Keep visiting while Gallery upgrade is underway

Published on 02 August 2019

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Exciting new upgrades to the Manning Regional Art Gallery are about to kick off, with the Gallery program of amazing new exhibitions and events continuing uninterrupted throughout the works.

The works, funded by the NSW Government in association with MidCoast Council and the Friends of the Gallery, include improving accessibility with a new disability ramp, front entrance to the Gallery, a new artist-in-residence studio space and a small exhibition space to support both emerging and local artists.

 “We’re very pleased to see works begin thanks to the NSW Government Regional Cultural Fund, and even happier that we are able to continue to host visual art experiences for our community uninterrupted,” said Gallery Director, Rachel Piercy.

Beginning Monday 12 August, the ramp access to the Gallery will be closed while a new one is built, with a temporary accessible entrance available via the Gallery park and side access gate.

The ramp is expected to be complete by the end of September, with the work on the studio spaces planned for the rest of the year.

“This project has great support from the community and will improve the Gallery's ability to connect and engage with our audiences,” added Rachel Piercy.

Meanwhile, everyone’s welcome to come along to see current exhibitions at the Gallery, including artist in residence, Kate Dorrough’s “The Lyrical River” exhibition, which explores our connection with the Manning River. Kate’s jam-packed residency includes the ‘Tots Tour’ this Friday 2 August, and a special Art Central workshop on Saturday 3 August, which will create a river totem.

There’s also an intriguing exhibition from Stewart MacFarlane, “The Real World”, featuring figurative, pop-inspired pieces that span his 40 year career as a painter.

Visit the Gallery's website for details of all Manning Regional Art Gallery events.

The NSW Government’s Create NSW Regional Cultural Fund was established to support the development of cultural infrastructure in regional NSW. Find out more at Create NSW.