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Fresh look for Manx art heritage
Manx Museum - picture courtesy of the Isle of Man government
The art gallery is in the Manx Museum
A fresh look at the Isle of Man's works of art has been officially opened at the Manx Museum by renowned Manx artist Bryan Kneale RA.

More than 100 guests attended the new look National Art Gallery which presents art from national collections.

Visitors can see examples of a wide variety of Manx art, divided into themes including landscapes, portraits, Manx towns and the island at war.

Works range from oil paintings through to digital photography.

Mr Kneale said: "I am delighted to open this new exhibition of Manx art, especially since I have recently completed a limited edition sculpture of The Legs of Man crafted in silver and exclusively for sale by Manx National Heritage with all proceeds going toward the future development of the art collection."

The collection includes works from artists who made the island their home as well as people who interned in camps during the Second World War.

The new display provides the first chance to view artwork from internment collections alongside other national works.

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