Art Mob, in Hobart’s Hunter Street arts precinct, is Tasmania’s only dedicated Aboriginal art gallery. Hunter Street is located on the waterfront, a five-minute walk from the city.
Most of Australia’s indigenous communities are represented at Art Mob, including the Western Desert, Balgo Hills, the Kimberley, Torres Strait and Tiwi Islands and Arnhem Land. Work by some of Australia’s most collectable artists, including Gloria Petyarre from the Western Desert, Dennis Nona from the Torres Strait Islands and Sally Gabori from Mornington Island, are exhibited and sold at Art Mob.
The gallery specialises in Tasmanian Aboriginal art, including rare shell necklaces, paintings, prints and wood and fibre works. Tasmanian artists include Allan Mansell, Ros Langford and Mick Quilliam.
Art Mob was established by Tasmanian Euan Hills in 2002 to provide much needed expert knowledge, and to honour and support Tasmanian Aboriginal culture and art. Art Mob is close to number of other galleries, including the Henry Jones Art Hotel and Masterpiece Gallery at Hunter Street. A short stroll along the waterfront takes you to Salamanca Place and some of Hobart’s best galleries, including the Salamanca Collection, Handmark Gallery and the Long, Sidespace and Loft galleries at the Salamanca Arts Centre.