The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) and the City of Hobart are delighted to announce the 10 artists/teams that have been selected to take part in the second iteration of Hobart Current to be launched in 2023.
The artists have been chosen by Hobart Current: Epoch Creative Director Chris Twite following a comprehensive expression of interest process. Six of the ten projects will be by Tasmanian artists, with the remainder selected from national and international applications.
Chris said that the team had once again been overwhelmed by the response to Hobart Current, having received over 150 expressions of interest from artists living in Tasmania, interstate and overseas.
The selected artists are:
- Arushi Jain (US)
- Florence Shaw (UK)
- Georgia Morgan (Tasmania)
- Isabella Maria Foster (Tasmania)
- Lou Conboy (Tasmania)
- Nathan Maynard (Tasmania)
- Rochelle Haley (NSW)
- Tricky Walsh (Tasmania)
- Wona Bae and Charlie Lawler (Tasmania)
They will create new works across a variety of media, including visual arts, writing and performance, music and sound and screen and digital, responding to the 2023 theme Epoch.
The works will be presented at TMAG and at several public spaces across the Hobart CBD from March to May 2023.
“The breadth of the concepts and ideas proposed in response to the 2023 theme of Epoch was astonishing and truly reflective of the incredible depth in the creative community here in Hobart and Tasmania,” Chris said.
“In March 2023, we will bring together these 10 phenomenal contemporary artists from Tasmania and around the world, to create new works and to explore what it means to live in these interesting times, to take stock of our lives, and to step forward into a new era.”