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.

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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.

MAYOR STEVE MARTIN