Photos

Ken Done, Looking to the beach, 2005, oil and acrylic on canvas, 122 x 183cm

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CANCELLED

Date

Friday, 7 December 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, 17 March 2019 - 5:00pm

In 2015, three of Sydney’s key public galleries, Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Mosman Art Gallery and S.H. Ervin Gallery, produced the first Destination Sydney exhibition, working together to present a new visual interpretation of Sydney inspired by the city’s irresistible siren call to, and influence on, key 20th century Australian artists. The exhibition was well-received through critical acclaim, multiple awards and blockbuster levels of visitation.

Seeking both to emulate and build upon this success, our institutions have renewed this partnership with the development of the second exhibition in this series, Destination Sydney: re-imagined.

This exhibition revisits the central concept of celebrating the power of Sydney’s landscape, while also following the evolutionary art practices and creative spirit that embody the visual culture of Sydney. Destination Sydney: re-imagined displays a critical mass of well-loved works as well as reveals genuine treasures by the selected artists. The selection of artists has been based on holdings in the collections of the three galleries, on their exhibition histories and on the thematic interpretation of the curators.

Manly’s waterfront location makes it a fitting site for the early 20th century beachscapes of Ethel Carrick Fox (including the famous works of Manly Beach and Balmoral Beach), the Pittwater and harbour views of modernist painter Adrian Feint, and the contemporary harbour landscapes of Ken Done. All three artists have strong links to the Northern Beaches and are represented in Manly Art Gallery & Museum’s permanent collection.

Mosman’s selection of Roy de Maistre, Robert Klippel and Michael Johnson reflects an evolution in the interpretation of landscape and its progression from modernism to abstraction, linked by their use of colour. Michael Johnson grew up in Mosman and his works form part of the Mosman Art Collection.

S.H. Ervin Gallery’s central Sydney location made the selection of Nicholas Harding, Wendy Sharpe and Jeffrey Smart obvious; they all share a fascination with the evolving inner-city, each approaching it in their own distinctive way.

We hope you enjoy this exhibition and that you visit Mosman Art Gallery and the S.H.Ervin Gallery to experience the whole exhibition. One exhibition, three galleries, nine artists.

EXHIBITION CATALOGUE $30

Public Programs

Exhibition Talk

Sunday 3 February, 3 - 4pm

Enjoy afternoon tea then walk through the exhibition with MAG&M Director Michael Hedger to discuss the work of the three artists; Ethel Carrick Fox, Adrian Feint and Ken Done.

MAG&M Society Bus Tour

Tuesday 26 February, 9.30am – 3pm

Members and their friends are invited on a special tour to visit the three Destination Sydney galleries to view this one exhibition! Starting at Manly Art Gallery & Museum, we will go by bus to Mosman Art Gallery then S.H. Ervin Gallery, and back to Manly. The tour includes guided tours at each venue, morning tea at Manly and a picnic lunch at Observatory Hill overlooking Sydney Harbour.

Cost: $45 Members or $60 Non-Members (includes morning tea, lunch and guided tours)

Bookings essential: artgallery@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au or 9976 1421

Kids Art Adventures Creative Workshops

Sundays 20 Jan, 3 and 17 February, 3 and 17 March, 10.30am – 12noon

Children 5 - 11 years are invited to learn about a variety of art-making practices through hands-on activities, creating their own artworks while being inspired by the art on display in Destination Sydney: Re-imagined. Each workshop is different.

Cost: $25 (materials & refreshments included)

Bookings essential: artgallery@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au or 9976 1421

Contact Information

Manly Art Gallery & Museum
Name: 
Art Gallery Staff
Phone: 
9976 1421

Location

Manly Art Gallery & Museum
West Esplanade Reserve
Manly NSW 2099
Map of Destination Sydney: Re-Imagined

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