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TIDAL FESTIVAL
23 – 29 January 2017

 

The tides are flowing towards Devonport this January as the city’s youngest arts and culture celebration, Tidal Festival, takes over popular locations from the Mersey Bluff to Devonport CBD.

Whether it be an art, sport, environmental or recreational activity we are sure you will find something that inspires you. We have the entire community covered - from the very young to the elderly; the artistic to the athletic; the sun lovers to the nature walkers so we hope you are enlightened and entertained with our tidal offerings.

 

PROGRAM

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Artist-in-residence

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ANNALISE REES

Tidal Festival’s artist-in-residence, Annalise Rees, navigates her way to the ‘tidal zone’ of Mersey Bluff Beach, creating and installing original art works for all to enjoy across the entire Festival week!

Take a walk along the footpaths and discover the works nestled in the natural vegetation and structures, and seek out the artist as she builds and installs small works throughout the Festival period.

Annalise’s works have been inspired by several trips around Tasmania’s coast on a professional cray boat, including a month spent off Flinders Island in the state’s North East.

 

Originally from the rugged south coast of Kangaroo Island in South Australia, Annalise Rees completed a Bachelor of Visual Art with Honours, majoring in sculpture from the Adelaide Central School of Art through their scholarship program in 2004. Annalise has exhibited across Australia and has been an artist in residence in Tokyo, New Delhi, Sydney, Hill End and Darwin. She has worked with the International Cartographic Association, Montreal and most recently was an official voyage artist on board the Marine National Facility’s RV Investigator on a two-month voyage to Heard and McDonald Islands in the sub-Antarctic.

 

23 – 29 January
(excluding 26th)
10 am –4 pm

Think Creative Tidal Zone, Mersey Bluff Beach

FREE

 

Exhibitions

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TIDAL: CITY OF DEVONPORT NATIONAL ART AWARD 2016 FINALISTS EXHIBITION

This popular Award is presented every two years and provides a major acquisitive prize of $15,000 and a $1,000 People’s Choice Award sponsored by Collins Real Estate. Artists are invited to reflect on either natural, cultural, personal or political concerns related to the sea, coastal regions and coastal communities.

Remember to vote for your favourite Tidal artwork at the Devonport Regional Gallery.

 

26 November 2016 – 29 January 2017

Mon-Fri, 10 am – 5 pm, Sat 12–5 pm, Sun & public holidays 1–5 pm

Devonport Regional Gallery

FREE

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HIDDEN GALLERY

Street artists from across Tasmania descend on Devonport this January! New art works will be installed in hidden and unsuspected locations around the CBD by artists across the first two days of the Festival. All artworks will completed and accessible on foot throughout the Devonport CBD from Wednesday 25 January. Keep in touch with the Devonport Regional Gallery through Facebook and Instagram for news on locations and artists. All will be revealed in January …shhh, it’s a secret! 

 

Wednesday 25 January onwards, all day

Devonport CBD

FREE

Go to facebook.com/DevonportRegionalGallery for up-to-date information on artists, installation times, locations and more!

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FIRST PORT OF CALL

Photographs from the Robinson Collection

Photographer Bert Robinson established his photographic studio in Devonport in 1927, and in 1928 was commissioned by the Mersey Marine Board to photograph the Port of Devonport. The Robinson Photographic Studio would continue to do so for several decades, capturing a burgeoning period during the 20th century when imports and exports from Devonport surpassed Tasmania’s other ports combined. View this enterprising aspect of Devonport's past at the Bass Strait Maritime Centre.

 

10 am – 5 pm each day

Bass Strait Maritime Centre

$10 Adult, $8 Concession/Student, $5 Children & $25 Family (includes entry to the museum)

 

Monday 23 January

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NOT-YET-KNOTS

Team Textiles

Inspired by the beautiful and functional knots of the nautical kind, the Team Textiles artists will have you devising your own crazy and unique rope tying method to make a twisted and tangled knot creation. Using a range of ropes, materials and ocean debris, you will create and name your individual knot which will be put on public display. Show others how it’s done with a step-by-step illustrated how-to guide that un-ties the mystery of your never before seen knot.

