Mystery Walls - A Display for All Ages

StGiles 80th anniversary exhibition


QVMAG Art Gallery, Launceston

17 March  - 10 June 2018


Mystery Walls – A Display for All Ages will be a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition of significant and remarkable artworks from private collections, to support the 80th anniversary of StGiles.

StGiles, a Tasmanian children’s disability service, saw more than 6000 children in 2016 from its campuses in Launceston, Burnie and Hobart.

The exhibition’s, ticketed, black-tie reveal, will be a piece of lighting and sound theatre concocted by Event Avenue, the team who for the past two years, magnificently transformed St John’s Church for StGiles super premium Black Diamond Dinner and light and sound install at TMAG for 2016 Dark MoFo.

The project’s main aims are: 

  • To fund early intervention services for children with behavioural challenges and Autism (through tickets sold for the opening night event)
  • To make life-changing art accessible to children and adults from all backgrounds
  • To raise awareness of StGiles and the work it does
  • To make currently hidden works accessible to the public


A highlight will be a piece on loan from Janet Holmes à Court by Danie Mellor. The work currently hangs in the ballroom of Government House, Hobart.

StGiles' Danielle Blewett and Victoria Bayes are working with philanthropist and art collector Audrey Youl to source works from collections around Tasmania.

``We are very excited by the pieces already in hand; which will remain a mystery until opening night,’’ Ms Blewett said.  ``We hope hundreds of school children, younglings, those who value art and the perpetually curious, will visit this rare and significant showing.’’

QVMAG- Inveresk

17 March - 10 June 2018