Devonport Regional Gallery

GALLERY TALKS, OPENINGS & EVENTS @ DRG  | Autumn - Winter 2019


Join us for the official openings of our new exhibitions, hear firsthand from the artists and curators behind these exhibitions, or attend a special event at the Gallery.


Friday 27 September - MAIN GALLERY

Flatland Tricky Walsh 2019 Solo Commission

Preview talk with artist Tricky Walsh and DRG Curator Erin Wilson



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





October School holiday workshops for Children and their families


Paint or sculpt - Responding to Flatland by Tricky Walsh

(For children under 16 and their families)

Make a geometric watercolour or a small sculpture in response to the exhibition Flatland by Tricky Walsh.

Tuesday 1 October


Or 3-4.30 pm


Costume making (recycled materials) and character performance

(For children under 12 and their families)

Make a theatre costume from recycled materials and develop a short performance which expresses your character. Perform for a small audience.

Wednesday 2 October

Choose either: 1 - 2.30pm or, 3 – 4.30 pm 


Object design - Tape and contact

(For children under 16 and their families)

Enjoy a short guided tour of Earthworks which features object designs by local young people. Then have a go at making your own 3D object using recycled materials and tape and coloured contact.

Monday 7 October, 3 – 4.30 pm



Shadow puppet theatre

(For children under 12 and their families)

Make a shadow puppet and stage a performance

Wednesday 9th October

Choose either 10 - 11.30 or, 2 - 3.30pm 

 (parents/guardians welcome to attend the workshops, but will be required at the performances.)


Drawing Tasmanian landscapes and human interaction

(For children under 16 and their families)

In response to the exhibition Here at the Earth’s End, this workshop will provide a range of materials to experiment with and will take place in the Upper Gallery where we will be surrounded by the exhibition and be inspired by the images and ideas of the artists.

Thursday 10th October, 3 – 4.30 pm


Magic Possum costume making –

To celebrate Possum Magic at the Paranaple Arts Centre

 Come and make some costume bits – ears, tails, beaks and noses.

Are you a possum, emu, dingo, wombat or koala? A kangaroo or a cockatoo?

Saturday 12 October, drop in anytime between 12.30 - 3 pm

Where: Theatre Foyer, paranaple arts centre

Just pop in and make your costume possums!

These workshops are free but places are limited. Bookings are essential.

Phone: 6420 2900





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.