THE NEWTOWN JETS – DEAN MANNING

Bumper, Chicka, Tom Terrific, Lord Ted, Gibbo, Wuzza, Chook, Singo.
Everyone had a soft spot for the Newtown Jets.
By day they were garbos, cops, tradies & teachers.
Come the weekend they were giants.
We sat on grassy banks under the manual scoreboard with Frank Hyde in our ear.
After a trifecta of wooden spoons and financial woes they were ejected from the
competition in 1983 but far from forgotten.
(words by Dean Manning)

Home will be exhibiting this wonderful painting by Dean Manning in our ‘The Portrait’ exhibition opening next Wednesday the 28th.

Dean Manning came to painting late after a long career as a composer/musician with rock groups Leonardo’s Bride and Holidays On Ice. He now regularly exhibits his paintings and animated films.
He has been a finalist in the Sulman and Blake prizes and his portrait of comic actor, writer and director Lawrence Leung was a finalist in the 2016 Archibald Prize. His work is held in the collections of Artbank and Deakin University.

Pictured is I Got Sunburnt Waiting for The Jets, 2017, oil on wood.

Dean Manning, I Got Sunburnt Waiting for The Jets, 2017, oil on wood.