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Arts partners

Adam Walker Studio

Adam Walker Studio (AWS) is a digital production business founded by Adam Walker in 2001.

The studio delivers high quality professional services while creating a supportive work environment for Tasmanian digital artists. AWS delivers content to a client based across the globe, in markets ranging from mobile content to visual effects and animation. In recent years, AWS has numerously been recognised internationally for the calibre of their work. On a personal level, Adam Walker has been recognised as an innovator in his field, and an advocate for the continuing development of the film industry in Tasmania.

Contact name Adam Walker
Phone 03 6224 6800
Email adam@adamwalkefilm.com
Website www.awshub.com

Arts Tasmania

Arts Tasmania is the government agency responsible for policy, planning and investment in arts and culture in Tasmania. Its focus is developing and investing in professional arts practice and cultural heritage for the benefit of all Tasmanians.

At a time when the arts are increasingly being recognised for their economic as well as their cultural and social contribution to the development of the state, Arts Tasmania is responsible for policy, planning, strategic development and investment in the arts. It provides leadership, advice and advocacy for the arts in Government policy. Its vision is a robust, diverse, vibrant arts sector in Tasmania which is valued by Tasmanians and which is nationally and internationally recognised.

Arts Tasmania:

  • offers a range of investment programs for individual artists, arts organisations and small museums and collections
  • supports industry development initiatives and professional development
  • undertakes capacity building, advocacy and promotion
  • and contributes to supporting the growth of the cultural industries.

arts@work, Arts Tasmania's industry development arm, assists to facilitate much of this through strategic initiatives and a range of programs including:

  • the Tasmanian Government Art Site Scheme, the state public art program
  • the COLLECT Art Purchase Scheme, providing 12 month interest free loans to buy Tasmanian art
  • ARTBIKES, a free bike borrowing service in Hobart and Launceston
  • a targeted professional development program
  • and through 146 ArtSpace, our public gallery, and 146 ArtStudios, supporting five artists's studios.

Contact name Katherine Hough
Phone 03 6165 6666
Email arts.tasmania@arts.tas.gov.au
Website www.arts.tas.gov.au

Australian Wooden Boat Festival, Inc

Presenters of the biennial MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival. This is the largest wooden boat festival in the Southern Hemisphere, attracting more than 500 wooden boats and 200,000 visitors to Hobart.

A not-for-profit organisation, AWBF Inc. produces the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival and other community events. Calling on the skills of 25 specialist project leaders and 400 volunteers, AWBF delivers large scale public events with a high degree of professionalism and safety.

Contact name Paul Cullen
Phone 03 6223 3375
Email manager@australianwoodenboatfestival.com.au
Website www.australianwoodenboatfestival.com.au

Bag Bakery

Tasmanian made vintage-inspired handbags and purses.

Contact name Sarah Beardshall
Phone 0419 256 215
Email sarah@bagbakery.com
Website www.bagbakery.com

Beatties Digital Studio

Believed to be the oldest photographic business in Australia. Beatties Studio presents quality images of Tasmania's past.

Contact name John Stephenson
Phone 03 6265 8810
Email info@beattiesstudio.com
Website www.beattiesstudio.com


Benni is a range of limited edition items inspired by the marine environment. Unique underwater images applied to bags, clothing and accessories. Hand made in Hobart.

Taking a closer look at marine plants and animals reveals beautiful patterns, textures and colors only seen by the keen eye and revealed by macro photography.

I have been scuba diving and taking underwater photos for many years, a passion of mine that has no sign of waning...and one of my first jobs was as a dressmaker and I have always enjoyed making and designing things.

......so I have decided to combine these interests to create my range 'Benni'

Each photograph was taken by me while scuba diving - many of these are from Tasmania, others from Indonesia and the Pacific Islands, the images are then printed to fabric. I design the items with practicality in mind, match the fabric to the image make them myself in Hobart.

I am working on a new bag design, and classic clothing styles - these will soon be added to the collection.

Contact name Benni
Phone 0407 338 030
Email marinedesignsbenni@gmail.com
Website www.marinedesignsbenni.com


Arts & Craft shop and classes.

The purpose of the shop opening is to support local artists and craft persons. By holding classes and personal development courses, the aim is to enhance community spirit in the area by encouraging individuals to find their own way of expressing their inner creative self.

Contact name Rachel Bonney
Phone 0409 718 622
Email Bonneybird3@gmail.com
Website www.Bonneybird.com.au

Cabin Fever

I am a woodworker, sewer and maker, inspired by my life in my beach cabin at Dolphin Sands on the East Coast of Tasmania.

My products include Huon Pine food boards, shaped as apples and pears, each a one off design as the wood informs each unique shape. I work part time for Lisa and Steve Kingston, farmer florist and heritage apple tree growers and am inspired by their sustainable rural home and environs.
My mother was a painter and she has given me her old canvasses which I stitch into bags. Again the materials guide the design and no two are the same.
I currently sell my wares at the Evandale and Salamanca Markets and am also exploring the possibility of an open studio for visitors to Tasmania.

Contact name Melissa Austwick
Phone 0437 331 193
Email melissa.austwick@gmail.com

Campo de Flori

Campo de Flori is a 52 acre sustainable boutique farm business high in the mountains of the Huon Valley.

This farm was carved out of the bush in 2010 by David Peck and Lisa Britzman. They grow and produce extra virgin olive oil, table olives, several varieties of lavender, purple garlic, raspberries, blueberries and extra category 1 grade saffron. They built an Alan Scott design wood fired oven and pottery studio on the property.

Crops were selected and planted to have produce in the different seasons on the farm. Lavender, berries and garlic are harvested in the summer, saffron in autumn, and olives in late autumn to winter.

The ethos of Campo de Flori is to be self-sufficient while maintaining a balance ecosystem on the property. Sustainable uses of resources are considered as well as implementing biological farming techniques on the farm. This form of sustainable farming practice not only benefits the environment but delivers top quality farm produce.

Lisa maintains a pottery practice on the farm and sells her ceramic art in several galleries in Hobart, the Cradle Mt. Lodge and online. David enjoys filling the air with the aroma of his fresh baked breads, which pop up at local markets.

