops for youth (12-25 years), and produce contemporary art for local communities. This year the program focuses on electronic media and responds to the idea of 'respect'. Projects include Central Coast Council working with Elizabeth Langslow, Hobart City Council working with Pip Stafford, Huon Valley Council working with Selena de Carvalho, Waratah-Wynyard Council working with Michelle Walker and West Tamar Council with Kitty Taylor.
The Make Your Mark: Respect exhibition will be on show from 13-29 November 2015 in the Bond Store Basement.
This project has been funded by the Australian Government's Better Access to Palliative Care in Tasmania Programme, through the Tasmanian Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (TAHPC) 'Networking End of Life Care' project, to explore youth attitudes to the inevitability of death and dying as a part of life. It will be delivered by TMAG in partnership with two mental health organisations, Cornerstone Youth Services Inc. and MI Fellowship, under the coordination of an experienced Art Therapist. The artistic genre for the project is ephemeral art (i.e. artwork that is transitory in nature, where materials or compositions are impermanent).
A call for Project Proposals from Councils, and Expressions of Interest from artists wanting to take part, is currently open. Submissions are due by 9:00 am (Tasmanian time) Tuesday 22 September 2015.
Information for Artists: download an Artist Expression of Interest Form.
To discuss the project, please contact Project Coordinator Anna de Little.
Free Exhibition Talks and Tours
Guided gallery tours every Wednesday to Sunday: click here for details.
This initiative involves a lively program of artist demonstrations, talks and practical workshops held in the exhibition galleries and our studio lab.
Dates: First Sunday of every month, February to December
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
University of the Third Age (U3A)
TMAG specialists, in conjunction with U3A, present TMAG BITES: a series of informative, engaging and energising sessions around the themes of beauty, innovation, transcience, ethics, survival. The sesssions will range across the both the art galleries and museum exhibitions.
Term 2: Hobart U3A 'TMAG BITES'
A 10-week program on Tuesdays commencing 16 June, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Bookings: please contact U3A Hobart.
iRemember gallery sessions
Older visitors are invited to revitalise their connection to art and culture through this gentle program, exploring memories and objects. A special program by appointment for people living with dementia and their carers.
Duration: 1.5 hours