Keep creative and engaged

Keep creative and engaged

There is plenty of creativity happening in and around Hobart. Come into town with your friends and family to visit markets, listen to music and so much more - there is something for everyone to enjoy. Just remember to do the COVID safety thing whilst you are out and about.

Visit the City’s current event listing for a wide range of activities to get involved in.

Upcoming events

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Take a look at the Creative Hobart brochure - Summer 2022(PDF, 454KB) for this season's happenings.

Local cultural activities in Hobart

If you are looking for a safe, solo arts experience, why not take a tour of the City's public art works when you are next exercising? Or perhaps you can make your own public art tour in your local neighbourhood by starting a local competition for garden art, scarecrows or fancy letterboxes?

If you are keen to attend physical arts events, see all the amazing options below


For more listings and information visit Discover Tasmania.

Exhibitions and Art Galleries

For more listings and information visit the Tasmanian Arts Guide.


For the very latest information pick-up a Warp magazine or Hobart Gig Guide.

Online arts and cultural activities

For those members of our community needing to isolate or reduce their public engagement, it's still important to stay connected. Creativity can be a great distraction!

We invite you to turn the current challenges into an opportunity to get creative and connect with creative activities around you. Why not learn an instrument, take some time to draw or paint, or simply read a book? There are creative and fun activities for everyone, no matter your age or stage; it's just a matter of finding something that brings you joy.

There are some great local cultural activities online to take a look at:

Sci Art Walks: A series of audio-escapes featuring fascinating talks by Tasmanian scientists and artists, with music composed by Tasmanian musicians. Each episode is paired with a suggested walking location in lutruwita/Tasmania, but you can listen from anywhere in the world. (Please note: Sci Art Walks is best enjoyed with fresh air.)

Below are some other activities from around the world that we thought you might like:

Spread stories, not the virus: Stories of global solidarity. The stories shared on this platform not only inform, expose and educate us about alternative and inspiring actions and practices; they promote solutions for resilience and recovery.

The Louvre virtual tour: Visit the museum's exhibition rooms and galleries, contemplate the façades of the Louvre on a virtual tour and enjoy the view.

The British Museum Virtual: Located in the heart of London, the British Museum Virtual allows visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies online.

Kids Think Design: A collaborative design project for kids, exploring careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, book design, product design, film and theatre, architecture, animation, and environmental design.

GoNoodle - Movement and mindfulness: Movement Powers Change. Engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.

Metropolitan Museum of Art - MetKids: A wonderful detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art made by kids for kids.

Virtual Musical Instruments: Learning and creating music by using your keyboard and mouse control as the interface. Instruments include the guitar, piano, pan flute, drums and bongos.

Songs for Teaching: Using music to promote learning for pre-school children.

Children's Books: Books by a big list of authors being read online with activities.

PechaKucha CREATE: A PechaKucha presentation on a new platform, where anyone can upload 20 images with voice and share online through desktop, tablet or smartphone. Every PechaKucha INSPIRE presentation is uploaded onto with hashtags #pechakuchaINSPIRE or #covid20x20, then added to a vast archive of presentations on crises-responding efforts that anybody can reference as a social resource in future times of need. #pechakuchaINSPIRE #covid20x20

World Museums: Learn about what museums around the world are offering virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic by following the hashtag #MuseumFromHome.

Arts organisations

Keep an eye on these organisations for the latest creative news.

Arts Hub: Digital art guide to beat coronavirus closures, including virtual exhibitions, livestreamed concerts and online art auctions. This is the guide to how art is going digital in the age of COVID-19.

Arts Tasmania: Tasmanian Government page with updates on support and funding available for artists and groups.