Rainbow Trail DevonportTas

Visit the Rainbow Trail DevonportTas

Let’s colour up social media feeds around town, whilst people stay safe at home.

Share your photos of:
-Rainbows in the sky over Devonport and Surrounds
-Rainbow art on paper/material/ rocks
-Rainbow art outside on footpaths or driveways
-Rainbow lorikeets – photos or artwork
-Rainbow dress ups/ makeup/ costumes/ pet costumes
-Rainbows in house windows

Want to share your images, but not comfortable posting on Facebook? Send them to marketingandpromotions@devonport.tas.gov.au and a Council Officer will post on your behalf (let us know if you would like an initial or symbol added to represent your art work).

This event is aimed to be an uplifting social media event viewed by all ages, please keep comments positive. Inappropriate comments or images will be deleted.

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Toddler Pop-Ups

Arts workshops for children under 6 and their families.

We will make marks with texters and add water to see magical patterns happen on the paper and pour wet paper pulp on moulds to create pictures.
Workshops are FREE but bookings are essential: 03 6420 2900 or artgallery@devonport.tas.gov.au

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Exhibition: Modern Sublime

Little Gallery Exhibition: Modern Sublime

Traditionally, the ‘sublime’ has referred to feelings of awe inspired by nature. However, in the 20th century, the notion of the industrial sublime emerged – the feeling of awe induced by machines, technology and progress. Modern Sublime explores this idea, with focus on the Edgell factory. Devonport was once the largest processor of peas in Tasmania, this playing a vital role in the economy of North West Tasmania. This exhibition traces the journey of the humble pea from harvest, to factory and store, through images which celebrate technology, machinery and production.

DID YOU WORK AT EDGELL IN NORTH WEST TASMANIA?

You can share your memories with us in a comment when you visit the gallery, or go to the gallery’s Facebook page and comment on the images, which will be posted regularly during the exhibition period.  Your comments will be added to a PowerPoint presentation which is playing in in the gallery.*

Image Credit: Bert & Albert Robinson, Gordon Edgell and Sons Pty Ltd, 1961, The Robinson Collection, R13350. These images are used with the permission  of Simplot Australia.

Curated by: Erin Wilson

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Vino and the Visual #5

Bass Strait Maritime Centre. A monthly creative painting workshop

Experience the Museum collection with wine, food, and great company.
Take the time paint with facilitator, artist Eysium Greene.

No experience necessary, and all work completed in the workshop is yours to keep.

 

Bookings Essential

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Vino and the Visual #3

Bass Strait Maritime Centre. A monthly creative painting workshop

Experience the Museum collection with wine, food, and great company.
Take the time paint with facilitator, artist Eysium Greene.

No experience necessary, and all work completed in the workshop is yours to keep.

 

Bookings Essential

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Vino and the Visual #2

Bass Strait Maritime Centre. A monthly creative painting workshop

Experience the Museum collection with wine, food, and great company.
Take the time paint with facilitator, artist Eysium Greene. This workshop will look at a panoramic image by well-known photographer of his time, A.W. Marshall.

No experience necessary, and all work completed in the workshop is yours to keep.

 

Bookings Essential

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Exhibition: The Natural Estate: Laura Gillam, Joey Gracia & Callum Donoghue

Little Gallery Exhibition: The Natural Estate: Laura Gillam, Joey Gracia & Callum Donoghue

In the peak of Tasmania’s tourism boom, The Natural Estate explores the alternate narratives and landscapes neglected by glossy pamphlets and travel magazines. It questions the popular representations of Tasmania as an island of dreams and possibilities, abundant with pristine wilderness and fine wine. Simultaneously, and on the contrary Tasmania is depicted as the ‘freeloading’ state, defined by statistics reporting on high crime, unemployment, teen pregnancies and growing homelessness.

In The Natural Estate, three Tasmanian artists use their experiences of growing up in regional towns to question the schisms and parallels between these two defining narratives.

Image Credit: Joey Gracia, Green Day 2, digital prints on paper. Image courtesy of the artist.

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Exhibition: Shattered: Anne O’Connor

Little Gallery Exhibition: Shattered: Anne O’Connor

Shattered glass, graffiti, abandonment, the Royal Derwent is no more.
As walls crumble and glass shatters, nothingness is left to signify the many who called this place home.
Where are they, the lost, uprooted and vanished people of the Derwent?

Image Credit: Anne O’Connor, Routine, Demolition, Exit, 2019, photograph. Image courtesy of the artist.

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Exhibition: flatland. Tricky Walsh, 2019 Solo Commission

Main Gallery Exhibition: flatland Tricky Walsh 2019 Solo Commission

Fundamentally we live in a two-dimensional world.
Everything we see around us is flat images arranged on a continually shifting series of planes.
Based on recent scientific discoveries about the actual potential 2-dimensional nature of our universe, (a string theory off shoot called the holographic principle) and with reference to the novel of the same name written in 1884 by Edwin Abbott Abbott, flatland is a geometric exploration of our universe.

Image Credit: Tricky Walsh, interference patterns in time, 2019, gouache and watercolour on paper. Image courtesy of the artist.

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