The Oatlands Residency

The Artist's Room, Oatlands
acrylic on masonite
70 x 51.5cm (unframed)
$4,000
Supreme Court House I, Oatlands
acrylic on masonite
70 x 50cm
$2,600
Supreme Court House IV, Oatlands
acrylic on masonite
70 x 50cm
$2,600
Supreme Court House V Oatlands Gaol Residency 2016
acrylic on masonite
70 x 50cm
$2,600
Supreme Court House VI, Oatlands
acrylic on masonite
70 x 50cm
$2,600
Supreme Court House VII, Oatlands
acrylic on masonite
70 x 50cm
$2,600
Callington Mill II Oatlands
acrylic on masonite
79 x 42cm
$2,600
Mahers Cottage I
acrylic on masonite
33 x 94cm (framed)
$3,200
Mahers Cottage II Oatlands
acrylic on masonite
19 x 87cm
42 x 90.5cm (framed)
$3,200
View to Mill, Oatlands
acrylic on masonite
70 x 50cm
$2,600
Morning Sunlight, Oatlands
acrylic on masonite
70 x 70cm
$3,200
Glebe House I, Kempton
acrylic on masonite
20 x 88cm
$2,000
Glebe House II, Kempton
acrylic on masonite
55 x 40cm
$1,800
Glebe House III, Kempton
acrylic on masonite
50 x 44.5cm
$1,800

SOLD

Lonsdale I, Kempton
acrylic on masonite
70 x 61.5cm
$2,800
Rain Sodden Landscape, Oatlands
acrylic on masonite
12.5 x 88cm
$2,400
Letterboxes Tunnack Rd, Oatlands
acrylic on masonite
19 x 72.5cm
$1,800
The Old Tree, Oatlands
acrylic on masonite
22 x 44cm
$1,000
Main Street, Oatlands
acrylic on masonite
13 x 71.5cm
$1,600
Main Street Rain Oatlands
21 x 68.5cm
$1,600
Royal Oak Inn, Kempton
acrylic on masonite
15 x 88cm
37.5 x 110.5cm (framed)
$2,600
Down Sandy Lane,Oatlands
acrylic on masonite
13.5 x 88cm
$1,800
The Birmingham Arms, Oatlands
acrylic on masonite
15 x 88cm
$1,800
Distant Lake Dulverton, Oatlands
acrylic on masonite
13.5 x 88cm
36 x 110.5cm (framed)
$2,600

Time is of the Essence
Doing Time, Oatlands Gaol Residency

Inside Out, Patterdale, 13th November 2016
Acrylic on Masonite
34 x 97cm
Finalist Glover Prize 2017
Time is both an integral part of the artist’s art practice and a recurring theme in the work.
Henrietta Manning works predominately directly from life, whether a studio based portrait or still life or a subject out on site, hours are spent carefully choosing the best time of day. The play of light and casting of shadows, compositionally and emotively determine when each picture will be painted. As the piece progresses the window of opportunity to work locks in ever smaller to a particular light. The majority of the work is therefore season and time specific.
While undertaking a series of larger figurative works, as a recipient of an Australian Council Visual Arts/Craft Board, New Work Established Grant, Henrietta experimented with the technique of Whistler. Using shorter multiple time specific sittings, at the finish large areas would be wiped back to start afresh the following session. A thin underbody of early work remains but the final bush work is therefore kept light, alive and spontaneous.
The recent body of work ‘Doing Time, Oatlands Gaol Residency’ was produced through a residency in the historic Tasmanian town of Oatlands in the Southern Midlands, begun in September 2015. These paintings explore our relationship with time and history through the buildings we inhabit, preserve or abandon. Painted from inside historical buildings, empty interiors that are atmospheric time capsules contrast with the often vibrant very personal interiors of private homes, while long thin landscapes give a sense of place within the broader landscape. [View complete series under Full Catalogue]
The location and experience available through the Residency has enabled Henrietta to build on the past series of work, ‘In Face of Isolation’ 2005, that explored communities that choose to live in challenging locations, and further pursue her interest in how our sense of identity is inexorably linked with our homes , ‘Nesting Series’ 2016. ‘Doing Time’ continues to explore how today’s lives build upon and co exist with the past.
Life, death and the passage of time is referenced in these works, seen both through our bodies and in our surroundings.
Henrietta Manning is an established award winning artist, exhibiting since 1985, and was a finalist in the 2017 Tasmanian Glover Prize.
Spring Hill End
Acrylic on masonite
96 x 124 cm (framed)
$7,000
Artist's Mother-in-law
Acrylic on masonite
120 x 89.5cm (unframed)
$5,000
The Venetian Mask 2005
Acrylic on masonite
120 x 85cm (unframed)
$5,000
Agnes With Her Bag
Acrylic on masonite
120 x 81 cm (unframed)
$5,000
Still Life with Shutters
Acrylic on Masonite
86 x 126cm (framed)
$4,200

SOLD

Nest in a Branch Nesting Series 2012-2013
acrylic on masonite
81.5 x 161.5cm (framed)
$3,800
Marcus
34 x 34cm (framed)
$900

SOLD

The Accident Hand Series 2003
acrylic on masonite
30 x 47cm (framed)
$900

SOLD

Clasped Hands Hands Series 2003
acrylic on masonite
29 x 40cm (framed) $850

SOLD

Still Life with Poppies 1991
Acrylic on masonite
61 x 43cm
The Red Curtain, Tower Block Series 1995
Acrylic on masonite
64 x 44cm
George and Zimba, Tower Block Series
Acrylic on masonite
67 x 50cm