Coming up at MAC – film screenings, theatre, workshops and exhibitions! Read on for all the details.

Show Day closure:
MAC will be closed on Thursday 25 October for Show Day. See you on Friday!


Opening 6pm on Friday:

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.

Join us for the opening at 6pm on Friday 26 October.

Project coordinator Kate Gorringe-Smith will also be at MAC for Conversations with the Artists: 1pm 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.

Last days:

The Mosaic Festival of Art closes on Sat 27 October. Don’t miss this beautiful exhibition showcasing art made by people living with a disability.

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

Living Light Hobart

Workshop with Denis Smith

Sun 28 Oct, 4pm – late

Light Painting is a fun, creative and ultimately rewarding form of photography. This hands on workshop is suitable for any skill level – its all about love, light and laughs. You do not need to be an experienced photographer, and do not need to know anything about light painting. You will be creating a huge array of images through the night.

Book online

Recommended for ages 14+

Best of Bec’s Backyard Film Festival

Real to Reel

6pm Fri 2 Nov
$5 on the door

Twice a year Bec’s backyard is taken over by a big and boisterous party, where all the guests are challenged to make a short film in a given genre. Come and see some of the crackers they’ve come up with! Hosted by Rebecca Thompson.

Audience advice: recommended for ages 18+

5-week Art Workshop with Tennille Tamar

Learn to draw and paint from life

Full course $110
Drop-ins welcome at $25/class
Every Wednesday evening 6-9pm teaching Life Drawing, painting and any other forms of art medium, except photography. Working through form, tone, composition and ways in which to learn to complete a picture from beginning to end.

Dates: 7 Nov, 14 Nov, 21 Nov, 28 Nov & 5 Dec

Contact Tennille for more information.

Twelve Times He Spoke

Tasmania Performs

7:30pm Sat 10 Nov, 2018
Adults $29 / Concession $24
This is real, honest, intimate theatre.

It begins simply enough, mapping the twists and turns of one man’s unremarkable life. But the course he has charted is not the one that unfolds, and he ends up in places – some quite dark – that were never part of his plan. The fortunes, mishaps, and joys of his years provide a life-long reminder that happiness and comfort can be found in the seemingly insignificant. That the unremarkable can in fact grow to something rich and rare.

Tickets form Centertainment: 53 Elizabeth Mall, Hobart
Phone (03) 6234 5998,

Audience advice: recommended for ages 16+, contains adult themes and some strong language.

Book Launch – The Bus Ticket

Susan Walker

5:30 – 6:30, Fri 30 Nov
Free entry

A cryptic message and a mysterious photograph fall from a century-old box full of letters, papers and trinkets – an inheritance that sparks the unravelling of a tragedy kept hidden for a lifetime. Inspired by true lives and events, The Bus Ticket is a moving story of prosperity, love and innocence lost to war, lives forever changed by events a world away, a toll paid by past generations that those of today, one century on, are still trying to understand. Susan Walker’s debut novel is fiction, but it adds significantly, and elegantly, to the historical narrative of Tasmania.

Join Susan Walker for the launch of her novel “The Bus Ticket”.

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.