Supported by Cradle Coast NRM

 

Monday 23 January, 12–4 pm

Devonport Regional Gallery

FREE

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YOUNG WRITERS IN THE CITY

The Tasmanian Writers Centre and Devonport City Council are pleased to present the Young Writers in the City residency program. This summer selected writers aged 16–30 have undertaken a residency in an iconic site, building - or even a ship - across the municipality. Venues included: Devonport Regional Gallery, Bass Strait Maritime Centre, Sea FM, Spirit of Tasmania and Mersey Bluff Beach.

In conjunction with Twitch, the Tasmanian Writers Centre young writers program, and Tidal Festival, the young writers will be presenting their creative pieces in a public reading at Devonport Regional Gallery.

Supported by Tasmanian Regional Arts.

 

 

Monday 23 January, 5.30 – 7 pm

Devonport Regional Gallery

FREE

Info: taswriters.org/young-writers-city-devonport/

 

Tuesday 24 January

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READING ROOM

Curl up with a good book or share the benefits of storytelling with your family at Devonport LINC’s outdoor Reading Room. Picture books provided.

 

Tuesday 24 January, 10 am – 12 pm

Think Creative Tidal Zone, Mersey Bluff Beach

FREE

AGES 0+ 

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PADDLE SAFE

Paddle Safe is a state-wide education and skills program developed by MAST and Surf Life Saving Tasmania and supported by the Tasmanian Water Safety Council (TWSC). This practical program aims to educate recreational paddlers about safety and paddle skill development. Bring your kayak and life jacket. Equipment available for those who do not have their own.

 

Tuesday 24 January, 10 am – 12 pm

Devonport Surf Life Saving Club, Mersey Bluff Beach

FREE

Plus, check out their session at “Flour Mill Bay”, East Devonport on Wednesday 25 January, 10 am

BOOK: (03) 6235 8829 or admin@mast.tas.gov.au

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ARE YOU A LANDLUBBER OR DO YOU HAVE SEA LEGS?

Annalise Rees, Tidal Festival artist-in-residence

Come along and make your own balancing mobile. Imagine standing on the deck of a ship in a rolling sea. How would you keep your balance? Children will draw, cut and glue a mobile out of paper and card inspired by the works of Tidal artist Annalise Rees. Are you a sure-footed salty sea dog or a wobbly landlubber?

 

Tuesday 24 January, 2–4 pm

Think Creative Tidal Zone, Mersey Bluff Beach

$15

AGES 6–15YRS

BOOK: (03) 6424 8296 or artgallery@devonport.tas.gov.au

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MOOVING WITH THE TIDES

An evening with John Hammond of Hammond Farms, breeders of the Robbins Island Tasmanian Wagyu cattle. Sometimes known as the ‘salt water drovers’, hear John talk about how the drovers worked with the tides in mustering the cattle as they move them from mainland Tasmania to Robbins Island. RSVP essential. Includes light supper.

 

Tuesday 24 January, 7.30–9.30 pm

Bass Strait Maritime Centre

$5

BOOK: 03 6424 7100 or bookings@bassstraitmc.com.au

 

Wednesday 25 January

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CIRCUS-TATION

Slipstream Circus

Do you have what it takes to be a circus performer? Slipstream Circus will teach you the skills you need to master your own circus performance to impress your family.

 

Wednesday 25 January, 9–10.30 am

Think Creative Tidal Zone, Mersey Bluff Beach

FREE

AGES 4+

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WHY HAIKU

Cameron Hindrum

Haiku poetry asks us to comment on the natural world and our place in it. Relying on revered principles of economy and simplicity, a good Haiku is deceptive: an observation made within it often masks a deep and compelling truth.

