Devonport Regional Gallery




RACT Insurance Tasmanian Portrait Prize


23 November 2019 – 19 January 2020

The prize, which started in 2008, is open to artists 30 years old and under, across many disciplines, with past award recipients working in mixed media, print, photography, painting, video and drawing. The objective of the award is to foster the development of emerging Tasmanian artists and provide an opportunity for the public to appreciate their talents. As well as an opportunity to exhibit their works in a professional exhibition in a state-wide tour, the award offers a monetary incentive to assist the artist in their endeavours. For more details on the prize and voting in the People’s Choice awards visit 

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 Image: 2018 WINNER Judges Commendation. Joel Parkinson, Elude, 2018. Photograph




 Modern Sublime

Photographs from the Robinson Collection


7 December 2019 – 23 February 2020

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Traditionally, the ‘sublime’ has referred to feelings of awe inspired by nature. However, in the 20th century, the notion of the industrial sublime emerged - the feeling of awe induced by machines, technology and progress. Modern Sublime explores this idea, with focus on the Edgell factory. Devonport was once the largest processor of peas in Tasmania, this playing a vital role in the economy of North West Tasmania. This exhibition traces the journey of the humble pea from harvest, to factory and store, through images which celebrate technology, machinery and production.

Images: Bert & Albert Robinson, Gordon Edgell and Sons Pty Ltd, 1961, The Robinson Collection, R13350 and 13350.1 

These images are used with the permission of Simplot Australia.


The Devonport Regional Gallery showcases a diverse program of exhibitions including in-house curated exhibitions, guest curated exhibitions and touring exhibitions. The Gallery collects and promotes Tasmanian art, craft and design and runs an emerging artist program to support local and statewide artists. 
Our 2019 season was launched in January and our season brochure is available from the paranaple arts centre, or you can download the 2019 paranaple Season E-Booklet here.