North West Art Circle 2018


North West Art Circle: Annual Community Exhibition and Awards

The annual North West Art Circle (NWAC) exhibition will be opened at the Devonport Regional Gallery on Friday 8 June. 

The NWAC is a well-known group based on the North West Coast of Tasmania, with a membership base of about 60 people, who all share their passion for making art and their goal to promote and further develop their arts practice.

This annual exhibition is a popular and well-known community event, where both well-known and emerging artists have the opportunity to exhibit examples of their work.

Visitors to can expect a varied exhibition with a variety of techniques represented such oil painting, watercolour, pastel, acrylic, drawing, and sculpture.

The opening night is also an awards night, and this year’s judges are local North West artist Christine Matthews, Geoff Dobson, Convention and Arts Centre Director, paranaple arts centre and Birgitta Magnusson Reid, Visual Arts Coordinator, Devonport Regional Gallery. The winning works will be announced at the exhibition opening.



Image: Linda Williamson, Geese at Port Sorell, pastel, 2018



Richard Griffiths: Back to Burra Bee Dee 

Richard Griffiths is a Burnie-based artist who grew up on an Aboriginal mission called Burra Bee Dee (NSW), which means flying fox, or flying mice. When Griffith lived on the mission he wasn’t allowed to practice his culture – now he is free to explore and learn about his culture through art making. The Back to Burra Bee Dee series began in 2016 when Griffiths spent time on King Island. He researched images and text about his family and Burra Bee Dee. This series of black and white linocuts have evolved from this research and tell stories about his own, and his ancestors’ past. The linocuts were made by Richard Griffiths and printed by Nilissa Wood.



Image: Richard Griffiths, From Back to Burra Bee Dee Series, 2016, lino cut small

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