Artist's Back to Basics

Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Passionate committed citizens, including artists, historians, and politicians, were the driving force behind the gradual development of the collection into a gallery.

Manly Art Gallery & Museum (MAG&M) was the first metropolitan-based regional gallery in NSW, and is one of 40 public galleries in the state.

Manly Council and the MAG&M Society fund the ongoing acquisitions and conservation program of its significant and valuable art, ceramics, photography and beach objects collections. Manly Council owns more than 1,300 paintings which depict the life of Manly since

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Artist's Back to Basics

Artist's Back to Basics2 min read
Just a Girl
• Pure Cotton Duck Canvas –18 x 24 inches. Triple Primed with Acrylic Gesso; acid free; staple free edge. • Artists’ Acrylic Paints: White; Yellow Ochre; Cadmium Red; Burnt Sienna; Raw Umber; Cobalt Blue. • Art Spectrum Oil Paints (Professional Quali
Artist's Back to Basics6 min read
“More Magic Tricks”
In the last article we looked at what an indispensible proportional judgement tool the pencil in your hand can be in the process of creating an accurate freehand line drawing. There are other techniques in the same vein that don’t require anything bu
Artist's Back to Basics1 min read
For Your Info
John Gillies was born in Christchurch, New Zealand. He was educated at St Andrew’s College, Christchurch; and served with the Combined Services Medical Team and the First Australian Logistic Support Group in South Vietnam from December 1969 to Februa