We believe in nurturing creativity with major arts events, community grants and prizes, creative spaces for artists, and an integrated Creative Strategy. Here you’ll find out how to participate in our local arts and culture through the Manly Art Gallery and Museum, the Glen Street Theatre and our artist’s residencies.

Artwork by Jessica Birk.

Glen Street Theatre

Glen Street Theatre is owned by Northern Beaches Council, a proud initiative of former Warringah Council. Located in a unique bushland setting.
Fluidity 2017 - Karen Visser and Catriona Pollard

Creative Space

Creative Space offers affordable studio and gallery hire on the Northern Beaches where you can work and exhibit.
Anne Zahalka Artwork, After Kilgour, 2015

Manly Art Gallery & Museum (MAG&M)

Discover Manly Art Gallery & Museum, with visual arts and museum exhibitions, workshops, artist talks, performances and special events.
Selected Artists' Book entries from the Manly Library Artists' Book Award 2017

Manly Artists Book Award

Artists’ books are an art form, and every two years Manly Library holds an internationally recognised Artists’ Book Award.
Northern Beaches Art Show

Northern Beaches Art Prize

Enter the annual Northern Beaches Art Prize, our community’s most prestigious art competition.
Jacqui Giuliano - Artist in Residence: Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre


This is your chance to be supported while you express your creative vision as an artist in residence on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Modus Operandi Brewery Mural, Mona Vale

Discover Our Public Art

You can discover public art up and down the Northern Beaches, sometimes in the most unexpected places.