self assembly at Tate Modern, London

Simon is presenting self assembly at Tate Modern on Sunday 2 June 2019. This will be the largest outing for this work during a whole afternoon program at the Tate Exchange, creating up to 200 figures with children and families.

You can see the program for the session here:

ArTELIER in Melbourne

Ten artists from the ArTELIER program spent four days in Melbourne. Five artists ran workshops at ArtPlay over the weekend and everyone attended a range of professional development opportunities including; being part of a creative development of a transgender toys workshop, TOY; a visit to Footscray Community Arts Centre; a workshop on materiality by Kelly Boucher; and a full day program of relationality and creation of arts experiences for children and families at ArtPlay.

Grant writing for arts projects workshop

It was effective at breaking down all of the steps involved in applying for funding…

I have done a couple of applications and need some help to improve and develop – this workshop has been invaluable for remedying this.

Thanks; new ideas, succinct doable steps, generous information of whats out there to support us…

comments from participants

Debby Maziarz ran a three hour workshop, at all that we are, for ArTELIER artists to help them make better applications for arts funding.

About the Facilitator

Debby Maziarz ( is an educator and creative entrepreneur who mentors artists, organisations and communities to create solid plans for resourcing their work. Renowned for unearthing innovative and ‘fundable’ ideas, Debby is driven to challenge the mindset that stops superstars from excelling. She’s also got a great track record in sourcing funds – including founding Melbourne’s Westside Circus and Arts Barter Australia.

This event was organised by ArTELIER Tasmania and was free to 2018 ArTELIER members.

Expression of Interest to be part of ArTELIER in 2019

ArTELIER: Artists in Tasmania: Ecology for Learning, Intergenerational Exchange and Reflection

ArTELIER builds the capacity of the Tasmanian arts ecology by empowering artists who work with children and young people.  ArTELIER began in 2018 and built a network of 26 cross-disciplinary Tasmanian artists, supporting quality arts practice with children and young people across the state. 

If you have an established arts practice that involves children and young people, and you are prepared to contribute to learning opportunities, and are open to ideas, sharing and developing your practice, you are invited to express an interest to join the 2019 ArTELIER group.    

2019 ArTELIER Artists have opportunity to:

  • Participate in and contribute to regular Learning Exchanges:- day long learning experiences, co-designed and led by ArTELIER artists, with provocative presentations for interstate and local artists, practical sessions, critical inquiry discussion  etc. You will be paid a stipend of $250;
  • Be part of a supportive network that advocates for professional, high quality and socially engaged arts practice for children and young people;
  • Contribute to or collaborate with others in artistic engagements or community projects working with children and young people in various locations around the state;
  • Participate in a “deep dive” retreat of intense learning and sharing of practice
  • Access to other professional development workshops and seminars

EOI Application Form>>

EOI’s are CLOSED but we’d love you still to apply as we don’t want to leave anyone out and we know you are all busy. Fill in the EOI and we’ll put you on the wait list…

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their EOI by Wednesday 8 May

Successful applicants will be invited to the program launch on Wednesday 15 May.

If you have any questions about the program before submitting your EOI please contact us

Library resources at all that we are


Bec Stevens has been cataloguing and labelling the art book collection at 1450 South Arm Road. We intend to make some of the resources available for loan to ArTELIER artists and will bring small collections to future ArTELIER sessions. Its a growing collection, particularly of social practice/teaching artistry/community arts texts. The collection sits on the bookshelves in the big meeting room at the South end of the house.

ArTELIER retreat at Nayri Niara on Bruny Island

15 ArTELIER artists will be heading down to Bruny Island for a three day retreat and connection to the Nayri Niara Festival in March. This will give this group an opportunity to share and develop their practice through interaction with a host of artists in the festival and help to drive the direction of the 2019 ArTELIER program.

Final session of the 2018 ArTELIER series

Wednesday 5 February was the final session of the 2018 ArTELIER program. This eight session capacity building program for socially engaged artists wiorking with Intergenerational groups will continue into 2019 – see ArTELIER.

The final session was a great success with Dylan Martorell presenting via Zoom from Melbourne and Richie, Selena and Julie organising a packed day of sharing and learning aorund the theme of Signal, Technology and Young People.

Self Assembly at Salamanca Art Centre

Simon delivered the first of a new series of Saturday morning children’s programming at Salamanca Arts Centre in Hobart today. The annual stART program includes a whole range of arts activities for children and families created by a range of ArTELIER artists. Bec Stevens worked alongside Simon with families to create another Self Assembly installation and creative encounter using wood from the land and plaster bandages.


We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in applications to both Tas Arts and The Australia Council for the Arts to continue and grow the ArTELIER program through 2019. This offers new possibilities and includes some projects, research and a summer camp.
We are thrilled at the affirmation of all our work to date and are pleased with this national acknowledgement of the need for this activity in Tasmania.

We shall be updating the website in the coming weeks to reflect this growth in the project. Watch this space…

stART at Salamanca Arts Centre

Salamanca Arts Centre and ArTELIER kick off 2019 with the exciting announcement of the collaborative project, stART. stART is a program of artist lead encounters connecting children, families, and young people. stART is NOT your average creative holiday workshop where young participants are dropped off and picked up after a couple of hours after getting creative with butchers paper and crayons. stART’s point of difference is that parents/guardians are also included. The stART program has been specifically designed for both children and their parent/s or guardian/s wanting to participate together in Tasmanian artist led experiences.

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