Deborah Halpern sculpure water creature in front of the manningham city square

Manningham boasts a proud visual arts history, with many of the Heidelberg School painters, the Potters Cottage ceramicists and mid-twentieth century artists such as Sidney Nolan, Joy Hester, Albert Tucker and later Inge and Grahame King at various times living or working in the region.

Building on this heritage, Manningham Council supports the vibrant arts and cultural life of the region via its three major cultural venues and through a variety of cultural activities and programs.

Council also manages a significant collection of Victorian and Australian ceramics, and has a number of major public artworks situated across the municipality.

Cultural Venues

Manningham is also home to a number of other art galleries including

Public Art

Manningham Council manages a vibrant collection of public artworks located throughout the municipality. Explore all of Manningham's public artwork

Manningham Victorian Ceramic Award

Manningham's biennial award and exhibition features work by some of Victoria's finest contemporary ceramic artists. For more details, please visit Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Awards

For more information

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For all other enquiries, please contact Cultural Services staff on 9840 9367 or at