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

Built by Contrast by Built by Robi Szalay on display from 11 December 2021 - 29 March 2022

Robi Szalay works primarily with textiles and print, with a focus on the visceral, creating a quiet, sensory space for the viewer to reflect. In this exhibition, her lace work is used to show how one technique can be interpreted in different ways; a comment on the unique perspective of the individual and how we can all see things differently.

Other works combine several techniques, expressing a coming together and embracing of contrast and difference. Robi celebrates these contrasts as a metaphor for their potential contribution toward the building of a rich and vibrant future, together.

She is drawn to the ephemeral beauty and imperfection of the hand-made. Robi’s artworks and wearable creations can be viewed and purchased at


April – July 2022

Keep an eye out for call for Expressions of Interest for this exhibition in January – February 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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