Every part of Australia is, always was and always will be, Aboriginal land. As a community gathering-place, a festival of arts, cultural exchange and celebration and as a site for the sharing of ideas and stories, Ten Days on the Island pays respect to the palawa – original owners and cultural custodians - of all the lands and waters across lutruwita/Tasmania upon which our Festival takes place.

Hobart Current: Liberty

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Image: Jacob Leary, It Needs To Grow (mixed media), 2020

Who chooses freedom for whom, in what space and during what time?

Rosie Dennis, creative director of Hobart Current, has selected ten contemporary artists to help find the answer. Tasmanian artists Sinsa Mansell, Brigita Ozolins, James Newitt, Jacob Leary, Dexter Rosengrave and Nadege Philippe-Janon feature in this collection, which also spans interstate and international talent including Uncle Wes Marne, Suryo Herlambang, Jagath Dheerasekara and Sarah Jane Pell creating new works in the mediums of film, installation, performance and visual art.

The works commissioned for Liberty offer personal and vulnerable perspectives on the theme, challenging notions of agency and representation, surveillance and exile. Hobart Current is a major biennial program presented in partnership between the City of Hobart and TMAG, with Liberty its inaugural exhibition. The City of Hobart will host a series of activities in public places, strengthening our community’s idea of liberty.

Dates & Times

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Hobart CBD

12 MAR – 9 MAY
MON – SUN 10AM – 4PM

Venue Details

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Hobart CBD

Dunn Pl, nipaluna/Hobart

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