The opening of the Bruce Goold Retrospective and the Manly Arts Festival was ‘Spot the Celebrity’ at the Manly Art Gallery on Friday night.
There was a massive turn-out which included actors Bryan Brown and Rachel Ward. A number of well known visual artists including Garry Shead attended a stunning showcase of the works and practice of Bruce Goold.
Primarily a printmaker of note, this exhibition also delves into Goold’s extensive design work and the use of his work in fabrics, including many classic Mambo designs. It’s an exhibition that can’t help but make you smile.
Bruce’s humour shines through, his use of colour an uplifting experience. He is an artist who clearly cares for the environment that we live in and whose work exudes a positive take on the world around us.
The exhibition is on at the Manly Art Gallery and Museum until 28 September. For more events at the Manly Arts Festival, go to www.manlyartsfestival.com
Free Art Appraisals on Thursday, 18 September
You can also combine your visit to the Goold exhibition with a free art appraisal – we’ll be holding valuations at the Manly Art Gallery this Thursday from 2 pm to 5 pm. Paintings, prints and photographs, both Australian and international are welcome.