PORTAL

PORTAL enters us into the many moments that make up our lives on the North West of Tasmania, through your lens.
YOU’RE INVITED to take part in this special community photography project by sharing a photograph from your day in North West Tasmania on SATURDAY, 2 May.

Step 1. REGISTER WITH US – by Thursday, 30 April. Email us to let us know you are interested in participating: artgallery@devonport.tas.gov.au 

Step 2. CAPTURE YOUR PHOTO – on PORTAL DAY Saturday, 2 May. On Saturday, 2 May capture a moment from your day. Use your smartphone, compact digital camera, SLR, Digital SLR or any other device at your disposal.

Step 3. SUBMIT & SHARE YOUR PHOTO by 8 May. Send you photograph to: artgallery@devonport.tas.gov.au . Please include: Your full name, contact information an details about your photo (time, location, subject and maybe the story behind the photo).

Step 4. VIEW ON-LINE EXHIBITION 20 May – 21 June 2020. View the 2020 PORTAL Exhibition on the Devonport Regional Gallery’s Facebook page.

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Virtual Exhibition walk through: Cats & Dogs: ALL AT SEA

Cats, dogs, monkeys and birds have been cherished on board ships for as long as people have made sea voyages.

In a life from which children and families are usually missing, pets provided an important source of comfort and affection.

Photographer Samuel Hood boarded hundreds of ships between 1900s and 1950s that were moored in Sydney Harbour.

He took thousands of photographs of crew members, from deckhands to the captain as a souvenir of their visit or to send home to families and loved ones.

Cats & Dogs: ALL AT SEA is an exhibition from the Australian National Maritime Museum, but, as always, we will be adding local stories and objects into this exhibition, keep an eye on our facebook page.

Image Credit: Australian National Maritime Museum

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Exhibition: Cats & Dogs: ALL AT SEA

Cats, dogs, monkeys and birds have been cherished on board ships for as long as people have made sea voyages.

In a life from which children and families are usually missing, pets provided an important source of comfort and affection.

Photographer Samuel Hood boarded hundreds of ships between 1900s and 1950s that were moored in Sydney Harbour.

He took thousands of photographs of crew members, from deckhands to the captain as a souvenir of their visit or to send home to families and loved ones.

Cats & Dogs: ALL AT SEA is an exhibition from the Australian National Maritime Museum, but, as always, we will be adding local stories and objects into this exhibition.

Do you have a story of a maritime pet? We’d love to hear it!

Image Credit: Australian National Maritime Museum

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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: Torquay Stories: East Devonport

Bass Strait Maritime Centre. Exhibition: Torquay Stories: East Devonport

Explore stories of courage and commitment, strength and resilience, and unknown gems on the eastern side of the Mersey River.

Contact the Bass Strait to find out more about the Exhibition Opening: Friday, 26 July 2019

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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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Exhibition: Uncanny

Uncanny brings together works from the Devonport City Council Permanent Collection that have strange, mysterious and unsettling qualities.

Whether through humour and hyperbole, or ambiguity and unease, these uncanny works raise more questions than they answer.

Curated by Erin Wilson
Image: Tom Samek, Australian Summer Smile 2, 1976, etching. Devonport City Council Permanent Collection.

Devonport Regional Gallery – Upper Gallery

 

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