Happenings Overview

I can’t believe they’re quilts

Posted on October 23, 2017

All too often the word ‘quilt’ is equated with the word ‘doily’. The current exhibition The Australian Quilt turns expectations inside out. From the poetic to the political, these designs are so bold and painterly, you won’t believe they’re quilts. Photography by Julie Slavin

Opening this Friday at 6.00 pm

Posted on October 18, 2017

The focus is on Australian design at the Gallery this Friday night, with the opening of three fresh and fabulous textile exhibitions. There’s the Art of Wool, which pairs award-winning garments with artworks by leading Australian artists, including some big names like Sydney Long. The Australian Quilt takes the traditional and twists it into a …read more

Norman has ascended

Posted on October 17, 2017

Your former blogger Norman Shapro will be flexing his technical muscles over the treasure from now on, leaving me, shiny new committee member Tess Kerbel, to shuffle forward in his sizeable shoes. First and foremost, we’d like to send a massive shout out to former treasurer John Holmes, who managed this considerable responsibility with mere …read more

Melbourne artist Dagmar Cyrulla is the winner of this year’s $16,000 acquisitive Manning Art Prize: Naked and Nude for her oil on linen entry titled The phone call IV. Winners were announced by judge John McDonald, art critic for the Sydney Morning Herald, on 2 September at the exhibition’s gala opening at the Manning Regional Art Gallery. The …read more

MRAG was pleased to have the NSW Arts Minister Don Harwin and Stephen Bromhead MP at the Gallery recently. Exciting opportunities are available through the Regional Cultural Fund! Watch a short video here.

Tell MRAG what you think. They’d really appreciate it if everyone would complete this quick survey they’ve created. It won’t take more than about 5 minutes. It’s here.

Fantastic opening on Saturday afternoon at the Gallery! Congratulations to artist Satu Bushell with the exhibition ‘Perpetual Motion’ and Amber Carbury + Laura Southwell with their exhibition ‘Coalescence’. Great turn out to support these wonderful local artists. Thank you to everyone involved! On until 27 August. Read about it in the Manning River Times.  

MRAG has a new Wall Project Artist-in-Residence who is doing some gorgeous printmaking. Come along and see what Di Podmore is doing with gelli printmaking and have a go yourself. Di is coming up with some lovely images which will be on display until July 30. Wednesday to Saturdays in the afternoons are the best …read more

Check out what MRAG has programmed for the rest of 2017 in our new booklet. Click here to get the digital version or come into the Gallery and get a hard copy. Lots of great exhibitions to see.

The artists for the Manning Art Prize (Gala Opening Night on 2 September 2017 at 6:30 PM) have been announced: Behzad Alipour Karryn Argus Troy Argyros Michael Armstrong Stephen Bird Tracey Buxton Amber Carbury Peter Churcher Jodi Clark Dianne Coulter Nicole Crampton Dagmar Cyrulla Carolyn Davis Nada DeCat Rodney Edelsten Sheridan Elphick Leah Emery Mark Feiler Prudence Flint Guy Gilmour James Guppy James Guppy, Hilary Herrmann Jessica Guthrie Kristin Hardiman Tannya Harricks Geoff Harvey Sally Hook Yvette Hugill Zai Kuang Tatyana Kulida Selway Lampard miriam Loftus …read more

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