The Owen Lade Collection

Owen Gower Lade was born in Hobart, Tasmania in 1922, and lived in Devonport between 1975 and 1989. Lade’s work was first exhibited in The Little Gallery in 1968, and the DCC Permanent Collection now holds a broad range of Lade’s works, including paintings of landscapes and buildings, fungi and numerous portraits of children, for which Lade is renowned. Between 1975 […]

Moon Collection

The Moon Collection is a collection of nineteenth century textiles and decorative arts objects, originally owned by the Moon Family, well-off silk and trade merchants from Dundee, Scotland. One of the merchant’s sons, George, migrated to Tasmania in the 1880s where he married Christina Henry, his business partner’s niece, and had his own family. When […]

Tidal Acquisitive Art Award

The Tidal: City of Devonport National Art Award is a biennial, acquisitive award, which provides a contemporary platform for artists to reflect upon the Tidal theme and the myriad perspectives and challenges inherent within the interconnections of land and sea. These challenges may be personal or political, natural or cultural and therefore interpretations of the theme can […]

Permanent Collection Images

The rich and varied Collection has its beginnings in works collected by Jean Thomas for The Little Gallery, 1966. After several decades the Permanent Collection is now a unique, vibrant, and accumulative record of professional artistic activity within Tasmania.   The works were documented through a generous grant from the Gordon Darling Foundation. Max ANGUS […]

The Robinson Collection

The Robinson Collection comprises over 100,000 photographic negatives. The images, which vary in subject from portraits to land-scapes, street-scapes and crowd-scapes, were taken by Bert Robinson and his son Albert. Bert established the photographic business in Devonport in 1927. Following his death in 1953, his son Albert carried on the studio until he died suddenly in […]