THE beauty and romance of the River Derwent has captured hearts for generations.
And now two Tasmanian artists have explored the estuary’s unique environment for a new exhibition at the
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
The Derwent exhibition features two videos and about 30,000 photographs by artists David Stephenson and Martin Walch, and historic panoramas and photographic works from TMAG’s collection.
It also includes time-lapse photographs of the river’s use and environmental changes.
The pair collaborated over five years, experimenting with equipment and techniques.
Twelve cameras captured more than two million photos in two years, which were narrowed down to 30,000.
Stephenson said the river changed significantly from its origins at Lake St Clair, through hydro-electric towns down to the urban areas of New Norfolk and Hobart.
“We’d visited remote parts of the Derwent. We wanted to provide people with that experience,” he said.
The exhibition includes Tasmanian students’ photos of rivers and waterways as shared on Instagram, and a family day and symposium.
The Derwent will continue until November 5.