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Waterlines is a curated, state-wide arts project that invites Tasmanian Regional Arts (TRA) members to examine the concept of waterlines, the nature of water, retracing its path and revealing the interconnected and infiltrating nature of water at both the seen level above and the unseen level below. Waterlines aims to reveal common connections; woven threads of communities new and old, across Tasmania and across Australia. 

         Tasmanian Regional Arts in partnership with the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery warmly invite you to the opening of Waterlines.


"Waterlines will reveal common connections; woven threads of communities new and old".

Waterlines is a statewide project that also brings the Bass Strait and the Torres Strait together through a cross cultural collaboration of Tasmanian Aboriginal artists and Torres Strait Island artists from Erub.  
Using weaving as the metaphor to ‘weave’ together communities, artists from across Tasmania have responded to the concept of Waterlines, producing works that tell their unique stories from their local areas.  For the first time these works will come together as a whole with the contemporary sculpture created by Tasmanian Aboriginal artists and Torres Strait Island Erub artists. 


Tasmanian Aboriginal Artists: Vicki West, Nathan Maynard, Janice Ross, Ruth Langford, Colleen Mundy, Jim Everett, Lilian Wheatley

Tasmanian Aboriginal Arts Consultant – Lola Greeno

Erub Artists: Jimmy K Thaiday, Ellarose Savage, Florence Kutchen, Nancy Kiwat, Emma Gela, Ethel Charlie, Nancy Naawi, Alma Sailor, Racy Oui-Pitt, Jimmy J Thaiday, Richard Ware, Solomon Charlie

Steel Sculptural Fabrication – Matt Howe

Artists and groups from across Tasmania are: Cygnet Community Arts Council, Burnie Arts Council, Out on a Limb Regional Arts, Southern Beaches Regional Arts, West Tamar Arts Group, Lilydale Arts and Heritage Inc., Lighthouse Regional Arts, Anna Maria Magnus, Scott Robson, Daryl Rogers, Lisa Rudd, Rachel Chesmer.

"Waterlines looks beyond, or below, the public face and immerses itself in the solid foundation of community through an arts project that reaches into contemporary practice........Waterlines will become a revelation of what sits below".  

Waterlines will be officially opened by Dr David Sudmalis, Director Arts Tasmania.
We look forward to seeing you there!

                                                                                 Date: Friday October 21st, 2016
                                                                                 Time: 5.30 to 7.30pm
                                                                                 Location: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Courtyard –Dunn Place Hobart

                                                                                 RSVP by Wednesday 19th October 2016