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The Derwent

  • 23 Aug 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Central Gallery, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
  • 30


Registration is closed

The Derwent explores Tasmania’s Derwent River system and its complex natural and cultural histories. This exhibition includes videos and photographs by Tasmanian artists David Stephenson and Martin Walch, along with several historic works on paper and panoramic photographs from TMAG’s collections.

Come along to see this exhibition, and hear from two distinguished TMAG speakers:

Senior Curator of Art Dr Mary Knights, who will talk about the artists’ work, the development of the exhibition and the context of the show in terms of durational environmental visual art; and   

Educator Richard Hale, who will talk about the natural heritage values of the Derwent River headwaters and the river itself. Richard worked as an educator with the National Parks and Wildlife Service based at Lake St Clair, and has a wealth of information about the natural heritage values of the Derwent.

Following the talks, Mary and Richard will be happy to talk informally to you as we walk through the exhibition.

RSVP Friday 18 Aug
Friends Members $20
Foundation and TMAGgots members $20
Non-members $25  
includes refreshments 

Entry via the Watergate, Dunn Place

Below: Martin Walch and David Stephenson, Watershed (video still), 2011–17

The artists’ research was supported by research grants from the University of Tasmania and the Australian Research Council.

Hydro Tasmania has generously supported the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery to stage the exhibition The Derwent and associated programming and events.

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