Young artists define a new Epoch

Young local artists like Onyx Tambasco have been encouraged to examine the world and our place within it, and how we continue to grow and change, through the ‘Hobart Current: Epoch’ biennial celebration of contemporary art.

Hobart Current is an innovative long-term partnership between the City of Hobart and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, with the city to this summer host a program of diverse community activities and exhibitions examining the notion of “Epoch”.

Organisers received more than 150 expressions of interest from artists living in Tasmania, interstate and overseas.

Ten successful applicants have created new works across a variety of media including visual arts, writing, performance, music, sound and screen and digital, responding to the “Epoch” theme chosen by Hobart Current creative director Chris Twite.

“We live in interesting times – plunged into global upheaval, shaken by local change and challenged to personally reflect,” he said.

“Like never before, we have been given the opportunity to take stock of our lives, our beliefs and our actions as individuals, communities and nations.

“We know that 2023 is a doorway and through it lies a new epoch, a new era that will define us for another generation.”

‘Hobart Current: Epoch’ runs from 17 November 2023 until 11 February 2024, with works on display at TMAG and outdoor sites across the Hobart CBD.

For more information go to hobartcurrent.com

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