To the avid art enthusiast, Manyung Gallery, now trading for almost half a century, is full of light, form and free thought. However, the Manyung Gallery magic couldn’t, wouldn’t happen without a lot of non-stop grunt work and focus from many contributors.
David and Sharyn Wemyss-Smith have built a team around them who get the job done, and the introduction of newcomer Kim Delaney (ex Mornington’s Provincial) adds yet another creative notch with welcome new skillsets.
Delaney has been in both the business and art worlds for much of her adult life. She has painted, is a photographer, has had her own online wedding business and has worked in the corporate sector. She was in sales working with a similar client base to that of Manyung’s at Provincial for five years and she brings brilliant people skills, business nous and a real appreciation of art and decoration to the Manyung table. There were 40 applicants for her position as Arts Sales Consultant.
She explains: “I can’t wait to get to know Manyung’s clientele and work with them closely as they choose art for their interior spaces. It’s a pleasure to work with such a creative team.”
The 12 members of the Manyung team make sure monthly exhibitions take place, installations (think Telstra building in Mount Eliza) are captivating and the annual shows in Singapore and Hong Kong run as smooth as silk. There’s freight management, in-house consultations, artist liaison, continual marketing communications and the judging of art shows too.
“It’s not all about chardonnay and cappuccinos,” laughs David.
And with that they are back to work.
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