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November is looking exciting. In MAC's exhibition spaces, the ordinary becomes extraordinary and the forgotten objects of the everyday take centre stage. The performance spaces are busy with great live music on Firday nights. The Mosaic Festival of Arts will fill the building with two weeks of art, music and performance. And in December we invite you to dance, whether everyone is watching or not!
Image: Mande Bijelic, San Francisco, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 66cm x 77cm

Mande Bijelic’s Plugholes and Other Paintings
Mande Bijelic

Now open
Exhibition runs until Sat 19 Nov 2016

Free entry

Overlooked by most, the common place is reframed by Bijelic, and presented to us as scenes and objects of great intrigue.

This exhibition spans 20 years of Bijelic’s practice, combining a retrospective selection of paintings with new works from her series of Plughole paintings. In this series, bathtub plugholes from around the world are lovingly rendered in paint; each an entry point to a global network of connectivity though a vast web of unseen plumbing.

Image: Mande Bijelic, San Francisco, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 66 x 77cm

Friday Nights Live

Friday Nights Live

Live music at MAC on Friday nights! All shows start at 6pm and cost $5 on the door. Doors and bar open from 5:30pm.

Fri 4 Nov: The Clementines - This female a capella group performs original arrangements of well - and lesser - known songs in four-part harmony and percussion. 

Fri 11 Nov: The Modern Operative - A 10 piece small big band playing arrangements of time honored jazz standards along with original compositions arranged by the band leader Kelly Ottaway and sax player Spike Mason. (Pictured)

Mosaic Festival of Arts
Tue 15 Nov - Sat 26 Nov

The Mosaic Festival of Arts is a new multi-artform project by artists living with a disability from Mosaic Support Services. The festival celebrates the vitality that people with a disability contribute to the creative, social and cultural development our community.

Not Knowing. Accepting Ambiguity

Tue 15 Nov - Sat 26 Nov

Transcendence. Darkness into light

7:30pm Fri 18 Nov

Exploring. Chaos and Creation
Concert Performance

7:30pm Sat 26 Nov

Keep an eye out for free popup performances at MAC during the festival! Tickets and enquiries: 62449444

Image: Nathan Taylor, More than welcome, 2012, Acrylic on board, 40 x 80cm

Decoding Visual Excess
Nathan Taylor

Opening 6pm Wed 23 Nov
Exhibition runs 24 Nov - 17 Dec 2016
Free entry

In a world of visual excess, this slow journey through paint reassesses the consumable objects that comprise our contemporary cultural makeup. Abandoned rubbish, half eaten junk food and curious food constructions all quietly consider notions of beauty, excess and personal identity.

Artist Nathan Taylor uses hyper-realistic painting to explore and decode a visually saturated world. Viewers will find themselves lost in the exquisitely rendered surface of a crushed beer can, an abandoned doughnut, or a heavenly confection.

Meet the artist
Nathan  will be presenting a free floor talk about his work followed by tea and scones. All are welcome!
2pm on Sat 26 Nov

Image: Nathan Taylor, More than welcome, 2012, Acrylic on board, 40 x 80cm

Image: Alan Young, In The Music, 2016, acrylic and oilstick on canvas, 92 x 92cm

Dance Like Everyone is Watching

Opening 6pm Thurs 1 Dec
Exhibition runs Fri 2 Dec - Sat 17 Dec 2016
Free entry

Al Young’s bright and bold paintings are all about dancing. He dances while he paints, feeding his energy and movement into the artworks he creates.  

Inspired by an article called “Dance While Everyone is Watching” by disability advocate Stella Young, this body of work responds to her notion that every individual has a right to enjoy dancing publicly. 

Young’s vibrant artworks refuse to go quietly unnoticed. They celebrate movement in an example of how people living with a disability should not be defined by their disability in an exhibition that will bring a smile to your face, hope to your heart, and an irresistible tap to your feet.

Image: Alan Young, In The Music, 2016, acrylic and oilstick on canvas, 92 x 92cm

General Patron Advice: 

Admission to the Centre  is FREE
Individual events are at advertised prices
The Moonah Arts Centre (MAC) is located at 23-27 Albert Road, Moonah, Tasmania, a 15 minute drive north from the Hobart CBD, or just 10 minutes from MONA.

Parking: 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. 
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