exhibitions program - Manly Council



exhibitions program - Manly Council
Image: Courtesy Midnight Oil
Manly Art Gallery & Museum
January – June 2014
Exhibitions Program
Manly Art Gallery & Museum is supported
by the NSW Government through Arts NSW
Manly Art Gallery & Museum
West Esplanade Reserve, Manly NSW
10am - 5pm Tuesday - Sunday
T: 02 9976 1421 F: 02 9948 6938
E: [email protected]
Entry Free
A Cultural Facility of Manly Council
21 February – 16 March
Selected artworks by 2013 HSC Visual
Arts students from schools across Sydney’s
Northern Beaches region.
The diverse works – photographic, drawn,
sculptural or time-based – are inspired by
each student’s experiences; some reflecting
personal issues; others exploring the
broader social, political and environmental
issues relevant to young artists. Curated
by Ross Heathcote with Rachel Carroll,
Bronwen Dugan and Melinda Hodges.
Image Detail: Dan Press, Night at the dog race,
St Pauls College
In conjunction with Express Yourself, three
awards are granted annually to students in
the exhibition. The Theo Batten Bequest
Youth Art Award of $5,000 is awarded to
a student continuing tertiary study in the arts.
The Manly Art Gallery & Museum Society
presents a $2,000 prize and there is a
People’s Choice Award where you can have
your say by voting for your favourite work in
the exhibition.
Image: 2013 Theo Batten Award winning work
by Mariah Burton (RHS)
2 May – 8 June
This exhibition aims to map recent ceramic
practice in Australia that explores or
embodies pertinent ideas. Unravelling the
associations between things or constellations
in things, curator Susan Ostling and 26
contemporary artists consider possible
transient affinities and correspondences
between the selected works to trigger or to
extend connections in the realm of metaphor.
Presented in partnership wth The Australian
Ceramics Association.
Image: Lynda Draper, Janice & Garr y, 2013,
ear thenware and glaze, 27 x 26 x 15cm
21 March – 27 April
The three o’s:
Orban, Olsen and Ogburn
The acceptance of the modern art movement
can in part be attributed to the arrival in Australia
of WWII refugees such as Hungarian-born artist
and writer Desiderius Orban whose publications
such as Understanding Art were highly influential
and continue to be recommended reading
for art students today. This touring exhibition
focuses on three interconnected artists; Orban
(the prophet), Olsen (the poet) and Ogburn (the
philosopher), and it draws on works from private
and public collections. This exhibition is part of
Image: John Ogburn, Mullet on newspaper, 1978,
oil on canvas, 60 x 70cm, Private collection
Until 8 JunE
501 little dishes:
a childhood memoir
Christine Ball takes us on a journey
through her Northern Beaches childhood
from 1952 until her final year of school in
1970. The images – sometimes abstract,
sometimes figurative – are mapped on
small hanging dishes measuring 12cm in
diameter, creating a dynamic and evocating
installation exploring memory and place.
Image: Christine Ball, We blew up our Airfix planes
with bungers in the schoolyard after school, 2013,
thrown, 12cm dia, wax resist and glaze on glaze
techniques, reduction fired
There’s always something happening
at MAG&M, with regular artist talks,
workshops, performances and creative
activities for adults and children.
MAG&M and MAG&M Society offer a
range of creative learning experiences to
immerse yourself in and be part of the
vibrant and creative cultural hub of the
Northern Beaches.
In addition, this season there are some
very special partner events: March is all
about contemporary art with Art Month;
May/June is the Head On photography
festival, and June/July is the Guringai
Festival, a celebration of Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander culture in the
Northern Sydney region.
- Life Drawing Studio (fourtnightly)
- Artists in Conversation
- Inside View forums
- Kids’ Art Adventures (fourtnightly)
- School Holiday Creative Workshops
From the skeleton of ‘Narrabeen Man’,
ritually speared some 3700 years ago, to
Mickey of Ulladulla’s planned corroboree
at Clontarf for the Prince of Wales in 1868,
Gamaragal captures the world of the
Indigenous fisher-hunter people of Manly
(Kayeemy) and the North Shore through
vivid portrait and paintings by English, French
and Russian artists, maps and rarely seen
Image: Bora Rock - Aboriginal markings near
Manly Water-works gully, 1891, [Manly Dam, Manly
Vale] by James Samuel Bray (1840-1918) from
Sketchbook, vol. 1, PXA 187, Image courtesy
Mitchell Library, Sydney
Visit MAG&M Design Shop for original and
eclectic gifts including jewellery, bags, scarves,
cards, books, ceramics and objets d’art,
created by local and nationally recognised
artists, as well as merchandise related to
MAG&M’s permanent collection.
You are sure to find something within this
unique range with each purchase supporting
Manly Art Gallery & Museum.
Shop Hours: 10am – 5pm Tue - Sun
Manly Art Gallery & Museum draws on its
extensive art collection to create five wall
installations of new acquisitions and hidden
treasures exploring various themes such as
water and portraiture. Works by Paul Ryan,
Merilyn Fairskye, Paola Talbert, John Olsen,
Max Dupain, Tom Roberts and Antonio
Dattilo-Rubbo, among others, will fill the walls,
introducing new audiences to the collection
and enabling visitors to marvel at familiar
masterpieces and rarely seen gems from
the collection.
Image: Roy de Maistre (1894 – 1968), The match,
c.1933, oil on canvas, 64 x 76cm. Purchased with
assistance from the NSW Ministry of the Arts, 1984.
Reproduced courtesy the Artist’s Estate.
20 JunE – 7 September
A major touring exhibition developed by
MAG&M, funded by Visions of Australia
and Arts NSW, celebrates the role
Midnight Oil has played in our social
and cultural history over the past 40
years. A collection of rare memorabilia
- artefacts, posters, film, documents and
photographs - sourced from public and
private collections, including the archive
of the band itself, forms the exhibition.
Curated by Ross Heathcote, with
Rob Hirst, Midnight Oil drummer and
exhibition design by Wendy Osmond.
Image: Courtesy Midnight Oil
A cultural facility of Manly Council, Manly Art
Gallery & Museum is located just 3 minutes
walk from Manly Wharf on the beautiful
West Esplanade Reserve at Manly Cove.
Download a public art brochure to help you
enjoy the surrounding artworks that continue
throughout Manly, from the Lagoon to Shelly
Beach: www.manly.nsw.gov.au

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