This workshop provides one possible framework for the conception and crafting of Haiku. Participants will explore a variety of starting points, develop and share their own work, and then explore further using the principles of Haiku in other poetic or fiction writing.

 

Wednesday 25 January, 10 am – 2 pm

Devonport Regional Gallery

$20

AGES 16+ / BYO lunch

BOOK: (03) 6424 8296 or artgallery@devonport.tas.gov.au

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BEACH CRICKET

Gather your friends and family for a fun afternoon of beach cricket, hosted by North West Cricket. All equipment supplied.

 

Wednesday 25 January, 11am–1 pm

Think Creative Tidal Zone, Mersey Bluff Beach

FREE 

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TWILIGHT TALKS

Join Gallery Director Ellie Ray as she discusses the pull of the tide, science and coastal environments in the arts with guest speakers, particularly with reference to the Tidal: City of Devonport National Art Award. Featuring Tidal Festival artist-in-residence, Annalise Rees, Twilight Talks ponders the myriad perspectives and challenges inherent within the interconnections of land and sea.  

 

Wednesday 25 January, 6–8 pm

Devonport Regional Gallery

FREE

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OUTDOOR CINEMA

Settle in under the stars with close friends and family to enjoy an evening of great food, drink and a classic movie.

 

Wednesday 25 January, 8–11 pm

Drift Café Restaurant  

More info: www.facebook.com/driftcaferestaurant or 03 6424 4695

 

Friday 27 January

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ZORB BALLS & GAMES

PCYC’s action packed games and activities will have you burning off some summer holiday energy – then you can cool off with a relaxing coastal swim.

 

Friday 27 January, 9–11 am

Think Creative Tidal Zone, Mersey Bluff Beach

FREE

AGES: 5+

 
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A DRAWING ENCOUNTER WITH MERSEY BLUFF

Annalise Rees, Tidal Festival artist-in-residence

Drawing has long been used by people as a way to record their encounters with new places, from indigenous peoples to European explorers. Come on a drawing expedition to investigate Mersey Bluff with Tidal Festival artist-in-residence Annalise Rees. Annalise will lead you through some of the drawing techniques she uses for investigating new sites and experiences. All materials provided. Participants encouraged to bring their own sketchbook.

 

Friday 27 January, 10 am – 12 pm

Mersey Bluff Beach

$25

AGES: 16+

BOOK: (03) 6424 8296 or artgallery@devonport.tas.gov.au

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CIRCUS-TATION

Slipstream Circus

Do you have what it takes to be a circus performer? Slipstream Circus will teach you the skills you need to master your own circus performance to impress your family.

 

Friday 27 January, 11 am – 12.30 pm

Think Creative Tidal Zone, Mersey Bluff Beach

FREE                                              

AGES 4+

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A TRUE TIDAL EXPERIENCE WITH THE JULIA BURGESS

Enjoy a leisurely cruise out to the mouth of the Mersey River on the historic ketch Julie Burgess where the skipper will lead a discussion on the effect of the tides in the river. Depending on the weather there may be an opportunity for participants to experience how the tide effects the movement of the ketch. Drinks and nibbles provided.

 

Friday 27 January, 6–7.30 pm

Reg Hope Park, East Devonport

$75

BOOK: 03 6424 7100 or bookings@bassstraitmc.com.au

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MORRIS FLAG JOURNAL

Annalise Rees, Tidal Festival artist-in-residence

Projected onto the Devonport Surf Life Saving Club, Morris Flag Journal is an artwork which has evolved from Annalise’s travel around the Tasmanian coast aboard a professional cray boat. Utilising journal drawings and the moving image, which were made as a response to an unknown and unfamiliar environment, the combination of these two mediums juxtapose different temporal experiences.

Why not make a night of it, and enjoy dinner and live music at Drift Café Restaurant from 5.30 pm.

