Hobart, Tasmania is Home to Many Amazing Art Galleries

Hobart City, TAS, Australia
Hobart City, TAS, Australia. Photo by Deeva Sood on Unsplash

Most people visiting Hobart only go to MONA aka the Museum of Old and New Art to get their art fix, but true art lovers know there’s much more to this city. If you want to fully immerse into the art scene of the Tasmanian capital, here are three art galleries that you should visit next.

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is one of Hobart’s most important cultural institutions, and its collection is as impressive as it gets. If its art, cultural, and science exhibitions don’t win you over, you’ll fall in love with its waterfront location and charming courtyard café.

Handmark Gallery

Handmark is a part of Salamanca Arts Centre, and it’s so much more than just a gallery. Most people come here to enjoy the arts and craft talent of the local artists, but you can also find everything from ceramics and glass to wood and textiles displayed at this gallery.

Despard Gallery

Just like Handmark, Despard is one of many tiny galleries you can find near Salamanca Market since this area happens to be one of Hobart’s most popular art districts. Despard dedicated exhibitions to many modern Australian artists over the years and it’s one of the most popular contemporary art galleries in the city.