About Hobart Current
Hobart Current will nurture and showcase contemporary artists working across performance, music, film, design, visual art and literature.
Rosie Dennis has been appointed. The theme she has chosen is 'liberty'.
Ten artists will be commissioned to create new works in various art forms.
The inaugural exhibition has been postponed and will now commence in March 2021 in Hobart.
Creative director Rosie Dennis and liberty
'This theme can be interpreted globally and locally, as celebrating the nation as a whole or a neighbourhood. I’m interested in sparking a fuller conversation about who chooses freedom for whom, in what space and during what time.'
Hobart Current Timeline
STORYTELLER AND PERFORMER
UNCLE WES MARNE
Liberty Artists - 2nd Video Blog Check-ins
Since March 2020 our artists have been working away on their artworks, adapting and pivoting in the face of the disruption and change COVID-19 has brought along with it. See how our artists have fared with these new challenges with this second round of video check-ins.
FILMMAKER AND ARTIST
MULTIMEDIA AND INSTALLATION ARTIST
Liberty Artists - Video Blog Check-ins
Over the last six months our ten artists have been working away on their artworks for Hobart Current: Liberty
Liberty is the inaugural Hobart Current exhibition and it opens in March 2021. View the artists' progress thus far and gain an intriguing insight into their visions and process in these video updates below.
Artist, commercial diver, and astronaut candidate
Sarah Jane Pell
Filmmaker and artist
Multimedia and installation artist
The ten Liberty artists revealed
Creative director Rosie Dennis announced
Rosie Dennis has been selected as the Creative Director for the inaugural Hobart Current. Rosie Dennis creates complex contemporary performance works that have a strong connection to place and the everyday. Rosie has presented various works at more than twenty-five festivals across Europe and the UK.