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.

Colours of Burnuru by Darcy Palladino 

On display from 22 June until 20 November 2020.

The textile artworks are made using environmentally friendly solar-dyeing techniques extracting colour from the flowers and barks of local native plants which were sourced during March, in the Noongar season Burnuru. Using nature as a source of inspiration, and material, this patchwork installation celebrates the incredible variety of wildlife and bushland the City of South Perth is host to and illuminates the importance of Noongar knowledge of seasonal changes and the varying flora available at different times of the year.

Darcy Palladino is a local emerging artist working primarily in textile dyeing, design, and patchwork quilting. She specialises in improvised piecing and experimental work, focusing on geometric composition and has dedicated the last six months to researching and exploring the properties of local flora as a dye source. She is passionate about sustainable practice and interested in anthropology and history, and the wealth of knowledge possessed by our original custodians.

2020/21 Exhibition Dates

Current Exhibition Display

22 June - 20 November 2020 - Colours of Burnuru, by Darcy Palladino

Next Exhibition

December 2020 - March 2021 - Exbo, programmed by the City’s Library team

Future Exhibitions

April 2021 - July 2021 - Expressions of Interest will be advertised in January 2021

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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