Lismore

Ross Manning, Bricks and Blocks, 2016, LCD TV, video camera, fluorescent lights, mirror, 37 1⁄8 × 48 × 35 1⁄2".

Ross Manning, Bricks and Blocks, 2016, LCD TV, video camera, fluorescent lights, mirror, 37 1⁄8 × 48 × 35 1⁄2".

Ross Manning

Lismore Regional Gallery

Situated twenty miles south of Nimbin—Australia’s original hippie commune heartland—Lismore, known as the low-rent, eccentric alternative to the gentrified east-coast surfing village of Byron Bay, is a hot spot for alternative living. A former childhood hometown of Julian Assange and his puppeteer parents, Lismore is a fitting location for Ross Manning’s survey exhibition “Dissonant Rhythms,” which has toured Australia since its inception at Brisbane’s Institute of Modern Art in 2017. Manning is a resourceful tinkerer and, being self-taught, came into the art world through an indirect route. He worked as a service technician repairing electronic whiteboards, TVs, and data projectors before emerging in Brisbane’s experimental sound scene in the early 2000s, eventually making his way to visual art. As is often the case with tinkerers, his studio environment is psychically imprinted on his

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