Sawtooth ARI:

Sawtooth ARI is an Artist Run Initiative gallery based in Launceston, Tasmania committed to servicing our community through the provision of a quality exhibition program. We showcase contemporary and experimental art by local, interstate and international artists at various stages of their professional career.



The @Sawtooth program is a new initiative by Sawtooth ARI Gallery that aims to establish a stronger platform for critical engagement and writing within Tasmania.

With project-based assistance from Tasmanian Regional Arts in 2013, @Sawtooth has encouraged thinkers, writers, poets, performance artists and the broader arts sector to engage with Sawtooth ARI established exhibition program.

@Sawtooth will host ‘thinkers-in-residence’, artists-in-residence, pop-up forums/exhibitions/markets/film nights and offer an overall site for  the engagement, discussion of and writing about cultural material being produced in Tasmania and visiting artists who engage with the gallery.

Current Director:

Paul Eggins

2018 BOARD:

Darryl Rogers (Chair)

Kim Lehman (Public Officer)

Jessica Dorloff (Co chair)

Paul Murphy (Treasurer)

Kathryn Camm (Secretary)

Steven Carson

Garth Howells

Stewart Ralph

Ashleigh Whatling
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Mission Statement:

We aim to foster dialogue, promote excellence and provide a forum platform for engagement and discussion around ideas and contemporary visual arts practice.


The history of our organisation stretches back more than 12 years. In this time the organisation has grown and changed, redefining itself as required to suit the changing dynamic of the arts in the community.

2017 - Chair: Darryl Rogers
2015 - 16 Chair: Karen Hall

2014 - 15 Chair: David Hamilton
2013-2014 Chair: Patrick Sutczak


2017-Current: Paul Eggins
2015-2017: Patrick Sutzcak
2013-2015 Director: Marisa Molin
2011-2013 Director: Fernando do Campo
2011-2013 Founding Chair: Troy Ruffels 

Community Art program:

We are committed to servicing our community through the quality of our exhibition program. Parallel to this we recognise that we are one of the few venues in the area capable of supporting community initiatives, and in this, occasionally use the umbrella of a Community Program to host events, exhibitions and workshops from selected organisations.

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