The Partnershipping Project returns to Burnie

Published on 29 October 2020

TPP Selena de Carvalho, 100 Year Flood (detail), exhibition view 2018  Photo Rick Eaves (Phone).jpg

THE PARTNERSHIPPING PROJECT, a major touring exhibition that showed at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) in 2018, will return (although in a different form) from Friday 30 October.

The Partnershipping Project or TPP featured twenty different regional artists from four different regions over the past two years.

Burnie City Council Mayor Steve Kons said “This exhibition has had an extraordinary journey traveling in a shipping container on the east coast of Australia to South Australia and back to Tasmania. During the last two years it has experienced floods (Townsville), bush fires (Lismore) and closure due to COVID-19 (Mt Gambier) not to mention border closures. Despite the challenges, the exhibition has arrived home to Burnie.”

“Curated by Professor Pat Hoffie and Rosemary Miller, the artists were asked to respond to the question: as on-line experiences take up more time in our lives, do our relationships to place still matter? Oddly, this question has become even more important as our country faces the enormous challenges of the pandemic.” Said Mayor Kons.

Eight Tasmanian artists were highlighted in the first exhibition and in 2020 The Partnershipping Project exhibition there will again be artwork by Tasmanian artists, David mangenner Gough and Selena De Carvalho, but also show works by Gail Mabo, Anthony Vue, Penny Evans, Aris Prabawa, Sera Waters and a collaboration between Damien Shen and Robert Hague.

While we are not able to host an opening event, visitors will be able to see the exhibition from Friday 30 October to Saturday 12 December. The Gallery is open free to the public from 10 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday and Saturdays from 11 am to 4 pm. Visitors will be asked to sign in on entry for contact tracing and to comply with local, state and commonwealth regulations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Burnie Regional Art Gallery is an initiative of Burnie City Council and is assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.

Partnershipping Project