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Let's Do This: Hobart

Join NAVA in building a critical mass of advocacy for the arts during the first sitting week of Parliament – setting a confident national agenda that’s led by artists

What does 2018 hold for contemporary arts? Let's start this new year right.


The Australian Parliament begins its new year on the week beginning 5 February, with both Houses sitting for four days.


At the same time, artists across Australia are showing work in independent and state-owned galleries, in public and unconventional spaces, in studios and online.


Each one of these exhibitions offers a perspective on contemporary Australia that’s sensitive and complex, timely and urgent.


Like each bill before Parliament, each of these exhibitions has involved many months and indeed years of work to be ready for this moment.


So what have Australia’s artists chosen to make work about? What does the critical mass of all these exhibitions tell us about what’s most pressing right now? What's on the arts agenda – and how will we lead it?


Meet with NAVA Executive Director Esther Anatolitis, Chair James Emmett and board member Pippa Dickson, and let’s make some plans together.


When: 5.30 - 7pm, Thursday 1 February

Where: Members Lounge,Tasmanian Museum & Gallery (TMAG) via Watergate entrance to the Museum, Hobart

RSVP: nava@visualarts.net.au with 'Let's Do This Hobart' in the subject line