EXHIBITIONS

CURRENT

IN YOUR WORDS
THE ROBINSON PROJECT

3 November 2018 – 24 February 2019   


The Robinson Collection contains over 100,000 photographic negatives capturing the social, domestic and commercial life in the North West region during the 20th century.

The Robinson Project* has opened this extensive collection to members of the Devonport community, who have explored the archive, selected negatives that resonate with them, and recorded oral histories elicited by these photographs.

In Your Words will bring together thirty photographs selected by nine members of the Devonport community, presented alongside oral history excerpts, both text and audio, through which they share their memories and stories of the region, in their own words.

*The Robinson Project is a series of collaborative curatorial projects involving community members and Curator Erin Wilson.

 

Download the In Your Words digital exhibition catalogue here:

Catalogue - In Your Words - The Robinson Project

 

R2351     R4844.1

That’s the Ovaltine factory! I distinctly remember going into the reception area at the front on the days that I had pocket money to spend on the way home from school… I think from memory it was sixpence. And I used to go into the Ovaltine factory and bother the girls behind the reception desk for a tube of Ovaltine tablets… They were beautiful.

- Pat

Image: Bert & Albert Robinson, A Wander Pty Ltd - Ovaltine factory, Quoiba, n.d. The Robinson Collection, R2351

 

The Luck Brothers, god bless them, they were lovely to work for. They owned Devonport and half of Burnie, but they’d just walk in like anyone else and talk to you, like ‘how’s football going?’. You felt like it was your place you were working at… Not just working for Luck Brothers and F. H. Haines, you felt you was it.

- Joe


Image: Bert & Albert Robinson, Luck Brothers Pty Ltd, Devonport, 1943. The Robinson Collection, R4844.1.

 

 

FACING OUR PAST
THE ROBINSON YOUTH TAKEOVER

9 February – 10 March 2019 


The Robinson Youth Takeover has engaged young members of the local community as artists and curators of this collection. This group have gone behind the scenes to explore the collection, create new works in response to what they found, and curate this exhibition, Facing Our Past.

Robinson Youth Takeover participants: Emily Blahut, Katelyn Geard, Manisha Kernan, Eleanor McCormack and Angelica Willis.

 

Image created by Emily Blahut, using negatives from the Robinson Collection    AC22E482-C235-4D81-B961-85F2A6B4EB68

Left: Emily Blahut, Did You Ever Leave?, 2019

Right: Angelica Willis, Rohan, 2019

 

 

 

NORTH WEST ART CIRCLE
Annual Community Art Exhibition & Awards 2019

2 February - 3 March 2019   
Main Gallery


Opening: Friday 1 February

Artists in Action: Sunday 3 March @ 11am -1:30pm

The NWAC is a group made up of about 60 people members from the North West Coast of Tasmania. They all share their passion for making art and their goal to promote and further develop theirarts practice. A series of workshops are presented alongside the exhibition as well as the popular event Artists in Action, where members demonstrate their processes and answer your questions about their practice.


WORKSHOPS IN THE GALLERY



Image: Winner of the 2018 NWAC Award: Cheryl Sims, Memories of River Road, 2018

NWAC 2018 Winner

 

 

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