Their lavender is used in products created on the farm and sold through the Salamanca Market, the Huon Visitor Centre, and galleries in Hobart. Other farm products can be found at their open farm gate and studio days throughout the year.

Contact name David Peck & Lisa Britzman
Phone 03 6266 6370
Email Lisa@campodeflori.com.au
Website www.Campodeflori.com.au

Cards by Artist Grant Lennox

Grant Lennox produces cards of his artwork covering Tasmanian birds, animals and historic places which are sold in many Tasmanian tourism outlets.

Grant Lennox produces a range of 50 cards of his artwork featuring Tasmanian birds (predominantly wrens, robins and magpies), animals (Tasmanian devil) and historic landmarks including Richmond Bridge, Woolmers Estate, and Parliament House Tasmania. All the cards carry details on the reverse covering the bird, animal of historic landmark.
Many prime tourist outlets stock these cards including Wrest Point, Henry Jones, Lime Gallery Salamanca, Port Arthur Lavender farm, Bangor, Reliquaire, Design In Tasmania, Burnie Regional Gallery, Josef Chromy and Home Hill wineries, Tarraleah Village, Woolmers Estate, Glen Clyde Gallery (Hamilton), Saddlers Court (Richmond), Red Feather Inn and Makers Workshop.

Contact name Grant Lennox
Phone 0418 123 922
Email grant.lennox@bigpond.com

Creative Paper Tasmania/Makers’ Workshop

The largest handmade papermaking mill in Australia, the Creative Paper Mill in Tasmania’s north-west specialises in prestige paper products for a wide range of uses.

Natural fibres such as flax and hemp are used, along with recycled materials, such as cotton threads, denim jeans and office waste. The Body Shop, Australian Geographic shops, museums and arts galleries display papers and paper products from the mill, including its trademark Roo Poo Paper.

Contact name Russell Steers
Phone 03 6430 5831
Website www.creativepapertas.com.au

Design Tasmania

Design Tasmania is a not-for-profit organisation with a vision for a successful Tasmania where 'Design makes the Difference' to enterprises, the community, and individuals.

Design Tasmania operates from the Gary Cleveland Galleries in Launceston as a state-wide organisation to inform, educate, and expose the public, designers, and opinion leaders to the best in design and design thinking. It houses five beautiful interconnected gallery spaces and adjoins Price Hall which is home to our Retail Store.

Design Tasmania's vision is to engage and enable the Tasmanian design community. Design Tasmania exhibits, promotes, and provides mentoring support for Tasmanian designers and craftspeople.

We lead a vibrant and engaged design community connected to contemporary issues such as resources and material, skills, and industry. We encourage tacit benefits for the success and career sustainability of individuals in the design and wider Tasmanian community.

Design Tasmania is positioned to further promote Tasmania as a dynamic leader in the Australian design landscape through commitment to collaboration, innovation, and meaningful action at a state, national, and international level. This is articulated through the presentation of our seasonal exhibitions, design development programs, forums and talks, awards, workshops, the Design Tasmania Wood Collection, place-based camping retreats as professional career enhancements, the retail environment, participation in festivals, and presentation of events.

Our legacy is a state-wide craft and design awareness and expertise, based on research and advocacy within a context of international best practice.

Contact name Karina Clarke
Phone 03 6331 5506
Email karina@designtasmania.com.au
Website designtasmania.com.au

Eloise Emmett

Chef, Cookbook Author, Photographer, stylist, recipe writer, recipe & photography website, online store of Tasmania food products, books and kitchen ware.

eloiseemmett.com Cooking, writing, styling and photographing food in Tasmania with Tasmanian produce, over 150 recipes. Online store of Tasmanian Produced cookbooks and Tasmanian products and gifts.

Contact name Eloise Emmett
Phone 0416 220 505
Email info@eloiseemmett.com
Website www.eloiseemmett.com

Emily Snadden Design

Contemporary manufacturing jeweller, Emily Snadden works from her studio in Salamanca Arts Centre, in Salamanca Place, Hobart.

Her internationally acclaimed work is inspired by the local environment and reflects a love of Tasmania’s natural flora, architecture and uniqueness. “As a jeweller I am driven by the process of design and manufacturing my practice evolves from a process of specimen collecting in the bush to photographing and sketching prior to creation. My work is a reflection of my personal connection to Tasmania and a love for our unique landscape and flora; I hope to capture intricate and delicate details and textures within the Tasmanian landscape.”

Emily trained in the Jewellers Association accredited BA (Jewellery) degree at CSU in Wagga Wagga in 2006 and completed her Masters (Jewellery Design and Production) in 2009. She holds a BFA (Honours) from the University of Tasmania and is a member of the Jeweller’s Association of Australia and fellow of the Gold and Silversmith's Guild of Australia. In 2010 she was awarded the prestigious Jewellers Association of Australia Jeweller of the Year award for her piece Precious Limb Bangle. This piece was subsequently awarded a Merit award at the International Jewellery Design Excellence Awards in Hong Kong in 2011. Emily was the first Australian jeweller to be recognised at these awards. Emily’s works are hand crafted with passion and attention to detail. Her contemporary production range includes earrings, rings, neckpieces, brooches, bangles, lapel pins and cufflinks.

All of Emily's works are manufactured in precious metals and incorporate natural gemstones. She is also available for commissions and specialises in bespoke heirloom pieces including bridal jewellery re-modelling and repairs.

Contact name Emily Snadden
Phone 0409 801 270
Email emilysnadden@gmail.com
Website www.emilysnadden.com

Events Tasmania

Events Tasmania is a government body and part of the Department of State Growth.

Events Tasmania provides grant funding, advice, training and educational resources to assist in the creation, staging, promotion and operation of events in Tasmania. 

Events Tasmania 

  • provides grants to private business, clubs, associations and community groups.
  • provides one-on-one advice, guidance, consultation and skill building services to event organisers and promoters.
  • offers workshops and coaching programs tailored to the events sector as well as information about event specific training opportunities being offered in Tasmania

Contact name Adam Sproule
Phone 03 6165 5022
Email info@eventstasmania.com
Website www.eventstasmania.com

Everything Everything

Everything Everything is a creative consultancy specialising in still photography, film, websites and branding.

