Our small, self-reliant and vibrant community draws creatives from near and far and has an active core of artists and craft practitioners whose work strongly reflects the Island’s culture and landscape.
King Island Arts & Cultural Centre
You’re guaranteed a warm welcome at this thriving Arts and Cultural Centre, which is located in the picturesque Currie Wharf precinct. With artists often at work and both large and small pieces for sale, it offers a glimpse into our incredibly creative community.
Edward Street, Currie TAS 7256
(03) 6462 1924
Our winter opening hours are:
Monday – 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Thursday – 1.00pm to 3.00pm
Saturday and Sunday – 1.00pm to 3.00pm
Visits outside these hours may be arranged with prior notice by calling the Cultural Centre on 03 6462 1914 or Council’s offices on 03 6462 9000.
Check out the Cultural Centre Facebook page for details of upcoming events, workshops and artists in residence.
Artists in Residence Program
The natural beauty, relaxed lifestyle and relative isolation of King Island appeals to artists seeking an idyllic, inspirational environment in which to work and has inspired those with a wide range of professional arts practices.
The King Island Artist Residency offers Tasmanian, national and international professional artists working in any artform, between two to six weeks of creative time on King Island, Tasmania.
The residency is available to artists at any career stage, in any art form, and offers an opportunity for them to further develop their practice while experiencing the unique environment, history and lifestyle of King Island.
The residency includes free accommodation and access to a vehicle and studio while on the island.
Applying For a Residency
In 2023, residencies will only be available to Tasmanian and national artists.
Residencies are available for a single artist and may include one collaborator.
Applications for 2023 residencies open 1 September 2022.
The closing date for submissions is 30 September 2022.
To apply, complete the online application form and attach the required supporting documents.
For more on the residency see Applicant Information and FAQS
The following artists’ applications were successful in 2022:
- Xenia Hanusiak – writer, music, performer (ACT)
- Annaliese Rees – visual artist (TAS)
- Billie Raffin – multi discipline, music, moving image (VIC) (2021 recipient)
- Gina Mercer – poet/writer (TAS) (2021 recipient)
- Shelley O’Reilly – Writer (TAS)
- Barbie Kjar – printmaker (VIC)
- Kirstie Rea – Glass and photography (NSW)
- Gabrielle Nankivell and Harrison Elliott – dance, performance, writing (QLD)