Visual arts in Tasmania

Film in Tasmania

Museums & art galleries in Tasmania

Tasmania’s cultural and natural heritage is showcased in more than 120 museums, ranging from small, specialised local collections to the comprehensive Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in Hobart.


  • Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery

    The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is an introduction to the natural and cultural heritage of the island. Exhibits ranging across birds, animals and plants from the sea or land, colonial and contemporary paintings, rare minerals and fossils, exquisite glass and jewellery, convict history, whaling and aboriginal culture.

    By joining the Friends of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery you can enjoy the company of like-minded people who have fun while supporting the gallery. You can find details on the gallery website.

  • Maritime Museum of Tasmania

    Tasmania’s rich maritime heritage is reflected in the museum’s collection of historic items, paintings and ships models.


  • Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

    The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery is the largest museum and art gallery in Australia located outside a capital city. It enjoys an enviable reputation and national profile for its collections of Australian colonial art, contemporary craft and design, Tasmanian history and natural sciences. The Queen Victoria Museum is located on two sites: the original purpose-built building in Royal Park and the Inveresk site, once the Launceston railway workshops.

  • Design Centre Tasmania

    The Design Centre has Australia’s only museum collection of contemporary wood design. The centre displays ever-changing exhibits of crafts, design and art which tour nationally and internationally. The gallery’s Wood Design Collection is widely seen as being one of the world’s finest collections of contemporary design in wood, combining the beauty of Tasmania’s natural timber resources and the design skills of the State’s finest designer-makers.


Timber design
Tasmania is known for its timber. ©Tourism Tasmania and John de la Roche

screen tasmania

Screen Tasmania is the Tasmanian government agency responsible for supporting and developing Tasmania’s film, television and multimedia industries. In an effort to increase the amount of independent screen production occurring in Tasmania, Screen Tasmania provides loans, grants and equity investments in the development, production and marketing of Tasmanian screen projects including short films, drama, documentaries, feature films and TV series.


An initiative of the Tasmanian government Department of Tourism, Arts & the Environment, arts@work is an arts agency established as the industry development arm of Arts Tasmania.

arts@work seeks to work closely with artists and organisations to foster commercial opportunities for Tasmania’s professional artists, craftspeople and designers.

salamanca arts centre in hobart

Salamanca Arts Centre was founded in 1976 as a community and arts centre. The historic sandstone warehouse buildings on Hobart’s waterfront are home to a community of artist studios, galleries, venues, retail outlets, arts organisations and public spaces.