GALLERY TALKS, OPENINGS & EVENTS @ DRG  | Spring - Summer 2019




Friday 18 October @ 5.00pm - 7.00pm
Official Openings of the exhibition Official Opening and Preview Talk The Natural Estate

The Natural Estate

Laura Gillam, Joey Gracia and Callum Donoghue

19 October – 24 November 2019

In the peak of Tasmania’s tourism boom, The Natural Estate explores the alternate narratives and landscapes neglected by glossy pamphlets and travel magazines. It questions the popular representations of Tasmania as an island of dreams and possibilities, abundant with pristine wilderness and fine wine. Simultaneously, and on the contrary Tasmania is depicted as the ‘freeloading’ state, defined by statistics reporting on high crime, unemployment, teen pregnancies and growing homelessness. In The Natural Estate, three Tasmanian artists use their experiences of growing up in regional towns to question the schisms and parallels between these two defining narratives.

Joey Gracia, Green Day 2, digital prints on paper


Image: Joey Gracia, Green Day 2, digital prints on paper. Image courtesy of the artist.






PUBLIC PROGRAMS for young people

Spring 2019

Create & Make—Term 4


Art Workshops for kinder – grade 6

Tuesdays or Wednesdays @ 4-5pm


Tuesday: 22, 29 October and 5, 12, 19, 26 November


Wednesday: 23, 30 October and 6, 13, 20, 27 November


Cost: FREE

Bookings essential on (03) 6420 2900 or email


Youth Arts—Term 4

Painting and printing – watercolour techniques, acrylic, oil paint, silk-screen

For ages 10 - 16 years

Mondays @ 4—5pm

21, 28 October and  11, 18, 25 November

Cost: FREE

Bookings essential on (03) 6420 2900 or email


Toddler Pop-Ups

Arts workshops for children under 6 and their families.

Toddler Pop-up: Costume make, mime and roar
Thursday 3 October, 10.00am - 11.00 am

Where: Theatre Foyer, paranaple arts centre

Toddler Pop-up: Make a Concertina texture book
Thursday 31 October, 10.00am - 11.00 am

Where: The Creative Space in the paranaple arts centre


All workshops
Cost: FREE; booking is essential
Tel: 03 6420 2900 or Email:



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Bookings Essential for some workshops.

Devonport Regional Gallery @ paranaple arts centre, 145 Rooke Street

Enquiries: Phone: 03 6420 2900, or email:






Books + Art Reading Group


Monthly meetings
Yearly membership fee $25/$15 concession.

Books + Art is the Gallery's monthly reading group celebrating art and literature! 

Books are selected by members and based on the exhibitions displayed at the Devonport Regional Gallery. The informal monthly meetings discuss the chosen book alongside the exhibition, providing an open and friendly environment. Meetings are accompanied by wine and cheese, and new members are always welcome. 

One of the advantages of joining the Friends of the Gallery is that the membership of Books + Art reading group is included in the membership fee.

Books can be purchased at Devonport Bookshop 83 Rooke St Mall. Books + Art members receive a 10% discount on purchases.

If you're interested in joining the group, please contact the Gallery 








Note: payment must be made at the time of the booking. No refund available less than 24 hours from the start of the workshop.


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