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Bush Blitz in Focus: Discovering New Species in Tasmania


31 July - 5 October 2014

Salon Gallery

WEB_Anthicid_beetle_Lemodes_coccinea_lowresDid you know that we share the world with an estimated 10 million other species, but only about 1.4 million of these have been discovered, formally named and described?

Learn how TMAG’s zoologists and botanists are discovering new species in Tasmania as part of the Bush Blitz Program, and see some wonderful images of these fascinating plants and animals.

This exhibition is proudly supported by the Bush Blitz Program, a partnership between the Australian Government, BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities and Earthwatch Australia.

Image details: Anthicid beetle Lemodes coccinea 

 


Pat Brassington: À Rebours


30 May – 14 September 2014

Argyle Galleries 1-3, Level 1

Brassington_1The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is proud to present a survey of works by leading Tasmanian photo-based artist Pat Brassington.

Curated by Juliana Engberg, Artistic Director of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, the exhibition brings together several significant works from Brassington’s exceptional 30 year career.  

Brassington was one of the first artists to recognize the potential of the digital format, and has used it to create an enormous body of work – images that are hauntingly beautiful, deeply psychological, and sometimes disturbing.   

An Australian Centre for Contemporary Art touring exhibition.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. 

Image details:

Pat Brassington, By the Way, pigment print, 2010. Image: courtesy the artist, Arc One Gallery, Melbourne and Stills Gallery, Sydney

 


Shaping Tasmania: a journey in 100 objects

 

 

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Shaping Tasmania is an online exhibition of 100 objects selected from those on display throughout the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. You can find these objects on a trail through the galleries, allowing you to explore significant events and movements that have helped create the Tasmania we know today. The first 99 have been drawn from Tasmania's State Collection, and the 100th has been chosen by the public.

 

Visit http://shapingtasmania.tmag.tas.gov.au, where you can see all the objects and their locations. 

Shaping Tasmania is a Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery / ABC local partnership.

 


Narratives of New

 

Argyle Galleries, Level 1

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Narratives of New is the twenty first century extension of the historical art and design exhibitions in the Henry Hunter Galleries. TMAG's contemporary collections emphasise Tasmanian art and design while maintaining a national perspective.

The works in this exhibition are connected by the artists’ interests in narrative: from the historical and autobiographical, to Aboriginal dreaming, personal experiences of illness, environmental politics, religious beliefs and ‘cautionary tales’.

 


Dispossessions and Possessions

 

Permanent Exhibition 

Henry Hunter Galleries, Level 2

Exhibitions_-_Dispossession_and_Possession_4The Henry Hunter Galleries on Level 2 will take you on a journey through significant periods in the history of Tasmanian art and design, from the early 1800s to the present day.

In Dispossessions and Possessions, explore treasures of our Colonial and Arts and Crafts collections, including works by notable artists such as John Glover, Benjamin Duterreau and W C Piguenit.

 


Progress and Politics

 

Permanent Exhibition

Henry Hunter Galleries, Level 2

Exhibitions_-_Progress_and_Politics_2Our Contemporary Art collections come to the fore in Progress and Politics, which examines how Tasmanian artists have explored the politics of the environment, race and gender in their work. 

Explore visual art from notable Tasmanian practitioners such as Raymond Arnold, Geoff Parr and Ricky Maynard, as well as designed objects by artists such as Kevin Perkins and Phill Mason.

 


Modern Age

 

Permanent Exhibition

Henry Hunter Galleries, Level 2

Exhibitions_-_Moden_Age_GalleryThe journey continues through the Modern Age gallery, which examines the influence of the global Modernism movement on Tasmanian art as well as the Australian studio crafts revival in the 1960s and 1970s.

See works from artists such as Dorothy Stoner, Maude Poynter and Edith Holmes, and learn the story of the female artists who worked out of a studio in Hobart’s Collins Street in the 1930s.