Image: Annalise Rees, Morris Flag Journal (Still), 2016, single channel video

 

Friday 27 January, 8.30–10 pm

Drift Café Restaurant & Mrs Jones

FREE

 

Saturday 28 January

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CHORAL INFUSIONS

Susannah Coleman-Brown

Renowned Tasmanian singer Susannah Coleman-Brown provides a warm and inviting atmosphere for singers of all skill levels in these two hour a capella workshops held over two days. Specialising in improvisation, Celtic and blues, Susannah will lead you through fascinating repertoire and refine to a performance level.

Saturday 28 January, 10 am – 12 pm &
Sunday 29 January, 11 am – 1 pm (performance 2 pm)

Devonport Regional Gallery

$40

BOOK: (03) 6424 8296 or artgallery@devonport.tas.gov.au

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ZOO RIDERS

Would you ride a dinosaur? Or, would you hop on a monkey’s back? Well, now’s your chance! 'Navigate the Think Creative Tidal Zone on a motorised zoo animal - and don't forget to give way at the zebra crossing!

Saturday 28 January, 10 am – 2 pm

Think Creative Tidal Zone, Mersey Bluff Beach

$5 for 10min ride                        

AGES: 3-6

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A DRAWING ENCOUNTER WITH MERSEY BLUFF

Annalise Rees, Tidal Festival artist-in-residence

Drawing has long been used by people as a way to record their encounters with new places, from indigenous peoples to European explorers. Come on a drawing expedition to investigate Mersey Bluff with TIDAL artist Annalise Rees. Annalise will lead you through some of the drawing techniques she uses for investigating new sites and experiences. All materials provided. Participants encouraged to bring their own sketchbook.

 

Saturday 28 January, 2 – 4 pm

Mersey Bluff Beach

$25          

AGES: 16+                 

BOOK: (03) 6424 8296 or artgallery@devonport.tas.gov.au

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TIDES HIGH AND LOW, WALK AND TALK (lughruttah pay , ween , ner me , tan , er karni)

David Gough & Karen Smart

Explore Devonport’s beautiful coastline and waterways with David Gough and Karen Smart as they take you on a local Aboriginal experience. Along the way you will learn to identify and taste native berries and plants, and discover the historical significance the site has for Aboriginal people and their ancestors.

 

Saturday 28 January, 4 pm – 6.30 pm

Tiagarra, Mersey Bluff

$15, 16 years and under $8

BOOK: (03) 6424 8296 or artgallery@devonport.tas.gov.au

 

Sunday 29 January

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FINAL HURRAH

Join Gallery staff for a drink and some nibbles at the closing of Tidal and be serenaded by the harmonious Tidal Festival Choir, led by Susannah Coleman-Brown. The Tidal People’s Choice Award will be announced by sponsor Collins Real Estate.

 

Sunday 29 January, 2 – 4 pm

Devonport Regional Gallery

FREE

 

 

 


BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES

P. 03 6424 8296

E. artgallery@devonport.tas.gov.au

Note: Payment must be made at the time of booking. Gallery members receive 10% discount on selected workshops.

 

VENUES

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Devonport Regional Gallery

45-47 Stewart St, Devonport

 

 

Think Creative Tidal Zone

Mersey Bluff Beach

Bluff Rd, Devonport

 

Bass Strait Maritime Centre

6 Gloucester Ave, Devonport

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Drift Café Restaurant

41 Bluff Road, Devonport

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Mrs Jones

41 Bluff Road, Devonport  

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Tiagarra

Mersey Bluff, Devonport

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FESTIVAL STAFF

Festival Coordinator Dianne Sheehan
Management Ellie Ray, Brooke de Jong
Graphic Design Aaron Shipp
Programming Dianne Sheehan, Margaret Griggs, Erin Wilson, Charmane Hardy, Danielle O’Brien, Fabio Pizzirani, Axel Verschuren

 

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