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Bert Robinson Studio, Robinson Collection, Circa 1930, DCC Permanent Collection R2735.1

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Amber Koroluk-Stevenson, Afloat, 2016, oil on canvas

Past & Present Tense: 20 years of the Robinson Collection
Curated by Erin Wilson (Curator, Devonport Regional Gallery)
Exhibition dates: 15 July – 27 August, 2017

Opening Friday 14 July, 6 pm
Guest speakers: Noel Frankham and Dave Robinson

This year marks 90 years since Robert (Bert) Vaudry Robinson established his photographic studio in Devonport in 1927, and 20 years since the first exhibition of the Robinsons’ photographs, Robinson & Son: A Photographic Collection was held at Devonport Regional Gallery.

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.

Past & Present Tense features a selection of photographs from each Robinson exhibition to date, accompanied by reflections from artists, curators, researchers, volunteers and others who have come to know the collection over the past two decades. The exhibition also prompts visitors to reflect on the value of this collection, and share their ideas for the next chapter of the Robinson archive.

WORKSHOPS
Nightscape Photography (4 week course) // commences Wednesday 19 July, 6–8 pm
City shapes through the lens (school holiday workshop) // Thursday 20 July, 10 am – 1 pm
For further details on workshops and education programs please contact Dianne Sheehan, Education and Public Programs Officer on 6424 8296.

Amber Koroluk-Stephenson: Homeland
The Little Gallery Project Space
Exhibition dates: 15 July – 27 August, 2017
Opening Friday 14 July, 6 pm

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.

First published June 22
Devonport Regional Gallery