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Ross Manning

b. 1978

Ross Manning is an emerging artist who works with the most basic elements of some of the most sophisticated technology today. His Spectra series is an ongoing project exploring the aesthetic potential of the additive colour model. Additive colour mixing, and specifically the RGB (red, green, blue) colour model, is at the centre of digital image reproduction, employed in all camera, screen and projection based technologies, as well as film-based colour photography. When coloured light beams, or spectra, of different wavelengths are overlayed, the cumulative wavelength produces a new colour.

Birth place
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Other group exhibitions 

Selected exhibitions and performances


Volumes, (solo) Perth Institute of Contemporary Art. WA

Sound & Vision, Counihan Gallery. VIC

Foundation’s Edge, QUT Art Museum. QLD

Bazinga, Starkwhite Gallery. Auckland, NZ

Brisbane City Council: Bernett Laneway street lighting commission

exUrban Screens, Frankston Arts Center, VIC



Spectra, (solo) Milani Gallery, QLD

NEW12, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, VIC

Tetsuya Umeda < > Ross Manning, KickArts, QLD

Shakin’- The Kinetic Aesthetic, Gold Coast City Gallery, OLD

Tarrawarra Biennial 2012: Sonic Spheres, VIC

The National New Media Art Award. Finalist, Gallery of Modern Art, QLD

Volume One, Museum of Contemporary Art, NSW

Field Emissions (solo), Starkwhite Gallery, Auckland, NZ.



The Melbourne Jazz Festival, VIC

The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize1st place, QLD

The Festival of New Primitive, Spec Space, QLD

The Plastic Arts & Rukus, both at Wandering Room, QLD

Out Hear,  Footscray Art Centre, VIC

New Psychedelia, University of Queensland Art Museum, QLD

Gleaning the Cube (solo), Milani Gallery, QLD. 



3 songs (solo) Long Gallery, for MONA FONA, TAS

Double Refraction (solo) Lismore Regional Gallery, NSW



Come Hither Noise, Fremantle Arts Centre, WA

Input Ruins, (solo) Mialni Gallery, QLD

Primavara09, Museum of Contemporary Art, NSW

Sunshine and Zincaloom (solo) Ptarmigan space, Finland.

The New Truth to Materials, Boxcopy Gallery, QLD.

The Light , Milani Gallery, QLD.

Batteries Not Included, Australian Centre for Photography, NSW.



The New Fresh Cut, Institute of Modern Art, QLD.