Current and upcoming exhibitions

Fifty Shades of Blue

Opening date : 09-05-2018   Closing date : 30-12-2019

A display of over 150 blue transfer printed plates from the TMAG collection, spanning from the late 18th century to the early 20th century.

Moth 6 (detail), 2019, Joel Crosswell,  ink and charcoal on paper

Dirty Paper

Opening date : 15-02-2019   Closing date : 14-07-2019

Dirty Paper features five Tasmanian artists who have created and curated new works in response to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) collection

Simpkinsonā€™s Hobart

Opening date : 21-03-2019   Closing date : 16-06-2019

A selection of F G Simpkinson de Wesselow’s watercolours painted en plein air around Hobart between 1845 and 1848 is on show, with a panorama of Hobart Town in 1848 as the centrepiece. Presented in conjunction with the Royal Society of Tasmania in celebration of their 175th anniversary.


Opening date : 20-04-2019   Closing date : 30-06-2020

(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: Australian Design and Identity since Federation

Opening date : 20-04-2019   Closing date : 30-06-2020

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.

Julie Gough: Tense Past

Julie Gough: Tense Past

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.

Geoff Dyer: Portraits

Opening date : 26-07-2019   Closing date : 06-10-2019

Geoff Dyer is well known in Tasmania as a landscape painter, however few people know that he has also painted portraits, often for the Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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