Tasma Gallery

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Tasma Gallery

14th Feb – 14th Mar 2014
A contemporary art exhibition featuring the work of emerging artists of Indigenous, Chinese and Anglo-Celtic descent.

"Spill" is the fourth in a series of exhibitions dedicated to celebrating the role of traditional practices in the production of contemporary art. The artists participating in Spill are of Chinese, Anglo-Celtic and Indigenous Australian descent and have contributed work that speaks to the continuing relevance of cultural identity within the aesthetic sphere.

A spill is a liquid broken free of its container, merging with that which crosses its path. It has positive connotations if we see spilling as a chance to escape stricture or even if we just like things messy. In their engagements with sites, media, technologies, techniques and forms that fall outside the parameters of more strictly traditional practices, these works spill and, in doing so, tacitly point to the benefits of cultural sharing.

At the same time, they do not shy away from the more confronting aspects of how that state of sharing came to be or what it has entailed. Because alongside the image of a water basket, a milk jug or a paint can tipped over, there is the darker image of that other liquid often spilled in the name of nation building - blood.

Anna Daly, Co-curator
Anna Daly teaches in the Design Department, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (MADA) at Monash University.

Tasma Gallery Artist Submissions 2014 Program

Tasma Gallery welcomes proposals from practitioners working in all fields of the visual arts, crafts, and image-making wanting to hire the gallery space for temporary exhibitions. Exhibitions need to address the theme outlined in the application and comply with the National Trust’s values.

Download the Artist / Exhibitor Application.

Tragedy at Parliament Place

Tragedy At Parliament Place - read about a sad episode in the history of Tasma Terrace

Melbourne Boarding House Vertical Murder Tour

Take a guided tour of Tasma Terrace, a rare 3 storey former boarding house on the edge of the city. Built in the 1870s/80s by George Nipper and designed by Charles Webb, it was the start of a relationship that would also build the beautiful Windsor Hotel on the other side of Parliament House. As a Boarding House however Tasma Terrace was also the place where Edith Jane Forrester Jubb - business woman, lodging house operator, ex-pub licensee, mother of 3, former actress and alleged mistress - died. Come to Tasma Terrace and hear all their stories, and more.

Join us for a free tour as part of the National Trust Heritage Festival on Friday 16 May 2014 at 3pm.
Bookings are essential on 9656 9804 or
bookings@nattrust.com.au or click here to book directly.


Opening hours

9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday


6 Parliament Place
East Melbourne 3002 VIC


03 9656 9800

Entry fees

Free entry