The Devonport Regional Gallery Collection Policy (2005) reflects a 5 year strategy to redevelop and augment the existing Permanent Collection into a cohesive body championing Tasmanian art and craft practice from the inauguration of the Little Gallery in 1966 to the present. The Tasmanian emphasis of the Collection determines that it is the only Collection internationally solely focused upon representing artists and craftspeople working in the State. Subsequently, the Collection has become a unique, vibrant and accumulative record of professional artistic activity within Tasmania.
The Special Advisory Committee assist the Gallery staff to select artworks and in recent years works have been acquired from key Tasmanian practitioners including Pat Brassington, Tim Burns, Matt Calvert, Hermie Cornelisse, Simon Cuthbert, Julie Gough, Lola Greeno, Patrick Grieve, Neil Haddon, Jonathan Kimberley, Michael Muruste, Rosemary O'Rourke, Sally Rees, Mary Scott, Michael Schlitz, Richard Wastell, Alan Young, Amanda Davies, David Hawley and Raymond Arnold. The acquisition of these works has ensured that, when viewed with existing works, the Collection is beginning to evolve as a vibrant and comprehensive record of Tasmanian visual culture.
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|Richard Wastell, 2005|
Not far from here. Burnt manferns and firebombed forest, Styx Valley
Oil and marbledust on canvas
152 x 183cm