This is Us, an exhibition which focuses on artwork by local youth in Devonport will be on display in the Little Gallery in the Devonport Regional Gallery.
In 2019 the Devonport Regional Gallery invited local young people to explore Australian cultural identity and its relationship to young people using imagery and text with the idea of creating an exhibition in the Gallery.
Some of the young artists have explored attitudes, values and beliefs as well as their own personal symbolism and identity.
The resulting artworks – by some 100 local students from Devonport and Reece High Schools, Don College and Space for Learning – investigates personal symbolism and language to communicate self-identity and being Australian. They have utilised a range of media including lino prints, ceramics, drawing, painting, pyrography, sculpture, photography and animation have been used by the young artist to get their messages across.
This is Us was curated by Debbie Qadri, formerly the Gallery’s Creative Learning and Public Programs Officer.