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Andrew Saragossi’s Concourse Quartet

Sat 5 Aug



Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Central Gallery

Venue Details

Experience: Free | Music | Performance

Themes: Mind Blowing

Access: Seated Option | Wheelchair Access

With a passion for the unorthodox and a knack for cultivating unique ensemble identities, award-winning Melbourne-based saxophonist, improviser and composer Andrew Saragossi has established himself across several and varied creative outlets (MEATSHELL, Milton Man Gogh, Loose Leaf) as a chameleon with a wind instrument – not bound by genre or personal taste, but by a relentless search for deeper musical meaning.

“Andrew’s thumbprint of inventiveness on the page and on the horn is perceptible… his lilting and explosive expression provide on each measure, intrigue, delight and wonderment to the ear.”  (Josh Underhill, Jazz Valley 2023)

For this special performance, Saragossi will join forces with Hobart’s finest jazz musicians and improvisers, Matt Boden (piano), Hamish Houston (d.bass) and Tom Robb (drums).  The Concourse Quartet cultivate an open environment in the penumbra of jazz and improvised music, bringing together their idiosyncratic compositional and improvisational voices to create something new, ever-evolving and full of joy.

In 2022 Saragossi was nominated for the prestigious Freedman Jazz Fellowship Award and is currently a Bespoke Artist with contemporary classical organisation Speak Percussion.  His duo MEATSHELL were winners of the 2020 Maastricht Jazz Awards (NL) and 2019 Award for Innovation in Music (NL).  He has released 12 albums as a leader/co-leader and has appeared on many more.

The Beaker Street Festival Hub at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is a pop-up science bar, a parlour of curiosities, an inn for inquiring minds. If you’ve never explored TMAG after dark, here’s your chance.

AI-generated image using prompts, 2023. Midjourney. Courtesy of Beaker Street.


Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

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Located on Hobart’s historic waterfront, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is the second oldest museum in Australia. The museum incorporates more than 2,000 square metres of public and exhibition spaces with a rich blend of permanent collections, touring and temporary exhibitions and special displays.


Eat and drink

The Festival Hub at TMAG will have a range of excellent local food and drink options, catering for everyone. Plan to eat dinner at the Hub! Why would you go anywhere else?



There is level access to all public areas of our site and elevators are available for movement between levels. Loan wheelchairs are also available from the Visitor Information desk. For particular accessibility concerns please contact [email protected]


Dunn Pl, Hobart TAS 7000

Phone Number

(03) 6165 7000


The entrance to TMAG is via Dunn Pl, which includes a carpark. TMAG is down from the corner of Macquarie Street and Campbell Street and the corner of Davey Street and Campbell Street.

There is an info booth to the right of the pathway as you go to enter TMAG. This info booth is staffed by Beaker Street Festival volunteers who have programs and know the layout of the festival. Behind the info booth, in the Welcome Garden to the left of the museum there is a light installation by Duncan Meerding.

As you enter TMAG there is a food truck called Chan Bao on your left selling bao and hot chips. Once you’ve entered through the gates there is a large tent to your left with music and the main bar- at the bar you can get wine, beer, hot cider and a raspberry and peach cocktail. 

Straight past the tent you can turn left to go to the Bondstore Basement to see the CoLab exhibition and hear stories about Wardian Cases. You can continue straight there are three steps up onto the veranda which take you to the automatic doors which are the entry to the main museum building. Or turn right to use the ramp up onto the veranda

Once you go up the ramp the Fab Coats and Merch are on your right, your next right are the glass doors to the cafe and straight ahead are the Migrant Resource Centre doing a vegan soup, malaysian arancini and curry puffs. Follow the veranda to the left and turn right after the dinosaur to gain entry into the main museum 

One inside the glass automatic doors the front desk is to your left with cloaking and information. Continue straight down the ramp and turn left to get to the lifts and toilets, including accessible. Or turn right to go up two flights of stairs to get to level 1

Level one has another info booth, and the entry to the central gallery. 

Central Gallery is straight ahead from the lifts, one in the central gallery the Roving Scientist Bar and Speakers Tables is immediately on your right. The Science Photography Prize is on your left along the silver wall. There is a band stage straight ahead with jazz bands playing all night, and in the centre right hand wall is the stage with Powerpoint Karaoke at 9pm and live dissections during the night.

You leave the Central Gallery the same way you came in and straight ahead in are the stairs up to the Lab- workshops until 8:30 then a theatre performance called Spaceclock1 from 8:30-9pm- and the Speakers Lounge- short scientific talks. You can also access the Lab and the Speakers Lounge via the lift, go to level 2.

On Level 2 there is also a bar selling cans of beer and glasses of wine.