Rachael Parker, Cabin Fever, 2014

Rachael Parker, Streamline, 2014

Residents of North West Tasmania are invited to take part in PORTAL, a unique community photography project presented by Devonport Regional Gallery.

PORTAL enters us into the many moments that make up our lives on the North West coast of Tasmania, through your lens.

Participants agree to take and share one photograph from their day in the North West coast of Tasmania on Saturday 3 January 2015 with the Gallery. Each photograph will be used in a public exhibition between 23 January and 1 February 2015, capturing 24 hours of life on the coast by the people in the community.

“Photography is so accessible nowadays, with many of us using our smartphones to capture and share photos from our day to day activities with friends and networks online throughout the world. PORTAL celebrates this practice, but in a unique way that showcases the many experiences we have living in this small part of the world.” – Dianne Sheehan, Education & Public Programs Officer, Devonport Regional Gallery

Registrations open Monday 17 November and everyone in the community, no matter what their age, is eligible to participate. Register online at or phone the Gallery on 6424 8296.

View PORTAL details, including FAQs online here:

PORTAL is supported by SeaFM.

Key dates:
REGISTER Monday 17 November – Wednesday 24 December
CAPTURE Saturday 3 January 2015
SUBMIT 3 – 11 January 2015
GO SEE 23 January and 1 February 2015 (venue to be confirmed)

Devonport Regional Gallery are offering smartphone photography workshops in December, prior to the Capture Day (Saturday 3 January 2015), to help you make the most from your
smartphone camera. Led by local photographer Rachael Parker, #photosmarts workshops are open to anyone over the age of 12 years.

Saturday 13 December, 2 – 3.30 pm or
Tuesday 16 December, 6 – 7.30 pm
Devonport Regional Gallery
Cost: $10 / $8 members
Bookings essential: 6424 8296 or

PORTAL coincides with Tidal: City of Devonport Art Award and the Tidal Festival (27 January – 1 February), also presented by Devonport Regional Gallery. For more information visit
Dianne Sheehan, Education & Public Programs Officer. Tracy Broomhall, Gallery Administration Officer