Manning Regional Art Gallery Opens Tuesday October 19 With Two New Exhibitions | Manning River Hours




Two astonishing exhibitions open at Taree’s Manning Regional Art Gallery, featuring finely crafted fiber art fashion pieces created by Indigenous weavers, as well as etchings, woodcuts and watercolors that depict scenes of animals, gardens, flowers and portraits. The gallery will reopen its doors tomorrow, Tuesday October 19 with new exhibitions: Saltwater Freshwater Art 2021 – Aboriginal Art Award and Contemporary Cultural Objects, as well as Lionel’s Place: Lionel Lindsay, from the Maitland Regional Art Gallery. READ MORE: The gallery team said they look forward to sharing the new exhibits with the region, but said entry requirements are in line with state government regulations. “We’ve all been a little hungry for visual feasts and cultural connections and this is the perfect way to mark our reopening, with these two wonderful and very different exhibitions,” said Gallery Director Rachel Piercy. “We are so excited to be back in action.” Saltwater Freshwater Arts 2021 is a traveling exhibition with a public art program featuring Indigenous artists and cultural practitioners from the Gumbaynggirr, Dunghutti, Biripi and Worimi Nations. The exhibition includes the Aboriginal Art Prize of the Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance (sponsored by the Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance) and an exhibition of contemporary cultural objects. This is the third time that the Manning Regional Art Gallery has hosted the award and Rachel said it has always been a “crowd favorite”. The 2021 exhibit will feature finely crafted fiber fashion pieces created by weavers from across the region. “Our public program will offer Aboriginal storytelling (Wool culture with our elders), language sessions (Learn our lingo), weaving workshops, artist and curator talks, it’s going to be fantastic. The exhibition, Lionel’s Place: Lionel Lindsay consists of over 140 works of art by Lionel Lindsay from the collection of the Maitland Regional Art Gallery, with examples of the finest etchings, woodcuts and watercolors by Lionel. Rachel said that these works on paper are rich in visual texture and depict scenes from abroad and closer to home, exotic and domestic animals and birds, as well as the lushness of the gardens, the abundance of flowers and the portraits. “Lionel’s work is fascinating and the contrast between the two exhibitions will really appeal to a large audience,” Rachel added. “Anyone wishing to see the new exhibits or attend a workshop at the gallery will need to have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine (or have a medical exemption) if they are 16 years of age or older.” The masks will also continue to do so. be mandatory for all persons 12 years of age and over and all customers will need to register before entering the premises, ”said Rachel. “These rules are important for keeping everyone safe and we appreciate the community’s continued support and understanding as we navigate through the implementation of public health order conditions. For more information on the Public Health Order, visit the NSW Government website to learn more about the MidCoast Council’s COVID response, visit www.midcoast. To view upcoming exhibitions and general gallery news, visit the Manning Regional Art Gallery website. IN THE NEWS: Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. This is how you can continue to access our trusted editorial content:





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