Hobart, Tasmania is Home to These Amazing Art Galleries

An aerial view of Hobart, Tasmania
Hobart, Tasmania. Photo by Deeva Sood on Unsplash

MONA aka the Museum of Old and New Art is usually the first spot that art lovers visit in Hobart, but the Tasmanian capital has many more amazing places in store. If you want to visit some more great art galleries during your trip, make sure to check out these three.

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

One of Hobart’s most historically significant cultural institutions, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery will win you over with its waterfront location and many amazing works of art it has in store. Its impressive collection includes art, cultural, and science exhibitions, and you can also explore the courtyard café and museum shop during your visit.

Despard Gallery

Despard is one of many tiny galleries located in close proximity to Salamanca Market—an area that basically serves as Hobart’s unofficial art district. This gallery is best known for its contemporary fine art exhibitions, and it hosted exhibits of many modern Australian artists over the years.

Handmark Gallery

Also a part of the Salamanca Arts Centre, Handmark prides itself on being more than just a gallery. In addition to giving Tasmanian arts and craft talents a place to showcase their work, Handmark also features a jewelry shop and displays everything from ceramics and glass to wood and textiles.