Contact Fiona Fraser
Program Officer - Carnegie Gallery
Phone (03)6238 2778
Fax (03) 6234 2124
Or mail Hobart City Council GPO Box 503, Hobart 7001.
The Carnegie Gallery is located at 16 Argyle Street, Hobart Tasmania.
The Carnegie Gallery is open from 10.00am to 5.00pm, 7 days a week during exhibitions, with the exception of Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Christmas Day.
Entry to the Carnegie Gallery is free.
The Carnegie Gallery, owned and operated by the Hobart City Council, presents an annual program of contemporary art exhibitions.
The Carnegie building was built between 1904 and 1906 as the Tasmanian Public Library. The Scottish-American benefactor, Andrew Carnegie, who funded over 2,500 public libraries throughout the world, financed its construction. The building was designed by Hobart architects Alan Cameron Walker and Douglas Salier, whose classical design won a public competition.
Aims and Objectives
The Carnegie Gallery seeks to complement the programming of other public and private galleries in Hobart, provide opportunities for active partnerships with other arts organisations and show exhibitions that may not otherwise be exhibited in Tasmania.
The Carnegie Gallery supports contemporary art, craft and design, Aboriginal cultural practice and cultural diversity, celebrates the City's unique natural, built, cultural and social heritage.
Terms of Reference
The Terms of Reference for the Carnegie Gallery are that it will present a public program of exhibitions which:
- showcases contemporary Tasmanian art, craft and design
- facilitates opportunities for professional Tasmanian artists, designers and curators to exhibit within the national context
- celebrates cultural diversity and supports Aboriginal arts practice
- includes exhibitions that relate to Hobart’s heritage and natural and built environment
- reflects community concerns and issues
- provides a venue for travelling exhibitions that would otherwise not be available to the Hobart community;
- facilitates projects and exhibitions in partnership with other areas of Council
- supports partnership opportunities with other arts organisations
- complements and is supportive of the City’s other commercial and non-commercial galleries
- facilitates opportunities for older and younger artists, craftspeople, designers, curators and audiences to participate in the Carnegie Gallery program