Upcoming exhibitions at the TMAG

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There's a wealth of culture waiting for those artistically-inclined travellers who are considering heading to Tasmania for their next holiday.

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery has a variety of shows coming up in the next few months to ignite the slumbering artists in you.

'Drawn with Distinction: Australian Artists' begins on August 2 and runs until December 1, featuring a range of drawings from artists working in Tasmania and throughout the country from early 1900 till the 1960s.

The exhibition is aiming to reflect the diverse range of works created during the period and features pieces from artists such as William Dobell, Joy Hester, Florence Rodway and Albert Tucker. 

The works of William Charles Piguenit, Australia’s first native-born professional landscape painter, will be presented in an exhibition entitled 'A Passion For Nature'.

Running until June 30, it is comprised of a wide selection of paintings, drawings, watercolours and prints which fully capture the essence of this pioneering artist and his historical place in the development of Australian art.

Finally, 'Colonial Women' explores the works of ten artists active during the 1830s-1850s, where cultural and scientific innovation occurred under the patronage of Jane Franklin, an early Tasmanian pioneer. The works help to paint a portrait of life during the initial colonial times in Australia's history.

Painting by William Charles Piguenit from the University of Tasmania's collection.

Patron and benefactor during the Colonial Era - Jane Franklin

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