Acts of Exposure


Some innovative contemporary art is now on show at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) as part of new exhibition Acts of Exposure

Acts of Exposure is the seventh partnership exhibition between TMAG and Contemporary Art Tasmania to be held at the museum since 2004, and the first to be on show since the spectacular reopening in March 2013.

“The exhibition features the work of three exciting contemporary artists: Tasmanians Michael Schlitz and Leigh Hobba, and Mark Shorter from New South Wales,” TMAG Director Bleathman said.

“Each artist uses the landscape as a stage to enact performance or narrative-driven works of art, and they draw from past, epic voyages to connect with their contemporary world.

“We are pleased to be once again partnering with Contemporary Art Tasmania to celebrate the work of these innovative artists.”


Acts of Exposure is a contemporary take on romanticism and the artistic tradition of the body in space, and brings together artists for whom landscape is deeply subjective and whose works are guided by an ongoing personal 'quest'.

The fiction created by Schlitz and Hobba is partly autobiographical, while for Shorter it manifests through his alter ego Schleimgurgeln.

Visitors, please be aware that this exhibition includes nudity.

Acts of Exposure is on show from 14 December 2013 – 23 February 2014 


Image captions:

(top) Mark Shorter, Song for Glover, 2012, video still (Photo: Jürgen Kerkovius)

(middle) Leigh Hobba, Sailing to Samoa, 2013, video detail

(bottom) Michael Schlitz, Explorers Dream, 2006, relief woodblock print on Japanese Kozo paper