Artistic Support Material


Documentation from ngayapi niyakara (born to dream), a partnership between the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre (TAC) and Constance ARI from 2019 -2024 that provided a paid opportunity for an emerging Aboriginal artist based in lutruwita (Tasmania) to present a new temporary artwork in an outdoor public space of their choice.

Country Calling by Nunami Sculthorpe-Green  (2024)

ngayapi niyakara (born to dream)  
Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre x CONSTANCE ARI

Image: Remi Chauvin

This work was created to reunite a cultural landscape. A landscape that has been divided into sites and parcels.

Site: piyura kitina (Risdon Cove) to Bedlam Walls

Rivulet Collab by Rob Braslin     (2023)

ngayapi niyakara (born to dream)  
Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre x CONSTANCE ARI

Image: Cassie Sullivan

Rob creates art in the overlooked corners of the rivulet using disregarded materials and rubbish. He seeks to uncover the untold stories of animals, plants and people and hopes people are able to see that everywhere has a story, even a dirty little rivulet by the road.

Site: Newtown Rivulet


Kinetic Connections (2024)

CONSTANCE ARI at Moonah Arts Centre

Kinetic Connections is a celebration of movement and story through dance. From seaside Colombia to the far north of India to the streets of Tokyo, this immersive new performance explores the connections we share across cultures and histories.

Dancers: Risa Muramatsu Ray, Maira Rodriguez, Nova A Chowdhury
Videographer: Ursula Woods
Stage designer: Edith Perrenot
Curator: Sharifa Emalia Al-Gadrie


Tomas’ Garden (2023)

Mona Foma x Constance

An immersive, magical landscape filled with monsters and spirits


Cici (Xiyue) Zhang

Site: Steam Crane Stage, TasPorts


Yumemi Hiraki: Perennial Residency (2023-24)

Constance x Art Farm Birchs Bay

Images: Cassie Sullivan

Yumemi’s excitement in the garden and harvesting, daily interactions and conversations with community members, exploration of the site and the natural clay making process intertwine to form her playful, edible installation.

Site: Art Farm Birchs Bay, Processing Shed & Distillery Studio


Walls of Skin (2023)

Walls of skin references the human body. The artists use incongruous imagery of bodily forms. Pulling from an array of sources, they collage imagery together to communicate changing and interlocking narratives of body, technology, and myth.

Artists: Kate Marshall, Marguerite Carson, Pat Brassington, Rat Bedlington, Reece Aaron Nicolaou

Curators: Nani Graddon, Dominique Gartlan

Websters Warehouse (UTAS), Melville Street


Reece Romagnoli-Townsend: Rags to more Rags (2024)
Solo Tasmanian Project

Images: Cassie Sullivan

My name is Reece Romagnoli-Townsend, I am an Aboriginal man. My mother’s mob comes from the Barka (the so-called Murray-Darling River) and my mob are the Barkinji peoples. A lot of my art centres around my identity but I have often forgotten about my father’s heritage. He was born in Italy and moved over to Australia with his parents when he was around 6 years old, I was never really connected to his side of the family or culture. But he was always there for me when I needed him. My work revolves around my personal archive from family photos and our collection of other documents around our family’s culture and the places we have been. I have also been repairing a lot of my father’s clothing by making embroidered patches to keep and wear the clothes I have had handed down to me.”
- Reece Romagnoli-Townsend

Site: Plimsoll Gallery


Olive Branch (2024)

Kite making at Good Grief Studios

Constance ARI and the Tasmanian Palestinian Advocacy Network (TPAN) partnered to host olive branch, a series of gatherings to support local community protesting for a free Palestine, and to promote a deeper understanding of anti-colonial struggle through conversation and art making. 

Artists: Randa Al Hasan, Zainab Fadhil, Nadia Refaei, Maggie Abraham, Sharifah Emalia Al-Gadrie, Grace Gamage, Georgie Vozar, Eliza Rogers, Phyllis Fiotakis, Nasser Al-Refaei, Madeleine Wells, Caitlin Fargher, Nagham Fadhil

Sites: Earthside Exchange, Good Grief Studios, Mathers Place


Making Ground     (2021)

(Images: Remi Chauvin)

Making Ground was an exhibition presented by CONSTANCE ARI for Mona Foma 2021. First Nations and artists from the diaspora will staged an exhibition on sites of colonial ruin: a city park, a suburban hillside, and the shores of the river.  The exhibition considered displacement, connection and memory in the digital age.

Artists: Marian Abboud, Elyas Alavi, Hannah Bronte, Shiraz Bayjoo & Shivanjani Lal, Dean Cross, Sancintya Mohini Simpson, Shireen Tawell

Curator: Nadia Refaei

Sites: Princes Park, Alexandra Battery, Blinking Billy Point

CONSTANCE is an off-site, project based A.R.I based in nipaluna / Hobart. CONSTANCE is focused on creating critical dialogues and engagement within, and beyond, the local Tasmanian arts community through supporting experimental and critical praxis.

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CONSTANCE acknowledges and respects the Palawa/Pakana people as the traditional and ongoing owners and custodians of lutruwita. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future, and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.

CONSTANCE ARI’s program is assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts..

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