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West Esplanade Reserve Bandstand, 1924, RH Robertson (1840-1935)
This month, Manly Art Gallery & Museum celebrates its 90th birthday and nine decades of art collecting with a special exhibition Treasures from the Vault.
Treasures from the Vault showcases the gallery’s hidden gems and works from some of Australia’s most renowned artists. Its collection is an enduring legacy of local arts and culture, and many pieces give us a snapshot of what life was like at the time of creation.
Travel through time with us as we share some of our favourites pieces capturing Manly’s harbour and beach.
Watercolour on paper, 22 x 57.5cm
MAG&M Collection – Gift of grandchildren Nereida, Alan and Ian Kiminster in 2019 in memory of Farquahar Aberdeen and Emma Kiminster who received it as a wedding present, 4 February 1897
Ethel Carrick Fox (1872-1952)
Oil on canvas, 81 x 102cm
MAG&M Collection – Gift of the artist, 1934
James R. Jackson (1882-1975)
Oil on canvas, 77 x 92cm
MAG&M Collection – Gift of the Manly Art & historical Committee, 25 October 1924
RH Robertson (1840-1935)
Watercolour on paper, 22 x 34cm
MAG&M Collection – Gift of Mrs Crowley, 1987
Harold Greenhill (1914-1995)
Oil on board, 30 x 36cm
MAG&M Collection – Gift of the artist, 1969
Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Digital print, 59.5 x 86cm
MAG&M Collection – printed by Warren Macris courtesy National Library of Australia, 2018
Stephen Lees (b.1954)
Gouache and watercolour on wood panel, 40 x 50cm
MAG&M Collection – Purchased 2008
Anne Zahalka (b.1957)
Archival pigment print, 55.8 x 40.5cm
MAG&M Collection – Gift of the artist, 2015
Image courtesy of the artist
Nick Hollo (b.1949)
Oil pastel on paper, 84 x 119cm
MAG&M Collection – Gift of the artist, 2018
Wendy Sharpe (b.1960)
Oil on canvas, 30 x 30cm
MAG&M Collection – Purchased, 2019
Image courtesy the artist and King Street Gallery on William
This is just a small selection of a vast art collection on show during Treasures from the Vault. Open until 3 August- you won’t want to miss it.
In 2020, our regional gallery is a cultural hub of art, live music and creative learning. There’s always something to see, hear or do so check out Manly Art Gallery & Museum’s webpage to see what’s on.
Don’t forget to book your timed ticket to keep in line with current social distancing rules.