From small artist-run spaces to world class museums, cutting edge contemporary art galleries and festivals for almost every interest.

Tasmania has a very distinct culture formed by distance, environment and history. We have world-class museums and art galleries as well as many small studios and independent artists. Tasmania hosts international, national and local events throughout the year and there’s always a market on where you’ll find locally produced arts and craft.

Museums and Galleries

Dotted throughout the state are galleries and museums, large and small. Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art – Mona, draws art lovers and the curious from around the world. And our art and objects aren’t limited to the cities with regional areas and even wilderness areas having some of the best work produced on the island.

Featured Museums and Galleries

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Museum of Old and New Art - Mona
Hobart

Mona is the largest private museum of art and antiquities in Australia and one of the most fascinating private collections in the world.

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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Hobart

Hobart’s TMAG is a combined museum, art gallery and herbarium with everything from fossils to fine art, telling the story of Tasmania’s history, culture and identity.

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Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
Launceston

The largest museum outside an Australian capital city, QVMAG in Launceston has two locations - the Art Gallery at Royal Park and Museum at Inveresk, exploring history, natural sciences, visual arts and design.

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Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery
Cradle Mountain

On the edge of the UNESCO Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, this 12 room gallery is filled with large art installations, exhibitions, displays and film celebrating the wilderness around Cradle Mountain.

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Design Tasmania
Launceston

In Launceston, Design Tasmania is one of the country’s most respected outlets for designer makers and includes the Design Tasmania Wood Collection, an evolving collection of contemporary Tasmanian wood design.

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Markets

Markets in Tasmania are commonplace - from small community fundraisers and farmers' markets to large-scale regular events. Attending a market gives visitors the opportunity to chat with locals and learn more about the arts, crafts, food and wine of Tasmania.

Featured Markets

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Salamanca Market
Hobart

Every Saturday from 8:30am - 3pm Hobart’s waterfront is transformed into Salamanca Market, a huge open air market and Tasmania’s most visited tourist attraction.

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Farm Gate Market
Hobart

From 8:30am - 1pm every Sunday, rain, hail or shine, the farmers and producers around Hobart share their bounty at the Farm Gate Market. Locals love it for a catch up with friends and to buy supplies for the week.

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Harvest Launceston
Launceston

Each Saturday morning, local farmers gather at the Harvest Launceston market, offering fresh produce, coffee, artisan bread, preserves, wine and entertainment.

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Evandale Market
Evandale

A few minutes out of Launceston, the quaint historic town of Evandale hosts this popular weekly market featuring craft, bric-a-brac, food and local produce.

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Richmond Farmers and Makers Market
Richmond

Every Saturday the Richmond Farmers and Makers Market sells fresh food and artisan wares from the local Richmond and Coal River Valley region.

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Festivals

From cutting edge cultural festivals and world-class sporting events to country fairs and farmers' markets, there's always something on in Tasmania. Here are a few of our uniquely Tasmanian experiences.

Festivals - Tassie style

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Taste of Tasmania
Hobart

Held from 28 December to 3 January every year, 70 speciality stallholders from around the state, including restauranteurs, regional and boutique producers gather to celebrate Tasmanian food, beverages, and creative talent in a relaxed, family-friendly event on Hobart’s stunning waterfront.

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MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival
Hobart

For 4 days, Hobart’s historic waterfront sees 500 boats and wooden craft of all shapes and sizes congregate to celebrate maritime culture and craftsmanship. Held biennially, the extensive program of dockside entertainment and demonstrations is the biggest of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

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Dark Mofo
Hobart

Tasmania’s winter pilgrimage Dark Mofo ignites Hobart’s waterfront, laneways and unexpected locations with fire, light, music, visual art exhibitions and contemporary performance.

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Ten Days on the Island
Statewide

The biennial festival celebrates Tasmania’s island culture and includes artistic and creative works from all over the globe, celebrating Tasmania’s deep and wide connections to the world.

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The Unconformity
Queenstown

Held biennially over three days in the industrial mining community of Queenstown and inspired by the rare geological features of the region. Walk the landscape, meet the people and challenge your perceptions by site inspired artworks and installations at this unique arts festival in the west coast.

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