Liberal Leadership Challenge Update

Sky news is reporting that Joe Hockey, Scott Morrison, Kevin Andrew, Peter Dutton, Josh Frydenberg and Eric Abetz have declared support for Prime Minister Abbott. Julie Bishop will apparently side with Malcolm Turnbull. Christopher Pyne and George Brandis are yet indicate who they will support.

The vote is reportedly set for 9.15 pm AEST.

The Holographic Lounge Room Experience Artist Callout

Holographic lounge mental health

The Holographic Lounge Room Experience is pleased to collaborate with Interweave Arts and Streets Alive to invite members of community to participate in an exhibition of images responding to the theme ‘Mental Health Begins With Me’.

Titled ‘I Am We’ the exhibition will be projected nightly on one of Launceston’s multi-storey CBD buildings during Mental Health Week (4-11 October).

Some of you may also want to think about adding a text component which includes messages responding to the theme.

Theme: Mental Health Begins With Me
Deadline: 1 October 2015
Participating groups include Access Arts Link, MI Fellowship Tasmania, Northside Mental Health Clinic, Northern Suburbs Community Centre, Lilydale District School, Glen Dhu Primary School and Tasmanian eSchool

Please SHARE this callout amongst your networks.

Sponsored by Mental Health Council of Tasmania

REMADE 2015 Call for Entries


Tasmanian based artists, designers and creative people are invited to create works for REMADE 2015 which will show at QVMAG Inveresk on 7th November in matinee and twilight events.

Please share this amongst your networks

Designs must incorporate some element of recycling – this could include ‘rendered’ op shop outfits, radically deconstructed / reconstructed garments or wearable art pieces made from almost anything reclaimed or recycled.

REMADE 2015 will incorporate special categories including Fashions To Die For, Junior Designers Section, Eager Elders, Transform a Tradie, Big Screen Inspirations, and Fantasy

For expression of interest/ entry forms or more information please contact Event manager Karen Revie on 0400 020 448

Photography and graphic design by Ben Winwood
Model Dee Alford


Inn-Dulgence Café


A corner stone of the living city, Inn-Dulgence Café has been one of the strongest supporters of Rising Phoenix Studios. Historically speaking, an indulgence was a divine gift – and we can certainly attest that the coffee there is divinity in a cup. Inn-Dulgence’s reputation is well deserved: superb menu offerings and a warm, welcoming service that brings customers and businesses back time and time again.

Owner/Manager Leeanne Sefton, well known in our fair community, deserves our thanks and praise. For coffee, business mentoring, meeting spaces and friendship all freely given in support of the young people of Devonport, our heartfelt thanks go to Leeanne and her staff.


Inn-Dulgence Café
Shop 3/7 Best St
TAS 7310
(03) 6423 5848
0408 594 352

Positive Employment Growth Outlook

The latest issue of Labour force, Australia show that the employment growth of Australians is at a four year high, with a potential for a strong growth in Tasmania.

New free trade agreements will lead to further growth according to Minister for Employment Senator Eric Abetz. “Our economic plan is working,” stated the Senator.

How do you feel about these statistics and effects of new free trade agreements?

ABS Statistics

Jakob Barrett, Keagan Belbin, and Nathan Tucker


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If someone had to describe the City of Devonport, the word spirit is thrown around a lot. Many think of the big red powerhouse, a driving force for tourism in Tasmania. However, if someone asks me about the spirit of Devonport I think of other things.

I recall the words ‘this laneway is yours’. I remember a conversation with a disabled artist willing to donate his sales to help the youth of this city. I think of the many young people I have met and mentored – their dreams, their struggles and resolve. I marvel at the support of the local businesses willing to get behind initiatives to help the youth, the disadvantaged and the challenged. I admire the courage of our young footballers taking the field each week. I look at the growing shape of the living city project. Most of all, I remember being moved by a piece of street art that says ‘I want to help Tasmania’.

There are so many examples of spirit in this beautiful city, not just the big red boat. This blog is a project begun by some of the local young writers and artists from my Rising Phoenix Studios. They wanted voice and a place to write about community, art, events, sport, games and their home town.

As this blog grows, it belongs to the young people of Devonport. If you have something to say, submit a piece to us. If you have some great photos, send them in. If you know of a good cause or upcoming event, we want to hear about it.

You can reach us at:

So welcome to Spirited Devonport. We are happy to have you with us.

Nathan Tucker,

Rising Phoenix Studio Director