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Anthony Mannix: Outsider Artist and Friend to the Beast of the Unconscious

61 2 4787 6760

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I am an art-maker who also writes and has been published. These days I am given to art critique and literature.

Anthony Mannix continues to make private sales from his studio. Please call for an appointment 61 2 4787 6760.


Anthony Mannix


Born 1953 Camperdown, NSW. Lives and works in Blackheath, NSW.


Solo exhibitions


2014                 The Being of Art: The Art of Being Orange Regional Gallery Art Centre


South Australian College of the Arts


2009                 Anthony Mannix: the beast of the unconscious and other well-known entities [3 months at Lewers House] Penrith Regional Gallery & Lewers Bequest, Australia


2009                 Anthony Mannix, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, Australia


2008                 A Cerebral Odyssey: Anthony Mannix, Orange Regional Gallery, Orange


2000                 Corridor Gallery, Blackheath


1999                 In My Bedroom Gallery, Sydney


1997                 Oz Gallery, Katoomba


1996                 Homage, Sydney


1993                 Artery Co-operative Gallery, Sydney


1980                 Outsiders Gallery � Studio 79, Sydney


Group exhibitions


2011                 Margin to Centre: Visionary Art, SASA GALLERY, University of South Australia, South Australia


2008                 Handle with Care, Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide


2006�07            For Matthew and Others: Journeys with Schizophrenia, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown; Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney; Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, Penrith; Bundoora Homestead, Melbourne


2005�07            Australian Outsiders, Orange Regional Gallery, Orange; Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Gymea; Halle Saint Pierre, Paris, France


2005                 From Australia with Art, Sardine Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland

                        Kunst Im Regenboden, Bayreuth, Germany


2003                 B&D Art Gallery, S�rl, Geneva, Switzerland


2000                 Australian Convention of Psychiatrists, Adelaide

                        Visions et Creations Dissidents, Mus�e de la Cr�ation Franche, B�gles, France


1999                 Bodies of Transgression: Hedging the Edge by Self-taught Artists, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, United States

                        Neue Kunst aus Australien und Papua-Neuguinea in der SchmidtBank Selb, Selb, Germany

                        Baillieau Library, University of Melbourne, Melbourne


1997                 Exhibition of 28 Artists� Books, Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong

                        Fifth International Outsider Art Fair, The Puck Building, New York, United States


1996                 Important Work by Self-taught Artists, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, United States


1993                 Refusing any Annexation, Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong

                        James Harvey Gallery, Sydney


1992                 A Cerebral Odyssey, James Harvey Gallery, Sydney

                        Julie Green Gallery, Sydney

                        Wild, Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney, Sydney

                        Cyberspace Gallery, Sydney

                        EMR Gallery, Sydney


1991                 Outsider Art, Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore

                        Seven Australian Outsider Artists, Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton

                        Outsider Art, Julie Green Gallery, Sydney

                        Artist Made Books, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne

                        Les Jardiniers de la M�moire, Mus�e de la Cr�ation Franche, B�gles, France

                        Chameleon Gallery, Hobart

                        Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell

                        Canberra Contemporary Art Spaces, Canberra


1990                 Fifteen Australian Outsider Artists, Orange Regional Gallery, Orange

                        Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, United States


1989                 Outsider Art in Australia, Iwalewa-Haus, Bayreuth, Germany

                        Art Brut Australien: Curated by the Australian Collection of Outsider Art, Cannibal Pierce Galerie Australienne, Saint-Denis, France


1988                 Outsider Art, Street Level Gallery, Penrith

                        University of Sydney, Bay Street Theatre, Sydney

                        Gallery Rondeau, Sydney


1987                 Outsider Art, Kelly Street Kollective, Sydney


1986                 Co-founded the Australian Collection of Outsider Art with Philip Hammial

                        Inside Out, Artspace, Sydney


1984                 Boronia Gallery, Sydney


1981                 Outsiders Gallery � Studio 79, Sydney


Published work


�Anthony Mannix talks to Ulli Beier: Coming to terms with demons: the latest book of drawings�, Southerly, vol. 64, no. 1, 2004, pp. 31�46


Artery: Repartee Light Discourse with Feeling about Matters of Sentiment Conducted on Both a Simple and Profound Level, Artery, limited edition, Sydney, 1996

�Anthony Mannix talks to Ulli Beier�, Outsider Art in Australia, Aspect No. 35, 1989, pp. 64�76


�The chamber of disrupted sensation�, Outsider Art in Australia, Aspect No. 35, 1989, p. 77


�Dear Liz Parkinson�, A + T [Art & Text], no. 27 (�Art Brut: Madness and Marginalia�), December 1987 � February 1988, p. 72


�In some ways I have come to an end�, A + T [Art & Text], no. 27 (�Art Brut: Madness and Marginalia�), December 1987 � February 1988, p. 68


The Skull, limited edition, self-published, Sydney, c. 1985


Red, Red, Red, limited edition, self-published, Sydney, 1986


Erotomania, Island Press, Sydney, 1984




National Gallery of Australia, Canberra


Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong


University of Wollongong, Wollongong


Laverty Collection, Sydney


Private collections in Australia and overseas


Artist: Anthony Mannix
Anthony Mannix continues to make private sales from his studio. Please call for an appointment 61 2 4787 6760.
Date: 01 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

Artist: Anthony Mannix
Orange Regional Gallery Art Centre: Two edition books from different editions and
Date: 09 Jul 2014 - 30 Jul 2014

Artist: Anthony Mannix, Vittorio Ban, Howard Finster, Iris Frame, Anne Marie Grgich, Bronco Johnson, Albert Louden, R.A. Miller, Frank Phelan, Jungle Phillips, Jose dos Santos, Gerard Sendrey, Mary T. Smith, James Son Ford Thomas and James T. Thomas. Curators: Paul Hoban & Colin Rhodes
Wednesday 27 July 2011 @ the SASA GALLERY 5.00pm Gallery floor talk 6.00pm Exhibition launch 7.30pm Anthony Mannix and the Loop Orchestra 8.30pm Rudely Interrupted
Date: 05 Jul 2011 - 05 Aug 2011

Artist: Anthony Mannix
Anthony Mannix, an exhibition of work by Australia�s most celebrated Outsider artist. Co-curated by the artist and Professor Colin Rhodes. The opening will feature a rare collaborative performance by Anthony Mannix, with a live reading of recent writings
Date: 03 Dec 2009 - 19 Dec 2009

Artist: Anthony Mannix
The mainstay of his practice is the ongoing illustrated diary project, Journal of a madman, commenced in 1986. This exhibition includes twelve books from the series that was germinated during 1977-78 while Mannix was studying anthropology at Macquarie Un
Date: 31 Jan 2009 - 04 Apr 2009

Artist: Anthony Mannix
Orange Regional Gallery first showed the work of Anthony Mannix in 1990 as part of �Fifteen Australian Outsider Artists�.
Date: 10 Jun 2008 - 20 Jun 2008

Artist: Anthony Manix
The journal will ultimately show 13 drawings and a cover drawing and the themes are best describd as hallucination.
Date: 01 Jan 2008 - 28 Feb 2008

Date: 01 Apr 2006 - 31 Jul 2006

Artist: Gareth Sion Jenkins & Anthony Mannix
He has been selected to present his literary paper �Anthony Mannix: To Ride the Beast�, at the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) conference at the University of Princeton.
Date: 23 Mar 2006 - 26 Mar 2006

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