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upcoming and happening


Saturday 7th December

Sell your wares to our vibrant and growing community and participate in a great family friendly event. The Night Market will coincide with our Music Garden Party.
Just $15 a table! Apply below (and soon!) as we’ve got limited spaces available.
WHEN: Saturday 7th Dec, 6pm-9pm
WHERE: The Old School Room, Kickstart Arts, 1831 St John’s Avenue, Newtown.

community exchange network

program (cents) 

Saturday 30th November

Find out how easy it is to trade goods and services without money, using Tasmania’s own community currency called “CENTs”.  


This CENTs Trading Event will include a Pot Luck Lunch (you are invited to bring a plate to share) and meet some new like-minded people. 


Bring along your wares to trade with others: produce from your garden, clothes, preserves, home-made items - there are no limits!

Christopher coleman songwriting 



Want to get some advice and guidance from one of Australia's leading songwriters and musicians?

Kickstart Arts and Christopher Coleman is offering YOU a month long one on one mentorship opportunity FOR FREE! Hang out with Christopher, develop new work, and professionally record your song! 



The music garden Summer garden Party!

Saturday 7th December

Featuring local favourites Baba Bruja and Los Malos Culos for a hot night of afrobeat! Fabulous live music, Local sustainability experts , yummy seasonal food and bar!

dark arts photography & dark room 


A Kickstart Arts "Teaching Artist in Residence" (TARP) Initiative. 

Steve Lovegrove is a fine arts photographer, working with historical and analogue photography techniques. Steve has a fully functioning Darkroom at the Kickstart Arts Centre, and is offering various photographic workshops, check it out:

Kickstart Arts Volunteer Info Session

Tuesday 26th November

An information session to paint the future of Kickstart Arts in 2020 and beyond, and what volunteering will look like... 
We need passionate people to put up their hand to help us with this fast approaching chapter of new growth and innovation within the St Johns Creative Living Park.

ongoing program

weekly wednesdays:
Lunch time tai chi

1pm-1.45pm every Wednesday

Include some Tai Chi and Qigong (breath work) in your day for physical, mental and spiritual benefits.

Every Wednesday

1pm to 1.45pm (45 mins)

Single Drop-in: $15
5 week block: $50

weekly fridays:


7.30am-8.15am every Friday

Kick off your Fridays with a traditional pilates floor workout.

Every Friday* 

7.30am to 8.15pm (45 mins)


Single Drop-in: $15 

5 week block: $50

*Last class for 2019 will be on 29th November

monthly: hobart Repair cafe

Saturday 19th Oct, Sunday 1st Dec

"Toss it?  No Way!" Kickstart Arts is the home of the newly established Hobart Repair Cafe.

Sat 19th Oct, Sun 1st Dec, and continuing on a monthly basis throughout 2020.

1pm - 5pm - FREE!