Everything Everything is a creative consultancy specialising in still photography, film, websites and branding. Owner Andrew Wilson has over 20 years in the industry, starting out his career as a Producer for Advertising Agency Ogilvy and Mather, Mazengarb in 1995.

Andrew has produced work for brands such as J.Boag and Son, Cascade Brewery, Hydro, Aurora, MBF, Blundstones, Salvation Army, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Islington, Smolt Restaurant, Gambling Support Program, Zimmah Coffee, MS Society, Hobart City Council and various government departments and agencies.

Andrew has also worked for American, British, Canadian, Asian, New Zealand and mainland Australian production companies on TVC, documentary and feature film productions. In 2012 Andrew founded Parliament Co-Working (http://parliamentcoworking.com/) at the Gibson City Flour Mill Building and in 2013 released his first printed publication Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania (http://oldseadogs.com.au/).

Contact name Andrew Wilson
Phone 0418 568 086
Email hello@everythingeverything.com.au
Website everythingeverything.com.au

Festival of Golden Words Inc

Festival of Golden Words Inc is an all-volunteer Tasmanian organisation which organises the biennial Tamar Valley Writers Festival.

Festival of Golden Words Inc launched the inaugural Festival of Golden Words, Tasmania's biggest writers festival, in 2014. It ran to packed house in the Tamar Valley town of Beaconsfield, attracted some of Australia's finest writers and received wide community support and acclaim. The second festival, renamed the Tamar Valley Writers Festival, will be from March 18-20, 2016 and already the list of invited writers is impressive -- Phillip Adams, Don Watson, William McInnes, Sophie Laguna, Michael Robotham, Gideon Haigh, Julian Burnside, David Hill among them.

The festival is backed by the West Tamar Council and the Tasmanian Government, key corporate backers including the Brown Brothers wine conglomerate, and local businesses. Tourism Northern Tasmania regards the festival as a signature event for the region.

Contact name John Farrar
Phone 0427 743 419
Email info@tamarvalleywritersfestival.com.au
Website www.tamarvalleywritersfestival.com.au


Festivale, one of Tasmania's premier summer events, is a three day celebration, designed to showcase the very best of Tasmanian food, wine, beer, arts and entertainment.

Staged in Launceston’s historic and picturesque City Park the ambiance of the outdoor event is unique. Festivale is an annual event, attracting around 35 thousand patrons, and is held on the second weekend of February.

Originally established in 1988 as a multi-cultural street party, it has transformed itself into an iconic Tasmanian event, drawing people together to celebrate what Tasmania has to offer the world. Festivale’s ability to present the best Tasmanian produce, cool climate wines, beers and entertainment in a historically and culturally significant outdoor location on the fringe of the city rates it as one of the best and food wine festivals in Australia.

Under historic elm trees, family and friends can relax in the wide open space of Launceston’s City Park. Tasmania is renowned for its world-class cool climate wines, beers and produce. Festivale provides an opportunity to ‘taste’ and experience the best of what Tasmania has to offer.

Contact name Meagan Bennett
Phone 03 6334 9990
Email eventmanager@festivale.com.au
Website www.festivale.com.au


J.C.P.L. is the publisher of Tasmania to the Letter, an entertaining and occasionally quirky grab-bag of information about the State of Islands.

The company also provides journalistic and public relations services to selected clients.

Contact name Mike Jenkinson
Phone 03 6248 6672
Email mjenk40@bigpond.net.au

Joanna Gair Paper

Tasmanian handmade paper studio, specialising in Tasmanian botanical and recycled textile papers

Handmade in Tasmania by artisan papermaker Joanna Gair (of Roo Poo Paper fame) this tiny, eco friendly paper mill specialises in papers made from Tasmanian plant fibres blended with recycled cotton.*

Using first century techniques and traditional equipment, each sheet of paper is made entirely by hand with the utmost dedication to environmental practices. Offering a core range of wholesale greeting cards and fine art prints, as well as specialty corporate ranges such as Whisky Paper for Lark's distillery and Beer Paper for Boags Brewery. Joanna also makes bespoke paper products, and includes Tetsuya Wakuda, Sean Connery and as clients.

*Recycled cotton sourced and processed by Vincent Industries, an Australian Disability Enterprise.

Contact name Joanna Gair
Phone 0405 742 174
Email info@joannagairpaper.com
Website www.joannagairpaper.com

Junction Arts Festival

Junction Arts Festival is an annual multi-arts festival featuring five days and nights of playful, interactive and ambitious contemporary art, music and performance from leading local, national and international artists.

The spaces and streets of Launceston are transformed with site-specific live performance, theatre, visual and media arts, literature, music and dance with a focus on presenting participatory works that invite audiences to become active participants and collaborators.

Junction Arts Festival continues to grow at an incredible pace and as the only major event in winter in Launceston, the Festival has offered a world-class, unique Festival that is free and exciting for Launceston and Tasmania. It increases the liveability of the city for locals and visitors alike and makes a strong economic impact.

Our research indicates that 100 per cent of our surveyed audience believes Junction contributes to the liveliness of Launceston, and 95 per cent intend to return for the 2014 Festival. In less than three years we have created a one-of-a-kind event in Tasmania, and we look forward to bringing more extraordinary experiences to audiences in Launceston in 2014.

Contact name Alison Wilkes
Phone 0422 937 298
Email alison@junctionartsfestival.com.au

Kieran Bradley Design

Kieran Bradley Design provides creative consultancy, developing elegant, tailored design for print and digital application. The studio produces visual communication solutions across print, identity, web and signage with an approach which embraces simplicity.

Contact name Kieran Bradley
Phone 0419 354 978
Email kieran@workhorse.net.au
Website www.workhorse.net.au

King Island Brand Management Group

King Island Brand Management Group is a Special Committee of King Island Council, comprised of local representatives. The group aims to champion the values of King Island Brand and ensure continued community support.

Activities will build on the strengths of established perceptions of King Island through the quality and promotion of its dairy, beef, seafood, rainwater products and tourism while ensuring any of these established perceptions are not compromised through implementing Brand King Island.

