We zipped into the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery last week to check their latest exhibitions.

We only had a few minutes to spare between a visit to the Lark Distillery and lunch at Fish Frenzy on Hobart’s waterfront.

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Media Release
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As usual we will have to go back and make a more leisurely visit, but thought you might like to know what was happening so you could plan a visit yourselves.

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Focus

I’ve written an article about the Tasmanian Museum before, so this time I’ll focus on some of the exhibits in the Art Gallery section.

Essence – Australian Prints and Drawings

The following is quoted from the introductory panel in the art gallery…

Essence: Australian prints and drawings

The exhibition ESSENCE has been created to reveal a selection of the diverse range of drawings and prints collected by the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.  It draws on examples of work from the late 1980s to 2005.

The exhibition focuses on the way in which artists use line and tone to extract and convey the essence of their subject matter.  Items also provide an insight into the broad range of materials and methods used by artists.  Certain works feature traditional methods of printmaking – etching, drypoint, woodcut, and lithography; while others demonstrate a range of conventional drawing materials including pencil, pastel, watercolour, oil stick and ink…

C20 – 100 years of Australian Art from the TMAG collection

You can read more about the C20 exhibit at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery website.

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