Del Kathryn Barton: The Nightingale and the Rose

16 March – 26 May 2019

Showcasing the hauntingly beautiful collaboration between Del Kathryn Barton and Brendan Fletcher, this milestone exhibition traces the interpretation of Oscar Wilde’s 19th century classic through an artistic lens. Featuring a screening of their award-winning film alongside material from the production archives, Del Kathryn Barton: The Nightingale and the Rose reveals the workings behind this captivating animated picture.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.
Co-presented with Ten Days on the Island


Image: Del Kathryn Barton, wilder grew her song (detail) 2011-2012.
Image courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.




Placing Things
Kelly Austin

16 March - 19 May 2019

With this exhibition, Placing Things, Kelly Austin continues to question the connections between perception and expectation.

Writing on Kelly's work, Dr Patsy Hely has said: "Kelly Austin continues to experiment with form-types while shifting her focus from the generalised contemplation invited by still life works to a more forensic exploration of looking.  Here, she questions the connections between perception and expectation encouraging the viewer to use the eye of an investigator as well.  How carefully do we look? How might what we see help build meaning out of form, surface, colour and object relationships?  And, as this work also asks, what are the ways in which broader concerns might be signalled through still life composition? These are the concerns at work here." 

-Dr Patsy Hely, from Kelly Austin: A Space For Softness, exhibition catalogue, CraftACT, 2017.

Kelly Austin, stilled composition no.24, 2017, stoneware, porcelain, glaze, wood, acrylic paint. Photo by Peter Whyte.  





2 March – 2 June 2019

Littoral will be the first major airing for several years of Devonport Regional Gallery’s collection of ceramics, and is timed to coincide with The Australian Ceramics Triennale Tasmania 2019. The works selected were made by ceramic artists living in Tasmania or who have worked or studied here. The theme of shores has inspired the selection.

Curated by Marilyn Raw.