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Creative Space in North Curl Curl was conceived for emerging or established artists who need studio space, and for 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 Exhibitions

With a fast-changing line up of exhibitions and programs, the Creative Space is now taking proposals from artists, curators and groups for all exhibitions in 2019.

Expressions of interest are open from Friday 15 June – Wednesday 15 August.


Who can use the gallery?

The gallery is for artists 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 one week and up to four weeks at a time. For solo exhibitions in 2018, the rate is $190 per week. For group exhibitions, it’s $350 per week. We’ll ask you for a refundable bond of $300 when we confirm your booking.

Gallery booking

Applications for solo or group exhibitions for 2018 closed on 31 October 2017.

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

Applications for 12 months of subsidised studio space closed on 15 December 2017.

Who can hire a studio?

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

Take a look at our studio hire terms and conditions, and meet the artists who are here right now.

Studio rates

All studios are available for hire for 12 months at a time. For a single studio, the rate is $45 a week and the double is $65. The outdoor studio, suitable for welding, ceramics and scuplture, is $55 per week.

Making Creative Space

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


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