What’s on at The Moonah Arts Centre

Bett Gallery up coming exhibitions  Pat Bassington – photographer and Amber Koroluk-Stephenson – painter


Exhibitions far and near

Eszter Bornemisza @ Fuga Gallery, BudapestHungary

Commentary on Eszter’s exhibition

Despard Gallery is excited to announce the upcoming exhibition Abstraction, bringing together three leading women painters; Julienne Harris, Leah Thiessen and Anne Morrison. Enjoy the video and the online publication.

Handmark Gallery  VOTE for your favourite artwork online 10-27 July for your chance to WIN A NIGHT at Crowne Plaza, Hobart with $1,000 in prize money awarded to the ‘People’s Choice’ Winner.  

Other Galleries

Handmark’s Landscape Exhibition runs from July 10 – July 27  – plus an opportunity to win a very nice prize!

Bett Gallery is closed all July for renovation

Virtual Exhibitions

Narryna online exhibitions

Exquisite Kimonos at the V&A

The British Museum has followed the Smithsonian by releasing all of its images.

At Despard Gallery Sam Field video and exhibition

At Handmark Nick Glade-Wright virtual exhibition

And at Bett Gallery, phone the gallery to view the works of David Keeling

Virtual Exhibitions

Vision 2020 Gallery | Vision 2020 Textiles

Museum of Brisbane’s Easton Pearson Archive is the largest textile collection from a single Australian fashion house held by a museum.

Van Gogh to Frida Kahlo – 6 top virtual museum and gallery tours to check out on Google Arts & Culture

Gallery shows online

Embrace technology for virtual gallery exhibitions and art experiences

Artsy is exploring shows that have been impacted by art spaces going dark. Each week, we’re featuring five gallery exhibitions that you can access via Artsy, with insights from the artists. This week, we’re sharing a selection of fresh work by emerging artists from Miami to Vienna

The fine art of visiting so many galleries from home


If you are planning to visit any exhibitions in Hobart, it would be a good idea to phone ahead first to check they are open. Some are having viewings via prior booking, some are welcoming visitors with all the usual protocols of sanitiser etc, while some are closed.


Lots and lots to be inspired by and to inform your textile art practice!

INTO THE FOLD   Exhibition of pattern and textile design by the multicultural women Roz Wren, Nadia Rafaei and Rebecca Holmes have inspired and taught in Moonah – go see it! So much deliciousness! On now until March 28

The exhibition brings together creative women from our community to share their stories and explore the journey of belonging.

The fabric and artworks displayed are the outcome of a series of workshops and skill-sharing sessions facilitated by the Moonah Arts Centre over 6 months.

Glenorchy Open Art Exhibition    open until March 28

Our own Gina Fynearts Absence of Presence

It would be lovely if you can catch up with me at Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery- I am there for three days from 14-16 March or join me for a  a show and tell/Q&A session on 15 March at 2pm.  I hope you are able to see the exhibition at some time as it’s on for a few months.  Gina writes

Artists and Makers of the Huon

Despard Gallery Still Life continues Exhibiting artists include Lisa Garland, Lorraine Biggs, Wayne Brookes, Maggie Jeffries, Anthea Boden, Michael Nay, Lucia Usmiani, Pamela Bristow, Bill Yaxley,  Geoff Dyer, Dale Richards & Josh Foley..

Handmark at Evandale  Landscapes . various artists 8 March until 01 April (catalogue on website)

Adagio Peter Gouldthorpe

Handmark in Hobart Faridah Cameron — new paintings 13 to 30 March

I learnt to sew and knit at the same time as learning to read and write. So the thread-like way of applying paint comes naturally to me; it’s a kind of calligraphy. Thread is also a means of connection and of repair, and I like working with that metaphor.

“My work is abstract, and constructed with a threadlike application of paint that often resembles fabric,” Faridah explains. “They are a response to what happens, and I have long since abandoned any distinction between my life and my art.”

Faridah Cameron

Bett Gallery

Patrick Grieve Juncture Opening March 13


Get close up and personal and be inspired!

Fascinating World of Insects    6 – 9 March    

World of Insects flyer

Handmark  – Glover weekend in Evandale

At Despard Gallery – the opening of Still Life. Exhibiting artists include Lisa Garland, Lorraine Biggs, Wayne Brookes, Maggie Jeffries, Anthea Boden, Michael Nay, Lucia Usmiani, Pamela Bristow, Bill Yaxley,  Geoff Dyer, Dale Richards & Josh Foley..

Opening 5.30 pm Wednesday 4 March, everyone welcome


Long Gallery group exhibition, Raven, including one of our members, Cindy Watkins.

The Glover Prize Exhibition

Check out our 42 Glover Prize Finalists at the Falls Park Pavilion in Evandale from Saturday 7th – Sunday 15th March.

Admission cost: $10 at the door (includes catalogue)
Free entry for children 17 and under

Josh Foley at Despard

Handmark their newsletter  And John Lendis exhibition

Troy Ruffels at Bett Gallery, opening Friday 14 Feb 5.30pm