Welcome to Devonport Regional Gallery’s blog where you can go behind the scenes and read about our collection, exhibitions, news and events.
The Robinson Collection contains over 100,000 photographic negatives capturing the social, domestic and commercial life of the North West region during the 20th century. The Robinson Project has opened this extensive collection to members of the Devonport community, who have explored the archive, selected negatives that resonate with them, and shared their memories and stories, in their own words.
Thomas Thwaites: He Doesn’t Act the Goat
When navigating the social landscape, one discovers there are certain topics that spark conversations, and others that kill them entirely. “I want to live as a goat” tends to fall into the latter category. For designer Thomas Thwaites, however, this social rule didn’t apply.
Guest post: Eleanor McCormack, The Droogs (Devonport Regional Gallery’s Young Members)
Tribute to Dr. Ellie Ray, Gallery Director 2008-2018
A few years ago when I came to Devonport for my second interview for the position of Curator of Collections, I was greeted at the airport by a small curly haired woman, Ellie Ray, driving a huge white van. The contrast was stark but I quickly came to realise that Ellie’s task at the Gallery was, like the van, huge.
Guest post: Dunja Rmandić, former Curator of Collections, Devonport Regional Gallery.