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Selected works by Henrietta Manning

A survey show across 2o years of more than 100 works by a contemporary realist.


The artists was once advised ‘Always keep one good example from each body of work’. Selected Works is proof this good advice was heeded.

This ‘survey’ show presents a selection from a wide range of work: from landscapes, cityscapes and portraits to intense engagements with subjects such as bird’s nest and road kill. All are painted with a deft touch, evoking artists such as Freud and Hopper in its intensity of vision and confidence in rendering.

A complimentary artist talk will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday 4 June.



Henrietta Manning moved to the state in 2009, she is a contemporary realist working predominately from life in acrylic on masonite. The exhibition Selected Works is an overview of work from the last 20 years to introduce her practice to a Tasmanian audience. The work in the exhibition has been selected and curated by MAC curator Sean Kelly. It includes examples from series from New South Wales, Victoria, Italy , Cambodia and Tasmania with works across landscape, cityscape, still life and portraiture.

Henrietta next solo exhibition will be at Salamanca Arts Centre in May 2017

An annual ‘Open Studio Day’ is held at the artists historic apple packing shed studio at Waterloo in the Huon Valley. To be invited to these and other exhibitions/events by Henrietta, or to make an individual studio appointment please contact her via email:

Biographical Notes

1961 England. 1989-94 Sydney, Australia.     1994-2009   Melbourne, Australia.
2009       Moved to Tasmania.

Studied    1989-90 City Art Institute,Sydney, Australia.                   Post Graduate in Art.
                   1985-87 London College of Printing, UK.                       Lithography.
                   1981-84 Exeter University, UK.                                      BA Combined Honours (English & Art).
                   1980-81 Goldsmiths College, University of London.       Art Foundation.


2016 ‘Winner 2016 Kingborough Art Award’ TAS
Tasmanian Regional Arts Quick Response Grant

2014 ‘The 2014 Clarence Open Art Exhibition’ TAS. Winner Painting Section.
2005 Australia Council Visual Arts/Craft Board, ‘New Work Established Grant’.
Regional Arts VIC Quick Response Grant.
2004 ‘Shire of Yarra Ranges Grant’, VIC.
‘CASP Grant’, Regional Arts NSW
1995 ‘Hoechst Art Prize’, VIC. Grand Prize.
‘Pat Corrigan Artist Grant’.
1993 ‘Royal Easter Show’, NSW. First Prize.
1990 ‘Waverly Art Prize’, NSW. First Prize.
‘Pat Corrigan Artist Grant’.

Solo Exhibitions

2016 ‘Selected Works’, MAC, Moonah Arts Centre, TAS.
‘Nesting Series’,  Sidespace Gallery, SAC, Hobart TAS.
2009 ‘Henrietta Manning’, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW.
‘In Face of Isolation’ Tours to  Bathurst Regional Art Gallery and Hill End Art Gallery, NSW.
2005 ‘In Face of Isolation’ Catherine Asquith Gallery, VIC.        
2004-2008 Annual ‘Dandenong Ranges Open Studios’ Studio Eight, VIC.
2003 ‘Henrietta Manning Ten Years’ FAD Gallery, VIC.
‘Henrietta Manning 2003’
fortyfivedownstairs, VIC.
2001 ‘Henrietta Manning 2001’ Howkins Gallery, VIC.
1997 ‘Dwelling in Time’ Old Treasury Building, VIC.
1996 ‘Henrietta Manning 96’ Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, VIC.
Henrietta Manning’ Melbourne Town Hall, VIC.
‘High Vantage Point’
Grand Central Gallery, VIC.
1995 ‘Williamstown Perspective’ Trinity Hall, VIC.
           ‘The Tower Block Series’ Grand Central Gallery.VIC.
1994 ‘Dawn Till Dusk’ Cameron Street Studio, NSW.
1992 ‘Henrietta Manning 92’ Burnie Street Gallery, NSW.
‘Eastern Foreshores Series’
 Ikea Gallery, NSW.
1988 The Attic Gallery. London, UK.
Henrietta Manning 88′ The Crypt, London, UK.
1985 Crotchets Gallery, London, UK.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2014  ‘The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2014’.       South Australian Museum, SA.
2013  ‘Eutick Memorial Still Life Award’.                               Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW.
2007  ‘Eutick Memorial Still Life Award’.                                Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW.       
2006  ‘The 34th Alice Prize’,                                                     Alice Springs, NT.
2005  ‘The Portia Geach Memorial Award’,                             S.H.Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
             ‘The 2005 Shirley Hannon National Portrait Award’,   Bega Regional Gallery, NSW.
             ‘The New Breed’                                                             Dickersons Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.   
2004  ‘The ANL Maritime Art Prize’,                                        VIC.
‘The 33rd Alice Prize’
,                                                     Alice Springs, NT.
             ‘The 2004 Shirley Hannon National Portrait Award’,    Bega Regional Gallery, NSW.
2003  ‘Salon 2003 Sleeps with Angels, Sex and Death’,            Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, VIC.
2001  ‘Alice Bale Art Award’,                                                    VIC.
1999  ‘James Farrell Self Portrait Award’,                               Castlemaine Regional Art Gallery,VIC.
1998  ‘Alice Bale Art Award’,                                                    VIC.
1997  ‘Mosman Art Prize’,                                                         Sydney, NSW.
1996  ‘The Wynne Prize’,                                                           The Art Gallery of  NSW.
            ‘Alice Bale Art Award’,                                                    VIC.
1994  ‘The Wynne Prize’,                                                           The Art Gallery of  NSW.
            ‘Fishers Ghost Art Prize’,                                                Cambletown Regional Gallery, NSW.
1993  ‘P&O Art Awards’, 5th Place.                                         Australian National Maritime Museum, NSW.
Face of Time’                                                                  Artists Group Incurzions, The Watch House, NSW.
1992  ‘Waverly Art Prize’,                                                          Sydney, NSW.
            ‘Fishers Ghost Art Prize’,                                                 Cambletown Regional Gallery, NSW.
1991  ‘The Portia Geach Memorial Award’,                              SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
            ‘Waverly Art Prize’,                                                          Sydney, NSW.
1990  ‘Two Artists’,                                                                     Arthaus Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
 1988  ‘The Summer Exhibition’,                                                The Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK.
1987  ‘Parks and Gardens’,                                                        Three Artists at the Knapp Gallery, London, UK.
1986  ‘The South London Open’,                                                The South London Gallery, London, UK.
1985  ‘Laing Exhibition’,                                                             Mall Galleries, London, UK.


Kingborough Council,TAS.
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW.
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW.
St Josephs College, VIC.
City of Hobsons Bay, VIC.
Waverly City Council, NSW.

Additional Information

2015-16   Oatlands Gaol Artist in Residence Program, TAS.
2006        Hill End Artist in Residence Program, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW.
2005        Artist in Residence, Walhalla, VIC.
2004        Hill End Artist in Residence Program, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW.
2003        Artist in Residence. St Joseph’s College, VIC.
1992-94   Established Cameron Street Studio, Sydney, NSW. An exhibition space for contemporary artists.
1985-86   Voluntary member of five running ‘The Young Unknowns Gallery’, London, UK.

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Selected works by Henrietta Manning

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23-27 Albert Road, Moonah, Tasmania, Australia

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