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Open date : 11-12-2020 Close date : 21-02-2021
An exciting and intriguing display of objects from Asia, Africa, Europe, Oceania and the Americas, representing all of TMAG's diverse collections.
Open date : 20-11-2020 Close date : 14-02-2021
A survey exhibition featuring the work of critically acclaimed Australian artist David Keeling, who has spent nearly 40 years exploring Tasmania and its narratives, past and present.
Open date : 06-09-2019 Close date : 24-01-2021
A performance work highlighting the critical issue of species extinction, that sees Tasmanian artist Lucienne Rickard draw and then erase recently-extinct plant and animal species in TMAG's Link Foyer.
Open date : 23-06-2020 Close date : 22-11-2020
An exhibition showcasing the work of Launceston-born artist Stephanie Dean, who has devoted her life to painting Tasmania’s unique native flora.
Open date : 06-12-2019 Close date : 18-10-2020
TMAG presents a captivating new multidisciplinary exhibition exploring Tasmania's distinctive, complex and compelling – yet elusive – west.
Open date : 22-08-2020 Close date : 20-09-2020
Come along to view the stunning finalist photographs in this wonderful annual competition, and vote for your favourite to become the People's Choice Winner.
Open date : 06-12-2019 Close 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.
Open date : 07-02-2020 Close 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.
Open date : 15-11-2019 Close date : 23-11-2019
Outer Space (QLD) presents this exhibition by artist Mandy Quadrio at TMAG as part of Hobiennale 2019.
Open date : 07-06-2019 Close 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.
Open date : 25-09-2019 Close date : 13-10-2019
An exhibition of very young Tasmanian children’s art, from birth to four years, showcasing their ideas through their mark making. It celebrates, nurtures and supports the voice of the child through art.
Open date : 26-07-2019 Close 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.
Open date : 09-08-2019 Close date : 29-09-2019
A selection of sketches by Thomas Evans Chapman (1788-1864) of Hobart in the 1840s and ’50s.
Open date : 15-02-2019 Close 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
Open date : 21-03-2019 Close 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.
Open date : 07-12-2018 Close date : 05-05-2019
Journey back millions of years to a time when fearsome beasts stalked the earth!
Open date : 27-07-2018 Close date : 29-01-2019
This exhibition showcases Australian artist Michael Cook's photographic work The Mission, which traces the journey of an Aboriginal woman from her homeland to a Christian mission.
Open date : 01-03-2013 Close date : 01-01-2019
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.
Open date : 17-08-2018 Close date : 11-11-2018
An exhibition shining a light on two enthralling yet under-examined figures in Australian history: colonial artist Benjamin Duterrau and the ‘Conciliator’ George Augustus Robinson.
Open date : 17-08-2018 Close date : 11-11-2018
An exhibition dedicated to the work of Thomas Bock, one of the most important artists working in Australia during the colonial years.
Open date : 02-08-2018 Close date : 19-08-2018
A biannual exhibition of works created as part of the Australian Antarctic Festival's Antarctic Photography Competition.
Open date : 08-06-2018 Close date : 29-07-2018
A new contemporary art exhibition guest curated by Swiss curator Barbara Polla together with Olivier Varenne and Mary Knights as part of Dark Mofo 2018.
Open date : 01-06-2018 Close date : 22-07-2018
An Australian Design Centre touring exhibition celebrating the work and career of award-winning Tasmanian Aboriginal shell necklace maker Lola Greeno.
Open date : 09-02-2018 Close date : 01-07-2018
Featuring significant Australian art from the late 20th century and early 21st century, donated to TMAG by Richard and Anna Green through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts program.
Open date : 23-03-2018 Close date : 13-05-2018
This exhibition showcases the remarkable stories and cultural heritage held by community museums around Tasmania.
Open date : 15-03-2018 Close date : 11-05-2018
This display celebrates TMAG's Young Collectors program, revisiting two young collectors who have previously shown their collections at the museum, along with three new young collectors.
Open date : 08-12-2017 Close date : 06-05-2018
Gain a fresh perspective on Australia’s largest marsupial carnivore, the Tasmanian devil, in this exciting natural history exhibition.
