Slippery When

An exhibition that attempts to answer one of the big questions in life, “Are banana skins intrinsically slippery?”…along with many other very important friction related questions.

In all seriousness, though, this is an exhibition that tries to get a grip on slipperiness as a concept.

Exploring how we visualise, represent and comprehend slipperiness, Slippery When will feature a range of works that depict slippery materials or surfaces, works that engage how we feel, how we react when we encounter something slippery, as well as works whose physical appearance has been determined by a lack of friction between their various components.

It is an exhibition about slipperiness as a material quality, slipperiness as an experience, an interaction between surfaces, and slipperiness as an adjective that can describe people and personalities as much as physical objects.

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Exhibition opening

Wednesday 29 August, 6.00pm - 8.00pm. RSVP to or on 03 9840 9367.

Slip and Drip Ceramic Decoration Workshop

Saturday 22 September, 10.00am to 2.00pm.
Cost: $90 full / $85 concession.
Bookings: Book online or call 03 9840 9382.

Be inspired by the exhibition Slippery When to make your own clay tiles and use them as a canvas to explore a range of inspiring slip decorating techniques.

Cartoon Drawing Workshop - Neo-Noir Zine Making

Monday 1 October, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Ages: 10 to 15 year olds.
Cost: $40 full / $35 concession
Bookings: Book online or call 03 9840 9382.

"Every time I thought I'd got him, he'd slip through my fingers like a piece of wet soap." Draw and write your own film noir inspired comic book replete with slippery characters, dark alleys and crooked cats.

Creative School Holiday Fun Program

Monday 1 to Friday 5 October
Ages: 6 to 15 year olds. See workshop description for full details.
View the full program.
Bookings essential for all workshops.

These holidays, discover the true meaning of slippery with our program of workshops inspired by Slippery When. Enjoy pottery wheel work sessions, learning to paint without a paintbrush, sculpting Andy Warhol style clay banana skins and slurpy ice-creams.

Wednesday 29 August 2018, 11.00 am to Saturday 06 October 2018, 5.00 pm
687 Doncaster Road
Doncaster VIC 3108
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Manningham Art Gallery

Located at the entrance to MC Square, Manningham Art Gallery presents a diverse range of contemporary art exhibitions and related public programs throughout the year. Learn more about the Manningham Art Gallery.

Gallery Hours

Tuesday to Saturday, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Free admission

Getting there

By car

Carparking is available undercover and surrounding MC Square. View carpark map.

By public transport

Route 907 (City to Mitcham via Doncaster Road) stops directly outside Manningham Civic Centre.