Products registered for use of King Island Brand logo: King Island Tourism Inc. and King Island Seafood

Contact name Jennifer Thorn
Phone 03 6462 1177
Email kicouncil@kingisland.tas.gov.au
Website www.kingisland.gov.au

Leaning Church Vineyard

For a fresh, funky and fun approach to wine, whisky and food, the multi-award-winning Leaning Church Vineyard - featuring food by international chef John T. Bailey - guarantees a memorable experience every time!

The multi-award-winning Leaning Church Vineyard offers a fresh, funky and fun approach to wine, whisky and food tastings. The 27-year-old vineyard is located in a spectacular natural amphitheatre at Lalla at the foothills of Mt Arthur in Tasmania’s stunning North East (only 20 minutes from Launceston).

Owners Sarah and Mark Hirst have teamed with internationally-trained chef John T. Bailey to bring a new food focus to their cellardoor and function facilities.

From pan-seared Bass Strait scallops matched to the Leaning Church Vineyard 2012 Chardonnay to the BBQ’d quail matched to the Leaning Church Vineyard 2013 Pinot Noir to the Midlands venison cooked three ways matched to the Leaning Church Vineyard 2011 Pinot Noir or the Japanese Tasting Plate matched to the Leaning Church Vineyard 2015 Sauvignon Blanc – each seasonal and regional menu is a true treat!

Taste award-winning wines, sample single malt whisky, graze on produce platters and relax with John T. Bailey’s fabulous food while admiring the view over lily-covered lakes and endless rows of vines. And don’t forget to tour the historic “leaning” church set in beautifully landscaped grounds.

Contact name Mark Hirst
Phone 03 6395 4447
Email cellardoor@leaningchurch.com.au
Website www.leaningchurch.com.au

Liminal Graphics

Visual communications and reflections of identity and personality across the graphic design spectrum – print, identity, digital, environment and interactive.

Liminal Graphics is part of Liminal Studio which is an international multi-disciplinary design practice integrating architecture with parallel disciplines such as graphic design, art, objects, writing and performance.

Contact name Tracey Allen
Phone 03 6231 0166
Email contact@liminalgraphics.com.au
Website www.liminalstudio.com.au

Metal Urges Fine Jewellery & Diamonds

Proudly Tasmanian design based manufacturing jewellery business.

Winner of four national jewellery design competitions, Metal Urges Fine Jewellery is perfectly positioned to design, create and supply diamonds and gems beyond your wildest dreams!

Contact name Chris Hood
Phone 03 6234 4995
Email chris@metalurges.com.au
Website www.metalurges.com.au

Northern Tasmania Development

NTD advances the interests and development of Northern Tasmania by facilitating and co-ordinating worthy economic and community initiatives, in conjunction with our eight northern shareholder Councils.

The Northern Tasmania projects of NTD are based around strategic planning, regional land-use planning, regional transport and infrastructure planning, and local government resource sharing initiatives. These projects allow us to work within the community and the region to develop and grow Northern Tasmania.

As projects are identified, NTD develops these projects to reflect the best outcomes for the community and the northern region.

We offer intelligence on developments within the area, and act as a springboard to further information for businesses wishing to invest. We also manage a number of projects which are either funded by our shareholder Councils, or by State and/or Federal Governments.

Contact name Derek Le Marchant
Phone 03 6380 6800
Email admin@northerntasmania.org.au
Website www.northerntasmania.org.au

Pics and Pixels Pty Ltd

Photographer, videomaker, skilled drone operator, expert in digital strategies and in marketing communication.

• expert in digital strategies and in marketing communication (more than 20 years): strategic business positioning, social media, web advertising, web usability
• creation, development and management of corporate websites, portals, e-commerce, business to business and business to consumer solutions, expert in wordpress.com platform
• brand image / corporate identity: business cards, folded flyers, posters, banners, display
items, packagings, magazines, books, catalogues and interior decoration.
• experienced photographer (more than 30 years):
➡ corporate: industrial branding photography, architecture, portraits, landscape, interior, panoramic images 180° / 360° / 540°
➡ advertising: beauty, fashion, editorial, commercial, product, food and beverage
➡ performing arts: actor headshot, model portfolio, dancers portfolio
➡ personal: portrait, classic, glamour, fashion, themed, beauty, family, children, maternity, personal photographer
• experienced video maker: virtual reality, corporate, commercial, personal video maker
• skilled drone operator to take aerial shot
• Google Business Photographer

Contact name Giulio Giampellegrini
Phone 03 6108 9096
Email giulio.giampellegrini@gmail.com
Website picsandpixels.com.au

Pieter Zaadstra Art Studios

Home studio and gallery of renowned portrait and landscape artist Pieter Zaadstra. Commissioning artist for heirloom and corporate portraits. Published art books and magazines (8)

Pieter Zaadstra began his artistic life in the Ateliers of the Netherlands. He is one of the last to study the traditions and techniques of impessionist School of Den Hague in the working environment. He won his first national art prize at the age of 10 years. On migration to Australia he continued under his artist father's tutelage. He made a name for himself at a young age, with commissions starting from his teenage years. He has painted the portraits of many high profile sitters including trucking magnate Alan Scott, Geoffrey Nicholson QC and former SA governor and Nobel Laureate Sir Mark Oliphant. Pieter specialises in challenging art projects that others find too hard. He has published six books of art and two art magazines (the first in a series of 8). He also runs weekend and periodical art workshops for practising artists.

Contact name Pieter Zaadstra
Phone 0429 437 245
Email tanyajo@zaadstra.com.au
Website www.zaadstra.com.au

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery at Inveresk

Launceston's Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery has gained a national profile for its collections of Australian colonial art, contemporary craft and design, the convict collection and Tasmanian natural history.

Special features include a Chinese temple (from the 1880s tin-mining era, when thousands of Chinese migrants settled in Tasmania’s north-east), a planetarium and now, the interpretation of one of Tasmania’s most intact 19th century industrial environments, the Launceston Railway Workshops.

The contemporary purpose-built site at Inveresk houses a blacksmiths shop – a snapshot of industrial history preserved and intact for contemporary reflections, Tasmanian aboriginal art and a significant colonial collection.

