Cradle Coast Campus

Cultural programs

The Cradle Coast campus offers a dynamic program of initiatives and events throughout the calendar year which promote and foster creativity.

Importantly, these also provide local communities with an opportunity to connect with our institution while simultaneously engaging them with alternative forms of learning.


A number of exhibitions are presented by the University’s Cradle Coast campus within the Makers’ Space gallery, Makers’ Workshop, (located at the West Park precinct) each year.

The program aims to enhance learning and cultural experiences across the North-West and on campus; while providing professional opportunities for Tasmanian artists, designers, craftspeople and curators.  

For more information and to apply to exhibit, please refer to the following resources:

Makers’ Space Exhibition Program Guidelines
Makers’ Space Exhibition Application Form (Word)

Artist in Residence 

The University of Tasmania’s Cradle Coast campus seeks to support established artists who are interested in exploring their interpretations and perspectives of the North-West region.

Since its inception in 2011, the Artist in Residence program has been open to local, interstate and international professional artists working in a range of creative disciplines.

A $5000 grant is offered each year to a successful established applicant to support their residency and the production of work which has relevance to the North-West Tasmanian community.

The successful applicant may choose to work from the University’s Mooreville Road site, within Makers’ Workshop at the West Park precinct, or at a self-nominated location in the region.

For more information contact: Cradle Coast campus Arts and Public Programs Coordinator Joanna Gair

Annee Miron has been announced as the 2018 Cradle Coast campus Artist in Residence and will travel to Tasmania in September to commence a project that combines art with science. Click here to read more.

*Applications and guidelines for the 2019 arts residency will be available on this page in October.

Makers' Program

The Makers’ Program is a volunteer arts cooperative which began at Makers’ Workshop in 2009. The University of Tasmania has managed this innovative community arts program since 2014.

Working like a like a business incubator for Tasmanian craftspeople, designers and artists, the program provides members with working studios and commercial opportunities.

Emphasis is on the production of handmade, small-batch product ranges and original artworks with regional provenance. Customers are predominantly visitors to the region, looking for high-quality creative products, as well as the experience of meeting the Makers and watching them demonstrate their skills.

The Makers’ Program enhances Burnie’s identity as the City of Makers through 30+ artisans who specialise in a variety of art forms including glass work, leather craft, weaving and basket making, timber work, embroidery and textile production, printmaking, sculpture and painting.

The University of Tasmania is proud to offer this unique arts program as part of its extensive community engagement activities in North-West Tasmania.

For information about the Makers’ Program or details about how to apply, contact:

Southern Gospel Choir

The Southern Gospel Choir (North-West) combines community, university and the arts. It is a key outreach program delivered through the University’s Conservatorium of Music. For more information and details on how to join, click here.