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Manggan - gather, gathers, gathering

Manggan – gather, gathers, gathering is a travelling exhibition in partnership between Girringun Aboriginal Corporation from Cardwell in far north Queensland and the South Australian Museum, toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland. This exhibition features contemporary artworks by 19 artists from the Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, together with selected cultural objects drawn from the South Australian Museum collection gathered from the Girringun region.

The national tour of the exhibition is being 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. It is supported through the Australian Government's Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program and the Queensland Government; and proudly sponsored by Conrad Gargett, Urban Art Projects and TED.

Tour Dates 2017

Museum of Tropical Queensland, Townsville, 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 - 26 August 2018

Caloundra Regional Gallery, QLD: 12 December 2018 - 27 January 2019

Tour Dates 2019

Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW: 7 February - 24 March 2019

Griffith Regional Art Gallery, NSW: 27 April - 2 June 2019

Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Melbourne Museum, VIC: 16 August 2019 - 26 January 2020

Tour Dates 2020

Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery, SA: 7 February - 15 March 2020

Nautilus Arts Centre, Port Lincoln, SA: 9 June - 16 September 2020

Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie, NSW: 16 October - 29 November 2020

Caboolture Regional Gallery, QLD: 18 December 2020 - 6 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.

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