RECLAIM THE LANE: MARKET STALLHOLDER CALL OUT!

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Reclaim the Lane is Devonport’s youth arts and music festival celebrating the contributions young people make to the Devonport community and providing a space for young artists and musicians to exhibit their work. The event is coordinated by Devonport Regional Gallery (DRG), Devonport City Council (DCC) and Youth, Family & Community Connections Inc. (YFCC), and organised by young volunteers of DRG, the Droogs.

Reclaim the Lane converts Rooke Lane from a traffic thoroughfare into a vibrant and creative event catering to the city’s young people and their families. This is the fifth year Reclaim the Lane celebrates National Youth Week in Devonport, and an audience of 500 is expected to attend.

The 2016 event will be held:
Friday 8 April 2016, 3–5 pm
Rooke Lane, Devonport (between Steele and Stewart Streets)

 

Reclaim the Lane market

For the 2016 event, the Droogs wish to provide an opportunity for young makers (aged 16 to 30 years) to sell and promote their wares to a local audience. Due to limited space, only five makers will be selected to have a stall at Reclaim the Lane 2016.  This is a unique and exclusive opportunity for young makers across the North West of Tasmania.

Selection criteria

The event organisers will select the five makers using the following selection criteria:

  1. Quality (Tasmanian designed and made by you)
  2. Age (makers must be between the ages of 16 and 30 years)
  3. Price (as this is a youth event, consideration will be made regarding the affordability of products to a young market)

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Tasmanian Fire Update

2015 was the hottest year in recorded history and Tasmania, unfortunately, has been hit hard by this extreme weather. Up to 50 wildfires have burned statewide, most in alpine and inaccessible areas. This had left the west coast including the Gordon River National park, central plateau and world heritage areas of the south affected badly. Approximately 40,000 hectares of heritage listed land has burned and put rare species of flora and fauna at risk of destruction. Thankfully no lives have been lost nor property, however, the damage to this unique ecosystem has been extensive and thorough. Fires close to populations centres have been put under control as weather conditions aided these areas. Glimpses of the charred and blackened landscapes Tasmania is so famous for having lush and green shows just how big a threat these fires pose.

 

Tyler Martin

The History of Rooke Street

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The Bass Straight Maritime Museum is holding a guided tour down memory lane; Rooke Street Devonport to be exact. On the 20th of February, at 2:00pm they will take a group through the mall, highlighting and showcasing the old architecture and historical significance of Devonport’s buildings. Attendance is granted in lieu of a gold coin donation and the adventure starts at the corner of Stewart and Rooke Street. Anyone who is interested in the history of Devonport or has a story to share are welcome to come along and enjoy this fascinating slice of Tasmanian history.

For further information contact the Bass Straight Maritime Museum on

03 6424 7100

http://bassstraitmaritimecentre.com.au/

 

Tyler Martin

The 2016 Devonport Triathlon

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In its 31st year, the Devonport Triathlon, one of Australia’s oldest championship triathlons will be held this month, at the Mersey Bluff. The event is open to all and will feature both a kids and community “tri it” triathlon races. It boasts some legendary star talent in the form of Emma Carney, Brad Beven, Loretta Harrop and Craig Walton.

The event will take place on Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st of February, with gates opening at 7 am.

For more information visit: http://www.devonporttriathlon.com.au/

 

Keagan Belbin

Waterlines: Artist call out

Tasmanian Regional Arts is seeking Expressions of Interest for our 2016 project WATERLINES.

Waterlines is a curated, state-wide arts project that invites Tasmanian Regional Arts (TRA) members to examine the concept of waterlines, the nature of water, retracing its path and revealing the interconnected and infiltrating nature of water at both the seen level above and the unseen level below. Waterlines aims to reveal common connections; woven threads of communities new and old, across Tasmania and across Australia.

https://youtu.be/AVCVo-bkEDc

Click on this link for more info:
http://www.tasregionalarts.org.au/projects.html

 

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