Call for Entries tidal.20 Tasmanian Art Award

The Devonport Regional Gallery is now calling for entries to the tidal.20: City of Devonport Tasmanian Art Award 2020.
Devonport Regional Gallery is pleased to announce that entries to the tidal.20 Award are now open. This biennial Award was launched in 2004 and has, since 2010, been an acquisitive award with winning works becoming a part of the Devonport City Council’s Permanent Collection.
This year, two significant changes have been implemented to the entry requirements. In 2010 the Award was made a National Award and therefore open to artists from all over Australia, but from 2020 the Award is restricted to Tasmanian artists, or artists who reside interstate that have a strong connection with Tasmania.
The second change concerns the type of artwork that can be submitted. Previously, the Award was only open to artists working in 2D format, but for the first time in the Award’s history artists working with 3D structures are now invited to enter.
paranaple arts centre director, Geoff Dobson said, “The first change means that the collection of tidal winners will form a valuable body of works that reflects on contemporary Tasmanian arts practices as well as practitioners, which is also a fundamental aspect of our permanent collection.”
“The theme for tidal is as always, open to a range of interpretation be it personal, environmental, political or of a cultural nature. By including 3D works we hope that Tasmanian artists that have previously been excluded from the award will be inspired to enter. I am looking forward to this year’s Finalists’ Exhibition, which I think will be more diverse than ever. “
The $15,000 major acquisitive Award is sponsored by the Devonport City Council and the Devonport Regional Gallery Friends Committee.
Visitors can vote for their favourite work in the People’s Choice Award. The winning artist will be announced at the close of the exhibition and the artist will receive $1,000, courtesy of One Agency Collins Real Estate.
The selection and judging for tidal.20 will be done by Janet Carding, Director of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Patrick Sutczak, Associate Lecturer in Art, School of Creative Arts UTAS and Deborah Malor, Honorary Associate, Visual Arts and Design, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery.
The tidal.20: City of Devonport National Art Award 2020 Finalists Exhibition will open at the Devonport Regional Gallery at the paranaple arts centre on Friday the 4th of December and continue until Sunday the 31st of January 2021.
Entries Close: Wednesday 16 September 2020
Exhibition Opening & Announcement of Winning Artist: Friday 4 December 2020
Exhibition Dates: 5 December 2020 – 31 January 2021
Judges Floor Talk: Saturday 6 December: TBC
Image Description: paranaple arts centre director, Geoff Dobson, with the 2014 tidal winning work Galaxias by Joel Crosswell.
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Geoff Dobson | Director | paranaple arts centre
03 6424 0577 | 0419 505 838 | gdobson@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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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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Exhibition: Here at the Earth’s End

Upper Gallery Exhibition: Here at the Earth’s End

Here at the Earth’s End features artists from the Devonport City Council permanent collection who act as both artists and activists through their practice, whether in relation to environmental, social or political issues of Tasmania’s past, present and future. These artists present the Tasmanian landscape as the site of human interactions, and as bearing the consequence of human actions.

*Title taken from Margaret Scott’s poem In Tasmania.
Image: Matthew Newton, Moonbird boy 3, 2009 (from the series Moonbird boy), digital print. Image courtesy of the artist.

Curated by Erin Wilson

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Artist Talk: On Belonging(s)

Exhibition: On Belonging(s)

Join artists from the exhibition On Belonging(s) for a preview tour of the exhibition, before the official opening at 6pm.

Artists: Alex Davern, Liam James, Amber Koroluk-Stephenson, Jessie Pangas

Curated by Erin Wilson

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Exhibition: On Belonging(s)

Exhibition: On Belonging(s)

On Belonging(s) brings together four Tasmanian artists who are exploring how we attach value to objects, and the role they play in the stories we tell about ourselves, both individually and communally. On Belonging(s) is a reflection on how we construct our identity, connect ourselves to place and engage with our possessions, both nostalgically and idealistically, as extensions of the self.

Artists: Alex Davern, Liam James, Amber Koroluk-Stephenson, Jessie Pangas

Curated by Erin Wilson

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Exhibition: Threads of Childhoods Past

Little Gallery Exhibition

Two artists with a shared childhood growing up in the remote area of Trowutta in the far North West coast of Tasmania in the 1950s and early 1960s have created art works based on their reflections of that time.

Exploring memories and their strong connection to family, place and values was central to the creation of these works. This exhibition will also invite the viewer to engage with fragments and senses of their own childhood memories.

 

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Devonport Regional Gallery – School Holiday Workshop Series – Silk-screen printing

Devonport Regional Gallery School Holiday Workshop Series – Silk-screen printing

Make a stencil and print!

For families with children 8-16yrs of age. Children under 12yrs must be accompanied by a parent.

Devonport Regional Gallery Creative Space – paranaple arts centre
Bookings essential!

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