Public Program

Exhibition Opening – Meet & Greet the Artist: Caitlin Fargher

Devonport Regional Gallery

Meet & Greet the Artist: Caitlin Fargher

Saturday 27 April, 12.30pm – 1.15pm
Devonport Regional Gallery

Please join us at the Gallery at 12.30pm on Saturday 27 April to officially open Fishbones & Wind Turbines by Tasmanian artist Caitlin Fargher, as part of our Emerging Artist Program for 2024.

 

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THE EXHIBITION:

Fishbones & Wind Turbines

Caitlin Fargher

Little Gallery Emerging Artist Program

 

27 April 2024 – 10 June 2024
Little Gallery, Level 2

 

My art making usually starts with a story. A story of a place, a person, a mineral, an object. I went on a trip to find one of these stories, visiting the Northwest Coast over summer in 2024. I travelled up to Marrawah to stay with a dear friend, then back via the Mersey River to camp. I passed through Wynyard where family-in-laws live, and I had a coffee at Banjos in pataway/Burnie. I collected materials and researched some historical sites. In limilinaturi/Devonport I stopped to collect glass and iron along the industrial shoreline and at the lighthouse. I didn’t find just one story, I found many. Yet, I can’t really know the stories of the places I spent only small amounts of time in. For me this show is about an impression, of the industries that are dotted along the coast, of the ferrosol rich soil, white fields of poppies with salt in the air, the smell of silage decomposing in paddocks, the sound of wind turbines in the distance and crunching fishbones in tinnies.

Image:

Caitlin Fargher, Fishbones & Wind Turbines, 2024, Found clay, pewter, seaglass, each piece approx. 5cm x 5 cm x 2cm

 

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Workshop - Clay & Charcoal with Caitlin Fargher: 

2.00pm – 4.00pm on Saturday 27 April 2024
at the Devonport Regional Gallery

Please join us at the Gallery on opening weekend of Fishbones & Wind Turbines for a workshop with the artist, Caitlin Fargher, on Saturday 27 April at 2.00pm.

This is a free event, but places are limited and BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL – please RSVP via the online booking link, also accessible via the QR Code, and your place will be confirmed within 24 hours: https://forms.office.com/r/a3ingjc3Dy

Alternatively please email artgallery@devonport.tas.gov.au with your name, number of attendees, and a contact email and/or phone number.

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Date

Apr 27 2024

Location

Creative Space - paranaple arts centre