The Tuscan-inspired castle was a great setting for the gallery, but directors David and Sharyn Wemyss-Smith are keen to create a brighter, fresher space that’s inviting to both artists and visitors.
The Manyung Gallery Group has built a reputation as one of Melbourne’s largest and longest running contemporary art organisations with galleries in Mt Eliza, Sorrento, and Malvern. The new boutique gallery will stock the same artists and artwork Manyung is known for, as well as introducing new contemporary painters and sculptors.
To support the new gallery, Manyung has developed an art warehouse in Progress St, Mornington, where larger artworks will be housed and displayed.
“We’ve found more and more that people want a hero piece in their home accompanied by smaller complementary artworks. This space allows us to showcase artwork across a range of scales,” Sharyn says.
Manyung has experienced significant growth in the past 12 months, with the Sorrento and Malvern galleries both increasing in size. The group also has a mobile art service that delivers artwork for on-site assessment at clients’ homes and offices throughout Melbourne.
“For us it’s about creating an experience for our visitors,” says Sharyn. “We aren’t selling a piece of artwork; we are providing joy and emotion through art. It’s really important that our clients are confident knowing that they can source the perfect artwork through us.”
MANYUNG GALLERY MOUNT ELIZA
A: 60 Mount Eliza Way, Mt Eliza
MANYUNG GALLERY MALVERN
A: 6-10 Claremont Avenue, Malvern (opposite Malvern Station)
MANYUNG GALLERY SORRENTO
A: 113A Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento
T: 9787 2953