Image credit: Eunice Campbell, Morning Light, 2017, pastel. Courtesy of the artist.

Exhibition dates: 6 May – 28 May 2017
Opening Friday 5 May 6 pm

North West Art Circle Annual Exhibition & Awards

Devonport Regional Gallery presents the 27th annual North West Art Circle (NWAC) exhibition in the Main Gallery from 6th to 28th May, 2017. The NWAC is a group of close to 60 artists based on the North West of Tasmania that provides opportunities for local artists to promote and further develop their artistic practice.

The NWAC exhibition has developed over the years becoming a well attended and popular community event, allowing exposure and recognition of local artists and their work. Well known and emerging artists exhibit works in oil, watercolour, pastel, acrylic, drawing and sculptural forms. This year’s head judge is Sally Sadler with local North West artists, Evelyn Antonysen and Cheryl Sims assisting. The winning works will be presented at the exhibition opening on Friday 5 May.

A series of programs and events run alongside the exhibition, which includes workshops in watercolour and mixed media and artist demonstrations. The popular Artists in Action will take place on Sunday 28 May, 1–3:30 pm, with NWAC artists demonstrating their artistic processes and practices to Gallery visitors. Artists are also available to answer questions about their practice.
NWAC artist Christine Earthrowl will present a workshop during the exhibition period:
Shaping through Shadows //  Wednesday 17 May, 6 – 8 pm
$15 / $12 members
Explore how shadows and tone shape the elements of a subject in watercolour, and learn how to develop light and life in your artwork. Artist Christine Earthrowl will lead participants in using various techniques to create light and shade, giving form to your chosen subject matter.
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Jenny Overton
History: Embroidered, Stitched & Threaded

Jenny Overton is a local artist who works with found objects and mixed media including drawing and photography. This exhibition presents contemporary interpretations of histories and stories through the artist’s embroidered creations and use of found objects.

Workshop with the artist:
Textile, Image, Notion //  Wednesday 24 May, 6 – 8 pm
$15 / $12 members
Using re-purposed old and found materials and objects, Jenny Overton will teach you how to present your stories through stitching, collage and textiles. Bring: personal image or object.
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PORTAL: Capturing 24 hours of coastal living through your lens

Devonport Regional Gallery presents the community exhibition, PORTAL, featuring 62 photographs from residents and visitors in Tasmania’s North West captured on Saturday 8 April 2017.
The community photography project captures 24 hours of coastal living through the lenses of people across the North West. Participants were encouraged to register their involvement through the Gallery’s website prior to Capture Day on 8 April – of which 88 registrations were collected. Participants were then asked to capture any moment from their day on Saturday 8 April from across the North West. Photographs were received from Temma to Squeaking Point and at various times across the 24 hour period.
“PORTAL provides us with a glimpse of life in this small corner of the world and celebrates the things and experiences we enjoy, cherish and love. Above all, PORTAL is a project about place – the places we inhabit and the places we explore. Place is integral to our identity and these photographs which have captured fleeting ordinary moments in our day, provide an insight into our identity through the places we call home and the places that lure us in.” – Dianne Sheehan, Education & Public Programs Officer, Devonport Regional Gallery