Devonport is the place to be to celebrate Youth Week Tasmania this year if you are a young person on the North West Coast.
For a seventh consecutive year, Devonport’s annual Youth Week Tasmania event Reclaim the Lane returns to Rooke Lane on Friday 13 April, 3.30–5.30 pm. The free event transforms Rooke Lane into a vibrant celebration of youth arts and music for all ages.
As part of Youth Week Tasmania, The Devonport Regional Gallery and their young members committee, The Droogs present The Sketchbook Project Exhibition at Devonport LINC. Over the last four weeks young people across the North West collected a handmade sketchbook to fill with their drawings, ideas and writing. All returned sketchbooks will be featured in this public exhibition at Devonport LINC from 13 April- 22 April.
“The Sketchbook Project celebrates and promotes young people and their talents and provides a space for public viewing of their work” said Birgitta Magnusson-Reid, Creative Learning and Public Programs Officer, Devonport Regional Gallery. “We’ve distributed some 450 sketchbooks this year, and we’re always amazed at the talent and creativity found between the pages.”
‘Reclaiming’ the entire laneway between Steele and Stewart Streets, the event showcases the talents of young people and features various art-making and music workshop spaces, young makers selling their wares, live music by young local performers, a photo booth and interactive stalls by youth service providers. Free food is also available.
Burnie/ Hobart based artist, Emma Magnusson-Reid is this year’s Reclaim the Lane artist and she will be creating a new mural in Rooke Lane on the base of the Payne street carpark.
This year, Reclaim the Lane will feature young performance artists Slipstream Circus, drummer Keep The Beat will deliver drumming workshops and, visual artist, Loralee Newitt will engage the community in a communal mural activity and young musicians from Don College will provide live music throughout the event.
The event is organized each year by Devonport Regional Gallery and the Droogs in partnership with Youth, Family and Community Connections.
The Sketchbook Project Exhibition
Where: Devonport LINC
When: 13 April – 22 April
Who: All ages
More info: devonportgallery.com or facebook.com/DevonportSketchbookProject
Reclaim the Lane
Where: Rooke Lane, Devonport
When: Friday 13 April, 3.30–5.30 pm
Who: All ages
More info: facebook.com/reclaimthelanedevonport