On the move

It is obvious, the local community is greatly attached to the Gallery at Stewart Street. I have been asked countless times why it needs to move. The saying goes, “if I had a dollar for every time I was asked.” The answer is quite simple. Undeniably, the Stewart Street Gallery is a striking building with […]

International Museums Day at DRG – 18 May 2017

This year Devonport Regional Gallery marked International Museums Day by inviting members of the Gallery’s Friends Committee, Special Interest Group, and the Droogs young members, to trawl through the DCC Permanent Collection. Each selected a work that spoke to them, and then presented their thoughts, findings and insights about the works at our International Museums […]

National Youth Week 2017

This year Devonport Regional Gallery extended its National Youth Week programming after receiving funding from the Tasmanian Community Fund. This allowed the Gallery to offer a paid mentorship opportunity for a young person to develop event and project management skills. The Sketchbook Project Exhibition, 31 March – 8 April Across six weeks from the end […]

It’s a wrap

Well not quite… the end of the year sees the Tidal Award Exhibition on show and receiving great feedback; the Tidal Artisan Street Market opens this Friday 9 December at 3pm and the inaugural Tidal Festival kicks off on the 23 January 2017! Winding the clock back to the first half of the year, key […]

Young people reclaim the lane

For its fifth consecutive year, Reclaim the Lane returned to Rooke Lane kicking off National Youth Week in Devonport on Friday 8 April, 3–5 pm to an audience of over 500 people. The free event transformed Rooke Lane into a vibrant celebration of youth arts and music for all ages to enjoy. Launceston artist, Josh […]

Final day

It’s the final day of the Tidal Festival, and what a week it has been! I’m sitting at my work desk at Devonport Regional Gallery listening to the sounds of the Tidal Festival choir bringing together music for their performance at the Final Hurrah later this afternoon – all within the space of this two […]

Devonport Regional Gallery – I am a fan

The longer I spend on the Coast, the more I am impressed with the team at Devonport Regional Gallery. Their philosophy, branding (that yellow!) exhibition and educational programs are all equal to any I have seen and I am so proud to have them as my local regional gallery .  This year’s TIDAL award and […]

Last night’s Get Blogging workshop

It was a lively workshop with nearly 20 participants, both new to blogging, and savvy. They came to “Get Blogging”: learn blogging basics,  improve their style, and explore various creative writing techniques to get the most out of blog posts. Held in the inspiring Devonport Regional Gallery hung with works from the National Finalists Exhibition. […]

Tide’s In!

Tonight I met Hilary Burden. Hilary is a blogger. I don’t have any good ideas of what a blogger is or does. But Hilary promises to enlighten me and a room full of others in a 2-hour session. She seems bright and capable, so I present myself to her to mould me into a blogger […]

One day to go!

The Devonport Regional Gallery’s Tidal Festival starts today. Hello, Hilary here! Excited to meet everyone signed up for the Get Blogging workshop at Devonport Regional Gallery tomorrow. (Thanks to Dianne for inviting me). The workshop’s sold out, but you can check out our progress tomorrow – here – live – online – some time between 6pm and 8pm. […]