Hobart Current

Hobart Current

MY VOICE, 2021, Brigita Ozolins. A public artwork commissioned for Hobart Current 2021. Photo credit: Andrew Wilson Photography

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.

Hobart Current website

This major biennial program showcases contemporary artists working across different media, which may include music, performance, film, design, visual art and literature.

A Creative Director is appointed for a two-year cycle. They set the theme and select ten artists to participate, each of whom will be commissioned to create a new work for the exhibition. At least six of the ten chosen will be artists who identify as Tasmanian.

New Creative Director announced

Chris Twite

Chris Twite. Photo credit: Teresa Tan

The City of Hobart and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) are now embarking on the second Hobart Current program. Following a national recruitment process, Chris Twite has been selected as the Creative Director for Hobart Current in 2023. Chris' theme for the program is Epoch.

Chris has programmed and produced for organisations such as the Falls Festival, Sydney Festival, Brisbane Festival and the Sydney Opera House, helping to cultivate new art and ideas in cities around the country.

For full details about the Hobart Current Program visit the Hobart Current website.

Artist EOIs now closed

Thank you to those that submitted applications for Hobart Current: Epoch, we had a tremendous response to the callout out and Chris Twite, the Creative Director is now reviewing all the submissions. Artists will be notified in April as to the outcome of their application.

Ten artists will be commissioned as part of Epoch. The final works will be installed in TMAG and sites specifically in Hobart in March 2023.

For more information visit the Hobart Current website.