Current and upcoming exhibitions
Opening date : 07-06-2019 Closing date : 03-11-2019
This major exhibition by renowned Tasmanian Aboriginal artist Julie Gough interrogates colonial history and the impact of colonisation on Tasmania’s first people—then and now.
Opening date : 06-09-2019 Closing date : 01-09-2020
A year-long performance that will see Tasmanian artist Lucienne Rickard draw and then erase a different recently-extinct plant or animal species every day.
Opening date : 06-12-2019 Closing date : 26-04-2020
Look closely into photographs captured by amateur photographer John (Jackie) Robinson in Tasmania's west in the early 20th century and discover the hardships, the joy and the unique nature of living in this rugged environment.
Opening date : 06-12-2019 Closing date : 10-05-2020
This summer, TMAG presents a captivating new multidisciplinary exhibition exploring Tasmania's distinctive, complex and compelling – yet elusive – west.
Opening date : 07-02-2020 Closing date : 29-03-2020
An exhibition celebrating the contribution and achievements of Tasmanian sporting women and girls, and bringing to light the lesser known stories of sporting excellence and the people behind the games.
Artefacts from Tasmania and around the world are on display in a stunning showcase that's just as unique as the items it contains.
The exhibition explores the journey of Tasmanian Aboriginal people and is a celebration of all Tasmanian Aboriginal generations.
Tasmania 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.
This gallery tells the story of the Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, and its interactions with society through objects from the State Collection.
Explore key areas of twentieth century Tasmanian life and their national and international significance and influence, including outdoor recreation and social and political change.
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.
The 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.
Islands 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.
Containing 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.
Discover how Tasmania's natural environment influenced the development of the colony and how some species vanished, others prospered and new ones arrived.
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.
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 Private Secretary's Cottage ( c. 1813) is the second-oldest building in the TMAG complex after the Commissariat Store, and is open for admission by guided tour.
Shaping Tasmania is an online exhibition of 100 objects selected from those on display throughout the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
A display of over 150 blue transfer printed plates from the TMAG collection, spanning from the late 18th century to the early 20th century.
(Dis)placed is a complementary exhibition to Not so Easy and includes archaeological ceramics given to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in 1939, by the Guildhall Museum in London.
Not So Easy is an exhibition that draws on the TMAG Decorative Arts collection to explore the changing relationship between design and identity in Australia.
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