Open Your Eyes

This September the cultural landscape of Southern Tasmania was put under the spotlight, with three art trails over one weekend. Each trail combined a variety of art forms from music and films to visual arts, exhibitions and crafts markets. Plus there were workshops from Oatlands to Woodbridge and New Norfolk to Nubeena for all to participate in and inspire your own creative practice. Keynote events were:

Friday 16

The Koonya Hall with an evening performance by Out On A Limb Regional Arts Branch. The show called ‘A Short History of the Peninsula…and the World’  hadthe feel of an old wireless radio with back to back anecdotes and music. (Page 12 of the program)

Saturday 17

Artless Gallery at Sommers Bay was an inspiring location and the gallery showcases the work of nationally renowned local artists. There is also a lovely walk along the foreshore. (Page 11 of the program)

South of Hobart at Woodbridge Community Hall for a free film showing of The Tale of Ruby Rose with an after film talk with the Director Roger Scholes. (Page 13 of the program)

Sunday 18

Cygnet’s creative workshop at Balfour House. Run by inspiring practicing artists the workshops were your chance to learn new skills and extend your own arts practice. (Pages 5 & 6 of the program)

The Kempton Affair. There werethree exhibitions in town plus an Arts Cafe and the Kempton monthly market.

Hobart offered up Terrapin Puppets latest production LOVE written by Finegan Kruckemeyer and Directed by Frank Newman.

Missed out?  Or want to relive the experience? Visit these short irreverent and funny videos from our roving artists, Poet Duncan Hose and Performance/ Installation artist Tristan Stowards. Their job; to see make fun and comment on line. Watching the two perform poetry while asking TRA Gathering Delegates to knock over bottles of beer with stuffed toys and fruit at Nubeena was one expereince that the TRA Gatheing Delegates werent expecting…