After 48 years in the old Tuscan castle on Nepean Highway, Mt Eliza, Manyung Gallery has finally moved.
Now located right in Mt Eliza Village in a fully renovated space, (Chris Yates old boutique), it is very obvious that the village has a new member.
Bright, colourful and crammed full of great art, Mt Eliza’s newest venture is a welcoming and attractive space that projects very notably into the street. “We have about fifty gallery lights on timers that give the art on display a real presence and cannot be passed by walkers or drivers, without notice . . . that’s exactly what we hoped to achieve on our move”, says David Wemyss-Smith, gallery owner.
While the actual space is smaller than the old gallery, there will be always be 120 to 150 artworks available to view. “To support this new venture we have created a ‘Window to the Art Warehouse’ via a large onsite monitor reflecting the artworks available at our newly developed Art Warehouse in Mornington. This is available to visit on appointment and houses over 700 paintings and sculptures.”
Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza launched its new space with an exhibition featuring Japanese born painter Maki Horanai on May 21 and plans to run fortnightly exhibitions “so the gallery will be constantly refreshed with exciting new art”, says Sharyn Wemyss-Smith. The next exhibition starts on Saturday, June 4, at noon and will be an interesting mixed show to give local Mt Eliza residents an idea of how broad Manyung’s reach into the Australian art scene is.
David and Sharyn would like to welcome all locals who “never quite got around to visiting” their old gallery to call in to the new one, see some great art and discuss their art needs.
Sharyn and staff can visit and consult and bring art to homes and offices via Manyung’s mobile gallery so works can be viewed and assessed privately. This is a no-obligation and free service.
MANYUNG GALLERY MT ELIZA
A: 60 Mount Eliza Way
T: 9787 2953