Image: Linda Williamson, Geese at Port Sorell,2018, pastel

The annual North West Art Circle (NWAC) exhibition will be opened at the Devonport Regional Gallery on Friday 8 June.

The NWAC is a well-known group based on the North West Coast of Tasmania, with a membership base of about 60 people, who all share their passion for making art and their goal to promote and further develop their arts practice.

This annual exhibition is a poplar and well-known community event, where both well-known and emerging artists have the opportunity to exhibit examples of their work.

Visitors to can expect a varied exhibition with a variety of techniques represented such oil painting, watercolour, pastel, acrylic, drawing and sculpture.

The opening night is also an awards night, and this year’s judges are local North West artist Christine Matthews, Geoff Dobson, Convention and Arts Centre Director, paranaple arts centre and Birgitta Magnusson Reid, Visual Arts Coordinator, Devonport Regional Gallery. The winning works will be announced at the exhibition opening.

The exhibition runs until Sunday 1 July 2018.

A series of programs and events will run alongside the exhibition, including workshops in life drawing, contemporary embroidery and artist demonstrations. The popular Artists in Action will take place on Sunday1 July, with NWAC artists demonstrating their artistic processes and practices to Gallery visitors.


Introduction to Life Drawing
Tutor: June Wilson
An introduction to life drawing with model. Particularly suitable for beginners, but participants with experience can also attend.
Wednesday 20 June, 6 — 8pm
Cost: $15/$10 Gallery members
Bookings essential: 6424 8296 or

Stitched in Time
Tutor: Jen Overton
Explore a way to tell stories, by stitching together fragments of the past using images printed
on fabric with added embroidery, predominantly utilizing running stitches.
Thursday 14 June, 6 — 8pm
Cost: $15/$10 Gallery members
Bookings essential: 6424 8296 or

Artists in Action
In conjunction with the annual North West Art Circle exhibition, the popular Artists in Action
returns to the Gallery with members demonstrating their processes and answering your
questions about their practice.
Sunday 1 July, 1.30 – 3.30 pm
Free event.
Devonport Regional Gallery