Box Gallery, Manning

At the beginning of 2017 ten permanent public exhibition boxes were installed at the new Manning Community Centre, to provide a public display space to showcase local artists, community groups or collaborations between the two.

Current Exhibition

By The River by Jenni Vecca

On display from 22 April - 26 July 2022

Jenni Vacca is a West Australian ceramic artist whose work is deeply informed by local landscapes. She is fascinated by the recurrence of certain patterns that emerge from widely disparate processes in nature. Her creative practice is a way of participating in the temporal processes of growth and decay.

In this exhibition, inspiration has been taken from the Canning River landscape, responding to the form and texture of native trees such as the Sheoak, Tea Tree and Paper Bark, and patterns flowing on the rippling water.

This work is composed of relief prints, made by pressing clay directly into a tree trunk. These prints, marked with the tree’s growth pattern, were cut and arranged to create this installation. The clay fragments, and negative spaces between them, make up one larger work which flows across the first nine frames.

Jenni’s work can be viewed at and is available for purchase. Please contact for all enquiries.

Future Exhibitions

  • August - November 2022 - Exbo, programmed by the City’s Library team
  • December 2022 - March 2023 - Expressions of Interest will be advertised in September 2022

All current and future exhibition dates are subject to change as the City continues to monitor and work within guidelines relating to COVID-19.

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