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Portraits Project soon for MAG&M

By Northern Beaches Council
Posted: 15 Jul 2020
Kenneth Chu, Me, myself & I, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 116.5 x 116.5cm
Manly Art Gallery & Museum is pleased to announce the second major exhibition in celebration of its 90th anniversary in 2020.

Portraits Project (7 August to 18 October 2020) consists of three special exhibitions across the Gallery which focus on the portrait works of local artists, photographic portraitures of the artists at work and a special ‘portrait’ exhibition in conjunction with MAG&M’s museum.

Mayor Michael Regan said both the first exhibition Treasures from the Vault and the second Portraits Project showcase the depth and breadth of artistic talent on the Northern Beaches.

“It is amazing what we have on our doorstep and MAG&M is committed to nurturing this creative spirit and creating a space which allows everyone to enjoy local art and learning about local artists .”

Senior curator Katherine Roberts said Portraits Project takes a close look at the works of local artists and of the artists themselves through the prism of the portrait.

“Our first 90th anniversary exhibition Treasures from the Vault celebrated the artworks in the collection, this exhibition the Portraits Project places the artists at the centre of our celebrations.

“Across the gallery spaces, you will see images of 22 artists in their studios and outdoor work spaces in a series of portraits by renowned Australian photographer Greg Weight.

“It provides an invaluable snapshot of key artists living and working in the region right now in 2020. We are excited to announce this series of photographic portraits will enter the Gallery’s permanent collection.

“In the large gallery space, there will be fifteen self-portrait paintings and drawings by acclaimed Sydney artists working in this genre. Many of them are living and working amongst us on the Northern Beaches while other artists have been invited to re-connect with the Gallery in celebration of our 90th year.

“Overall, it draws attention to the self-portrait as a powerful tool for artists to reflect upon themselves in the world. It also allows the audience to gain a deeper understanding of the artist’s world, which leads to a more enlightened appreciation of their work.”

The third display is a creation of portraits of ‘the beach’ in a special museum exhibition.  Six figurative artworks from MAG&M’s visual art collection will be interspersed among MAG&M’s museum objects to create a portrait of ‘the beach’. Collection artworks are by Ethel Carrick Fox, Guan Wei, Bruce Goold, Percy Spence, Bill Leak and Anne Zahalka.

Participating artists in Portraits Project include:

Kenneth Chu Julia Davis
Shoufay Derz Blak Douglas
Helen Earl Katherine Edney
Ben Edols Kathy Elliott
Kirsten Fazio Salvatore Gerardi
Mick Glasheen Bruce Goold
Nick Hall Warren Langley
Chris Langlois Helge Larsen
Darani Lewers Kathrin Longhurst
Euan Macleod Guy Maestri
Willi Michalski Susan Milne
Reg Mombassa Michael Muir
Kirsty Neilson John Ogden
Amanda Penrose Hart Evert Ploeg
Sarah Robson Wendy Sharpe
Greg Stonehouse Sandra Svilans
Mika Utzon Popov Dick Watkins
Guan Wei Louise Whelan
Hadyn Wilson Jo Yeldham
Joshua Yeldham Salvatore Zofrea

Exhibition dates: 7 August – 18 October 2020

PUBLIC PROGRAMS: 

Join a number of the artists in the self-portrait exhibition ‘in conversation’ with the curator about the works they have created.

Sunday 16 August, 2 – 3pm

Numbers strictly limited. Bookings essential via Eventbrite

Hear Greg Weight ‘in conversation’ with the curator about the challenges of photographic portraiture and the stories behind the images.

Sunday 23 August, 2 – 3pm

Numbers strictly limited. Bookings essential via Eventbrite

Katherine Edney, Self Portrait Contemplating Solitude, oil on polycotton, 120 x 120cm
Joshua Yeldham, Self portrait holding my father's heart, 2019, mixed media on board, 182 x 122cm
Euan Macleod, Manly Self Portrait With Mirror, 2020, oil on polyester, 180 x 120cm small. Photo by Michele Brouet
 
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