The top five cultural experiences in Hobart
1 Museum of Old and New Art: Discover this eccentric, eclectic gallery now. 655 Main Rd, Berridale. (03) 6277 9900; www.mona.net.au.
2 Ten Days on the Island: This year’s festival takes place March 25 to April 3. Part of the program sees a light and sound installation transform Hobart’s Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens into a surreal power plant. (03) 6233 5830; www.tendaysontheisland.com.
3 Salamanca Arts Centre: A community of artists’ studios and galleries. In February, it hosts the Hobart Book Fair and an exhibition called All One, celebrating Warlpiri artists. March 3-13 hosts mixed-media installation Scarred By Darkness by James Barker. Salamanca Place.
(03) 6234 8414; www.salarts.org.au.
4 Theatre Royal: This is the venue for bands, as well as theatre. February-March sees performances by Paul Kelly and a production of George Orwell’s Animal Farm. 29 Campbell St. 1800 650 277; www.theatreroyal.com.au.
5 Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery: Free guided tours Wed-Sun at 2.30pm include insight into the new Tasmanian Aboriginal Gallery, Ningenneh Tunapry. 40 Macquarie St. (03) 6211 4114; www.tmag.tas.gov.au.