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 December 2023-March 2024 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 December 2023-March 2024.

Please download and read the Expression of Interest pack below.

Expressions of Interest close 4pm, Tuesday 26 September 2023.

Related documents

Expression of Interest Pack - Manning Box Gallery - December 2023-March 2024

Current Exhibition

ExBo 2023

On display from August 2023 to November 2023

In February and March 2023, Manning community members participated in four workshops where they created small objects and images around the theme of ‘water’ to be collated into larger art installations displayed in ExBo 2023. Two artist workshops were facilitated by local artist, Anne Farrell and two drop-in craft sessions were facilitated by library staff at South Perth and Manning Libraries.

Anne Farrell is a qualified artist and art educator with a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) and a Diploma of Education (Primary Teaching). Anne runs artist workshops for adults and children at The Pencil Case Art Studio. She has over 14 years’ experience teaching in schools across Perth, working with children 5 to 13 years of age. Anne has also volunteered as a teacher in remote community schools in India. For 10 years Anne ran the popular Use Your Coloured Pencils where she shared art lessons and the results of working with hundreds of students over the years.

For the first workshop Anne Farrell facilitated a Yarn Painting class. Participants learned the basics by creating a small yarn painting tile in the theme of water to be added to the community display and then progressed to their own unique piece to take home. The yarn/wool was recycled/repurposed and different textures, colours and gauges of wool were used to create a water landscape.

The second workshop facilitated by Anne Farrell by was a wire sculpture class. Participants created a Long-neck Turtle sculpture based on the local wildlife, using armature wire and beading. The Yarn Painting and Turtle sculpture classes complimented the drop-in creative sessions where participants created origami waterbirds from the South Perth foreshore area.The waterbirds created are based on local wildlife from the Djirda Miya (Noongar name meaning home of the birds) or Black Swan Habitat. The local waterbirds, namely Black Swans and ducks were created using recycled books and coloured paper.

These artworks were created and are displayed on the lands of the Whadjuk people and we recognise the knowledge they share. We would love your feedback on ExBo 2023, please feel free to email any comments to or come into the library to add your feedback to our comments box.

Box Gallery ExBo 2023