PORTAL: Community Photography Project & Exhibition

PORTAL enters us into the many moments that make up our lives on the North West Coast of Tasmania. You’re invited to take part in this special community photography project by sharing a photograph from our capture day: Monday 26 December 2022 Check out Portal FAQ’s here What does your day look like? Boxing Day sales? […]

On Belonging(s) – Opening Speech by Kristen Lang

2 August 2019 I think we “belong” in multiple and often contradictory ways. A single person may be, for example, an artist, a parent, a spouse, a catholic, a vegetarian, a netballer, a vase collector, an Australian-born Italian, a renovator, a singer, a cook, and so on. This one person may hold attachments to particular […]

In Your Words – The Robinson Project

Catalogue essay by Erin Wilson, from the exhibition In Your Words on at Devonport Regional Gallery until 24th February 2019 If I was to ask anyone familiar with the Robinson Collection to describe to me what it was, I believe most would say it is a collection of historic black and white photographs. This has been […]

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 […]

Thomas Thwaites: He Doesn’t Act the Goat

     When navigating the social landscape, one discovers there are certain topics that spark conversations, and others that kill them entirely. “I want to live as a goat” tends to fall into the latter category.      For designer Thomas Thwaites, however, this social rule didn’t apply. Astonishingly, it secured him a Wellcome Trust […]

Past & Present Tense : 20 years of the Robinson Collection

Susan Sontag, in her discussion of the inventory of photography since 1839, noted that seemingly everything has been captured in a photograph. This must certainly have seemed the case when twenty years ago, in 1997, Keri Whiteley set about curating the first exhibition of photographic prints from the Robinson Collection, Robinson & Son: A Photographic […]

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 […]

Julie Fragar wins the $15,000 Tidal: City of Devonport National Art Award

Julie Fragar was presented the $15,000 Tidal: City of Devonport National Art Award 2016 by Mayor Steve Martin for her work Antonio Departs Flores on the Whaling Tide at the 2016 Finalists Exhibition on Friday 25 November. This year’s Tidal exhibition was officially opened by the Honourable Jeremy Rockliff MP at the Devonport Regional Gallery. […]

Highlights from the DCC Permanent Collection – Amanda Davies

Tasmanian artist Amanda Davies completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Tasmania, and works as an artist and occupational therapist. Davies’ striking painting Anodyne, 2006 was acquired by the Devonport City Council in 2010, and is a contemporary highlight of the DCC Permanent Collection. Davies, through her paintings, explores elements of the […]