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GAR­DEN­ING BLOOMING TAS­MA­NIA FLOWER & GAR­DEN FES­TI­VAL HIS­TORIC AL­BERT HALL, LAUNCE­S­TON, NEXT SATUR­DAY AND SUN­DAY

Wel­come spring with a visit to the an­nual Blooming Tas­ma­nia Flower & Gar­den Fes­ti­val. Now in its sec­ond year, the week­end event is packed with in­spi­ra­tional gar­den de­signs. There are work­shops on a range of gar­den­ing-re­lated themes, from ike­bana ar­rang­ing to wa­ter­colour paint­ing and botan­i­cal sten­cilling, as well as a qual­ity line-up of speak­ers dis­cussing an ar­ray of top­ics, in­clud­ing “De­mys­ti­fy­ing the art of bon­sai” with Shane Boyce. For more, see our gar­den­ing col­umn on page 22 or down­load the full pro­gram at bloom­ing­tas­ma­nia.com.au

FAM­ILY FUN LET’S DRAW TOO MANY SHEEP HADLEY’S ORI­ENT HO­TEL, TO­MOR­ROW, 10-11AM

Join award-win­ning Tas­ma­nian il­lus­tra­tor and au­thor of more than 20 chil­dren’s books Christina Booth (above) for a fam­ily-friendly morn­ing of read­ing, sto­ry­telling and draw­ing. This in­ter­ac­tive one-hour ses­sion is part of the bi­en­nial Tas­ma­nian Writ­ers and Read­ers Fes­ti­val run­ning all week­end and is rec­om­mended for chil­dren aged 6-10. Christina will show how she draws sheep from her book Too

Many Sheep, and chil­dren are en­cour­aged to draw with her. Tick­ets are $10, or $20 for a fam­ily. For more in­for­ma­tion and book­ings for fes­ti­val ses­sions, visit taswrf.org

ART EX­CEL­LENCE IN FUR­NI­TURE DE­SIGN THE BARN, ROSNY FARM, UN­TIL SUN­DAY, OC­TO­BER 8

The works of 15 short-listed de­sign­ers for the Clarence Prize for Ex­cel­lence in Fur­ni­ture De­sign are on dis­play at Rosny Barn. The award recog­nises the most in­no­va­tive mak­ers in the field from around the coun­try. The win­ning work is ac­quired for the coun­cil’s Clarence Col­lec­tion and the win­ning artist re­ceives $20,000, mak­ing this the rich­est prize for de­sign in Tas­ma­nia. Whether from stone, brass, wood or leather, each piece il­lus­trates the ca­pac­ity of fur­ni­ture to be strik­ing and func­tional. Pic­tured here is South Aus­tralian de­signer Hugh Altschwa­ger’s win­ning bronze bench. Open Wed­nes­day to Sun­day, 11am-5pm. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit clarenceart­sande­vents.net

SIGN OF THE TIMES 126 BATHURST ST, HO­BART, OPENS FRI­DAY

TasWeek­end con­trib­u­tors Dale Camp­isi and Brady Michaels, aka The Gents, are launch­ing a pop-up ex­hi­bi­tion of their favourite images from their new book

Signs of Aus­tralia. They’ll be play­ing the sound­track from their 40,000km road­trip around the coun­try and shar­ing some sto­ries they picked up along the way. Prints and pre-sales avail­able. The gallery will be open Wed­nes­day to Satur­day, from 10am-5pm, in com­ing weeks, af­ter an of­fi­cial open­ing on Fri­day at 5.30pm. 126 Bathurst St, Ho­bart. Visit face­book.com/events/120847418551336

HOMAGE TO A BUR­DENED CREA­TURE MOONAH ARTS CEN­TRE, OPENS FRI­DAY

Lo­cal artist Gabbee Stolp’s ex­hi­bi­tion on the thy­lacine is both a trib­ute to the an­i­mal and an at­tempt to atone for hu­man­ity’s hand in its ex­tinc­tion. Her work in­cor­po­rates an ar­ray of found ob­jects and prod­ucts of taxi­dermy, and in th­ese pieces she shows how the thy­lacine stands as an ex­am­ple of the dis­con­nect be­tween hu­mans and na­ture. Ad­mis­sion to this ex­hi­bi­tion is free. For de­tails, visit moon­a­harts­cen­tre.org.au

PUB­LIC TALK THE FU­TURE OF JOUR­NAL­ISM DECHAINEUX THEATRE, HUNTER ST, HO­BART, MON­DAY 6-7.30PM

Hear from in­dus­try in­sid­ers on the fu­ture of jour­nal­ism, par­tic­u­larly in re­gional ar­eas such as Tas­ma­nia. The fo­rum fea­tures

Mer­cury edi­tor Matt Deighton (left),

60 Min­utes jour­nal­ist and TasWeek­end colum­nist Charles Woo­ley, ABC Ra­dio Ho­bart lo­cal con­tent man­ager Joce Net­tle­fold, and Mum­brella edi­tor Vivi­enne Kelly. This free event is hosted by the In­sti­tute for the Study of So­cial Change in part­ner­ship with the Tas­ma­nian Writ­ers and Read­ers Fes­ti­val. To reg­is­ter, visit www.events.utas.edu.au/2017/ septem­ber/the-fu­ture-of-jour­nal­ism

BOOK NOW RICHARD FLANA­GAN IN CON­VER­SA­TION FARRALL CEN­TRE, FRIENDS’ SCHOOL, NORTH HO­BART, FRI­DAY, SEPTEM­BER 29

Man Booker Prize win­ner Richard Flana­gan will talk about his new novel First Per­son, about a ghost­writer haunted by his de­monic sub­ject. The Ho­bart au­thor will be in con­ver­sa­tion with so­cial com­men­ta­tor Phillip Adams. Ad­mis­sion is $20. Doors open at 5.30pm. To re­serve a spot, visit state­cin­ema­book­store.com.au

TEX­TILE ART ART QUILT AUS­TRALIA 2017 QVMAG ART GALLERY, UN­TIL SUN­DAY, OC­TO­BER 22

An ex­hi­bi­tion of bold, in­tri­cate and colour­ful con­tem­po­rary quilts and tex­tile art­works is on dis­play in the Art Gallery at Royal Park as part of Art Quilt Aus­tralia. This bi­en­nial ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tures the work of artists from Aus­tralia, New Zealand, Ger­many, South Amer­ica and the US. The col­lec­tion in­cludes nearly 50 pieces, with a wide range of ideas and tech­niques rep­re­sented. This is a free ex­hi­bi­tion at Queen Vic­to­ria Musem and Art Gallery, 2 Welling­ton St, Launce­s­ton. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit qvmag.tas.gov.au

RE­MINDERS TO­DAY

Ed­u­cat­ing Rita, at the Play­house Theatre in Bathurst St, has its fi­nal show tonight at 8pm. Di­rected by Danni Ash­ton and per­formed by the Ho­bart Reper­tory Theatre. Tick­ets are $33. To book, visit cen­ter­tain­ment.com.au

TO­MOR­ROW

Sus­tain­able House Day is on across the state. It’s your chance to look in­side some of Tas­ma­nia’s most en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly builds. It’s free to at­tend, but you’ll need to reg­is­ter to ac­cess the ad­dresses of the open homes. To check in, visit sus­tain­able­house­day.com

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