Returning 2025/26

About Hobart Current

Hobart Current is an innovative long-term partnership between the City of Hobart and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), nurturing and showcasing contemporary artists working across performance, music, film, design, visual art and literature.

We have held two iterations of this exhibition program so far:

Hobart Current: Liberty in 2021

Hobart Current: Epoch in 2023/24

The exhibition is hosted in TMAG as well as various outdoor sites across the Hobart CBD. The next exhibition program will be showcased in late 2025/26.

Creative Director

August 2024

Creative Director will be announced following the EOI process.


November 2024

Stay tuned for artist EOI information.


November 2025

The exhibition will open in Hobart.

Hobart Current Timeline

June 2024

Creative Director EOI's open

Commissioning a Creative Director for Hobart Current 2025

The City of Hobart (CoH) and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) are seeking EOI’s for a Creative Director for the third Hobart Current: a creative program that aims to nurture and showcase Tasmania’s most innovative creatives alongside their national and international peers.

The unique exhibition model and integrated public program celebrates visual art, design, film, performance, and literature and is set to take place at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and in Hobart’s public spaces from 17 November 2025 to Sunday 26 April 2026.

The Creative Director will be responsible for the selection of ten artists and the development of an exhibition theme. They will work closely with TMAG’s Principal Curator and CoH Program Lead, Creative City throughout development and delivery of the project.

The Creative Director will be paid $35,000 AUD which includes all travel, per diems and accommodation costs. We are looking for someone who has demonstrated experience curating cutting-edge contemporary projects such as large-scale exhibitions or arts festivals and who is open to creating experiences that appeal to a broad audience.

For further information please see the briefing document: Hobart Current 2025/26 Creative Director brief

Expressions of Interest close 5 pm Friday 26 July 2024.