Community

pARTicipate
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, starting March 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm

 

University of the Third Age (U3A)
TMAG Art guides in conjunction with U3A present a series of informative, engaging and energising sessions on art.

Dates: Term 1, 2014

Hobart U3A Art Workshops, 10 week program on Tuesdays commencing 11 March, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. Bookings please contact U3A Hobart

Kingborough U3A Art Appreciation sessions, 10 week program on Tuesdays commencing 11 March, 10:00 am - 11:00 am. Bookings please contact U3A Kingborough

 

iRemember gallery sessions for older visitors
Revitalise your connection to art and culture through this gentle program, exploring memories and objects. A special program for people with dementia and their carers.

Dates: This is a group program. If you are interested please enquire through our bookings email: tmag.bookings@tmag.tas.gov.au  
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: This program is free of charge.

 

Prison outreach
TMAG has partnered with the Tasmanian Prison Service (TPS) to bring high quality educational programs and experiences for minimum security inmates. As part of this partnership educators from TMAG’s Centre for Learning and Discovery are working with TPS Officers to deliver three programs in Risdon Prison, plus a supervised excursion to the Museum to view related galleries.

This program is part of TMAG’s commitment to provide the whole Tasmanian community with access to its unique natural and cultural heritage. It is supported by Detached Cultural Organisation.

 

Make Your Mark 2014
TMAG’s art education unit, AccessArt, is supporting local councils to run ‘street art’ programs for youth in their local area through this exciting new project. The aims of Mark Your Mark are to:

  • Empower young people to express themselves
  • Develop creative thinking skills, artistic skill and professional awareness
  • Deliver quality art education programs outside of classroom settings, supported by local communities
  • Enhance local environments
  • Increase engagement of young people with TMAG and the State Collection

Results of this project will be new public artworks in the community and an exhibition at TMAG from 19 July until 3 August 2014.

Project 1: Glenorchy City Council in partnership with Montrose Bay High School (Big Picture Campus)
This project offers Grade 9 and 10 students an educational alternative by giving them the opportunity to undertake a real-life public art project for their community. Under the guidance of street artist Jamin, students are producing a mural for a thoroughfare in Moonah. This project is driven by the students’ interest in community safety issues and promoting street art as an alternative to illegal graffiti.

Project 2: Brighton Council in partnership with Jordan River Learning Federation Senior School
In this project, students aged 13-16 team up with community members to take part in an after-school art program led by artist Geoff Marshall. The outcome will be wall-based artwork within the playgrounds of Jordan River Learning Federation Senior School, a space used by the broader community outside of school hours. The aim is to create artwork that both students and community members feel ownership over, which celebrates values of acceptance.

Project 3: Kingborough Council
A group of 12-18 year olds will have the opportunity to take their budding street art skills to the next level under the tutelage of Jamin. Youth will hone their design and technical aerosol abilities in this extension program. The result will be a major collaborative mural for a prominent public space.

Project 4: Hobart City Council
The City of Hobart in partnership with the Tasmania Police, the Youth Arts and Recreation Centre and Elizabeth College have developed a program based around education, prevention and awareness of graffiti issues in Hobart. The result will be a collaborative aerosol mural on a heavily vandalised wall within the Elizabeth College Skate Park. This project aims to improve shared local spaces, and raise awareness about legitimate pathways into street art practice under the tutelage of artist Christopher Mister.

Project 5: Clarence City Council
This project engages males aged 14-20 who have artistic talent and a desire to become professional street artists. Working with Jake Thomashow, participants will be supported to produce individual works and engage in the process of seeking permission to undertake a collaborative piece for a public space.