Tas Gas teams with students for art display

IMAGES of gas pipeworks may not be the usual exhibition material.

However, Tas Gas has joined forces with Giant Steps Tasmania to hold the Art of Supply, Art of Everyday exhibition to showcase just that, as well as student drawings.

The pop-up gallery exhibition will be held at 105 George Street, Launceston, and will be open to the public each day from May 17 to 24.

Tas Gas administration officer and exhibition curator Annetia Goldsmith said the company's workers took many detailed photos of the gas pipeworks as part of their job, as well as producing detailed technical drawings and from that they had produced the industrial looking artworks.

Some of these works were being used as the basis to showcase the work of the students from the Autism specialist school at Deloraine.

``It really is artwork from the everyday of what these guys do as part of their job,'' Ms Goldsmith said.

She said some locations may be recognisable but other images were quite abstract.

The exhibition will also have an interactive component for gallery visitors to touch and feel, and there will be a ``gas pipe tree'' that people can hang notes on of what is important to them.

All proceeds from the artworks sold will go to Giant Steps.  

Tas Gas marketing assistant Sam Guy with some of the artworks that will be on display.

Picture: SCOTT GELSTON

Tas Gas marketing assistant Sam Guy with some of the artworks that will be on display. Picture: SCOTT GELSTON

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