Michael Schlitz, Light memory, dark ground, Contemporary Art Tasmania, 2017. Photo Lou Conboy.


A dynamic context through which contemporary art and contemporary art communities flourish


Core Values: Leadership, contemporaneity, professionalism, provision of opportunity, generosity
Common values: Excellence, integrity, respect and resilience
Emergent values: Autonomy, connectivity / experience, impact

Contemporary Art Tasmania is Tasmania’s professional level, public presentation platform dedicated to contemporary and experimental art. Its provenance is traceable from the foundation of Chameleon contemporary art space in 1982, through 20 years operating as Contemporary Art Services Tasmania (CAST) and, from 2013, as Contemporary Art Tasmania.

The organisation is a member of the Contemporary Art Organisations (Australia) national network (CAOA), NETS Australia (National Exhibitions Touring Support) and is assisted by the Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Tasmania, and through the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy.


To be a lead developer and presenter of Tasmanian contemporary art


Advance Tasmanian contemporary art and artists
Create an expansive environment for contemporary art and artists
Activate contemporary art as a vital part of everyday life
Demonstrate creative leadership and ensure sustainability

Download a copy of our Goals and Strategies document here (PDF)

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