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by stapletonm
posted 14/01/2016

Blockbuster Destination

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Destination Sydney, is a ground breaking art exhibition, spread over three iconic Sydney Galleries – Manly Art Gallery and Museum, nestled on the harbour foreshore; Mosman Art Gallery located in a refurbished church and purpose built gallery in the heart of this suburb’s leafy streets and the SH Ervin Gallery, on the summit of Observatory Hill in an historic building in one of the earliest precincts of the city.

With iconic Sydney galleries for an iconic exhibition, Destination Sydney is about both spirit and place. Nine artists have been selected who demonstrate the impact that the city and its energy and momentum have had on their work. Over 140 works are a paean to the vibrancy of the city and a tribute to artists both born in Sydney and those from elsewhere who come to live here, seduced by the city’s vigour, light and landscape.

Arts Thursday, with Maisy Stapleton, celebrated Destination Sydney and this city, through interviews with:

Lou Klepac, the Curator of Destination Sydney, and a renowned publisher of Australian visual arts through his Beagle Press. Listen to the 2-part interview here:

Cressida Campbell, well-loved artist and printmaker whose work is exhibited at the SH Ervin. Listen to the 2-part interview here:

Katrina Cashman Assistant Director and Senior Curator Mosman Art Gallery. Listen to the 2-part interview here:

Catherine Roberts Senior Curator Manly Art Gallery and Museum. Listen to the 2-part interview here:

The nine artists are: Lloyd Rees, Brett Whiteley, Elizabeth Cummings, John Olsen, Kevin Connor, Peter Kingston, Margaret Preston, Grace Cossington Smith and Cressida Campbell.

Destination Sydney runs from 5 December to 21 February 2016 – from 5th December at Manly Art Gallery and Museum; from 5th December at Mosman Art Gallery and from 11th December at the SH Ervin Gallery and the fully illustrated catalogue is available at all galleries.

You can follow Destination Sydney at:



and on Instagram @destinationsydneyshow

For further information about Manly Art Gallery and Museum go to: http://www.manly.nsw.gov.au/attractions/gallery/

For further information about Mosman Art Gallery go to: http://mosmanartgallery.org.au/

For further information about the SH Ervin Gallery go to: http://shervingallery.com.au/whats-on/calendar/item/125-destinationsydney

For further information about the Beagle Press go to http://www.beaglepress.com.au/

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