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

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.


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

Core Values

Leadership, contemporaneity, professionalism, provision of opportunity, generosity


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

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