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'Unpromised Land'

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Retablos

      p i p   mc m a n u s
I have never suffered the indignities of displacement or dispossession. Everybody though is vulnerable to a feeling of dislocation in their lives. We all seek a sense of belonging in community or place. For some the sacred geography of place is indistinguishable from their interior or spiritual life. It is inseparable from their innermost concept of self.
(Pip McManus, Catalogue Essay, 2001)

Pip McManus is an Alice Springs based ceramic artist who has exhibited in Alice Springs, Darwin, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Fremantle, Hobart, Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne, Dubbo and Manila. Pip has also undertaken major commissions for public spaces including the Alice Springs Desert Park, the Uluru Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, the Darwin Mall, the Darwin Botanic Gardens and the Alice Springs airport. She is represented in the collections of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, the National Craft Acquisition (Darwin), the Fremantle Arts Centre, John Curtin University (WA), the University of South Australia, the Canberra Museum and Gallery (ACT), the Alice Craft Acquisition, the Araluen Arts Centre and the Alice Prize Collection (Alice Springs), and numerous private collectors.

Pip has been an Artist in Residence at the John Curtin International Institute (Perth, 1999), the Jam Factory (Adelaide, 2002), and the Academy of the Arts at Launceston (Launceston, 2006). She was a founding member of Watch This Space, the Alice Springs artists' run experimental artspace.

In 2007, Pip was awarded the inaugural Declan Apuatimi/J Bird Public Art Fellowship. In 2008, she won the Alice Prize.
In her 2008 work Ichor, [the ethereal fluid flowing in the veins of the gods, but poisonous to mortals (Gk)], Pip commenced to explore new media, including video-based work.
To contact Pip:
  • write to 10 Giles Street, Alice Springs, NT 0870, Australia
  • phone or fax 61 (0)8 89535301
  • take a virtual tour of her home
  • e-mail pipmcmanus@ozemail.com.au.