The Last Days of the Mill in prints, poems & watercolours

The Last Days of the Mill in prints, poems & watercolours
Wed, 14/03/2020 - 6:00pm
Free event, all welcome
Region: 
South
Venue: 
Moonah Arts Centre, 65 Hopkins Street, Moonah

The end of Burnie’s 73 years of industrial paper making

...as I walked up
I cd see th last bit’f paper whippin through th machine.
I felt sad. I nearly cried.
Th whole day was weird.
It was like bein at someone’s funeral.
I was walkin out fr th last time and I chucked me clothes in th bin.
I thought, I won’t be needin these no more.

Pete Hay
 

You are invited to the launch by Lindsay Broughton, of The Last Days Of The Mill: The end of Burnie’s 73 years of industrial paper making. The exhibition by Tony Thorne features digital prints and watercolours depicting the final hours of the Paper and Pulp Mill which for many years was the defining industry of Burnie. The exhibition will also feature poems by Pete Hay which will form part of a book to be launched later this year. Pete will read from his poems at the launch.
 

6pm on Wednesday 14 March at the Moonah Arts Centre, 65 Hopkins Street, Moonah. The exhibition continues until Thursday March 29. For further information contact the Arts Officer – Seán Kelly 6214 7633 skelly@gcc.tas.gov.au