Exhibition Opening: For the Love of Dog, Carbon Tax & Pushing the Edges

Exhibition Opening: For the Love of Dog, Carbon Tax & Pushing the Edges

Past Event

Fri 25 Mar6pm - 7:30pm

Manning Regional Art Gallery
12 Macquarie St
Taree NSW 2430

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Join us to celebrate and support the visual arts in the Barrington Coast.

Friends and the Manning Regional Art Gallery are pleased to host our next exhibitions.

Join us in opening For the Love of Dog, Carbon Tax, and Pushing the Edges: Exploring Contemporary Printmaking.

One of the oldest friends of humans, and one of the earliest animals depicted in art, the dog has been a constant throughout human history. The dog may be the star of the show, or a silent body in the background, symbolising protection, loyalty or generosity. This exhibition highlights the range of portrayals of the humble dog by Australian artists, featuring paintings, drawings and sculpture.

Artist and climate justice activist Fiona Lee lost her home and studio in Warrawillah on Biripi country to the catastrophic bushfires in November 2019. The loss of her home and the fraught political commentary at the time drove Fiona to create the exhibition Carbon Tax, a very direct personal response to the bushfire crisis.

The Press Club is a group of local artists who enjoy exploring contemporary printmaking and regularly meet here at the Gallery to share ideas, skills, techniques and prints they have created. These meetings encourage play, experimentation and feedback as each artist explores their own individual themes, all pushing the boundaries of printmaking.

Fri Mar 25th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Artworks: Fiona Lee Carbon Tax 2021 (Top left), Emily Valentine Laughing Lori 2021 (Bottom left), Pat Land (right)