Shotgun is a Contemporary Art Tasmania artist development program. It is an awarded opportunity that supports selected Tasmanian artists through a customised and intensive program of high-level industry access, critical engagement and new work.

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 unique and flexible program has taken many forms, including: exhibition; mentoring; meetings with visiting industry professionals (artists, curators, producers, writers and gallerists); a residency at home; workshops; discussion events; symposia; interstate visits and commissioned texts.

For more information, head to the Shotgun microsite by clicking here.

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

Application Information


CAT Shotgun Curator:

Kylie Johnson –

Past Recipients

Shotgun 9 Alex Davern

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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