• Image detail: Stu Spence, Come on, take my hand, 2008




Friday, 26 July 2019 - 10:00am to Sunday, 20 October 2019 - 5:00pm

Stu Spence’s photographs are oblique observations of fleeting moments. Ambiguous in meaning, they wait for interpretation and narrative. He is a photographic artist not afraid of ‘blur ‘or ‘grain’, or the breaking of conventions. This exhibition illustrates the storytelling possibilities of the photographic medium with original interpretations from writers, poets and some of Australia’s most celebrated songwriters, all inspired by a Stu Spence image. Curated by Ross Heathcote.

Official opening
Saturday 27 July, 3 - 5pm
Manly Art Gallery & Museum
To be opened by Bernard Zuel, music writer and critic

Artist talk
Saturday 21 September, 3 - 4pm
Join Stu Spence in conversation with musicians and writers who have responded to his images with original works.

Contact information

Manly Art Gallery & Museum
Art Gallery Staff
02 9976 1421


Manly Art Gallery & Museum
West Esplanade Reserve
Manly NSW 2095
Map of Stu Spence: Unclear, Becoming Clearer

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