Portraits Project – Meet the Artists | Sunday, 16. August 2020
About this Event
This event is part of The Portraits Project, on show 7 August – 18 October 2020.
This series of special exhibitions focussed on portraiture, in celebration of Manly Art Gallery & Museum’s 90 years, and as a powerful expression of many of the artists connected with Sydney’s Northern Beaches and with whom MAG&M has worked over the past decade. Fifteen self-portrait paintings and drawings by acclaimed Sydney artists working in this genre take centre place in the Batten gallery. A series of twenty commissioned photographic portraits by Greg Weight provides a snapshot of key practitioners living and working on the Northern Beaches now. Finally, an exhibition of six figurative works from MAG&M’s visual art collection intermingle with our museum objects collection to illuminate the key theme of ‘the beach’.
The exhibiting artists in the self-portrait paintings section are Kenneth Chu, Blak Douglas, Katherine Edney, Nick Hall, Kathrin Longhurst, Euan Macleod, Guy Maestri, Reg Mombassa, Kirsty Neilson, Evert Ploeg, Wendy Sharpe, Guan Wei, Hadyn Wilson, Joshua Yeldham and Salvatore Zofrea.
Numbers strictly limited to 30 people. Booking essential.
Image: Kathrin Longhurst, The Artist as a Young Girl, 2020, oil on canvas, 120 x 120cm (Image detail)