does place matter?


20 new installations

20 regional artists and communities

4 regional locations

THE PARTNERSHIPPING PROJECT (TPP) was conceived as a REGIONAL PROJECT to link Regional Artists, Regional Galleries, Regional Audiences and asks ‘Does Place Matter’?.

curator: Pat Hoffie

associate curator: Rosemary Miller

Partner galleries:

Burnie Regional Art Gallery (Burnie, TAS), Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts (Townsville, QLD),

Lismore Regional Gallery (Lismore, NSW), and Riddoch Art Gallery (Mt Gambier, SA).

Touring partner:

Contemporary Art Tasmania

20 new installation works by 20 outstanding regional artists link and challenge diverse Australian communities across 4 regions (TAS, QLD, NSW, SA) through an ambitious partnered exhibition and touring project that builds audiences using a collaborative, interactive curatorial and touring framework.


Artists work together discursively with lead curator Pat Hoffie, approaching the project as a series of iterations that explore the effects of ‘globalised’ thinking and the impact on changing relationships to ‘place’.


7 December 2019 to 2 February 2020

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Artists' videos

The Partnershipping Project is a Burnie Regional Art Gallery exhibition toured by Contemporary Art Tasmania. 

Burnie Regional Art Gallery is supported by the Burnie City Council and is assisted by Arts Tasmania through the Minister for the Arts.

Contemporary Art Tasmania is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its principal arts funding body, by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy and is assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government's Visions of Australia program, the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and by the Contemporary Art Tasmania Exhibition Development Fund.