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The Hugh Mann Project makes the HEART beat

The Margaret River HEART is now open to gatherings of 100 people or less, with community members being encouraged to support the first post COVID-19 ‘relaxation’ art exhibition, ‘The Hugh Mann Project’, by local artist Dr Michael Wise.

The Margaret River HEART General Manger, Nicky Hansen said Michael’s work will be on display in the HEART Foyer Gallery from now until August 4.

“We’d love to welcome the community back into the HEART to visit us and support the local exhibition”, Ms Hansen said.

The contemporary art exhibition engages the creative processes of video, painting, photography and sculpture, and is set in the Margaret River Region.

Exhibiting artist Michael Wise said the project examines fanciful notions of human ascension, the coastal gothic, human otherness and anthropomorphism.

“Wherever possible, recycled waste materials have been used in creating artworks”, Dr Wise said.

“The project involves many local people modelling and being represented as sculptural figures.

“It also provides the opportunity for community members to actively create their own sculptures to be included in the exhibition.”

The Hugh Mann Project will be holding an opening night on Thursday 25 June, from 6pm – 8pm.

To register for this free event please visit:

A number of Children’s Sculpture Workshops will also be run over two days for two ages groups (5 – 9 years and 10 – 14 years).

To buy tickets please visit:

Workshop (5 – 9 year olds) –

Workshop (10 – 14 year olds) –