Autumn in South Hobart lights up the Hobart Rivulet with colour in its parks and gardens
Category: Art and Culture
The Hedberg – a new hub for the performing arts in Hobart
The Hedberg brings together new front- and back-of-house facilities for Hobart’s historic Theatre Royal, a brand new studio theatre to replace the much-loved Backspace Theatre and a new home for the University of Tasmania’s Conservatorium of Music.
Hobart’s architecture from colonial to modernism
Hobart’s architecture from colonial to modernism was on show at Open House Hobart 2019
Embracing the chill at the Huon Valley Midwinter Festival
If you are serious about celebrating the coldest, darkest, wettest time of year, you need to take the weather in your stride, whatever it brings. And put your gumboots on!
An urgent need for a photograph of the Steppes Homestead for a work-related project had me rising early and heading to Tasmania’s Central Highlands one recent morning, camera in hand.
Open House Hobart 2018
Thanks to the team at Open House Hobart for another great weekend of privileged access and peeks behind doors that are normally closed.
Dark Mofo 2018 – Spectra Returns
A highlight of this year’s Dark Mofo was the return of Ryoji Ikeda’s 15km tall beam of light and sound installation Spectra to town, on a permanent basis, having been purchased by David Walsh. Spectra won the affection of Hobart’s residents during the first Dark Mofo back in 2013, when it graced the Cenotaph.
A night out with the pagans and a nice bit of Willie
The Huon Valley Midwinter Festival takes its inspiration from the old English tradition of wassailing, whereby apple trees are ‘woken’ from their winter slumber with food, booze and a general racket, to ensure plenty of fruit – and cider – in the following year.
Painting the Town Red for Dark Mofo
Hobart’s pubic and private buildings again turned on the red lights during Dark Mofo.
Dark Mofo 2017
Dark Mofo has been and gone for another year. The festival expanded to encompass two full weekends of the Midwinter Feast as well as a progressive nighttime journey from Launceston to Hobart stopping off at churches along the Midlands Highway for a series of artistic happenings. My own participation focussed on the activities in and…