Nightscape Photography workshop, August 2016

The Devonport Regional Gallery is presenting two programs in July for budding photographers: Nightscape Photography (four week course) with Brian Sollors and Peter Sayers and City Shapes Through The Lens, a school holiday workshop with Kelly Slater.

Coinciding with the exhibition Past & Present Tense: 20 years of the Robinson Collection, the programs similarly celebrate the Devonport region and its attraction to photographers young and old.

Nightscape Photography (4 week course) // commences Wednesday 19 July, 5.30–7.30 pm

Explore Devonport and surrounds in a new light and experience the nightly spirit of the city with local photographers Brian Sollors and Peter Sayers. Each workshop covers compositional and technical considerations, with the final workshop covering astro-photography.

Participants are asked to bring their own camera, which must have fully manual functions, and a tripod. Cost: $85 / $75 members Various locations around Devonport City shapes through the lens (school holiday workshop) // Thursday 20 July, 10 am – 1 pm

Explore the shapes and spaces of Devonport with local photographer Kelly Slater, as you discover the intricate details hidden in our cityscape. Participants will develop basic digital photography skills in this three hour workshop, from composition, capturing and online editing, using prints from the Robinson Collection as inspiration. All materials provided.

Cost: $18 ($15 members)
Recommended age: 8–12 years

Bookings for each program can be made at Devonport Regional Gallery or by phoning 6424 8296.


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: 20 years of the Robinson Collection 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.

Dianne Sheehan Education & Public Programs Officer