Friday 5 December - Monday 26 January 2008

$10,000 Major Award Recipient:             Marian Drew
$3,000 Tasmanian Art Award Recipient:  Catherine Woo
$1,000 Peoples Choice Award Recipient: David Keeling

Judges: Robert Leonard, Director, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane 
             Peter Timms, Curator, Critic & Author living in Hobart
             Zara Stanhope, Senior Curator and Deputy Director of Heide Museum of Modern Art, Victoria

Artists:  Peter Alwast, Zoe Ali & Christos Tsiolkas, Simon Cuthbert, Marian Drew, Isaac Fergusson, Nicholas Folland, Lisa Garland, David Hawley, David Keeling, Jonathan Kimberley, Mish Meijers, Vera Möller, Michael Muruste, Harry Nankin, Sally Rees, Troy Ruffels, Michael Schlitz, Lucia Usmiani, Megan Walch, Matt Warren, Catherine Woo

The Tidal 08: City of Devonport Art Award is a non-acquisitive biennial award is hosted by the Devonport Regional Gallery and funded through the Devonport City Council. The award is open to artists whose 2D work in any medium, represents a response to our contemporary relationship and connection to the sea, coastal regions and communities.

The major award is valued at $10,000 and the Tasmanian award is $3,000. The $1,000 Peoples Choice Award is funded by the Friends of the Gallery Committee and was announced on January 30th 2009.


Tidal.08 Catalogue



 artwork by Marian Drew Artwork by Cathrine Woo

Marian Drew, The Creek that leads to the Sea (detail), 2008
Archival pigment on cotton paper
100 cm x 200 cm, Edition 1 of 5

Catherine Woo, Residue (detail), 2008
Mixed media on canvas
194 cm x 133 cm

 Tidal winners at the opening TIDAL opening

TIDAL 08 Winners
(L-R) Marian Drew and Catherine Woo

TIDAL 08 Opening Night


Charlotte Petts, Katherine Whitley and Danny Smith

TIDAL Opening Night


Liam Cooper and Kim Prunster

Peter Timms announcing the winners
Behind Peter: (L-R) Mayor Lyn Laycock, Director Ellie Ray


Hayley Crawford and Kevin Mullins

Devonport City Council General Manager Ian McCallum
and Foks Westerbeek


Peter Lord and friend

TIDAL 08 Opening Night

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