Fibre and photography works at the Gallery

Published on 19 March 2024

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Immerse yourself in captivating new works at the Maning Regional Art Gallery as two new shows launch soon.

You’re invited to view the critical reflections and thoughtful projections of featured fibre and photography artists from 2 April - 18 May.

Strange Notions, by untethered fibre artists Inc. showcases the interrelating interpretations and responses of 20 fibre and textile artists to the theme. It delves into rich resources; from the tangible to the non-tangible, the personal to the communal. The artists aim to extend the viewer’s vocabulary of textile and fibre art by showcasing the different fibre mediums – encompassing the use of stitch, fibre, fabric, print, found objects and surface design, in a visually dynamic show. It will provoke personal thoughts and journeys through their contemporary, innovative and expertly crafted works.

Hidden Jewels of the Southern Night Sky is by local photographer Kevin Mitchel. Renowned for his detailed captures of minute beetles, Kevin has shifted his lens to the cosmic world. He presents a breathtaking exhibition featuring awe-inspiring images of nebulas and galaxies.

The Gallery will close from 24 March to 1 April for installation of the exhibition and Easter Public Holidays. It will re-open at 10am on Tuesday 2 April.

Come along to the official opening of both new exhibits from 6pm on Friday 5 April.

The official opening is a Friends of the Gallery fundraiser, entry is $15 per person.

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