Opening of three new exhibitions at the Manning Regional Art Gallery | Manning River Time


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The Manning Regional Art Gallery opens the doors to three exciting new exhibitions by world-renowned artists beginning Friday, January 28. , and sustaining the culture of First Nations women,” said Deb Tuckerman, Director of Growth, Economic Development and Tourism for the MidCoast Council. Women in Color comes to us from Sydney-based company, Cooee Art. The exhibition includes the work of several acclaimed First Nations female artists, including Dibirdibi Country, by renowned Kaiadilt artist, Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori. Related: Christine’s first solo exhibition, Carol’s Garden, is a series of drawings and paintings by Jacqueline Balassa, inspired by her daily bushwalk in Sydney’s Middle Harbor. When the closures disrupted Balassa’s original plan to create a body of work from a trip to the MacDonnell Ranges, she found inspiration closer to home. She recounts, “on my walk, I pass through my neighbor Carol’s wilderness garden of remaining native rainforest…and decided to try drawing this very special place.” What should I fix it with? features artists from the Sydney Art Exchange – Anya Pesce, Corinne Brittain, Eleanor Er, Kerry MacAulay and Elke Wohlfahrt. In line with their mission “to encourage reflection, observation and conversation around art”, this work explores the role of masks in the search for protection against climate-related disasters, such as bushfires. It ultimately challenges the viewer to reflect on the inadequacy of the mask in the face of the existential threat of climate change and highlights the need to find real solutions. “We are very proud to bring these important exhibits to our gallery,” Ms. Tuckerman said. “We know the community appreciates the opportunity to see works by nationally recognized artists right here in our area.” Manning Regional Art Gallery‘s 2022 program is jam-packed with exciting exhibitions, performances and events, showcasing works by emerging and established artists, high profile traveling exhibitions and curated works. To keep everyone safe, masks and recordings are essential and you are encouraged to socially distance while immersing yourself in this work. The exhibitions will continue until Saturday March 19 and admission is free. Visit the gallery’s website at Manning Regional Art Gallery is located at 12 Macquarie Street, Taree. Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 49 p.m. Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content: Did you know? Manning River Times online subscribers not only have 24/7 access to local and national news, sports, current affairs and entertainment, but they also have access to our print editions in digital format. , with all the advertisements and classifieds at your fingertips.




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