Tasmania has an active, vibrant and highly regarded arts community. Visit the sites below to find artists, performances, events and activities that appeal to you.
We also promote particular activities and events on this blog. Visit our section on the arts to find out more.
This is the official site for Tourism Tasmania and includes a comprehensive section on Tasmanian arts and culture, including listings of museums and art galleries.
This is the Tasmanian Government website for the Arts. Information is provided for the art community and for those wishing to participate in or purchase art. The site includes a link to another Government site – Smart Map Tasmania where you can design your art focused itinerary across the state and search by art form or region.
MONA (the Museum of Old and New Art) has raised Tasmania’s international profile since opening in Hobart in January 2011. MONA showcases the vast and varied collection of David Walsh, a private collector and philanthropist. This has very quickly become Tasmania’s top tourist attraction.
Theatre Royal Hobart
The Theatre Royal in Hobart was opened in 1837 and is Australia’s oldest working theatre. The theatre has a full program of productions each year, both locally produced and visiting shows. Visit their site for full details and to learn more about the theatre and it’s history.
Tasmanian Theatre Co.
The Tasmanian Theatre Company creates and brings theatre to all regions of Tasmania. Visit their website to support them and see details of upcoming productions.
Theatre North at the Princess is an independent, non-profit organisation, established in 1995, and funded by the State Government and the City of Launceston. They present an annual subscription season of professional performing arts from around Australia – productions which Launceston audiences would not otherwise have the opportunity to see. In addition, they support the development of locally produced theatre and dance.
Hobart Comedy Festival
The Hobart Comedy Festival is held each winter in Hobart and features local, interstate and international comedians.
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG)
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is Tasmania’s leading natural, cultural and heritage organisation. It is a combined museum, art gallery and herbarium. TMAG has undergone a major redevelopment and is now attracting over 500,000 visitors a year.
Salamanca Arts Centre
Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) is a not-for-profit Arts Centre formed in 1975. It’s Mission is to develop and promote the arts in Tasmania. There are 60 arts organisations based at SAC including resident artists and retail galleries. Their site includes full details on the arts organisations, their programs and activities, venues at the centre and What’s On information.