• Fluidity 2017 - Karen Visser and Catriona Pollard

Creative Space in North Curl Curl was conceived for emerging or established artists who need studio space, and for curators, groups and individuals who need an exhibition venue. Creative Space is an affordable, professional arts facility on the Northern Beaches where you can show your work and connect with the community.

Call for 2019 Exhibitions

Proposals for all exhibitions in 2019 closed Friday 31 August 2018.

Who can use the gallery?

The gallery is for artists and curators holding solo or group exhibitions. We may have capacity for one-off workshops, but not functions or regular activities. We provide technical know-how and promotional support, plus access to facilities and equipment.

Take a look at our gallery hire terms and conditions.

Gallery facilities

The Creative Space is accessible, with kitchenette, toilets and outdoor area. Equipment available includes a ladder, 10 tables, 49 chairs, 49 stools, exhibition lights, trolley, around 200 cables and 500 hooks, and various plinths. The space is unstaffed, so please make sure you have appropriate minders during your open times.

Gallery rates

You can hire the gallery for a minimum of two weeks and up to four weeks at a time. For 2019, the solo exhibitions rate is $250 per week, shared gallery exhibitions rate is $180 per week and group exhibitions rate is $360 per week. We’ll ask you for a refundable bond of $300 when we confirm your booking.

Gallery booking

Applications for solo, shared and group exhibitions for 2019 close on 31 August 2018.

There’s always a lot going on

Northern Beaches Art Prize, Manly Library Artists’ Book Award, Creative Made Makers Market and a fast-changing line of exibitions... the Creative Space has become a hub of important art events on the Northern Beaches. Check our What’s On Event Calendar and see what’s coming up.

Get involved with art

Whether you’re an artist or you just love engaging with art, please join the Northern Beaches Council Creative News mailing list so we can invite you to exhibitions, artist talks, artistic opportunities and networking events. Or just find out more about Creative Space.


Studio booking

If you’re an artist establishing your practice and you’d like to hire an inspirational creative space of your own, we have single studios and one double studio to hire at subsidised rates for 12 months.

For more information, please go directly to Northern Beaches Artist Studios

Making Creative Space

Rundown and condemned, follow the journey of this former scout hall’s metamorphous into a beautiful creative space and artistic hub.

Northern Beaches Artist Studios

A melting pot of creative production for local artists right in the heart of the Northern Beaches.


105 Abbott Road
North Curl Curl NSW 2099
Map of Creative Space