Home is Where the ‘Art Is Exhibition
Devonport Regional Gallery
Home Is Where The ‘Art Is
An exhibition of works created through the Devonport Regional Gallery’s 2020 online art program
30 January – 13 March 2021
Home Is Where the ‘Art Is is an initiative from the Devonport Regional Gallery that was born out of the pandemic lockdown and restrictions that saw the gallery’s Creative Space shut down and participants confined to their homes.
No longer able to meet for creative workshops, the gallery took its art activities online with a different activity posted weekly and participants encouraged to share pictures of their work.
Aimed to cater for a wide range of age groups the Home Is Where the ‘Art Is activities were a way of maintaining our creative community via the digital realm, at a time when separation and isolation were a necessity.
Participants were encouraged to keep creating and sharing pictures of their work throughout lockdown as the benefits of creating and making are widely known for their positive therapeutic effect and influence on maintaining wellbeing.
As the months wore on, free art packs containing materials for each activity were made available to pick up from the gallery when it reopened in July 2020. Art packs were also delivered to the Devonport Community House and the Devonport Library with an aim for inclusivity and access.
Home Is Where the ‘Art Is activities were included in the Children’s University Tasmania program allowing participants to continue to fill out their passports and were also posted to the Tasmanian Arts for Wellbeing newsletter publication.
Home Is Where the ‘Art Is continues as an online art learning platform for the gallery’s Creative Space. You can register to receive email links to the regular art activities via the website or by signing the registration form: https://www.paranapleartscentre.com.au/devonport-regional-gallery/public-programs-creative-learning