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Ross Manning’s work facilitates interactions of light, physics, and sound. Repurposing technologies he creates dynamic sculptures and atmospheric installations. Stemming from Manning’s experimental music background, he employs a distinct audio-visual language that uses rhythm and repetition to connect sound, light, colour, and movement. Manning’s work interrogates our ongoing relationship with technology—breaking apart machines to deconstruct, build, and experiment with their material capabilities. Objects are propelled by their own kinetic logic—interacting to build new functions and sensorial environments.

Ross Manning is represented by Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

Selected Performances and Exhibitions

2021

Art Mixed Tape, HOTA, Gold Coast, Queensland
Echos of the Sun. Public Comission. Pimpama Sports Hub, Queensland
New Work. Milani Gallery, Queensland
Material Sound. live perfomance. Pimsoll Gallery, Tasmainia

2020

Idling Engines. Solo, commission. Gallery of Modern Art. Queensland.
Dissonant Rhythms. Western Plains Cultural Centre, New South Wales
Dissonant Rhythms. Lismore Regional Gallery, New South Wales.
Dissonant Rhythms. Bank Museum of Art, Moree, New South Wales.

2019

Antiphonc Incidence, Museum of Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Kyoto Arts Center, Artist Residency Program. Kyoto, Japan.
Autoluminescent, La Trobe Art Institute. Victoria.
Dissonant Rhythms, solo tour. Mornington Regional Art Gallery. Victoria.
Botanica 2019. Queensland.
MIRROR IMAGE, solo. Realm ArtSpace. Victoria.
The National. Museum of Contemporary Art, New South Wales.
Dissonant Rhythms. Caloundra Regional Art Gallery. Queensland.

2018

Dissonant Rhythms. Pinnacles Regional Gallery, Townsville. Queensland.
Other People Think. Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand.
The Mathematics Of Longing. Set Design. La Boîte Theater Company. Queensland.
Starting Young, Gallery of Children’s Art, Queensland.
Ambient Works Vol. 2. Solo. Milani Gallery, Queensland.
Live performance with Jon Rose at Dr Rosenberg’s Wunderkammer. Delmar Gallery, New South Wales.
Material Sound. Murray Art Museum Albury. New South Wales.
Dissonant Rhythms. Carboolture Regional Art Gallery. Queensland.

2017

The Imagined Future is Not the Future, commission. OCT-LOFT Shenzhen, China.
Dissonant Rhythms, solo. Institute of Modern Art, Queensland.
Wrong Notes. Gallery Augusta, Suomenlinna, Finland.
Unconscious Archives #24. Live performance. Cafe Oto, London, United Kingdom.

2016

Primavera at 25. Museum of Contemporary Art. New South Wales.
Create World, Griffith University Art Gallery. Queensland.
Live Performance. Third Space. Helsinki, Finland.
HIAP Open Studio Festival- not finished. Gallery Augusta, Suomenlinna, Finland.
Helsinki International Artist Residency Program. Suomenlinna, Finland.
Why Not Ask Again? 11th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China.
Ambient Paintings, Milani Gallery, Queensland.
Melody Lines. Performance Space & Carriageworks and performance space co-commission. Liveworks Festival, New South Wales.
Set In Motion. commission & live performance. Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Center, New Plymouth, New Zealand.
Device for Measuring, Milani Gallery, Queensland.
Colourshift, Alternative Space Loop, Seoul, South Korea.
New Work, solo. Milani Gallery, Queensland.

2015

NO OPUS, solo. Coreflute ARI. Queensland.
Light Play, University of Queensland Art Museum. Queensland.
GOMA Q. Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland..
The Travelling Brain, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery. New South Wales.
Liquid Display. commission. The Center for Children Health Research. Queensland.
Interplay. commission. The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea.
Imaginary Accord. commission. Institute of Modern Art, Queensland.
Guirguis New Art Prize, finalist. Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria.
Chromatic Syncopation. First Draft, New South Wales.
The Kaleidoscopic Turn, National Gallery of Victoria, Victoria.

2014

Spectra VII, Artbank, commission. New South Wales.
Different Rhythms, solo. Dark Mofo. Tasmania.
Vivid Festival. New South Wales.
MCA Artbar. New South Wales.
19th Biennial of Sydney : You Imagine What You Desire. New South Wales.
Perpetual Motion, solo. Milani Gallery. Brisbane.
Sound Out Festival, Live performance. Australian Capital Territory.
Sensory Overload, McClelland Gallery. Victoria.

2013

Volumes, solo. Perth Institute of Contemporary Art. Western Australia.
Sound & Vision. Counihan Gallery. Victoria.
Foundation’s Edge. QUT Art Museum. Queensland.
Bazinga. Starkwhite Gallery. Auckland, New Zealand.
Brisbane City Council commission: Bernett Lane-way street lighting. Queensland.
exUrban Screens, Frankston Arts Center, Victoria.

2012

Spectra, solo. Milani Gallery, Brisbane.
NEW12, Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Victoria.
Tetsuya Umeda < > Ross Manning, KickArts, Queensland.
Shakin’- The Kinetic Aesthetic, Gold Coast City Gallery. Queensland.
Tarrawarra Biennial 2012: Sonic Spheres, Victoria.
The National New Media Art Award. Finalist, Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland.
Volume One, Museum of Contemporary Art, New South Wales.
Field Emissions, solo. Starkwhite Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.

2011

The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize, first prize. Queensland.
The Festival of New Primitive, Spec Space, Queensland.
The Plastic Arts & Rukus, both at Wandering Room, Queensland.
Out Hear,  Footscray Art Center, Victoria.
New Psychedelia, University of Queensland Art Museum, Queensland.
Gleaning the Cube, solo. Milani Gallery, Queensland.

2010

3 songs, solo, Long Gallery, MONA FONA, Tasmania.
Double Refraction, solo, Lismore Regional Gallery, New South Wales

2009

Come Hither Noise, Fremantle Arts Center, Western Australia.
Input Ruins, solo. Milani Gallery, Queensland.
Primavara09, Museum of Contemporary Art, New South Wales.
Arto Lindsey: The Penny Parade, Berlin, Germany.
Sunshine and Zincaloom, solo, Ptarmigan space, Helsinki, Finland.
The New Truth to Materials, Boxcopy Gallery, Queensland.
The Light , Milani Gallery, Queensland.
Batteries Not Included, Australian Center for Photography, New South Wales.

2008

The New Fresh Cut, Institute of Modern Art, Queensland.

Collections

Museum of Transitory Art, Solvenia
University of New South Wales, NSW
Gallery of Modern Art, QLD
National Gallery of Australia, VIC
Artbank, NSW
Museum of Contemporary Art, NSW
Museum of Old and New Art, TAS
University of Queensland Art Museum, QLD
Monash University Museum of Art, VIC
Chartwell Collection, Aukland Art Gallery, New Zealand
The Australian Synchrotron, VIC
Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, QLD