Arts and culture in Tasmania

Creativity is said to flourish in beautiful environments. Tasmania has been blessed with natural beauty. This has led to the development of a rich and diverse cultural landscape. Lured by the beauty of the environment, many contemporary artists, performers and musicians live and work in Tasmania.

From historic sites to drama, to orchestral performances, festivals of all kinds and glorious gardens, galleries and artists’ studios, the experience is constantly enriching.

  1. performing arts in tasmania

    Includes music, dance, theatre and opera.

  2. visual arts in tasmania

    Includes film as well as art, craft and design organisations and galleries.

Festival of Voices in Tasmania

festival of voices is an annual celebration of song and performance, centred around Hobart’s historic Salamanca area. The festival is usually held in early July.

The Tasmanian Writers Centre

Based in Hobart, the tasmanian writers’ centre supports initiatives that provide opportunities for Tasmanian writers and promotes appreciation of Tasmanian writing and literature to local, interstate and international audiences.

The Tasmanian Writers’ Centre co-ordinates workshops, residencies and mentorships for Tasmanian writers, as well as providing professional advice to members. Their core business is the delivery of a range of services to meet the needs of writers at significant points in their careers.

Choir at Festival of Voices, Hobart
Festival of Voices
© Tourism Tasmania and Peter Whyte
The performing arts are flourishing in Tasmania.

ten days on the island

Australia’s largest State-wide biennial international arts festival, Ten Days on the Island attracts an audience of over 140,000 people.

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contemporary art services tasmania (CAST)

CAST is Tasmania’s leading contemporary arts organisation, helping to develop and promote new and experimental art. A series of challenging and stimulating programs introduce audiences to contemporary ideas and arts practice.