Ancestral Memories

Marion Manifold
Saturday, 11 November 2017 to Sunday, 11 February 2018
Ren Gregoric

Dr Marion Manifold is a South West Victorian-based printmaker. Her research interests and PhD explores identity and female body imaging. Ancestral Memories brings together work on both genetic memory – which includes inherited family memories of wars, displacement, migration and settlement – and more recent memories that are gained through living history and being immersed in the lives and belongings of both ancestors and former women of the Manifold family. The work continues Manifold's research in female identity and body imaging and consists of linocuts created since 2008, many incorporating applique, hand-sewn beads or embroidery.

Marion Manifold

Marion has received major awards including the prestigious Shell Fremantle Print Award 2001, the Silk Cut Acquisitive Award 2008, and Geelong Print Acquisitive Award 2008, and residencies include the Australia Council for the Arts Paris residency 2008, Print Council of Australia residencies, RMIT residency 2005, and an Australian Print Workshop collaboration 2016.Marion was born in Melbourne but has lived in regional Victoria since 1976. She has an extensive solo and group exhibition history with work held in the National Gallery of Australia and major public collections across Australia and overseas.


Exhibition Catalogue

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