Jane Menzies: How it started

Devonport Regional Gallery

How it started



27 August – 24 September 2022
Little Gallery


The title of this exhibition references one of the most popular memes of 2020, How it started vs. How it’s going. What originally started as a new year’s resolution to do a portrait a day, took on new meaning when the pandemic hit. Within a few months, my circumstances had changed. Returning to paint brought me joy, discipline and a sense of purpose in these uncertain times. Then there was the instant gratification and connection that came with posting to social media. The resulting works are whimsical visual diary entries of myself, friends and family as we ate our way through the pandemic. Two years on, despite a number of changes and an interstate move, how it started isn’t too dissimilar to how it’s going.

This exhibition is presented under the Little Gallery Emerging Artist Program.


Image: Jane Menzies, How it started, 2021, watercolour, 29.7 x 31 cm.

Opening - Meet & Greet the Artist: Friday 26 August, 4pm
Meet and Greet the Artist at the Gallery on Friday 26 August at 4pm. This is a free event but RSVP is appreciated to artgallery@devonport.tas.gov.au
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Aug 27 2022 - Sep 24 2022


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