Open date : 15-12-2017 Close date : 12-03-2018
A touring exhibition exploring the ancient craft of printmaking, featuring vibrant and historically significant works by Australian indigenous artists.
Open date : 08-09-2017 Close date : 03-12-2017
A Newcastle Museum travelling exhibition showcasing children’s author and artist Jeannie Baker's latest picture book, Circle.
Open date : 11-08-2017 Close date : 26-11-2017
Strange Trees brings together Tasmanian art works of “peculiar” trees spanning the colonial and contemporary periods, demonstrating a continuing fascination with the island’s trees and the mysteries they uphold.
Open date : 04-11-2017 Close date : 12-11-2017
TMAG is a partner venue for this new festival, which brings together artist-run initiatives and emerging artists from across Australia and New Zealand.
Open date : 28-07-2017 Close date : 05-11-2017
The Derwent exhibition explores Tasmania's Derwent River system and its complex natural and cultural histories though video and photography.
Open date : 22-06-2017 Close date : 22-10-2017
A display presenting a poetic exploration of place, family and objects told through contemporary jewellery.
Open date : 04-10-2017 Close date : 22-10-2017
This exhibition presents the works of young people from the Hobart, Glenorchy, Waratah-Wynyard and Circular Head municipalities, focusing on the theme of ‘home’ through the medium of 3D sculptural media.
Open date : 21-04-2017 Close date : 20-08-2017
This exhibition presents a selection of original drawings for the much loved illustrations by British artist Ernest Howard Shepard (1879-1976) for the classic children’s books Winnie-the-Pooh and Wind in the Willows.
Open date : 07-04-2017 Close date : 09-07-2017
An exhibition showcasing original sketches and paintings created by Nicolas Baudin’s artists Charles-Alexandre Lesueur and Nicolas-Martin Petit during the voyage of 1800-1804.
Open date : 09-12-2016 Close date : 21-05-2017
An exhibition offering a unique glimpse into shell stringing, one of the most culturally significant and closely guarded traditions of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community.
Open date : 20-01-2017 Close date : 09-04-2017
This exhibition features a series of stunning watercolours of Tasmania’s East Coast by much-loved Tasmanian artist Patricia Giles.
Open date : 17-03-2017 Close date : 08-04-2017
An exhibition of charcoal drawings by Mary Scott and David Edgar, presented as part of Ten Days on the Island 2017.
Open date : 16-12-2016 Close date : 19-03-2017
This exhibition tells the story of the 1967 Tasmanian bushfires, why they occurred, their impact on people, communities and the environment, and how they could happen again.
Open date : 09-02-2017 Close date : 05-03-2017
Discover the extraordinary history of the 17th Century Dutch explorers who charted the Southern Ocean and The Great South Land.
Open date : 10-06-2016 Close date : 20-11-2016
A major new art exhibition conceived and developed by internationally acclaimed curator Juliana Engberg. With its roots in the Shakespearean play of the same name, Tempest will transform TMAG’s galleries into a world of shipwrecks and stormy seas, romance, discovery, tragedy and magic.
Open date : 02-09-2016 Close date : 18-09-2016
See stunning images of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, finalists in the Australian Antarctic Festival's Antarctic Photography Competition, and cast your vote in the People’s Choice Award.
Open date : 18-03-2016 Close date : 22-05-2016
Hear the fascinating stories of the thousands of migrant women from Britain and Europe who arrived in Tasmania post-war, through their snapshots and their own voices retelling their experiences.
Open date : 18-12-2015 Close date : 15-05-2016
An interactive family exhibition celebrating the wonderful world of patterns, incorporating two exhibitions: Jemima Wyman: Pattern Bandits and Patterns in Nature.
Open date : 22-01-2016 Close date : 01-05-2016
Professor Rod Seppelt of the Tasmanian Herbarium is one of Australia's most accomplished botanical illustrators, and this exhibition presents several of his illustrations of bryophytes (mosses and liverworts).
Open date : 11-03-2016 Close date : 30-03-2016
This exhibition presents the works of young people from the Central Coast, Devonport, George Town, Brighton and Glenorchy municipalities, focusing on the theme of ‘death’ through the medium of ephemeral art.
Open date : 17-04-2015 Close date : 28-02-2016
This exhibition commemorates the role Tasmanians played in World War I and the impact the war had on Tasmanian society.
