Arts & Culture

You’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover Northern Tasmania punches well above its weight in culture and the arts. Stunning colonial architecture, vibrant art, education and museum precincts and a number of independent art galleries contribute, as do our arts and music festivals and active theatre scene.

A must-visit experience and the jewel in our cultural crown are the QV Museum at Inveresk and QV Art Gallery Royal Park. Discover Tasmania’s social history and natural science, gaze into the cosmos at the Planetarium and explore travelling shows at the Inveresk Railyards site. At Launceston's Royal Park, you will enjoy the richness and diversity of the fine art and design collections that are a vibrant part of this city’s heritage and contemporary culture. Contemporary art enthusiasts will find much to whet their cultural appetite, with a number of commercial galleries scattered throughout and around the region. Be sure to visit the Design Tasmania Wood Collection, a celebration of stunning and innovative contemporary Tasmanian design, just adjacent to City Park.

In early Spring Junction Arts Festival turns hidden spaces into an artistic playground – 5 days of participatory performance and installation designed to engage and provoke. Statewide festivals such as the Tasmanian International Arts Festival (formerly Ten Days on the Island) promote a number of events, while MOFO, run by the infamous MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), has found it's new home within the region and offers a series of eclectic and exciting events carefully engineered to enthral and excite.

Dance, music and theatre are an integral part of the cultural landscape in Northern Tasmania. A vibrant amateur theatre set thrives, and the Princess Theatre and Earl Arts Centre regularly present travelling shows. Renowned contemporary dance outfits TasDance and Stompin’ thrill and challenge. Outdoor musical events happen regularly through the warmer months – with venues as diverse as the Cataract Gorge First Basin and vineyards showcasing national and international acts. For electronic music fans, Sunday afternoons monthly come alive at Our House, where the hip young crew dance the afternoon away to guest DJs from here and overseas.

Whatever your cultural taste explore Northern Tasmania’s vibrant arts and cultural scene with the Tasmania Arts Guide.

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