Past & Present Tense: 20 years of the Robinson Collection Curated by Erin Wilson
Exhibition dates: 15 July – 27 August, 2017
Over the past twenty years, the Gallery has held sixteen Robinson Collection exhibitions that have collectively served as a window into life on the North West Coast of Tasmania during the 20th century. Through these exhibitions, the Robinson Collection has been a source of intrigue, nostalgia and reverence for curators, artists, community members and visitors alike.
"This survey exhibition curated by Erin Wilson, demonstrates a selection of the interpretative approaches taken by curators and artists over the past 20 years. It is heartening to know that exhibitions based on the Robinson Collection will continue to be curated for many years to come, providing imagery that is diverse and engaging in myriad ways." – Ellie Ray, Gallery Director (excerpt from exhibition catalogue) Amber Koroluk-Stephenson: Homeland
LITTLE GALLERY PROJECT SPACE
Exhibition dates: 15 July – 27 August, 2017
Homeland reflects on Australian identity and possibilities of the Australian landscape. Subverting traditional depictions of the Australian landscape largely associated with the bush and the outback, Koroluk-Stephenson draws connections between native and introduce species; natural and artificial landscapes, the wild and the tame, the civilised and the non-civilised.
Image: (above) Robinson Studio interior, c1950, Robinson Collection R10900; (below) Amber Koroluk-Stephenson, Afloat, 2016, oil on canvas
THE FUTURE OF THE ROBINSON COLLECTION
A Community Conversation
Join us for a conversation about the Robinson Collection within the exhibition Past & Present Tense, which celebrates 20 years of this extensive photographic archive at Devonport Regional Gallery.
Share your reflections, stories and ideas, and help us to shape the next chapter of this invaluable public collection.
Devonport Regional Gallery’s indoor Winter Market will be held on Friday 18 August, 3–7 pm.
Set inside the Gallery, this intimate market features local artisans and makers selling original and unique items including homewares, jewellery, clothing, art, stationery and cosmetics. Makers include: Joanna Gair Paper, Sarah Mae Designs, Happy Biome, Lark & Yarn, Sunbrite Vintage, plus many more!
Treat yourself at the end of the working week with some shopping and a glass of wine, whilst listening to some great music and browsing the Robinson Collection exhibition Past & Present Tense! Local young musicians will provide entertainment across the four hours, and refreshments will be available for purchase from the Gallery’s Friends Committee.
The Winter Market is presented in partnership with DRG’s Droogs and Friends Committees.
Our popular after-school art program continues in Term 3. Set in the Gallery, Art Spark offers a unique experience for Primary and Secondary students wishing to further their creative thinking, and develop an appreciation of the visual arts.
No prior skill or knowledge is required, just a healthy sense of curiosity and desire to create.
Facilitated by Jessie Pangas Tuesdays: 1 August – 26 September (8 sessions, excluding 29 August)
4.30–5.30 pm Devonport Regional Gallery Full term rate: $100 per student ($85 Gallery members) Casual rate (per session): $14 ($12 Gallery members)
Bookings essential: 6424 8296 or click on the button below
On Saturday 15 July Droogs members worked with artist Megan Walch on developing ideas and plans for a new mural in Rooke Lane. The location for the new mural will be on the back wall of Eyelines and Mensland, the building which once housed the Robinson Photographic Studio.
Drawing on the extensive collection of photographs from the Robinson Collection and the current exhibition Past & Present Tense, the Droogs are working towards finalising the artwork design later this month and installing it in September. We can't wait to see the final outcome! Watch this space.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Over the past twenty years, DRG has held sixteen Robinson Collection exhibitions that have collectively served as a window into life on the North West Coast of Tasmania during the 20th century. Through these exhibitions, the Robinson Collection continues to be a source of intrigue, nostalgia and reverence for Gallery staff, community members and visitors alike.
In this month's blog post, we look at several images from the Robinson Collection that have been selected by some of those who have come to know the collection over the years; each sharing why these photographs have resonated with them.
Set in the Gallery, Art Spark offers a unique experience for Primary and Secondary students wishing to further their creative thinking, and develop an appreciation of the visual arts. The workshops are presented by a practising artist, Jessie Pangas, who is able to bring out each participant’s unique style and interests.
Tuesdays, 1 August – 26 September, 4.30–5.30 pm Who: primary & secondary students Full term rate: $100 / $85 Gallery members Casual rate: $14 / $12 Gallery members
Bookings essential: (03) 6424 8296 or email@example.com
Join us for a conversation about the Robinson Collection within the exhibition Past & Present Tense, which celebrates 20 years of this extensive photographic archive at Devonport Regional Gallery. Share your reflections, stories and ideas, and help us to shape the next chapter of this invaluable public collection.
The Devonport Regional Gallery and the Devonport Bookshop have joined forces to celebrate art and literature. Books are selected based on the exhibitions displayed at the Gallery. We aim to create an open, friendly and thoughtful atmosphere for people of all ages.
Books can be purchased at Devonport Bookshop 83 Rooke St Mall. Reading Group members receive a discount on books.
Next meeting: Monday 21 August, 6 pm Yearly membership fee $25/$15 conc. Limited places, please register: P. 6424 8296 or E. firstname.lastname@example.org