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Location: Hobart Launceston

Painting is more popular than ever. As an expanded medium it offers such a rich and complex foundation for any innovative artistic practice.

Dr Yvette Watt, Head of Studio (Painting)
Yvette Watt

To engage and learn about painting is to uncover rich past traditions as well as discover exciting new expanded practices of the present.

In the painting studio you will engage with a wide variety of practices, ideas and specialised skills that will equip you with the confidence to express your ideas, develop your artistic practice and connect with a vibrant contemporary art world.

You will learn the basics of handling and applying paint, experiment with possibilities of the medium, and become familiar with painting as an expanded contemporary creative strategy.

Our expert teaching staff are practicing artists who are passionate about painting and passionate about teaching.

Head of Studio: Dr Yvette Watt (Hobart)

Academic Staff: Dr Yvette Watt, Neil Haddon, Penelope Burnett, Nathan Taylor and Michael Nay (Hobart); Anna Van Stralen (Launceston)

Technical Officer: Greg Murphy (Launceston)

If you would like to discuss your own practice or ambitions, contact our Painting studio to arrange a one-on-one consultation today.


Hobart. The Painting Studio is on the top floor of the Hunter Street campus in Hobart, with views across the waterfront and the Derwent River beyond. It comprises a large flexible First Year student space with ample wall space, tables and easels. There are storage racks for paintings and all students are allocated lockers and plan drawers. The open-plan of the studio encourages exchange between students working at the various levels. Discrete and generous studio spaces for Second, Third and Honours students are available with easels and work tables.

Launceston. On the upper level of a former railway workshop, remnants of industrial architecture frame a large, flexible space filled with natural light. Students have access to easels, tables, equipment and cleaning facilities during their classes. There are also storage spaces and individual workspaces for advanced students. A balcony area allows students to display their work for feedback from staff and peers.

Study Painting

While the University of Tasmania is no longer taking applications for the previous fine are and design postgraduate offerings, we invite you to explore all postgraduate courses currently available across Art, Music and Theatre or Media.

The School of Creative Arts and Media welcomes qualified applicants to undertake a research degree with us in any of our areas of research strengths and interests.

Masters by Research
Doctorates (PhD)

To find out about application procedures, entry requirements, and scholarships, refer to College of Arts, Law and Education Research Degrees.

Banner Art Credit: Sam Field