Tony Manning is an artist living in Sydney, Australia. His work predominately consists of paintings, drawings and sculpture that address issues related to the individual in an urban and natural environment.


Education / Courses / Grants

1985 Artsworker/Muralist ( Community Arts Board Grant )- Telopea Public School
1988 Bachelor of Visual Arts, City Art Institute(now UNSW Art &Design), Sydney
1993 Master of Art, College of Fine Arts (COFA now UNSW Art &Design), Sydney
2003 Printmaking - Monotype , National Art School , Sydney
2010 Sculptural Bronze casting , National Art School, Sydney


• 1988 Graduating Students Exhibition, City Art Institute
• 1989 Bonython Meadmore Gallery (BMG), “New Art 1989”, Adelaide
• 1988 Heritage Painting Award finalist
• 1989 Heritage Painting Award finalist
• 1989 Liverpool Art prize finalist
• 1989 Waverly Art prize finalist
• 1989 NSW Travelling Art Scholarship Finalist
• 1993 salon de refuses – The Rival Show finalist
• 2016 solo exhibition Artspace, Chatswood – “People & Places”
• 2017 1st prize Sydney Easter Show figurative painting (judge; Lisa Havillah)



City Art Institute collection
Kym Bonython collection


My art practice deals with the urban environment and its interaction with the individual and nature.

This takes the form of painting, drawing and sculpture. Composition is important and meanings emerge from the unusual juxtaposition of images and paint quality that take the artwork beyond the natural landscape.

60cm (W) x 55cm (H)
Oil Paint