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

Ex-Bo 2022

On display from 3 August to 26 November 2022

In April and May 2022, community members were invited to participate in two workshops and two drop-in sessions to craft small tree themed objects which could be transformed into larger art pieces in celebration of the 2022 WA Tree Festival.

The first artist workshop was facilitated by Em Vitetta, a local textile artist. Emma depicts current themes using age-old techniques, and complements them with watercolour ink, applique and illustration to create unique pieces. Participants learnt the basics by creating fabric leaves to be added to our community display and progressed to their own unique tree piece.

The second artist workshop was facilitated by Miriam Gardiner, an experienced Visual Artist and facilitator of art classes in weaving and sculpture. Participants learnt the basics by weaving a small item to be added to our community display and then progressed to their own unique sculpture.

Participants were then invited back to two drop-in sessions to create tree themed craft to be added to our community display using leaves, paint, yarn, sticks, crayon and paper.

These artworks were created and are displayed on the lands of the Whadjuk people and we recognize the knowledge they share.

Future Exhibitions

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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