Online Exhibition


House Show 2.0 is a virtual exhibition that brings together 6 real-world exhibitions, presented within rooms in artists’ houses across lutruwita/Tasmania.


Alethea Coombe & Eden Meure (Hobart)

Josh Foley (Launceston)

Jessie Pangas (Gawler)

Reece Romagnoli-Townsend (Nubeena)

Twin Sticks (Launceston)

Luke Viney (Ulverstone)

Please note: It is recommended that you have access to WIFI to view House Show 2.0.

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House Show is presented in partnership between Constance ARI and Sawtooth ARI and supported by the Australian Governments Regional Arts Fund.

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Exhibition Opening FRIDAY, 26 MARCH 2021 AT 5:30pm, Schmørgåsbaag

The Pink Palace: From Isolation

Image credit: Laura Gillam

CONSTANCE ARI presents The Pink Palace: From Isolation; a selection of works by nipaluna/Hobart-based artists in collaboration with Risdon Prison Inmates, curated by Tess Campbell and Maria Blackwell.

Laura + Aaron 
Vanessa + Anna 
Wes + Renee 
Gemma + Sofie (+A + A)
+ Cassie

In 1963, the colour of the Risdon Prison walls led the Mercury newspaper to dub it ‘The Pink Palace’. Despite its slow fade into beige, the nickname stuck.In 2020, five nipaluna/Hobart-based artists began weekly visits to Risdon Prison Inmates with the aim of creating an artwork over several months. They started with the theme 'isolation and separateness' -terms which are synonymous with notions of prison life, and now becoming part of the broader social phenomenon worldwide.The results include a mountain of fluoro greetings, personal mythologies, live printmaking, a sea of string, and a splits challenge. 

About the exhibition: In 2018 The Pink Palace was the first Constance ARI and Risdon Prison collaborative show, exhibited for Dark Mofo in the space that is now Good Grief Studios. The process paired four artists with four inmates resulting in a successful show and a valuable community partnership. Constance and Risdon Prison aim to continue this creative exchange, culminating in a bi-annual exhibition.

Opening Event: 
Exhibition Opening Friday 26 March 2021 at 5:30pm, Schmørgåsbaag 

Exhibition continues: Open daily from Sat 27th March - Sun 4 April, Mon - Fri 4pm - 7pm, Sat & Sun 10am - 2pm
No bookings required, Free entry

Location & Access:
Schmørgåsbaag, 130 Murray Street, Hobart
Wheel chair accessible.

If you have any inquiries about accessibility, please email us at


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4-8pm, 23-24 January 2021 & 30-31 January 2021 | Princes Park Magazine, Alexandra Battery, Blinking Billy Point | Presented by CONSTANCE ARI for Mona Foma 2021

Making Ground

Sancintya Mohini Simpson, Across Dark Waters, 2019, 6.52 mins, dual-channel video, sound (still)

Making Ground is an exhibition presented by CONSTANCE ARI for Mona Foma 2021 with:


(Click on the artists name to read their artist statements)

Curated by Nadia Refaei

First Nations and artists from the diaspora will stage an exhibition on sites of colonial ruin: a city park, a suburban hillside, and the shores of the river. Each is home to a former military battery, which the artists will augment with video and sculpture, responding to the landscape and histories of each place. Taken together, the exhibition considers displacement, connection and memory in the digital age. A dialogue between past, present and future.

Opening event:
6-8pm, Friday 22 January 2021
All sites open, but booking is required for the opening event at Alexandra Battery
Register for the opening here

Exhibition continues:
4-8pm, 23-24 January 2021 & 30-31 January 2021
No bookings required, Free entry

Locations & Access:
Princes Park Magazine, Battery Point 
This venue is wheelchair accessible via a ramp, however includes some rooms which are not wheelchair accessible. The ground is uneven in some areas.

Alexandra Battery, Sandy Bay  
This venue can be accessed from three points (please see map below). If coming from the top car park, walk down the grass and through the tunnel or down ramp. Please be aware of uneven surfaces, sloping grass and loose rocks.  This venue is wheelchair accessible via the main gate leading off Sandy Bay Road. The ground inside the venue is uneven in some areas and may be slippery after wet weather.

Blinking Billy Point, Sandy Bay
This venue is not wheelchair accessible. Please be aware that accessing this venue involves walking up a short but steep path and descending via a staircase, so may not be suitable for people with mobility issues. There are areas of uneven ground, slopes and loose gravel or rocks, so please proceed with caution. 

If you have any further inquiries about accessibility, please email us at 

Getting there:
Princes Park Magazine is within walking distance to the CBD and Salamanca area. There’s also lots of street parking and a few carparks within walking distance. Street parking is limited around Alexandra Battery and Blinking Billy Point, please see the map below for parking locations and suggested walking routes to Blinking Billy Point (500m from Alexandra Battery). Please note that these venues are in a residential area, and visitors should be aware and respectful of residents.

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.

Making Ground is presented by CONSTANCE ARI in partnership with Mona Foma, and assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.

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Publication, Available for purchase $20


CONSTANCE presents Offsite, an anniversary publication marking the fifth year of running our ARI offsite. Offsite features the work of 17 artists and writers currently based in lutruwita, who have been involved in CONSTANCE projects over the past five years.

Sophie Burgoyne, Karin Chan, Viv Cutbush, Julia Drouhin, Chloe Alison Escott, Pirrin Francis, Grace Gamage, Andy Hutson, India Kenning, Eloise Kirk, Loren Kronemyer, Georgia Lucy, Janice Ross Maynard, Taylah Pickett, Florence Robinson, Dexter Rosengrave, Gabbee Stolp

Book stall / Launch: 6 December 9am - 1pm at Mathers Place park, next to the Farmers Market. 

Order a copy via our email or purchase one at the Contemporary Art Tasmania art shop (limited copies available)

︎ $20 pick up nipaluna/Hobart, $25 inc. postage

Publication dimensions 16 x 22 cm

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..


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 - Feburary 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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