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August 2017 Newsletter 

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Past & Present Tense: 20 years of the Robinson Collection
Curated by Erin Wilson

MAIN GALLERY
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.

Thursday 10 August, 5.30–7 pm
Devonport Regional Gallery
Free

Wine and nibbles provided
Image: Unknown croquet players, date unknown, The Robinson Collection R6115
FRIENDS OF THE GALLERY
Would you like to support the growth and development of the Arts on the North West Coast?

The Friends Committee invites you to become a member and attend their AGM on Thursday 17 August, 6 pm to find out more. New committee members are also encouraged to nominate and become involved.    
 
“This is a wonderful opportunity to contribute to your regional gallery and to meet others who are interested in art.” – Karen Mathew, President DRG Friends Committee

Completed nomination forms can be lodged at the Gallery prior to the meeting or brought to the meeting.
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WINTER MARKET AT THE GALLERY

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.
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ART SPARK RETURNS IN TERM 3
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 
Book now
DROOGS STREET ART PROJECT PROGRESS

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.


READ MORE ON OUR BLOG

Image: Car Travelling along road, orchard area, 1936, The Robinson Collection R4494
LATEST PICS FROM THE GALLERY
Opening of Past & Present Tense: 20 Years of the Robinson Collection and Amber Koroluk-Stephenson: Homeland, 14 July
Curator Erin Wilson and Guest Speaker Professor Noel Frankham at the Opening of Past & Present Tense, 14 July
Robinson family members with Curator Erin Wilson and Director Ellie Ray at the Opening of Past & Present Tense, 14 July
Amber Koroluk-Stephenson at the opening of her exhibition Homeland, 14 July
Nightscape Photography workshops with Peter Sayers and Brian Sollors, 19 July
City Shapes Through The Lens school holiday workshop with Kelly Slater, 20 July
Tucker, Ottaway & Watkins, 27 July
For more photos from the Gallery, visit our Facebook and Instagram pages.
ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES

For Arts Funding, Development, and Employment Opportunities, check out the latest news from Arts Tasmania here

WHAT'S ON

Art Spark

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 artgallery@devonport.tas.gov.au



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.

Thursday 10 August, 5.30–7 pm
Devonport Regional Gallery
Free

Wine and nibbles provided

 

Books + Art

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. artgallery@devonport.tas.gov.au


1, 2, 3 Create

Facilitated by Ashleigh Butler. 1,2,3...Create uses music, art and sensory play to create a fun, educational program for children aged 1–3 years with their carers and parents.

Wednesday 23 August, 10–11 am
Who: ages 1-3 years
$5 per child

Bookings essential: (03) 6424 8296 or artgallery@devonport.tas.gov.au



Life Drawing (6 week course)

Learn the various techniques used to draw the body with a life model presenting a range of postures. Facilitated by June Wilson. All levels of experience welcome.

6 WEEK COURSE
Tuesdays 5, 12, 19, 26 September, 3 & 10 October 2017
6–8 pm
Cost: $120 / $105 members

All materials provided
Bookings essential: (03) 6424 8296 or artgallery@devonport.tas.gov.au

 

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