A new exhibition for Yalawanyi Ganya

MidCoast Council

After the positive reception to the first exhibition at Yalawanyi Ganya, MidCoast Council is excited for the community to see the new exhibition ‘Love the Last’ Gillie and Marc.

The new exhibition will begin on 2nd June and run through to September.

It features recent acquisitions to the Council collection and is all about ‘Making art for a better tomorrow’.

In a vibrant series that plays with the concepts of 2D and 3D, Australian artists Gillie and Marc have donated a fun and visually exciting exhibition to the Manning Regional Art Gallery, MidCoast Council collection. Combining their two loves of painting and sculpting, Gillie and Marc began their series of Woodcut Pop featuring their iconic lovers, Dogman and Rabbitwoman as well as the endangered beauties of their Love the Last collection.

“Our one simple, unifying mission is to fill the world with inspiring public art that spreads messages of love, equality, conservation and hope,” say Gillie and Marc.

“We aim to inspire everyone to be more loving and conscious of their surroundings and the life it contains. We aim to create a community that passionately works for change and optimism today so we can all live in a much better world tomorrow.”

Wanting to gift their art to regional Australia, the artists are excited to collaborate with like-minded organisations such as the Manning Regional Art Gallery to educate on important conservation issues and bring joy to as many Australians as possible.

The Cultural Gifts Program offers tax incentives to encourage people the donate cultural items to Australian public collections. Gifted items can include visual and decorative arts, Indigenous arts and cultural artefacts, social history and scientific collections and archival material.

“This is a substantial, generous gift for the people of the MidCoast and we are all so thrilled to accept it and show it at Yalawanyi Ganya,” said Manning Regional Art Gallery Director, Rachel Piercy.

“Gillie and Marc’s passion for art and their desire to share it with people really resonates with us, so it’s the perfect fit for our second exhibition in this special public building where many people will be able to enjoy it.”

From 2 June Love The Last will be on display at Yalawanyi Ganya and everyone is welcome to drop in and experience it.

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