Friday, 2 September 2016

MAT calendar of events 2016

Florian Doru Crihana illustration linking decorative arts to architectural heritage

Join us

1 October
Investigating Significant Costumes: using significance to uncover the meaning and story of historic costumes
Presented by Kylie Winkworth
9.30am – 4.00pm

Registration required by 23 September
By phone:   03 6165 6666

Royal Society of Tasmania Room
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
19 Davey Street (enter via Custom House, Dunn Place)

12 October
MAT Committee Meeting
Annual General Meeting  
3.00pm – 4.30pm

Tour: 4.30pm – 6.00pm
Tricky Walsh's solo exhibition - Tiefenzeit.

An opportunity to hear the artist in conversation with CAT exhibition coordinator, Colin Langridge. Tiefenzeit is informed by the Tasmanian artist’s recent Australia Council residency in London. 

Contemporary Art Tasmania
Tasma Street, North Hobart 
16 November
MAT Committee Meeting: 3.00 – 4.30pm

Christmas Event and tour: 4.30 – 6.00pm
Tasmania Wool Centre by Debra Cadogan-Cooper, Manager

Tasmanian Wool Centre 48 Church Street

Notice of 2016 Annual General Meeting

Image: Tricky Walsh, Waveform Generator (The Oramics Machine), 2015, timber, optic fibres, modelling compound, paint
Museums Australia - Tasmania Members
are invited to attend the

2016 Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, 12 October 2016
3.00pm to 4.30pm
Contemporary Art Tasmania
27 Tasma Street, North Hobart

Light refreshments will be served

Following the meeting from 4.30-6pm, members are invited to hear Tricky Walsh in conversation with CAT exhibition coordinator, Colin Langridge speak about her work and her solo exhibition called Tiefenzeit

RSVP essential by Monday 3 October 2016
T 03 6323 3719
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About Tiefenzeit by TRICKY WALSH

Taking the continual present as a starting point I am examining ways of avoiding entropy through an expansive generation of parallel possibilities. Literally, of a world/worlds expanding in number if not in linear evolution.

This exhibition is the culmination of a three month residency in London undertaken last year, and the works within it express not only the subjects of my research, but the experience of being completely overwhelmed by the breadth and depth of its technological history. At some point it started to weave itself into a narrative which is possibly the easiest way my mind had of processing that amount of information into a coherent system. Whatever the cause, Tiefenzeit was born, and given more concrete form upon my return to Tasmania.

The paintings are a synthesis of abstract geometry and pattern with an inclusive graphic based narrative. Littered with various types of early code and graphic symbology,  the narrative attempts to progress with a preference on action, gesture and spatial relationships than through the written word. The sculptures include a series of deconstructed technological relics, amongst them a full scale reconfiguration of the Oramics Machine which (unlike its actual function) features in the narrative as a catalyst for the integration of the various terrestrial spheres.

Museums Australia Tasmania would like to acknowledge and thank Contemporary Art Tasmania for making this event possible.

Join the pack: call for nominations

This is your chance to nominate for a position on the Museums Australia Tasmania Committee. A lovely bunch who aren't terribly docile but very friendly and constructive. Or you could also nominate to be Top Cat. It's a very inclusive committee.


ELECTION for the COMMITTEE of MUSEUMS AUSTRALIA (Tasmania branch) will take place at the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 12 October 2016 at 3pm at Contemporary Art Tasmania, 27 Tasma Street, North Hobart.

Nominations are called for the following Committee positions:
 President
 Secretary
 Three general committee member positions

All nomination forms must be received by the Secretary, Museums Australia Tasmania, no less than seven days before the AGM i.e. 5pm, Monday 3 October 2016. Nominations can be delivered in person to the Queen Victoria Museum at 2 Invermay Road, Inveresk, in an envelope marked for the attention of Belinda Cotton, Secretary, Museums Australia Tasmania or emailed directly to or posted to: PO Box 2076, Launceston 7250.

Download the nomination form here.