Salamanca Arts Centre announces the inaugural SAC Graduate Scholarship Exhibition to be opened at 5:30pm on Thursday 8 June.

Established in 2017, the annual scholarship will be awarded to a graduate of the Tasmanian College of the Arts (TCoTA) selected by the Salamanca Arts Centre from the TCoTA Graduation exhibition.

The inaugural (2017) Scholar is Emma Magnusson-Reid, whose exhibition, Products of Conception, an installation of print images and textile sculptures, are ambiguous and curious objects: “My work is artificial but represents things that are inherently natural. It is the space between an artificial world and the environment that overlap; it’s as if I’m creating a new form of nature,” said Ms Magnusson-Reid.

The exhibition will be opened by Joe Bugden (SAC Acting CEO), John Vella (Head of Discipline (Art ), TCoTA) and Dr Jan Hogan (Coordinator, Printmaking, TCoTA).

“Not only because of our shared physical proximity on the Hobart waterfront, but because, also, there is a logical sequential relationship between our two institutions, SAC is really keen to strengthen its relationship with the Centre for the Arts, its Students and Graduates. This new Scholarship will be just the first step in welcoming Arts Graduates into Salamanca Arts Centre, and will also provide a pathway for Graduates to develop their professional skills through exhibiting their work in a venue within Salamanca Arts Centre. I would like to congratulate Emma Magnusson-Reid on being awarded the inaugural SAC Graduate Scholarship.”

Joe Bugden

The Arts Centre’s location within the primary cultural and tourist precinct, and the timing of the exhibition, also ensures that interstate and international visitors will have ample opportunity to see the Scholar’s work during a peak visitation period.

Top Gallery
Salamanca Arts Centre
77 Salamanca Place, Hobart

Exhibition Dates:
Friday 9 June until Thursday 29 June 2017
9am – 5pm Monday – Friday
10am – 1pm Saturdays / Public Holidays

Artist Talk:
Saturday 10 June 2017

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