• David Thomas, Taking a Timeline for a Walk, (Min Sun/red), 2011. Image courtesy of the artist and Blockprojects Gallery, Melbourne





Friday, 21 October 2022 - 10:00am to Sunday, 4 December 2022 - 5:00pm

Abstract art sits at the intersection of the real world of sensory experience and the abstract realm of ideas. It offers the viewer the potential to reflect on the reality of the inner worlds of feeling and imagination (a contemplative function) as well as the external realities of material and form. The movement of meaning in time (inner and outer). This exhibition brings together three artists, Julian Goddard (Perth), Sarah Robson (Sydney) and David Thomas (Melbourne) to create site-sensitive installations of discrete works for the experiencing of abstract art in a way that is temporal, open, sensory and real—connected to rather than excised from the world we inhabit.

In addition to their own works, they will present a selection of works by other artists engaged in the field. Abstract Realities invites the viewer to move beyond theoretical definitions and experience abstract art as a unique and multifaceted way of elaborating, questioning and revealing the simple complexity of our encounters. Encounters that are paradoxically both real and abstract.

Want to learn more about ‘Abstract Realities: The MAG&M Project’? Why not listen to the fascinating Artw*nk podcast interview with artist Sarah Robson. Follow the link here

Talks & Events

Abstract Realities: Exhibition Opening Fri 21 Oct, 6 - 8pm. Free event, RSVP via MAG&M Eventbrite

MAG&M Society Exhibition Preview Fri 21 Oct, 10am - 11am. Free event, RSVP via MAG&M Society Eventbrite

Panel Discussion: Abstract Realities Sat 22 Oct, 2 - 3pm. Free event, RSVP via MAG&M Eventbrite

Meet the Artist: Sarah Robson Sat 19 Nov, 2 - 3pm. Free event, no bookings required. More info


Manly Art Gallery & Museum
West Esplanade Reserve
Manly NSW 2095

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