Friends of The Manning Regional Art Gallery…

is a registered charity. We are an independent, voluntary, not for profit organisation committed to supporting and developing the Manning Regional Art Gallery and the growth of the visual arts in the Manning Valley. We have relied on the generosity of volunteers, sponsors and donors for over 25 years. “Friends” works in conjunction with the FOGS Art Fund Trust, administered by three independent trustees – Dr Philip Walkom Gallery Patron, Paul Stack Managing Director Stacks Finance and Shane Crellin, Chartered Accountant. The FOGS Art Fund Trust has Deductible Gift Recipient status and donations are tax deductible, being used to support the Manning Regional Art Gallery, the Manning Art Prize and promote the visual arts in our community.

Approximately 100 Friends volunteers work at the Gallery, in reception and retail, unpacking and organising artworks, installing and dismantling exhibitions, assisting with the organisation of and catering for exhibition openings and other events. Friends holds the liquor license for Gallery events and supplies trained bar staff to work in this area.

Would you like to become involved? Our Committee members are present at all Gallery functions and would love to meet and talk with you.

Our monthly meetings are held at 4.30pm on the 4th Wednesday of each month at the Gallery – please come along and join us. You can contact us for further information, make a donation, or apply to become a member online.