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“Very Disappointing - Not What It Used To Be”

Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza
Ranked #2 of 8 things to do in Mt Eliza
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Owner description: Established in 1968, Manyung Gallery Group is well known for being one of Melbourne’s largest and longest running contemporary art spaces. With three galleries in Mount Eliza, Sorrento and Malvern, Manyung Gallery is directed by Sharyn and David Wemyss-Smith who pride themselves on showcasing contemporary and traditional works of art by established and emerging visual artists sourced across Australia. The gallery's selection includes original oil, acrylic and water-colour paintings as well as fine art prints, sterling silver jewellery, glass, ceramic, steel, bronze, wood and mixed media sculpture and photography. Each gallery showcases monthly exhibitions of new works, which are supported by artist talks, workshops, and other events that engage the wider community. Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza is located at the gateway to the Mornington Peninsula. Recently relocating to Mount Eliza Village, the new gallery has approximately 100 pieces of artwork, sculpture and jewellery on display, offering friendly art consultation and advise. Manyung Gallery Group artists are represented in important collections including: the Vatican Museum Collection; Art Gallery of New South Wales; Art Gallery of South Australia; Arts Victoria; ArtBank; Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery; Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery; Burnie Regional Art Gallery Tasmania; and Warrnambool Art Gallery. Additionally our artist have works held within ANZ Bank; National Australia Bank; Australian Reserve Bank; Australia Post; Telstra; Price Waterhouse Coopers; Crown Casino; Mobil; BP Australia; Monash University and the University of Technology NSW. Manyung’s artists also have works in the Australian Embassy Washington DC and the Embassy of Switzerland. Our artists have won or been finalists in many awards and scholarships including: the Archibald Prize; Salon des Refuses; Moran Portrait Prize; Tattersalls Art Prize; Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery's National Works on Paper; Paddington Art Prize; Waterhouse Prize; and the Silk Cut Award for Linocuts. Manyung Gallery Group specialises in helping clients find artwork for their home or offices in an approachable, accessible and comfortable environment. Drop into one of our galleries to meet our friendly and unpretentious staff, browse our comprehensive online gallery or send us an email. We would love to have the opportunity to work with you to help you find the perfect artworks!
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“Very Disappointing - Not What It Used To Be”
Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

Having visited this gallery many times some years ago we were very disappointed this time. We were trying to locate work by two artists and nobody showed any real interest or knowlwdge. Everyone seemed to be more interested in the restaurant.

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83sharyn, Manager at Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza, responded to this review, June 15, 2017
Dear Stevew07,
We are so sorry that you had such an experience at Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza. We are now located in a bright new space in the heart of the Mt Eliza Village.
We would love to welcome you back to the gallery at 60 Mt Eliza Way, and give you a tour of any of our galleries, including Manyung Gallery Sorrento, Mt Eliza, Mornington and Malvern.
Kind Regards,
- The Manyung Team
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“Welcome change from other galleries and lunch too !”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

We've visited a lot of art galleries and tend to find them often largely devoid of visitors, lacking in atmosphere and sometimes daunting to the point where we don't stick around for very long. Manyung Gallery is very different. It's set around a lovely courtyard shaded by a magnificent old oak tree and, inside, there is a very welcoming atmosphere where you can relax and take your time looking at a broad array of paintings, sculptures and jewellery. No sales pressure but plenty of unobtrusive help if you want it.
A separate restaurant also looks over the courtyard. The food is good and there was only one free table on the day we visited so it seems to be popular (which also adds to the overall atmosphere of the gallery). There's plenty of car parking.
Tip - go for lunch first and then have a wander around the gallery. A very enjoyable afternoon.

Visited November 2012
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“Massive Family Friendly art gallery”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

On the way down to Sorrento we stopped for a visit at Manyung Mt Eliza. We liked it because it was so different and well done with all the different sub galleries and big bronze sculptures in the courtyard (and free!). The kids loved it as much as we did, when we come back for another weekend we'll try the new restaurant opening soon in September I think.

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