November 6th 2020 - January 31st 2021 | South Hobart Rivulet Track between Wynyard Street and Molle Street

ngayapi  niyakara (born to dream) 


presents Muwinina Country by Luana Towney

Image of Artist Luana and her daughter Jamaya by Jillian Mundy, title page by Blackspace Creative

“For ngayapi niyakara, I have written a travelling book about the First Nations people of nipaluna (Hobart).
The story is a child friendly history lesson about first contact in nipaluna in both Palawa kani and English”  - Luana Towney


Muwinina Country is a travelling book that takes people on a journey along the South Hobart Rivulet Track during NAIDOC Week 2020, that will stay in place until January 2021. Luana Towney has created this new temporary public art project in collaboration with her daughter Jamaya Summers who has done the illustrations for the story. 

Luana is a Palawa Wiradjuri woman based in nipaluna. Drawing inspiration from her people, her culture and her Country, Luana is a painter, basket weaver, shell stringer, poet and photographer.  She has most recently represented her people at the Darwin Aboriginal Arts Fair, selling echidna quill jewellery and paintings. She has also self-published a culturally appropriate children's book about breastfeeding and motherhood and was the winner of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Emerging Writer award in 2020.

Listen to the audio book below:




ngayapi      niyakara (born to dream)
is a partnership between the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre (TAC) and CONSTANCE that provides 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 in nipaluna (Hobart). This project is supported by the City of Hobart. 
With thanks to Blackspace Creative, Xanderware & Chris Bury

Exhibition dates: Open daily between 6th November 2020 - January 31st 2021
Getting there: Walk or ride, or parking is available on Wynyard or Macquarie St, South Hobart or catch the bus to Stop 9 on Macquarie St.
Accessibility: The walking trail is a 10 minute walk on a concrete and then compact gravel surface, sturdy shoes are recommended.  Wheel chair accessible. 




ngayapi     niyakara; born to dream    

(ngye yah pee)           (nee yah kah rah)

In Palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines








CONSTANCE acknowledges and respects the Palawa 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 program is assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts..

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CALL FOR ARTISTS Applications close Friday 28 August

HOUSE SHOW  2.0





Constance ARI in partnership with Sawtooth ARI are calling for expressions of interest from artists for House Show 2.0

House Show 2.0 will feature 6 artists living in Tasmania who will each present their work in a room/space in their own home. Using 3D publishing software a “digital twin” of each room/space will be captured. These digital 3D rooms will then be stitched together to create a house that exhibition visitors can virtually walk through online.

The software used for this project is most commonly seen in real estate listings. To see a sample of the software follow this link.

Artists working in 2D, 3D, performance and digital mediums are welcome to apply. This project accommodates the digital presentation of real-world work in a virtual context, as well as integration of digital components. Artists do not need to have experience working in digital formats to apply. Artists must live in Tasmania. Artists living in regional areas are encouraged to apply.


Applications are now closed. Successful applicants announced soon.



 




This project is made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia.

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Opening Saturday 14th March 5pm | Princes Park Magazine

Elemental Systems: India Kenning  

Image credit: Elemental Systems, India Kenning


Elemental Systems, a solo exhibition by emerging artist India Kenning, explores the agency and vulnerability of the nonhuman. Working sensitively with natural elements from significant sites in Tasmania, the artist forms symbiotic relationships with her work through performative gestures of care and protection. Housed beneath Battery Point in the subterranean corridors of the historical site Princes Park Magazine, Elemental Systems presents ‘assembled landscapes’ of stone, ice and living matter. These fragments or micro-ecologies of Tasmania are a response to the artist’s connection to place and also prompt us to consider the fragility and ephemerality of the nonhuman.

Opening Event: Saturday 14th of March from 5.00pm, with activation of the artworks throughout the night
Exhibition continues: Saturday 14th - Wednesday 17th of March 11-3
Artist in conversation: Tuesday 16th of March 11.30am
Location: Princes Park Magazine, Battery Point.






CONSTANCE acknowledges and respects the palawa 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 2019 program is assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts..

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