Contact name Richard Mulvaney
Phone 03 6323 3777
Email richard.mulvaney@qvmag.tas.gov.au
Website www.qvmag.tas.gov.au

RebeccA’s Studio Gallery

In Sheeps Clothing: Artisan Handmade Wearable Natural Fibre Clothing incorporating Tasmanian Sheep, Alpaca and Mohair Fleece.

Contact name RebeccA Kissling
Phone 0421 544 328
Email info@rebeccas.com.au
Website www.rebeccas.com.au

Rizzolo Guitar Company

Rizzolo Guitars uses Tasmania's unique timbers to produce hand-crafted musical instruments that can be customised to fit individual requirements.

Contact name Gary Rizzolo
Phone 03 6233 7809
Email sales@RizzoloGuitars.com
Website www.rizzologuitars.com

Rob Blakers-Wilderness Photo

Rob Blakers-Wilderness Photo offers Tasmanian photography and images, primarily of the natural environment.

Contact name Rob Blakers
Phone 0427 232 539
Email rblakers@ozemail.com.au
Website www.robblakers.com

Salamanca Arts Centre

Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC), a microcosm of Tasmania's bustling cultural scene,  is housed in heritage sandstone warehouses on Hobart's Sullivans Cove.  

SAC brings together galleries, theatre, live music, contemporary design, food, drink and a host of Tasmanian arts organisations, creative industries and individual practicing artists. Visitors rub shoulders with painters, performers, makers and writers. Tasmania's past meets its vibrant present and international names share creative space with emerging Tasmanian artists.

SAC's coterie of specialist, independent retailers is open seven days a week, offering an eclectic range of locally designed and made clothing, art, craft, jewellery and furniture. Salamanca's iconic Saturday markets are nearby, as is the European-style dining and retail precinct of Salamanca Place.

A cornerstone of Tasmania's arts community, SAC is not merely a home for arts, craft and design; its mission is to develop and promote the arts in Tasmania through leadership, inspiration, creativity and excellence in arts development, programs and facilities.

SAC works closely with Tasmanian, Australian and international artists and performers to commission, present, facilitate and support the contemporary expression of the arts.

Supported by Arts Tasmania, Hobart City Council, Australia Council for the Arts, the Government of Australia and philanthropic trusts, SAC offers professional development, mentorships, training, facilities and services to artists, arts technicians, arts workers, arts organisations, arts businesses and arts events.

SAC has 250,000 visitors per year; Housing 60 arts organisations that employ approximately 200 people and represent an estimated 6,000+ artists each year through performances, exhibitions and projects; and contributing an estimated annual $25 million to the Tasmanian economy. Established in 1976, SAC is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, managed by nine Board Directors.

Contact name Rosemary Miller
Phone 03 6234 8414
Email reception@salarts.org.au
Website www.salarts.org.au

Savage Interactive

A Tasmanian based software development company forcussed on the Apple hardware and software platforms. Commenced in 2010 and has launched a successful painting and illustration App called Procreate on the world market.

The introduction of the iPhone into the market was a game-changing moment for James Cuda and his team at Savage Media. They were quick to realise the opportunities this new frontier of hand-held tech offered, and by the time rumours of the iPad began to surface they knew they had to act. The team wanted to create something different, and their first idea, Procreate, was just that.

A unique and intuitive digital illustration tool for the iPad, and built entirely from the ground up, Si knew that Procreate needed to be noticed, so in another bold move, they released it for free. The aim was 5,000 downloads and positive reviews were essential for exposure in the competitive App Store environment. The result was over 100,000 downloads of Procreate in the first 24 hours along with a wealth of incredibly positive reviews. Procreate began to climb the sales charts.

The release of the iPad2 and its incredibly powerful A5 chip was the next opportunity SI seized, releasing the refined and updated Procreate 1.5. The result was overwhelming. Procreate was featured as the highly coveted App Of The Week, creating more attention and more sales. Procreate became the number one app in most of the App Stores around the world, even outselling the iconic Angry Birds.

The biggest breakthrough came in 2013, with Procreate awarded a prestigious Apple Design Award, putting Savage Interactive on the same stage as major, global entities. Despite immense pressure to move to Silicon Valley, Si and its 8 staff stayed in Tasmania, and in doing so kept their independence, and their perspective.

With Procreate 2.0 released late in 2013, Si are now entering the next phase of product development with plans that include further development of Procreate, as well as ground-breaking, beautifully humanised software that will add significant value to the experience of Apple users worldwide and have significant commercial potential.

Contact name James Cuda
Phone 0408 579 638
Email andrew@savage.si
Website www.procreate.si

Screen Tasmania

Is the state's screen funding agency, growing a sustainable screen industry in Tasmania.

The screen industry is a dynamic and rapidly growing economic sector employing more than 50 000 people across Australia.

Since its inception in 2000, Screen Tasmania has been fostering Tasmanian talent and projects and driving production activity to help generate jobs and underpin sustainable enterprise growth in the state.

In addition to supporting feature film and documentary production, in it's strategic plan Through The Lens: 2011-2016, Screen Tasmania has placed an emphasis on driving growth in key areas of production including Television Drama series, Factual Entertainment and Digital Media production.

In particular Screen Tasmania sees the growth areas of Interactive Entertainment across multiple screens from mobile to tablets and online as an opportunity for Tasmania to become a key player using modern technology and high speed broadband capabilities.

For the first time in history, Tasmanian businesses are not disadvantaged by physical distance or geographical isolation. Utilising computer technology and the internet allows for content to be created locally and distributed globally generating revenue, helping to build sustainable businesses and ultimately jobs growth.

This means that Tasmanian's and in particular the computer literate younger generation will have the opportunity to live and work in Tasmania in highly skilled, well-paying jobs, without having to leave their home state, and be part of and a leader in the global digital media revolution.

Phone 03 6165 5070
Email info@screen.tas.gov.au
Website www.screentasmania.com


Excellence in contemporary dance… Professional dance company, TasDance, described by Dance Australia critic Lee Christophis as the “best ensemble in Australia”, has toured China, New Zealand and the United States.

