• Salvatore Zofrea, Psalm 37, 1989, ink, pencil and watercolour on paper, 127 x 152cm. MAG&M Collection - Gift of Lesley Walford through the Cultural Gifts Program, 1998 (image detail)





Friday, 2 September 2022 - 10:00am to Sunday, 16 October 2022 - 5:00pm

Drawing and the power of mark-making are the foundations of Salvatore Zofrea’s artistic practice. This survey exhibition explores the underlying narrative of Zofrea’s personal journey from Italy to the Australian landscape.

Celebrating Zofrea’s 75th year, the exhibition traces his artistic development through drawing; from his early sketches to preliminary drawings for woodblock prints, psalm paintings, frescoes, stained glass windows and his most recent Circle series of multi-panelled paintings.

Presented in partnership with Orange Regional Gallery.


Spirit of Renewal online poetry reading

Inspired by the work of Salvatore Zofrea, twenty poets read their original works on the themes of resilience, reinvention, and renewal. The readings were filmed on Zoom and presented virtually, as part of MAG&M’s partnership with Michele Seminara and Verity La, and supported by Poetry Sydney and Sydney Underground Streaming Sessions. Dylan Thomas’ ‘Poem in October’ is also performed by Salvatore Zofrea who cites the poem as a major inspiration on his visual arts practice. Watch the recording here


Talks & Events

Salvatore Zofrea: The Drawn Line Exhibition Opening: Fri 2 Sept, 6 - 8pm. Free event, book via MAG&M Eventbrite

MAG&M Society Exhibition Preview: Fri 2 Sept, 9 -10am. Free event, Book via MAG&M Society Eventbrite

Salvatore Zofrea: Artist in Conversation, presented by the MAG&M Society; Thu 15 Sept, 6 - 7pm. Book via MAG&M Society Eventbrite

Salvatore Zofrea: Life Drawing Masterclass; Mon 10 Oct, 10.30am - 1pm. Book via MAG&M Eventbrite



Manly Art Gallery & Museum
West Esplanade Reserve
Manly NSW 2095
Map of Salvatore Zofrea: The Drawn Line

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