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Moonah Arts Centre: The Overwintering Project …


EXHIBITION RUNS Thurs 18 Oct – Sat 10 Nov 2018



Printmakers from across Australia and New Zealand

Overwintering: to avoid the perils of winter by spending those months in a more hospitable climate, e.g. ‘many birds overwinter in equatorial regions’. 

The Overwintering Project is an environmental art project designed to bring visibility to Australia’s most endangered group of birds – migratory shorebirds – and their habitat.

Artists from all around Australia and New Zealand are joining forces to shed light on these amazing but elusive birds that breed above the Arctic Circle in Siberia and Alaska, but spend their summers on the shores of Australia and New Zealand, making an annual migratory flight of around 25,000 km.

The exhibition will feature an extensive portfolio of original prints, as well as complementary works by artists who work in other media. The Overwintering Project aims to raise awareness of migratory shorebirds – their existence and their habitat – to help us do our part to preserve these extraordinary creatures.

We invite you to celebrate with the artists at the opening of their exhibition on Friday 26 Oct, 6pm. Renowned storyteller Jackie Kerin will also be telling a story from the Flyway at the opening.

Image: Kate Gorringe-Smith, Tidal Fugue Western Port , 2018

Conversations with the Artists

1pm, Sat 10 Nov
Join project coordinator Kate Gorringe-Smith for Conversations with the Artists at 1pm on Sat 10 Nov. This is a free, casual event where you can meet artists currently exhibiting at MAC and hear more about the stories and inspirations behind their exhibition.

The Moonah Arts Centre acknowledges that we are on mouheneenner country. MAC recognises the value of continuing Aboriginal knowledge and cultural practice and acknowledges the contemporary Tasmanian Aboriginal community who continue to maintain their Indigenous rights, identity, and their ancient and irreplaceable culture.
General Patron Advice: 
MAC opening hours
Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm | Saturday 11am – 3pm
Closed Sundays, Mondays and public holidays

Admission is FREE
Individual events are at advertised prices

Getting here
23-27 Albert Road, Moonah, Tasmania

Car: MAC is a 15 minute drive north from the Hobart CBD, just 10 minutes from MONA. There is FREE 3 hour parking opposite the Centre, next to Harris Scarfe.

Bike: Take the Albert Road exit off the Intercity Cycleway. Travel 200m west up Albert Road.

Bus: Our location in Central Moonah is served by Metro Tasmania’s Turn Up and Go service. Buses travel both ways on Main Road at least every 10 mins between the Hobart CBD and Central Glenorchy (Mon – Fri, 7am to 7pm). On Saturday bus frequency is every 20 minutes.


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