Under the leadership of award-winning Artistic Director, Annie Greig, the Launceston-based company produces innovative contemporary Australian work for audiences, as well as conducting a strong education program in schools.

TasDance started 21 years ago as Australia's first dance-in-education company and has grown to earn a national reputation for the strength, diversity, innovation and accessibility of its repertoire of contemporary Australian work.

Contact name Annie Greig
Phone 03 6331 6644
Email annie@tasdance.com.au
Website www.tasdance.com.au

Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival

A celebration of FRESH perspectives and INNOVATIVE approaches to screen-based STORY-TELLING that inspires positive CHANGE

Contact name Owen Tilbur
Phone 0407 501 287
Email director@bofa.com.au
Website bofa.com.au

Tasmanian Filter Pty Ltd (t/a www.eitas.com.au)

eitas (every item tells a story) is a new site that aims to provide a commercial gateway for tasmanian artsits to reach the global market.

 By managing the promotion and commercial aspects of selling to the internet global market eitas aspires to elevate the tasmanian artists of all forms to a sustainable future.

Contact name Kevin Thackray
Phone 0407 327 949
Email thacks@bigpond.net.au
Website www.eitas.com.au

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

As the second oldest museum in Australia, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is the cultural heart of Tasmania.

TMAG embodies important elements of the cultural memory of Tasmania, epitomises Tasmania’s identity and brand and plays a significant role as an economic driver, a major tourist attraction and a research hub for the state.

On 15 March 2013, TMAG unveiled its stunning $30 million redevelopment to the public, offering visitors exciting new exhibitions, improved facilities and unprecedented access to its site.The redevelopment has taken the best parts of TMAG’s history and heritage and made them even more accessible, to help tell Tasmanian stories in a new and exciting way.

TMAG has created more than 2 000 square metres of new public and exhibition space – the equivalent of three international tennis courts. This means there is more to see and do, including more exhibitions, more education and public programs and more of the State Collection on show than ever before.

TMAG has plenty to offer visitors of all ages, with new and extended education programs and family activities, as well as enhanced opportunities for lifelong learning.Twelve new exhibitions, as well as some refreshed favourites, provide a chance for objects from the State Collection to shine.

The historic Bond Store features new exhibits on its three upper levels, drawing on TMAG’s science, art and history collections.

Visitors have a spectacular new space to enjoy in the Central Gallery which has become the heart of the new museum. Created when the roof of the former Zoology gallery was raised in June 2012, the gallery features a stunning showcase containing artifacts from Tasmania and around the world, demonstrating the diversity and richness of TMAG’s collections.

The galleries leading off the Central Gallery have been refurbished and feature new exhibits that will allow visitors to see and experience what makes Tasmania special.

Level 1 of the Argyle Galleries will continue to showcase a range of temporary and touring exhibitions, with an exciting programme planned for 2013.

A major new program is Shaping Tasmania, an online exhibition of 100 objects selected from those on display throughout TMAG. Visitors can find these objects on a trail through the galleries, allowing them to explore significant events and movements that have helped create the Tasmania we know today. The first 99 have been drawn from Tasmania's State Collection, and the 100th has been chosen by the public.

Contact name Janet Carding
Phone 03 6211 4170
Email Janet.Carding@tmag.tas.gov.au
Website www.tmag.tas.gov.au

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

“Few cities the size of Hobart anywhere in the world could boast an orchestra of any size, let alone the quality of the TSO” – The Australian

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra has built a reputation as one of the finest small orchestras in the world and has recently recorded the Beethoven Symphonies under the direction of Swedish-born conductor, Ola Rudner.

Gaining world-wide attention for its recordings of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons two decades ago, the orchestra has risen to great heights. With 47 players, the TSO is one of the most travelled orchestras in Australia, performing classical and contemporary orchestral concerts, and commissioned scores for films, ballet and opera.

The Federation Concert Hall and Convention Centre is home for the orchestra, adding a distinctive piece of modern architecture and a world-class facility to the skyline of Hobart. Concert-goers in Alice Springs, Mt Isa and Darwin, Israel, Greece, Korea, Indonesia, China, Argentina, Canada and the United States have enjoyed the TSO’s classical symphonic repertoire.

Contact name Nicholas Heyward
Phone 03 6235 3646
Email tso@tso.com.au
Website www.tso.com.au

Ten Days

Ten Days is an arts organisation that presents significant artistic and cultural events throughout Tasmania.

Its major activity is the presentation of the acclaimed, biennial statewide, international multi-arts festival Ten Days on the Island. In addition it produces and presents other artistic and cultural events throughout the year that contribute to the artistic life of Tasmanians and visitors.

Contact name Marcus Barker
Phone 03 6210 5700
Email marcus@tendays.org.au
Website www.tendays.org.au

The Australian Ceramics Triennale Tasmania 2019

The Australian Ceramics Triennale Tasmania 2019 - (TACTT2019) Holding Space Making Place - in Hobart, will bring together local, national and international practitioners to share knowledge, skills and build a strong community relationships.

The Australian Ceramics Triennale 2019 Tasmania: Holding Space Making Place, will see over 500 ceramic artists and associates descend upon the Hobart waterfront for four intense days of discussions, demonstrations, exhibitions and more. Satellite exhibitions, workshops, master classes and kiln firings around the state will transform Tasmania, for the months of April and May.
A well-structured program including lectures and demonstrations from some of the world’s most inspiring practitioners alongside trade fairs, sales, exhibitions and informal gatherings, will generate a snapshot of the Australian ceramic landscape in a broader global context. In providing a platform for rich and engaging discourse, TACTT2019 will give ceramic artists from around Australia, and the world, the opportunity to meet and form new (and strengthen existing) networks of dialogue, encouragement, skill sharing and support.

Contact name Bronwyn Clarke
Phone 0410 343 077
Email tasmania2019@australianceramicstriennale.com.au
Website www.australianceramicstriennale.com.au

The Cutler’s Galley

Hand-forged damascus and stainless steel knifeware and jewellery made in Southern Tasmania by John Hounslow-Robinson.

