Sawtooth ARI - Upcoming Exhibitions
Papering Topographies
Sue Henderson (TAS)

Image: Papering Topographies (2014) ink on paper, detail.
Susan Buret (NSW)

Image: Nebula (2014) acrylic on paper, dimensions variable, detail.       
Annika Harding (ACT)

Image: Dam 3 (2013) Acrylic on cardboard
The Fall of Icarus
Daniel Savage (ACT)

Image: The Fall of Icarus (still), 2013
, Video projection, 3:37min looped

Tasmanian Poetry Festival > 3-5 October 2014

Saturday, October 4 October
2- 4pm at  Sawtooth ARI Gallery

Adjourn to one of Launceston's most vibrant artist-run spaces for an afternoon of readings framed by the gallery's current newly-opened exhibition. Featuring Open Mic Sessions (5 minute limit) 

To view the full 2014 Program > CLICK HERE

INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (except Readings @Fullers) are $10 each / Concession $5



 Judges Announced...

Jane Deeth
Kylie Eastley
Cameron Hindrum

The Sawtooth Writing Prize is an exciting initiative designed to encourage critical and creative writing responding to the Sawtooth 2014 exhibition program. Reviews and poems will be published regularly on the Sawtooth ARI website allowing writers, artists and general audience to engage with a broad cross-section of national artworks and approaches to arts writing.  Emerging and established writers are encouraged to apply.

The review must be based on a Sawtooth exhibitionfrom the 2014 program. 
500-750 words per review.
Review must be original and the words of the author.
Reviews are encouraged to be submitted while the exhibition of review is open.

Applicants are encouraged to submit more than one review of exhibitions throughout 2014. The winner is chosen for the best folio of 3 or more reviews based on Sawtooth exhibitions from the 2014 program.

The poem must be inspired from a Sawtooth exhibition from the 2014 program.
Maximum 200 words per poetry entry.
Poem must be original and the words of the author.
    Poems are encouraged to be submitted while the exhibition of inspiration is open.

The winner of each category will receive $500 
A year’s subscription to Island Magazine and
A year’s Membership to the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre
Finalist and winning submissions will be posted on the
Sawtooth Review and  Write Response.

Entry Fee is $30

 (Includes Sawtooth Membership or FREE to 2014 Sawtooth Members)

There is no limit to the number of submissions in either poetry or review category.
All entries are to be emailed to by 5th December 2014.
Prize winners are announced late December 2014.
For more information on the Sawtooth ARI Artistic Program, visit
To read the current entries, please visit our Sawtooth Review page.

The Annual Conference of the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand will be held in Launceston, Tasmania, 5-7 December 2014,

Are you a postgraduate Student?
Postgraduate Masterclasses Friday 5 December 2014
Two keynote speakers will conduct masterclasses for postgraduate students. Applications are encouraged to check their websites:

Jeff Malpas: Geocritical

Jeff Malpas is Distinguished Professor at the University of Tasmania and Visiting Distinguished Professor at Latrobe University. His work is grounded in post-Kantian thought, especially the hermeneutical and phenomenological traditions, as well as in analytic philosophy of language and mind, and draws on the thinking of a diverse range of thinkers including, most notably, Albert Camus, Donald Davidson, Martin Heidegger, and Hans-Georg Gadamer. He is currently working on topics including the ethics of place, the failing character of governance, the materiality of memory, the topological character of hermeneutics, the place of art, and the relation between place, boundary, and surface.

Open to all research by higher degree students, with a maximum of 15 participants. Participants selected in order of applications received.

Marian Pastor Roces
3:00 - 5:00pm
Marian Pastor Roces is an independent curator and critic who maintains a long-term research interest in cities, clothing, museums, international art exhibitions, and contemporary art that produces and anatomises density. Among her major curatorial projects in the last decade are: The Politics of Beauty, a international symposium funded by the Prince Claus Fund of the Netherlands; Science Fictions, an exhibition involving some of the world's artists/interlocutors of the truth of science, funded by Singapore's National Arts Council; the Philippine pavilions at the World Expositions in Aichi, Japan and Zaragoza, Spain, for which her country was recognised, both times, with a grand prix; and the Boysen Knox-Out EDSA Project, public art on a very large scale on the principal artery of Metropolitan Manila.

Application Process
Applications open Monday 29 September. Complete the Masterclass Application form and email it to Dr Karen Hall ( by Friday 31 October. For more information please contact Karen.

For More info >

Early bird registration: Friday 3 October - Friday 7 November
Open registration: Saturday 8 November
Conference postgraduate day: Friday 5 December
Conference: Saturday 6 - Sunday 7 December
Conference Optional Day (Hobart): Monday 8 December

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