Hobart Current

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Hobart Current is an innovative long-term partnership between the City of Hobart and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, which replaces the 27-year-old City of Hobart Art Prize.

It is a major biennial program that will nurture and showcase contemporary artists working across different media, which may include visual art, performance, music, film, design, and literature.

2023 Creative Director EOI

The City of Hobart and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) are now embarking on the second Hobart Current program.

We are currently seeking EOI's for a Creative Director for Hobart Current 2023: a creative program that aims to nurture and showcase Tasmania's most innovative creatives alongside their national peers. To learn more about this opportunity please visit the Arts Hub.

Hobart Current 2023 Creative Director EOI application(DOCX, 39KB)

For further information please contact Jane Stewart, TMAG Principal Curator (Art): 03 6165 7019 or jane.stewart@tmag.tas.gov.au

For full details about the Hobart Current Program go to the Hobart Current website.

2021 program

Ten artists have been selected for the 2021 Hobart Current program: Brigita Ozolins (Tasmania), Dexter Rosengrave (Tasmania), Jacob Leary (Tasmania), James Newitt (Tasmania), Sinsa Mansell (Tasmania), Nadege Philippe-Janon (Tasmania), Jagath Dheerasekara (NSW), Sarah-Jane Pell (Vic), Suryo Herlambang (Indonesia), and Uncle Wes Marne (NSW).

The artists were chosen by the inaugural Hobart Current Creative Director, Rosie Dennis, following an extensive Expression of Interest process. Ms Dennis will now work closely with the artists to develop their works in line with the chosen theme Liberty: from Here to Here.

The artists may be working across any art form, including visual art, design, screen and digital arts, literature, music, theatre, sound, live art and installation. The final works will be installed at TMAG and sites specifically in Hobart.

Full details can be found on the Hobart Current website.

Hobart Current Liberty Public Program(PDF, 724KB)