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: 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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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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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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Exhibition: As far as the eye can see

Exhibition: As far as the eye can see

As far as the eye can see celebrates celebrates the contemporary topography of both landscape and printmaking. The exhibition challenges these doubly conventional themes through the work of twenty-two Australian artists whose work reflects the breadth and depth of print practice in Australia today. The artists express their individual relationships to the land through a variety of print media, describing both the vast scale and the intimate detail of our diverse natural environment and portraying Australia’s unique and varied geography.

Featuring Antonia Aitken (TAS), Raymond Arnold (TAS), G. W. Bot (ACT), Susanna Castleden (WA), Jan Davis (NSW), Gary Jolley (NSW), Locust Jones (NSW), Martin King (VIC), Judith Martinez (NSW), Clyde McGill (WA), Helen Mueller (NSW), Alice Nampitjinpa (NT),
Dorothy Napangardi (NT), Daniel O’Shane (QLD), Janet Parker-Smith (NSW), Julie Paterson (NSW), Olga Sankey (SA), Gary Shinfield (NSW), Rochelle Summerfield (NSW), Chris Tobin (NSW), Judy Watson (QLD) and Freedom Wilson (NSW).

A Blue Mountains City Art Gallery touring exhibition.

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