Painting Places: Past and Present – Stephen Lees Exhibition

Devonport Regional Gallery

Painting Places:
Past and Present


4 December 2021 – 29 January 2022
Main Gallery

Lees has been devoted to painting the Tasmanian landscape since he arrived in Devonport 45 years ago from Sydney to teach drawing, painting and art history at the local TAFE in Devonport as well as the college in Burnie. With Painting Places: Past and Present Lees returns to the town where this whole venture began. The exhibition is not a survey show as such but some key paintings from the past are included to illustrate how his vision of the Tasmanian landscape has evolved. Painting Places: Past and Present is highly representative of Lees’ working practice and his pursuit of Tasmanian colour and light.

Image details: Stephen Lees, Cradle in the Wind, Oil on linen, 198 x 305 cm


Official Opening:

Friday 3 December at 6pm

This is a free event, but numbers are limited. RSVP is essential to artgallery@devonport.tas.gov.au

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Dec 04 2021 - Jan 29 2022


Main Gallery - paranaple arts centre