Devonport Regional Gallery’s 2023 Little Gallery Emerging Artist Program is now open for applications from emerging and budding Tasmanian artists to exhibit next year.
Convention and Art Centre Manager Geoff Dobson said the Little Gallery Emerging Artists Program supports artists who demonstrate a strong vision in their practice.
He said the Program is named in honour of Jean Thomas, who set up the first public gallery on the North-West Coast in 1966 and named it The Little Gallery.
“Jean Thomas’ vision was to create a centre for community arts and activities that promoted the work of emerging and established Tasmanian artists alongside national and international artists,” Mr Dobson said.
“The program aims to promote the work of Tasmanian contemporary artists who demonstrate experimentation in 2D and 3D art forms. Applications are open to both individuals and groups, working in all forms of media.”
Mr Dobson said the 2022 Little Gallery Program has so far been popular with gallery visitors who have been treated to diverse exhibitions.
“We’ve seen George Kennedy’s paintings about his lived transgender experience, Luke Viney’s ceramic works focusing on his journey from youth to adulthood and Jane Menzies watercolours telling stories of food in the time of the pandemic,” he said.
“This year five applicants will be selected to exhibit in the Little Gallery space of the paranaple arts centre for 4-5-week periods throughout 2023.
“Anyone interested in applying should download an application form from the paranaple arts centre website.”
Applications close on Monday, 17 October, for more information visit: https://www.paranapleartscentre.com.au/events/littlegallery2023callout/
Caption: Convention and Art Centre Manager Geoff Dobson said applications for the Little Gallery Emerging Artists Program are now open.
Media contact: Geoff Dobson, Convention and Art Centre Manager, | [email protected] | P: (03) 6424 0577 | M: 0419 505 838.