Stages exhibition

Stages exhibition

Past Event

Open Tue-Sat

Fri 26 Aug - Sat 15 Oct10am - 4pm

Manning Regional Art Gallery
12 Macquarie St
Taree NSW 2430

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Art exhibition by Michael Simms

‘Stages’ is a series of portraits of Australian theatre luminaries created by Sydney-based artist, Michael Simms. It is a tribute to the extraordinarily talented and hardworking performers who have been adversely impacted by the pandemic.

Actors who have sat for portraits for the project include Helpmann award winners Paul Capsis, Genevieve Lemon, Caroline O’Connor, Esther Hannaford and Mitchell Butel.

Michael Simms’ goal with this series is to translate the ephemeral nature of live performance into the permanent format of a painted portrait - with each work aiming to capture the performer’s stage persona, as well as the individual personality traits they display off stage.

image: Zaachariaha oil on canvas

Opening Hours:

Open Tuesday to Saturday - 10am to 4pm

Closed Monday and Sunday

Exhibition dates: 19 May - 2 July 2022

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