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Andrew Harper

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I am a writer, artist, curator and producer of events living and working in lutruwita/Tasmania. I have been making art, sound, performances, producing events, and writing for about three decades. My motivation has always been 'if you want to see it, you have to build it'. Make and Do is another example of this. I wanted another way of publishing my work: so I created it.

Andrew’s reviews are intelligent, accessible and entertaining ... his genuine energy and engagement within the local arts community, invaluable.

- Emma Bett, Bett Gallery

I am available to write for you!

  • Exhibition catalogues
  • Reviews, essays and articles
  • Website copy for your organisation or small business
  • Long form writing for artist books, websites and projects
  • Liner notes for records
  • And possibly things I haven't thought of yet... ask me!

I am also available to write, speak at and host events, and consult on creative projects. Contact me.

Make and Do also offers specialist writing services for artists. Click here to find out more.

Andrew is a font of incisive, articulate, deep knowledge on Hobart’s cultural scene. His reviews consistently cut to the core, draw out and elucidate subtle themes of each exhibition with piercing accuracy. He has become a beacon of support for the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts in the State Library and crucial in helping to promote our shows.

– Caitlin Sutton, Curator


Make and Do is created on Paredarerme Country, the land of the Mumirimina People. We acknowledge today's Tasmanian Aboriginal families and communities as the custodians of lutruwita/Tasmania. Sovereignty was never ceded.

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Make and Do development was supported by Arts Tasmania in 2023.
Make and Do branding by David Campbell
Website and administration by Pip Stafford