Manggan – gather, gathers, gathering is a partnership between Girringun Aboriginal Corporation from Cardwell in far north Queensland and the South Australian Museum. This exhibition features contemporary artworks by 18 artists from the Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, together with selected cultural objects drawn from the South Australian Museum collection gathered from the Girringun region.
Girringun Aboriginal Corporation has been successful in its application to the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia for a national tour of the exhibition, which will be undertaken by M&G QLD from September 2017 until February 2021. The exhibition will tour to thirteen venues in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.
Manggan – gather, gathers, gathering is a travelling exhibition in partnership between Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, the South Australian Museum and toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland. This exhibition is supported by the Visions regional touring program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to cultural material for all Australians.
Tour Dates 2017
Museum of Tropical Queensland, QLD: 9 September 2017 - 11 February 2018
Tour Dates 2018
Cairns Art Gallery, QLD: 2 March - 15 April 2018
Gympie Regional Gallery, QLD: 23 May - 14 July 2018
Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, QLD: 27 July - 27 August 2018
Caloundra Regional Gallery, QLD: 12 December 2018 - 3 February 2019
Tour Dates 2019
Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW: 11 February - March 2019
Griffith Regional Art Gallery, NSW: 26 April - 2 June 2019
Burrinja Cultural Centre, VIC: 15 June - 1 September 2019
Bunjilaka, Melbourne Museum, VIC: 20 September 2019 - 26 January 2020
Tour Dates 2020
Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery, SA: 7 February - 15 March 2020
Nautilus Arts Centre, Port Lincoln, SA: 23 March - 9 May 2020
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, NSW: 16 October - 29 November 2020
Caboolture Regional Gallery, QLD: 18 December 2020 - 5 February 2021
Banner image above: Artist unknown, South Australian Museum, collected from the Cardwell area in FNQ, Bicornual Woven Basket (Jawun), date collected 1890's, lawyer cane. Approximately 71cm (h) x 43cm (l) x 26.5cm (d) (includes handle). Photography by South Australian Museum Archives.