Hobart Current: Liberty

Opens 12-03-2021,  closes 09-05-2021

Argyle Galleries 1-4, Salon Gallery, Hobart CBD

Who chooses freedom for whom, in what space and during what time?

Rosie Dennis, Creative Director of Hobart Current, has selected ten contemporary artists to help find the answer. Tasmanian artists Sinsa Mansell, Brigita Ozolins, James Newitt, Jacob Leary, Dexter Rosengrave and Nadege Philippe-Janon feature in this collection, which also spans interstate and international talent including Uncle Wes Marne, Suryo Herlambang, Jagath Dheerasekara and Sarah Jane Pell creating new works in the mediums of film, installation, performance and visual art. The works commissioned for Liberty offer personal and vulnerable perspectives on the theme, challenging notions of agency and representation, surveillance and exile.

Throughout 2020, four of the Liberty artists led intensive education programs with Tasmanian high school students who researched and created their own projects on the theme.

Hobart Current is a major biennial program presented in partnership between the City of Hobart and TMAG, with Liberty its inaugural exhibition. Complementing the exhibition, the City of Hobart will present a series of activities in public spaces across the Hobart CBD, providing further opportunities to discover and explore the notion of 'liberty'.

Hobart Current: Liberty will be on show at TMAG and within the Hobart CBD and is presented as part of Ten Days on the Island 2021.

Liberty Talks

Join Hobart Current: Liberty Creative Director Rosie Dennis in this roundtable discussion with the ten artists featured in this dynamic contemporary art project. Liberty Talks will be a unique opportunity to hear all ten artists speak about their work and the process of reflecting deeply on the concept of ‘liberty’ as they created art in a year like no other.

Date: Saturday 13 March 2021
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Central Gallery

Free entry, however bookings are essential and places are limited. Visit the TryBooking page to reserve your place.

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