24 February – 15 April 2018
Opening 23 February, 6 pm



National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 

Toured by the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

The National Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia’s aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.


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Image: Brett Canet-Gibson, Trevor Jamieson, 2016, digital print (National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017)




Mike Singe: Carbon Capture and Storage / Celebrating 400ppm 

Celebrating 400ppm will showcase a small selection of works from an ongoing series of soot drawings (carbon capture and storage / carbon reduction). In a futile attempt to find a positive aspect to climate change, the exhibition features animals that are likely to benefit from a warming planet.


Image: Mike Singe, 42 Minute Carbon Capture and Storage / Oryctolagus Cuniculus Celebrates 400ppm, 2017, Impure carbon (soot) on plywood



21 April – 3 June 2018
Opening Friday 20 April, 6 pm



Not Without A Trace       

Curated by Erin Wilson
DCC Permanent Collection:
The Kathleen Cocker Collection and The Homes of Devon Collection                              

Not Without a Trace combines a selection of works from two collections held by DCC, the Kathleen Cocker Collection and The Homes of Devon Collection, which through paintings and photographs trace the history of the dwellings of North West Tasmania.

Kathleen Cocker, born in East Devonport in 1901, was a self-taught artist who began painting in 1969 at the age of 68. Cocker was a member of the National Trust North-Western Regional Committee, and after only a few years had produced several hundred watercolour paintings of the homes of North West Tasmania, many of which are accompanied by stories about these households, drawn largely from the memories of Kathleen and the Cocker family.

The Homes of Devon photographs were first commissioned in 1982, and over the following 10 years, ten photographers; Brian Allison, Don Carter, Rex Direen, Allan Francis, Paul Griggs, Rod Hamilton, Bob Iddon, Peter Lord, Greg Mace, Peter Manchester, each uniquely captured the homes of the region. Together, these collections have traced the history of the homes of the broader Devonport region over a period spanning more than a century, creating unique lasting records both of homes since lost, and those still standing.


Image: Kathleen Cocker, Lenna, Forth, n.d., watercolour painting. The Kathleen Cocker Collection, DCC Permanent Collection.




Zoe Grey: Where I am, Who I am 

Where I am, Who I am explores the artist’s intimate experience and engagement with the landscape of the North West Coast of Tasmania and presents a pictorial equivalent for the complex sensation of being in, and a part of, place. The works immerse the viewer into the unique coastal areas of Tasmania's rugged northwestern tip and investigate the artist’s deep connection to this isolated environment.


Image: Zoe Grey, Our Friend Preminghana, 2017, oil on board. Courtesy of the artist.


9 June – 1 July 2018
Opening Friday 8 June, 6 pm



North West Art Circle: Annual Community Exhibition and Awards

The North West Art Circle displays works created by an eclectic group of art enthusiasts and includes awards in different categories. Artists will conduct evening workshops throughout the exhibition period.


Image: June Wilson, Engagement; Land #1, 2017, pastel on ink. Courtesy of the artist.




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. Courtesy of the artist.



7 July – August 2018
Opening Friday 6 July, 6 pm




Play On: The Art of Sport / Ten Years of the Basil Sellars Art Prize

Curated by Jacqueline Doughty, Samantha Comte & Alyce Neal
A NETS Victoria and Ian Potter Museum of Art touring exhibition

Play On: The art of sport celebrates 10 years of the Basil Sellers Art Prize, the prestigious and distinctively Australian biannual exhibition that reflects upon our national obsession with sport. Featuring key works from a decade of the Prize, Play On: The art of sport brings together diverse explorations of the personal and collective significance of sport and sporting culture from some of Australia’s most accomplished artists.




Image: Shaun Gladwell, The archer (after Chuang Tzu), 2014, (still) single-channel HD video, 16:9 ratio, colour, sound. Courtesy of the artist, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne; and Arena media.











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