Summer/Autumn line-up at QVMAG

The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery will welcome a staggering nine new exhibitions through its doors as part of its Summer/Autumn program in 2023.

Starting in December 2022 and running through to May 2023, northern Tasmanian's have already enjoyed part of the Summer/Autumn program at QVMAG with the smash-hit Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize exhibition and local favourite ArtRage.

February welcomed four new exhibitions across the Museum at Inveresk and Art Gallery at Royal Park including the Southern Sky Astrophotography: 2022 David Malin Awards, a showcase of powerful works by Tasmanian artist Lisa Garland in Inner Sanctums, the community exhibition FaceTime celebrating 85 years of St Giles in Tasmania, and an exclusive exhibition of photography by internationally-renowned artist Murray Fredericks in Witness; marking the first time Frederick's works have toured to Tasmania.

March will celebrate the opening of Te Wai Ngunguru/Nomads of the Sea a digital installation by New Zealand artist Lisa Reihana at the Art Gallery at Royal Park in collaboration with 10 Days on the Island, alongside The Big Picture student photography exhibition by the International Big Picture School network at the Museum at Inveresk.

And, in May visitors will explore Launceston and surrounds one sketch at a time with Urban Sketchers, featuring works by the Launceston Urban Sketchers group, a chapter of the international Urban Sketchers movement.

A vibrant line-up events also await, including new masterclasses, workshops, family-fun activities, and the welcoming of the ever-popular Niche makers market to the Museum at Inveresk for the next three years.

As visitors welcome a vibrant Summer/Autumn at QVMAG, they'll also say goodbye to the much-loved family play space come April 30, the Phenomena Factory.

Since opening in 2008 the Phenomena Factory has been a fan-favourite, welcoming over 1.5 million visitors to the exhibition.

As this much-loved exhibition retires from the Museum, families will enjoy two new national touring blockbuster exhibitions from Questacon and Museums Victoria, starting from June at the Museum at Inveresk.

First, Launceston will welcome a new touring exhibition called Australia in Space by Questacon, Australia’s National Science and Technology Centre in Canberra.  

In this interactive science-based exhibition, visitors will discover how space pushes the limits of ingenuity and technology, and how it's changing the ways we live and work through innovative handson displays.

As we farewell Australia in Space in October, the Museum will welcome the popular family-favourite Illuminate from Museums Victoria.

In this science-based exhibition visitors will explore the fastest traveller in the universe – light.

This exhibition is sure to ignite the senses and learning through hands-on interactive play, providing hours of family fun.

And if you're still looking forward to more, you're in luck.

In June the 2023 QVMAG Spring/Winter program will launch across Tasmania with another vibrant and busy series of exhibitions, events, and programs for all ages.

To stay up to date and see what's coming up, visit for more information. The City of Launceston is proud to own and operate the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery and to support a vibrant calendar of events, exhibitions and programs across northern Tasmania in 2023.