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.

EOI now open for April-July 2023 exhibition

The City is currently seeking Expressions of Interest from individual artists, artist groups, curators and community groups for the Box Gallery for the next exhibition period April - July 2023.

Please download and read the Expression of Interest pack below.

Expressions of Interest close 4pm, Monday 20 February 2023.

Related documents

Expression of Interest Pack - April 2023 to July 2023 - The Box Gallery Manning

Current Exhibition

The Worry Doll

On display from 5 December 2022 to 31 March 2023

An exhibition by WA artist Ariel Katzir will feature at the Box Gallery, Manning until 31 March 2023. The concept was developed from the artist’s personal journey. The worry doll symbolises a safe space for people to share and let go, acting as a sponge for all our worries. 

The works feature images of worry dolls printed on clear acrylic and incorporate an interactive element in support of mental health and wellbeing.

For the past year Ariel Katzir has shared her concept of the Worry Doll. An idea that is used all over the world in different forms by many tribes and nationalities with their own rituals.

The Worry Doll journey started as a way for the artist to physically share her thoughts and worries and in doing so allowing her some mental clarity. Over the years, the Worry Doll has transformed through various art mediums. Starting off small from gifting them to friend and family as miniature clay dolls to installing them as public art installations for all to experience the Worry Doll magic.

These days Ariel incorporates her Worry Dolls into her figurative artwork, murals, fashion, ornaments and more. By creating the Worry Doll symbol she hopes it opens up a safe space for the audience to let go of their worries.

Keep an eye out for the Worry Doll at Manning Library. Write down your worries on a piece of paper and place it in the Worry Doll pocket. May it bring you peace, even for a moment.