Art Spark

Devonport Regional Gallery’s after-school art program shines a bright light on creativity!

Set in the Gallery, Art Spark offers a unique experience for Primary and Secondary students wishing to further their creative thinking, and develop an appreciation of the visual arts. The workshops are presented by a practising artist who is able to bring out each participant’s unique style and interests.

No prior skill or knowledge is required, just a healthy sense of curiosity and desire to create. With only ten places available, Jessie offers a focused, individual and tailored approach for participants to explore their ideas and artistic practice.

When: Tuesdays, 4.30–5.30 pm
Term 4: 17 October – 12 December (excluding 5 December)
Who: Primary & Secondary
Full term rate: $100 per student / $85 Gallery members
Casual rate: $14 / $12 Gallery members
Bookings essential: or (03) 6424 8296


Facilitated by Ashleigh Butler. 1,2,3...Create uses music, art and sensory play to create a fun, educational program for children aged 1–4 years with their carers and parents.

When: Wednesday 22 November, 10–11 am (2018 dates coming soon)
Who: ages 1-4 years
Cost: $5 per child
Bookings essential: (03) 6424 8296 or

Little Aesthetics: Face Value

Looking at the finalists work in this year’s RACT Insurance Tasmanian Portraiture Prize, students will study the array of portraits by young Tasmanian artists and reflect on their use of colour, technique, perspective and composition to create a work that tells a story and exudes emotion.
Using a range of materials provided, students will develop their own self-portraits, considering what colours, shapes and emotions best represent them.

Portraiture, storytelling

RACT Insurance Tasmanian Portraiture Prize 2017

Plan your visit
When: Term 4, weeks 3–7
Who: Primary
Duration: 45 mins
Cost: Free
Bookings essential: 6424 8296 or

Image: Laura Gillam, Worm as Chameleon, 2017, oil and acrylic on board

Little Aesthetics: Into the Future

Have you ever stopped to wonder where technology is heading, and how it might impact or enhance our daily lives into the future? The artists in the touring exhibition New Alchemists examine these topics and our relationship between technology and the natural world, providing a provocative look at what it means for humanity now and into the future.

Take a tour through the exhibition and see where your thoughts take you. What are your ideas and visions for the future?

Technology, science, humanity

New Alchemists

Plan your visit
When: Term 4, week 9
Who: Primary
Duration: 45 mins
Cost: Free
Bookings essential: 6424 8296 or

Image: Art Orienté Objet, May the Horse Live in Me!, 2011, HD video [still] 24 mins


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