Open date : 26-09-2015 Close date : 17-01-2016
This exhibition features panoramas selected from TMAG's 19th century colonial watercolours and drawings collection.
Open date : 12-11-2015 Close date : 29-11-2015
An exhibition presenting Tasmanian young peoples' perspectives on issues that matter to them, through the medium of electronic art.
Open date : 18-09-2015 Close date : 29-11-2015
The City of Hobart Art Prize 2015 presents a broad survey contemporary art exhibition from a national perspective in the media of ceramics and drawing.
Open date : 24-07-2015 Close date : 22-11-2015
This display recreates the well-known Palfreyman's Pharmacy, located on the corner of Burnett and Elizabeth Streets in North Hobart from 1912 until 1973.
Open date : 08-10-2015 Close date : 24-10-2015
This exhibition celebrates the efforts of 191 Tasmanians who have travelled the world since 1965 as part of the Winston Churchill Fellowship scheme.
Open date : 12-06-2015 Close date : 20-09-2015
This exhibition presents the paintings created by Australian artist John Kelly when he travelled to Antarctica in 2013 supported by an Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship.
Open date : 20-03-2015 Close date : 30-08-2015
A survey exhibition of the work of Tasmanian artist and furniture maker Patrick Hall, representing the development of his artistic practice from the mid-1980s to the present.
Open date : 23-01-2015 Close date : 31-05-2015
This exhibition celebrates 21 years of service by the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery's Volunteer Art Guides.
Open date : 27-02-2015 Close date : 29-03-2015
A display of items and trophies from the history of Tasmanian cricket, to coincide with the ICC Cricket World Cup matches in Hobart during March 2015.
Open date : 06-12-2014 Close date : 01-03-2015
An exhibition of the complete series of Antarctic prints presented by artist Jorg Schmeisser to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
Open date : 06-12-2014 Close date : 01-03-2015
An exhibition revealing the consummate drawing skills of major Tasmanian artist George Davis, whose interests cross artistic and scientific boundaries.
Open date : 09-10-2014 Close date : 18-01-2015
This exhibition of contemporary narrative jewellery explores the sense of place and cultural identity through the theme of transplantation.
Open date : 27-09-2014 Close date : 23-11-2014
The City of Hobart Art Prize 2014 presents a broad survey contemporary art exhibition from a national perspective in the media of glass and printmaking.
Open date : 31-07-2014 Close date : 05-10-2014
Learn how TMAG's zoologists and botanists are discovering new species in Tasmania as part of the Bush Blitz Program, and see some wonderful images of these fascinating plants and animals.
Open date : 30-05-2014 Close date : 14-09-2014
A survey of works by leading Tasmanian photo-based artist Pat Brassington.
Open date : 19-07-2014 Close date : 03-08-2014
A vibrant exhibition of youth art revealing the journeys that led to five street art murals being erected in public sites in the greater Hobart region.
Open date : 20-06-2014 Close date : 06-07-2014
During Dark Mofo 2014, leading Chinese contemporary artist Yin Xiuzhen will build a wall of ice on the Hobart waterfront, using frozen water from the River Derwent.
Open date : 18-12-2013 Close date : 22-06-2014
The second exhibition looking at the drawings of Australian artists from TMAG's extensive collection, featuring work largely from the 1970s and 1980s.
Open date : 14-03-2014 Close date : 11-05-2014
A travelling exhibition of paintings from the national collection, developed as the National Gallery of Australia's gift to the nation in celebration of Federation and the centenary of the Federal Capital in 2013.
Open date : 21-01-2014 Close date : 04-03-2014
This photographic exhibition remembers and acknowledges 'Mawson's Men', including those who lost their lives so far from home.
Open date : 13-12-2013 Close date : 23-02-2014
This exhibition recognises the history of a successful Australian company that grew from a strong Tasmanian base and whose lottery became a national institution.
Open date : 14-12-2013 Close date : 23-02-2014
This exhibition features work by Tasmanian artists Leigh Hobba and Michael Schlitz, and NSW artist Mark Shorter, and is a joint initiative of TMAG and Contemporary Art Tasmania to promote contemporary artists.