Events, Talks and Tours

TMAG is open Tuesday – Sunday from 1 April until 24 December and daily from 26 December until 31 March. Read more about upcoming events at the museum below, and please also continue to visit our TMAG From Home page to go on some exciting virtual tours, hear more from our curators and find out what happens behind the scenes.



Gay Hawkes Exhibition Catalogue Launch

Gay Hawkes: The House of Longing Catalogue Launch

Join artist Gay Hawkes, and curators Jane Stewart with Peter Hughes, as they launch the major legacy catalogue from this much-loved TMAG exhibition, Gay Hawkes: The House of Longing.

With the exhibition closing on 28 August, this is a final opportunity to join Gay, Jane and Peter as they reflect on a major retrospective exhibition of works by this important Tasmanian artist.


Saturday 20 August

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Central Gallery, TMAG

This event is FREE and no bookings are required. Catalogues will be for sale prior to and following the talk.

Image credit: Richard Jupe



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pARTicipate sessions

Stay tuned for the details of our upcoming sessions.




Talks at TMAG

Free tours for small groups are available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and run for approximately 40 minutes.

Tour times are subject to change and availability and can be checked by phoning (03) 6165 7000. For guided tours for clubs, tourist groups or other organisations please click here.

TMAG Highlights Tour

1:30 pm

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Join the TMAG guides for a highlights tour of the treasures of the Central and Henry Hunter galleries, and the historic Commissariat Complex and Bond Store exhibitions.

Gay Hawkes: The House of Longing Tour

11:00 am

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Join an enthusiastic art guide for a tour of the temporary exhibition Gay Hawkes: The House of Longing to hear stories about loss and the resilience of celebrated Tasmanian artist, Gay Hawkes.


Talks at TMAG

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is proud to host an ongoing series of free evening and lunchtime talks and lectures to enhance your intellectual life, spark your curiosity and enliven your mind. These are presented on-site at TMAG by a range of leading organisations.

The Talks at TMAG program is currently on hold. Please stay tuned for details about future talks.


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For more great arts experiences in and around Hobart, visit the Tasmanian Arts Guide.