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The Plimsoll Gallery acknowledge the palawa/pakana people upon whose lands the University of Tasmania stands.

The Plimsoll Gallery is located on Hobart's historic waterfront, a short walk from the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), Salamanca Place and the city centre. The Plimsoll showcases curated exhibitions of innovative local, national and international contemporary art and design, in addition to the work of the School of Creative Arts, Research Higher Degree and Honours students.

The Plimsoll Gallery is the University’s showcase gallery and one of the key not-for-profit contemporary art venues in Hobart’s cultural precinct and in Tasmania. The gallery’s mission is to position Tasmanian contemporary art and design within the broader national and international context, auspice aligned discourse and activate community engagement.


School of Creative Arts
University of Tasmania
Hunter Street, Hobart, Tasmania

Enter from Hunter St > Follow the path between Entrepôt Gallery and Art Products > School of Creative Arts courtyard. The Plimsoll Gallery is to the right of the large sculptures, to the left of the foot of stairs.


Free entry - all welcome



Jane Barlow
Plimsoll Gallery Exhibitions Manager

T: +61 3 6226 4325 or 4300

Private Bag 57, HOBART TAS 7001


Noon – 5pm
during exhibitions (except Tuesdays and Public Holidays)

The Plimsoll Gallery’s aim is to showcase innovative contemporary art and design works by a mix of local, interstate and international artists. Plimsoll Gallery does not accept proposals for exhibitions.

The Plimsoll Gallery has 2 large exhibition spaces: a long gallery, with 5 grey concrete structural columns, and a tall gallery with a higher ceiling.

Walls: Plywood-white

Height: Long: 2.9 mtrs. Tall: 3.34 mtrs

Floor: Carpet tiles-grey

Ceilings: Long: Cork lined-black. Tall: Plywood-white

Lighting Grid

Partitions: Numerous moveable partitions available.

Windows: 2 large window/doors that can be exposed to overlook a garden, or concealed by panels.

Doors: Entrance via 2 domestic size doors. Large item access via gallery store and loading bay.

Gallery Floorplan (PDF )

The Plimsoll Gallery is a non-profit venue and does not sell the works that it exhibits. Works featured in our program often belong to private and public collections. However, in some cases, for example in a postgraduate submission, we can pass on your contact details to the artist concerned.

The Plimsoll Gallery presents contemporary artwork that is innovative, often challenging and sometimes physically fragile. Most exhibitions are suitable for children, but parents are expected to supervise children in the gallery at all times to ensure that they do not touch art works and to determine the suitability of works for themselves.

If an exhibition contains artwork that is deemed not suitable for children, or may offend some viewers, a warning sign is displayed at the entrances to the gallery areas.


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