In its final exhibition before relocating to the old Courthouse building, at the paranaple Arts Centre, the Devonport Regional Gallery will look back on the exhibitions, collection, people and events that have shaped its last 34 years in Stewart Street.
The exhibition, From Here to There, will feature a reading room with past exhibition catalogues on display for visitors to look back on. This will be accompanied by an installation of light box posters from a selection of past exhibitions, highlighting the scope of both Tasmanian and national touring exhibitions held at the Gallery over the years.
A display from the permanent collection will also celebrate the diversity and growth of the collection. A selection of items representing different facets of the collection will be on display, including photographs from the historic Robinson Collection, a ladies’ ball dress from the Moon Collection and a selection of Owen Lade’s portraits of children. In addition, the first acquisitive Tidal Award recipient Matthew Newton’s work Moonbird boy 3 will be on show, along with a recent acquisition of works by Anne Morrison.
In addition to artworks from the gallery’s permanent collection, the exhibition will also feature an indoor mural by the gallery’s young members’ committee, The Droogs.