Dave Manning’s Sixth Archies Bid

Dave Manning is preparing his sixth bid at the prestigious Archibald Prize with a painting of celebrated astronomer, Professor Fred Watson.
Daves’s interests range from building model submarines to gazing at the stars and painting star gazers. His oncoming solo exhibition features a large collection of equine art.
“I’ve got the rodeo bug at the moment. I just like to paint horses Which is really weird because I’ve never ridden a horse. I’ve never owned a horse. And I’m not even a punter,” Mr Manning smiles.