Welcome to Devonport Regional Gallery’s blog where you can go behind the scenes and read about our collection, exhibitions, news and events.
Highlights from the DCC Permanent Collection – Edith Holmes (1893 – 1973)
The DCC Permanent Collection holds nine works by Holmes, seven of which are portraits. While painting across portraiture, landscape and still life, in her later years Holmes focused more on portraiture. It is undoubtedly her portraits for which she is best known, and over the years Holmes’ paintings were included in eight Archibald Prize exhibitions.
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.