The grass is greener where you water it by Corinna Howell

Devonport Regional Gallery

The grass is greener where you water it

Corinna Howell

Little Gallery Emerging Artist Program


15 June 2024 – 20 July 2024
Little Gallery, Level 2


The grass is greener where you water it is an exhibition of paintings and drawings that invite feelings of nostalgia for a childhood nourished on the North West Coast of Tasmania; and more specifically, Devonport.

These works portray scenes from faraway birthdays, beach days, evenings in the backyard, familiar parks and show days, to name a few. These scenes are stripped of the figures that once inhabited them, bearing the question of who they were, and where they went.

As a Tasmanian born in Japan, with many family members who are Devonport born-and-bred locals, Corinna found that she only learned to appreciate the city, its people and the landscape after she’d left it. Humbled by the embarrassment she felt for a childhood taken for granted, this exhibition is her gesture to her home. The grass is always greener wherever you water it.

This is Corinna Howell’s second solo exhibition of her emerging artistic career. Her primary medium and practice is in painting and drawing, and she describes herself as a contemporary Genre artist. The artist now lives and works in Hobart with her family of 3, and visits home to Devonport every few months of the year.

Featured Image: Corinna Howell, The boys caught a fish, 2024, oil and acrylic on paper, 86 x 56cm


Exhibition Opening - Meet  & Greet the Artist: 

11.00am on Saturday 15 June 2024
Little Gallery, Level 2

Please join us at the Gallery at 11.00am on Saturday 15 June to officially open The grass is greener where you water it by Tasmanian artist Corinna Howell, as part of our Emerging Artist Program for 2024.

RSVP is appreciated by registering your attendance via the online form here: https://forms.office.com/r/hv76a9gnt9


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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Jun 15 2024 - Jul 20 2024


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