 


Our living land: Encountering an upside down world

 

Permanent Exhibition

Bond Store Galleries, Ground Level

Exhibition_-_Our_Living_Land_2This exhibition explores how Tasmania’s natural environment has been used to create wealth, advance science and define the state. It also examines the way Europeans responded to the unfamiliar plants and animals they encountered when they first arrived in the new colony.

Discover how Tasmania’s natural environment influenced the development of the colony and how some species vanished, others prospered and new ones arrived.

 


Our changing land: Creating Tasmania

 

Permanent Exhibition

Bond Store Galleries, Level 1

Exhibitions_-_Our_Changing_LandInvestigate the making of Tasmania, and explore how the state has become a place of environmental change and complexities, of creativity and of a particular social identity. Featuring a rich collection of objects and stories, this exhibition focuses on the period from the 1800s to 1901, a time of spectacular transformation in from Van Diemen’s Land to Tasmania.

 


Our land: parrawa, parrawa! Go away!

 

Permanent Exhibition

Bond Store Galleries, Level 2

Exhibitions_-_Our_Land_-_Parrawa_parrawaThis exhibition tells the story of Aboriginal people and colonists following the invasion of lutruwita, now called Tasmania, focusing on the Black War. 

Go on an immersive journey through this dark period of history, with objects, contemporary historical accounts and specially commissioned films all helping to bring the story to life.

 


The Central Gallery

 

Permanent Exhibition

Henry Hunter Galleries

Exhibitions_-_Central_GalleryThe Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is a treasure trove of the expected and the unexpected, and the richness of our extensive collection is on show in a special exhibition under the spectacular lantern roof of the Central Gallery.

Artefacts from Tasmania and around the world are on display in a stunning showcase that’s just as unique as the items it contains.

 


ningina tunapri

 

Permanent Exhibition

Henry Hunter Galleries, Level 1

ningina_newThe newly-refreshed ningina tunapri Tasmanian Aboriginal gallery will provide you with a rich, enlightening and inspiring experience. Ningina tunapri means ‘to give knowledge and understanding’.

The exhibition explores the journey of Tasmanian Aboriginal people and is a celebration of all Tasmanian Aboriginal generations.
 

 


Tasmania: Earth and Life

 

Permanent Exhibition

Henry Hunter Galleries, Level 1

Exhibitions_-_Earth_and_Life_2Tasmania has a unique geological history and hosts an unusual complement of plants and animals, each with its own story to tell. This exhibition explores these fascinating species and environments through the objects found in the State Collection.

 


The Power of Change

 

Permanent Exhibition

Henry Hunter Galleries, Level 1

Exhibitions_-_Power_of_ChangeExplore key areas of twentieth century Tasmanian life and their national and international significance and influence, including outdoor recreation and social and political change.

Learn more about the growth of industry, advances in science and innovation, and the fascinating stories of performers and entertainers.

 


The Thylacine: Skinned, Stuffed, Pickled and Persecuted

 

Permanent Exhibition

Henry Hunter Galleries, Level 1

Exhibitions_-_ThylacineThe Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, has come to symbolise all things Tasmanian, from cricket teams to beer. But as well as being a popular symbol, the story of the thylacine is also a powerful reminder of how easily a species can be lost. This gallery tells the story of the thylacine and its interactions with society through objects from the State Collection.

 


Medals and Money: Stories from the State Numismatics Collection

 

Permanent Exhibition

Argyle Galleries, Level 2

Exhibitions_-_Medals_and_MoneyContaining more than 350 medals and coins, including part of one of the most important collections of Roman coins in Australia donated by Lord Talbot de Malahide, this exhibition takes in the breadth of Tasmanian history, from the end of convict transportation to federation banknotes and the start of decimal currency.

 


Islands to Ice

 

Permanent Exhibition

Argyle Galleries, Level 2

Exhibitions_-_Islands_to_Ice_2Islands to Ice examines the definitions, perceptions and mythology of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. It explores the places, the people, the creatures and the phenomena that make the great southern wilderness a world of its own. 

It is an invitation to journey south from Hobart across the oceans to the frozen continent of Antarctica.