Hobiennale 2019

15th to the 23rd of November 2019


Contributing as a volunteer for the biannual arts festival in Hobart, Tasmania Phoebe Beard helped manage bars and venues across the city. Phoebe Beard assisted C3 Gallery, Kings Artist Run Initiative and Constance with their exhibition program, acting as an important guide for the multi-site and multi-disciplinary festival. 

Since contributing as a volunteer in 2017 Phoebe Beard has made long lasting friends which support her development as an artist and curator. Hobiennale continues to be an important networking opportunity that grants Phoebe with a chance to learn from her peers in Australian and New Zealand. The festival promotes experimental arts projects from emerging and mid-career curators and artists.  



Whorled Exhibition, Old Forestry Building. Constance Artist Run Initiative, Hobiennale 2019. 

X Marks The Spot Printmaking Workshop

Moonah Arts Centre, Tasmania

17th and 18th of April 2019

A treasure hunt in your own neighborhood! This two-day printmaking workshop is inspired by tourist brochures and information maps found around Hobart. Discover printmaking and the field of cartography (map making) with tutors Phoebe Beard and Florence Robinson. At the end of the workshop, take home your own series of “X Marks the Spot” prints!


Image credit: Florence Robinson


Davey St Congregational Church, Hobart TAS

Saturday the 15th of December 2018

Constance ARI, Visual Bulk + TV Haus are teaming up to present a day of art, performance, music and pre-xmas shopping opportunities to raise funds for 2019! The event will include a live artwork auction and silent auction from prominent local and interstate artists, live music, performances, drinks, food and other fun activities.

The event is particularly special because donors and attendees will be supporting not one ~ but three ~ emerging and experimental arts spaces in Hobart all at once! We think it is important to come together for this event, sharing resources, networks and supporting one another. All three organisations work very hard, and voluntarily, to provide creative opportunities for early career artists in Tasmania. The work we do is especially important in the face of uncertain, and often shrinking, state and national funding for the arts. 


Image credit Theia Connell 2018

‘X Marks the Spot’ 

23rd September 2018

Central Craft

61 Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs NT 0870

‘X Marks the Spot’ is a two-day printmaking workshop inspired by tourism brochures and information maps found in Alice Springs. Hobart-based artist Phoebe Beard will facilitate the workshops, introducing the field of printmaking and cartography through simple drawing and relief printing exercises.


‘X Marks The Spot’ was originally a school holiday workshop with Phoebe Beard introducing new materials to suit all age groups. Foam, linoleum, wood and found materials will be provided enabling participants to create their own personal “treasure map.”


Designing and distributing handmade maps at local information centres, participants in Hobart challenged commercial print material whilst adding to the overall discussion around cartography in Australia. A temporary exhibition is organised at a local information centre in Alice Springs allowing participants to display and distribute their maps upon completion of ‘X Marks The Spot.’  


Image credit Luke Steller, 2018

Press Check Exhibition

Sawtooth Gallery, Launceston

2nd to the 23rd of November 2018


Mentored by Phoebe Beard the workshops will be held on the 3rd and 17th of November at Sawtooth Gallery and Artist Run Initiative. Phoebe will introduce a variety of different printing techniques suitable for children aged six years and above. Adults are also invited to attend the four-hour printmaking workshop which is loosely based on the ‘X Marks the Spot’ printmaking workshop at Central Craft, Alice Springs/Mparntwe. The exhibition and workshop are a culmination of Phoebe Beard’s research into commercial print material and tourism which began as part of the Travelling Artist Residency with Watch This Space. Planning, printing and distributing hand-made maps in the project space Phoebe Beard hopes to produce creative and conscious print material that is representative of our time. 


Image credit Phoebe Beard, 2018


13 April - 11 May 2018

HITCHED RIMMINGS is a conjoined negotiation of the synergy and lineage between public and private space. We are considering the potentiality of the skate park as a site for longing, desire and the production of counter-cultural social futures, seeking to bridge urbanscapes within Hobart and Adelaide. Here, architectural contours rendered appropriate by the state fuse with intimate and communal action, establishing a reflexive spatial arena teaming with alternate performativities.

Composed to the ressounding chorus of Avril’s ‘Sk8er Boi’*, Hobart based artists Phoebe Beard and Clare Powell respond to experiences within Hobart’s EC Skate Park and Adelaide’s Churchill Skate Park. Through methods of discussion, participation, production and reflection, this collaboration transposes alternate desire lines onto these public surround; lines which intersect the perimetres of the private/public dichotomy.


Image credit Clare Powell, 2017

The Pink Palace 

Constance Artist Run Initiative 

June 2018, Dark Mofo Festival 

Assisting with the group exhibition titled The Pink Palace as part of Dark Mofo 2018 Phoebe will be supporting Hobart arts community and Constance Artist Run Initiative. The project is supported by Arts Tasmania and the Museum of Old and New Art. 

"In 1963, the colour of the Risdon Prison walls led The Mercury to dub it The Pink Palace. Despite its slow fade into beige, the nickname stuck. 

Over the past six months, four Tasmanian artists have been working in collaboration with four Risdon Prison inmates to create a series of new video works examining time on the inside. In The Pink Palace Samuel, Kristy, Michael, Tess, Dexter, Patrick, Karen and Maria will share the fruits of their labour. Theresults include a potato currency, virtual inmates, endurance performance by proxy and a horse named Salvadore."


Image credit Lucy Parakhina, 2018



Visual Bulk ARI

December 2017

‘Fake News’ will showcase artworks from fifteen emerging artists from Melbourne, Australia. Using the propaganda poster as a source of inspiration each artist will submit one artwork that reflects their artistic background. Printmaking, photography, sculpture and performance will be used to expand on the concept of the poster and question use of space. Installing on the walls and floor of ‘Visual Bulk’ gallery and project space, artists will subvert the image of the poster challenging commercial media outlets.

Curated by Phoebe Beard, the exhibition will discuss the relationship between the poster, printmaking and politics. Printmaking is an important part of Phoebe's artistic practice and will inform her research into  'Fake News.'  

Phoebe Beard and contributing artists acknowledge the Tasmanian Aboriginal community as the traditional and original owners and continuing custodians of this land. 


Image credit Clare Powell, 2017



Constance Artist Run Initiative 

November 2017

"The 2017 HOBIENNALE (or HB17 for short) brings together a large group of artist-run initiatives from across Australia and New Zealand, with each curating an exhibition as part of the festival program.

HB17 is showcasing the work of around 100 emerging and mid-career artists. It is a free festival that will occupy a range of existing galleries and unusual sites across Hobart. The extensive festival program includes exhibition openings, artist talks, music and performances."

Phoebe Beard is site manager for 'Australian National Capital Artists', 'C3' and 'Outer Space.' Over the ten days Phoebe will be assisting each Artist Run Initiative with installation, invigilation and de-installation. The festival is supported by a large number of volunteers to whom Phoebe will be working with. 

HB17 will encourage a thriving community arts scene in Hobart and promote experimental art practices. The festival is curated by Grace Herbert and Liam James. 


Image credit Vivienne Cutbush, 2017