Mayor's Message - 9 May 2017

Published on 09 May 2017

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Mayor Martin The Devonport Regional Gallery’s latest exhibitions which opened last Friday evening are once again well worth a visit, being the North West Art Circle Annual Community Art Exhibition as well as PORTAL and Jenny Overton History: Embroidered, Stitched & Threaded; all of which are on display until 28 May.

Now in its 27th year, the North West Art Circle Annual Community Art Circle Exhibition is presented by a group of close to 60 artists based in the North West and is an important event for local artists to gain exposure for their work.  Both well-known and emerging artists exhibit works in a variety of art forms, including oil, watercolour, pastel and drawing.

The PORTAL exhibition will feature 62 photographs from residents and visitors in Tasmania’s North West captured on Saturday, 8 April 2017.  The community photography project captures 24 hours of coastal living through the lenses of the people of the Coast.  It provides a glimpse of life in our small corner of the world and celebrates the things and experiences we enjoy, cherish and love.  Above all, PORTAL is a project about the places we inhabit and the places we explore.


Two very special ‘Winter Warmer’ sails will be held on the Julie Burgess on Saturday 10 and 24 June.  It’s an opportunity to don your winter woollies and enjoy a leisurely cruise on the JB, with a hot soup and savoury lunch to keep you warm.  Tickets are $60 per person for the two-hour sailings, which will depart at 11:30am from Reg Hope Park, East Devonport.  Tickets are available by contacting the Bass Strait Maritime Centre on 6424 7100.