BODYWORK AUSTRALIAN JEWELLERY 1970-2012
8 NOVEMBER – 7 DECEMBER
BODYWORK Australian Jewellery 1970–2012
A National Gallery of Australia Touring Exhibition
Curator: Dr Robert Bell AM, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, National Gallery of Australia
Opened Friday 7 November, 6 pm
This exhibition included the work of 42 Australian jewellers exploring jewellery from a number of viewpoints.
Curated by Dunja Rmandic, Curator of Collections Devonport Regional Gallery
Solitary was a Devonport City Council Permanent Collection Exhibition Curated by Dunja Rmandic, Curator of Collections Devonport Regional Gallery. The exhibition mirrored the exhibition of jewellery from the National Gallery of Australia collection and drew from the idea of jewels as items existing alone. It posed the question of whether we can relate to the solitary works in the Permanent Collection in the same way.
In Conversation with the Curator: Saturday 8 November, 12 pm
THE LITTLE GALLERY
TRANSFERENCE: Josh Foley
Through the employment of directly painting onto the Gallery walls, Josh Foley created a landscape painting based on an area in the north west of Tasmania. Foley treated The Little Gallery walls as his canvas, creating a surrogate landscape around the walls and floor. Foley regards the process as a comment on how various streams of society and differing attitudes contextualise and frame the idea of landscape.
In Conversation with the Artist: Tuesday 11 November, 12 pm
PERMANENT COLLECTION CORNER
A new initiative from the Devonport Regional Gallery
Devonport Regional Gallery is proud to launch the ‘Permanent Collection Corner’, where items from our diverse permanent collection will be showcased over the coming year.
The Devonport Regional Gallery’s permanent collection is a rich and diverse repository. Comprising of over 22,000 accessioned items acquired since 1973, it includes textiles, ceramics, glass, sculpture, paintings and works on paper by iconic Australian and Tasmanian artists.
The pinnacle of the collection is the well-known Robinson Collection of photographic negatives, while the gallery also holds the Moon Collection of nineteenth century textiles and decorative arts, and a large number of watercolours and paintings by renowned North-West Coast artist Owen Lade.
Other notable works include that of David Boyd, John Olsen, Clifton Pugh, Lloyd Rees, George Lambert, John Coburn, Edith Holmes, Dorothy Stoner, Bea Maddock, Pat Brassington, Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, Christopher Pyett, Grahame King, Ray Arnold, Les Blakebrough and Philip Wolfhagen.
The Permanent Collection Corner will display a work to coincide with each exhibition in the main gallery, showcasing pieces in their own right.