Published on 14 October 2021

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Congratulations to the hard-working team at the Burnie Coastal Art Group on your first TASART UPTOWN Exhibition.

Traditionally held at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery, which was unavailable this year due to its temporary closure for cultural precinct refurbishment, the group of dedicated volunteers decided to hold the prestigious exhibition at their own Gallery at Upper Burnie.

The exhibition will open this Friday night, 15 Oct at 6pm with 72 exhibits (bookings required) and will be open to the public for three weeks from Saturday 16 Oct opening hours 10am – 3pm. The Gallery is located at Studio 2 Eleven: 211 Mount Street Upper Burnie.

Did you know?

The Burnie Coastal Art Group was created in 1952 by a small group of artists who saw the need for forming a group to foster and encourage art in North West Tasmania. Between 1979 and 1985 a small gallery was established in downtown Burnie, holding many and varied exhibitions. In September 1985 the group purchased the Uniting Church in Upper Burnie, now known as Studio 2eleven, the property includes studio space and gallery. In 1979 the group held an exhibition at Hellyer College which was named the Tasmanian Art Exhibition. The exhibition was moved to the Burnie Regional Art Gallery in 1982 and is now known as TASART Exhibition.

Burnie City Council is proud to be the major sponsor of this year's exhibition with an Open Award of $5,000 (all works are eligible for this award, any medium any subject).
We can't wait to see who the winner is!!!

Photo: Burnie City Council Mayor Steve Kons, coordinator Suzanne Hennessy and judges Michael Muruste and Edwina Powell ahead of the opening on Friday. Picture: Meg Powell, The Advocate
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