Contact name John Hounslow-Robinson
Phone 0418 548 505
Email john@thecutlersgalley.com
Website www.thecutlersgalley.com

The Wall in the Wilderness

The Wall in the Wilderness is an extraordinary gallery of wood carvings by outstanding Tasmanian sculptor Greg Duncan.

Large-scale wall panels in Huon pine depict aspects of Tasmania’s human and natural history with the uncanny realism that had made Duncan’s work sought after by collectors around the world.

Contact name Greg Duncan
Phone 03 6289 1134
Email info@thewalltasmania.com.au

Theatre Council of Tasmania (TCT)

TCT supports the development of Tasmanian theatre, the success of its practitioners and operates as the sector's peak body, providing a unified voice and a single point of contact.

The Tasmanian Council of Theatre aspires towards having a Tasmanian performing arts sector which is a dynamic, financially viable, robust and united, with support programs that assist industry development.

We strive for a sector which is recognised for its significant industry profile and its input into all major cultural decisions for the state. TCT formed in 2011, as a response to demands from the industry for a peak body that would represent its interests on a state-wide level. In the period since, we have achieved a considerable number of the sector's ambitions for Tasmania's performing arts and have started the important process of creating and maintaining a Tasmania-wide theatre identity and sense of purpose.

We have seen improvement in increased cross-sector cooperation but there is still much work to be done and we continually review and renew to keep pace with current practice and to properly reflect the industry it seeks to service.

The TCT's structure and business goals for 2014 to 2016 aim to respond to two key strategies:

  1. Advocacy  - representing the sector as an expert peak body and,
  2. Industry Development  -  providing ideas, communication and network support for development of initiatives across the sector in Tasmania.

Contact name Moya Deigan, Executive Officer
Phone 0400 075 202
Email eo@theatrecounciltas.org
Website theatrecounciltas.org

Transportation Press

Illuminating literature, international connections.

We publish brilliant new writing that leverages the best of the Tasmanian literary scene and promotes new Tasmanian writers to audiences across the world by fostering strategic, yet unexpected connections. ‘The Third Script, stories from Iran, Tasmania and the UK,’ our latest publication, is a collection of excellent new stories with editors and writers from around the world, with an introduction by Patrick White Award winner, Amanda Lohrey. Storytelling is crucial to our understanding of ourselves, and writing and reading of stories is inextricably linked to who we are and intrinsic to our interaction with the global community. We publish new work, run competitions and events.

Contact name Rachel Edwards
Phone 0409 344 679
Email rachel@transportationpress.net
Website www.transportationpress.net

Under the Shade of a Bonsai Tree

Jewellery and homewares designed and made in Tasmania

Original designs are laser cut from Tasmanian timber and vibrant coloured acrylics and are then transformed into jewellery pieces - some are hand painted or decorated with beautiful patterned Japanese chiyogami. A lot of my designs are inspired from my love of Japanese culture and art and some of my products include origami cranes, koi fish, bamboo and cherry blossoms and many items are decorated with the paper I have sourced when travelling in Japan. Other designs are inspired from vintage and folk art and various current trends.
My work can be found at many gift shops and galleries in Tasmania (and nationally) and I often have stalls at various local markets including Salamana Market.
My work has been featured in various publications in Tasmania, Australia and internationally including The Mercury, Catalogue Magazine. Frankie and Vogue UK.

Contact name Jacqueline Rodemann
Phone 0437 126 847
Email contact@shadeofabonsai.com
Website www.ShadeOfABonsai.etsy.com

Virtuosi Tasmania Inc

Virtuosi Tasmania Inc is a non profit organisation run entirely by volunteers whose aim is to bring chamber music to regional Tasmania. The organisation was spawned from the Tasmanian Chamber Players in 1992.


We are a conduit facilitating professional musicians from the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (and sometimes players from mainland orchestras) to perform chamber music to smaller audiences in venues that include heritage homes, vineyards and other places of interest where larger orchestras are unlikely to perform. The musicians do so in their own time out of a desire to perform music from a repertoire not played by larger orchestras.

We perform concerts several times a year, playing at 3 or 4 different venues over a weekend.

In 2008 we recorded a CD in the Ballroom of Government House which we plan to market in 2009.

Contact name Pieter Buining
Phone 03 6244 3714
Email secretary@virtuositas.org.au
Website virtuositas.org.au


If you look hard you will find our studio at the end of Woobys Lane, where we sell oriental antiques and zabuton made in Tasmania from indigo textiles.

There is also my private collection of costumes, from the 19th Century,extremely rare items by even Japanese standards Daimyo costumes. My affair with everything Japanese began in 1990, while living there for two years. I returned to Tasmania, enrolled in the language at our University for a couple of years then returned to Japan for another two years.This time to study and make the relationships in order to do business.

We also sell work from of other Japanese designers Sashiko designs

(Kiyomi Reid). Miho Araki (Ebisu). Hiroko Seisui .We have been here for 10 years now and we have a devoted following.I have developed friendships by having my shingle out, and my door open .Having lived here in Hobart for most of my life I am a good source of information. Restaurants, Delicatessens,itineraries, accommodation. Come in to my studio

Contact name James Williamson
Phone 03 6224 4703
Email jim@klektik.com
Website www.klektik.com

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Dark MOFO goes bigger

Dark Mofo has been forced to upsize some of its events in the wake of unprecedented demand. The hugely popular mid-winter festival continues to go from strength-to-strength, with tickets to the June event snapped up at record rates. Tickets worth $1.5 million were sold immediately on release – an increase of 50% over the same period last year. This also resulted in a number of shows being quickly sold-out and leaving a growing number of people on waiting lists. However, organisers responded quickly with Dark Mofo creative director Leigh Carmichael telling The Mercury: “We’re currently working pretty madly to try and move some gigs into bigger venues.” Organisers have already announced that sold-out shows, Laterne by Berlin Atonal, and the experimental music event Borderlands will be moving to larger premises. Initial ticket sales also indicate there is more interest this year from outside of Tasmania, with 65% of tickets sold to date going to people who live interstate or overseas. Dark Mofo 2018 runs from June 13 – 24 and will feature regular highlights including the annual Winter Feast and Nude Solstice Swim.

