Coming soon

SHEENMACHINES the exhibition

6 - 30 November 2014

Bond Store Basement

SHEENMACHINES_web_promoIn response to the 2014 City of Hobart Art Prize themes of glass and printmaking, 60 Grade 10 students from 16 Southern Tasmanian schools have undertaken SHEENMACHINES; an intensive art program at the Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania. 

Students were immersed in a collaborative, challenging and fun tertiary learning environment and produced an array of experimental artworks in mixed media for this exhibition, which will be on show in the Bond Store Basement at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.


George Davis: Master Draughtsman

6 December 2014 - 1 March 2015

Argyle Galleries 1 and 2

George_Davis_web_promoAn exhibition revealing the consummate drawing skills of major Tasmanian artist George Davis, whose interests cross artistic and scientific boundaries.

Comprising finely detailed drawings of insects, birds and flora, as well as portraits, figurative studies and landscape. Paintings where underlying drawing plays an integral role are also included.

The exhibition is to be accompanied by the launch of a major book on the artist’s drawings.

Image details:
George Davis (b. 1930), First departure, pre dawn (Fisher Island) 1995, charcoal, 57 x 76, purchased with funds from the Plimsoll Bequest, 2000.


Jorg Schmeisser: Antarctic Prints

6 December 2014 - 1 March 2015

Argyle Gallery 3

Jorg_Schmeisser_web_promoAn exhibition of the complete series of Antarctic prints presented by artist Jorg Schmeisser to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

The etchings were produced between 1998 and 2005 after the artist received an Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship to visit Antarctica.

From a voyage of discovery and exploration, Schmeisser has created images revealing the imposing grandeur of Antarctica’s icy wilderness. The exhibition is a tribute to the artist who died in June 2012.

Image details:
Jorg Schmeisser (1942-2012), Figuration 2002, etching A/P, presented by the artist under the Cultural Gifts Program, 2012.