Alcoa World Alumina Australia is the Program Partner with ManPAC aligned with the Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery, the annual Mandjar Art Award, and the annual Youth Art Perspective Program.
This Partnership enables ManPAC to offer the acquisitive Corporate Award within the annual Mandjar Art Award, and to develop and present the annual Youth Art Perspective Program with schools from Mandurah and the Peel Region.
The Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery presents around 10 diverse exhibitions each year featuring contemporary, indigenous, historical, traditional, design and sculptural artworks. The Mandurah Performing Arts Centre Foyer Galleries were created with our community in mind – with a more commercial approach these galleries are curated to represent emerging and early career artists.
Touring exhibitions provide access to quality artists and cultural experiences not otherwise available within the region. As with the performance spaces, the Gallery also promotes a range of education and public programs directly associated with the exhibition program presented during the year. This program is provided to foster audience development and enhance visitation to the Gallery exhibitions.
The Galleries are open during all box office hours and during performances in the Boardwalk and Fishtrap Theatres. Each exhibition has an official opening event and is always open invitation to all members of our community to come along and see the new works installed, whilst enjoying the company of artists over a glass of wine or two.
Exhibitions are programmed approximately two to three years in advance and feature:
Mandjar Art Awards – one of the most well-established art awards in W.A, the annual award attracts over 220 entries each with, with a top acquisitive price of $15,000
Community access exhibitions featuring local artists and cultural organisations
Touring exhibitions presented in partnership with significant Australian arts and cultural organisations.
A key objective of the Gallery’s program is to support artists within the local community and provide professional development opportunities associated with the exhibition program.