3 May 2018, Edition 194

Art from trash

A unique Tasmanian art show – which is very much part of Hobart’s cultural landscape – is proving that trash really can be treasure. Art from Trash is an annual exhibition that encourages the reusing of discarded materials into amazing visual art. Artists take items from the scrap-heap and recycle them into a seemingly endless array of creative pieces, which in the past has included a replica motorbike made from bits and pieces found around the house – cereal boxes, bottles, curtain rod, even an old iron. The first exhibition was staged in 1993 and each year now attracts more than 100 contributing artists and thousands of visitors. The artists themselves range from professionals to school children. However, as well as creating thought-provoking art, this exhibition is also about provoking thoughts: educating people on the potential value of things that we throw away. Art from Trash is organised by The Resource Work Co-operative, a not-for-profit organisation which also runs the McRobies Gully Tip Shop. The 2018 exhibition runs from May 26 to June 4 at the Long Gallery in Hobart’s historic Salamanca Place.

3 May 2018, Edition 194

Funding for film-makers

A leg-up for Tasmania’s film-makers and digital producers has come with new State Government grants to help fund their projects. Among the recipients are north-west based duo, Michael O’Neill and Dylan Hesp, who will use $10,000 in funding to produce a six-part miniseries shining a light on drug-related crimes in their region. Shards is a drama series about a north-west town terrorised by an outlaw bikie gang. Other projects to receive funding include $24,000 to help produce Lucy’s Cannon, an animated children’s comedy series about two young siblings who become embroiled in all sorts of adventures. Myriad Games Studio will receive $10,000 for its interactive game Where the Snow Settles about Aurelia who is aided by mysterious spirits as she searches for her lost sister. Arts Minister Elise Archer said the grants – which total $68,000 – will support local film-makers and digital producers and show the Government is “a strong supporter of our cultural and creative industries and is committed to the continued growth of our digital content sector.” She added this is great news that confirms Tasmania’s growing reputation as a cultural and creative industry leader.

3 May 2018, Edition 194

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Singing up a winter storm

Tasmanians are dusting off their puffer jackets and getting ready to sing up a storm with preparations in full swing for this year’s Festival of Voices.

11 April 2018, Edition 193

Art draws crowds at Mural Fest

All eyes were on Sheffield – in the north-west – with thousands of tourists drawn to the small town for its annual Mural Fest which kicked off on Easter Sunday. Mural Fest is a unique art competition where finalists compete in a public ‘paint-off’ creating stunning large murals around a poem. This year the theme was ‘Our Wonderful World.’ The nine finalists included artists from the United States and France as well as interstate and Tasmania. Crowds watched as they created their masterpieces over the course of a week. Mural Fest is proving so popular that similar events are now being held around the world. Meanwhile Sheffield also hosted the Taste of the North-West, which was held to coincide with Mural Fest. It was organised by local producers keen to showcase the region’s finest foods and beverages and has just celebrated its 10th birthday. The event has come a long way from its humble beginnings as an idea dreamt up by local viticulturist, Phil Dolan, of White Rock Vineyard who told The Advocate: “What you see today is a full complement of the best this region has to offer and that’s significant. Plus, nothing beats the backdrop of Mount Roland.”

11 April 2018, Edition 193

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Dark Mofo embraces danger

Dark Mofo is sticking its neck out again in 2018, embracing the talkfest Dark and Dangerous Thoughts that was thrown out of Sydney four years ago.

8 March 2018, Edition 192

Heyward to depart TSO

Nicholas Heyward, the long-serving Managing Director of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO) will step down at the end of 2018. TSO Chairman, Dr David Rich, said: "During his tenure ... Nicholas has realised a vision for the TSO which has positioned the orchestra as central to the cultural life of Tasmania. Under the direction of both Nicholas's management and the artistic leadership of Chief Conductor and Artistic Director, Marko Letonja, the TSO has been defined by a commitment to excellence reflected in the current quality of the orchestra, its very strong reputation nationally and internationally and its ability to attract the highest calibre of international soloists and visiting conductors. Nicholas has reinforced the TSO as a vital and innovative artistic institution, and one which continues to play a key role in the current buoyant cultural climate of Tasmania." Originally from Tasmania, Mr Heyward, was appointed Managing Director of the TSO in 2001, having held executive roles with key Australian artistic institutions including Victoria State Opera, Musica Viva Australia, Brisbane Biennial International Music Festival and the Adelaide Festival of the Arts. During a period in Britain he had worked in executive roles at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Mr Heyward led the TSO into many important collaborations, including creative interaction with MONA and its artistic festivals. Dr Rich said the TSO Board would undertake an international process to recruit an outstanding appointee to sustain and build on Mr Heyward’s many contributions.

8 March 2018, Edition 192

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Weather can't dampen parties

Tasmania's annual party season witnessed some weird weather to complement its on-stage oddities.

8 February 2018, Edition 191

Walsh plays Willie Wonka

MONA owner David Walsh has delivered blocks of chocolate to the letter boxes of 1,200 of his Berridale neighbours, imitating Willy Wonka in Roald Dahl’s 1964 children's classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. And like the fictional oddball confectioner, Walsh had golden tickets delivered along with a small number of the sweet treats. Instead of a trip to a chocolate factory, Walsh’s golden tickets took their lucky recipients to the gala opening of MONA’s $30 million gallery extension, the Pharos Wing. Similar tickets had been selling for $500 a head. Each chocolate bar was inscribed with a thank you to local residents for their patience during construction of the new wing and “for putting up with [MONA’s] shenanigans generally.” The new exhibition space can accommodate 80 patrons at a time and will house work by some of Mr Walsh's favourite artists, James Turrell, Jean Tinguely, Randy Polumbo, Charles Ross and Richard Wilson. MONA will require all patrons entering the wing to sign a medical waiver before viewing some of the works.

8 February 2018, Edition 191

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A ballet evening called 'Murphy'

The Australian Ballet is to present evening-long tributes to renowned Tasmanian dancer and choreographer Graeme Murphy, AO, in Melbourne and Sydney in the New Year.

5 December 2017, Edition 190

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The May edition of Tasmania’s Stories begins with the news that a landmark $700 million contract has been inked for two new Bass Strait Ferries. Please enjoy your May newsletter.

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