Shotgun is an awarded opportunity that supports the advancement of selected Tasmanian artist/s through a customised and intensive program of high-level industry access, production assistance and critical engagement.

Shotgun is a unique and flexible artist-development model. Described as a ‘shot in the arm’ or ‘fast tracking’ for artists, Shotgun sets out to enable development – that may take a number of years for individuals to self-organise – to occur over a short and concentrated period. The program has taken many forms throughout its seven editions, including: exhibition, mentoring, meetings with visiting industry professionals (artists, curators, producers, writers and gallerists), workshops, discussion events, symposia, specialist tutorage and commissioned texts.

The program is supported by a curatorium and utilises partner organisation networks to bring identified expertise to Tasmania to work with the Shotgun artists.

The selected Shotgun artists receive a presentation fee based on current rates, a materials allowance and further investment in a customised development program.



Nadége Phillippe-Janon, Mock Suns, Shotgun 6, 2017.
Grace Herbert, Increase Productivity, 2019. Photo: Remi Chauvin.

Application Information

The Shotgun 9 schedule will be advised at a future date. 

For more application information click here for the Shotgun website.

Shotgun is a public private collaboration between The Museum of Old and New Art and Contemporary Art Tasmania.


CAT Shotgun Coordinator:

Kylie Johnson –

Past Recipients

Shotgun 8 Eloise Kirk

Shotgun 7 Grace Herbert

Shotgun 6 Nadège Philippe-Janon & Robert O’Connor

Shotgun 2014 Ross Byers, Dean Chatwin, David Hawley,

Jason James, Tom O’Hern, Nicola Smith (non-exhibiting)

Shotgun 2013 Mary Scott

Shotgun 2012 Joel Crosswell, Lucienne Rickard

Shotgun 2011 Amanda Davies, Andrew Harper

Shotgun 2010 Scot Cotterell, Sara Maher, Cath Robinson



Eloise Kirk, dark maria, 2019. Image: Remi Chauvin.

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