Upcoming events

Thu 25 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
The Strides

Freshie Palooza

Head down to our festival hub where Freshwater Brewing hosts 4-days of action including workshops, talks, circus, night markets, and a stacked live music program featuring The Strides, Gold Fang, Ruby Jackson, Loretta, Edgecliff, Ah Honey and more.
Freshwater Brewing Company 4 Powell’s Rd Brookvale
Live Music, Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Experiences and Performances, Live music, Markets, Workshops and Talks
Thu 25 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
Green Mohair Suits

Bookoccino

Authors and music collide at this Avalon institution with an Authors Evening and live performances by Green Mo Hair Suits, and Element Ensemble.
Bookoccino, 66 Old Barrenjoey Rd Avalon Beach
Live Music, Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Experiences and Performances, Live music, Workshops and Talks
Thu 25 Jul
6.00 PM - 8.00 PM
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A Weaving Stories Celebration

Join the Sky Spirit Weaving Stories celebration with local Aboriginal knowledge holders, weavers, musicians, and astronomers and view the collaborative installation at this special opening night event.
Curl Curl Creative Space, 105 Abbott Rd Curl Curl
Art and Culture, Community Group, Council Events, Arts Festival, Creative Open, Experiences and Performances, Open Studios, Curl Curl Creative Space
Thu 25 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
Aston Martinis

InSitu

Let The Aston Martini's sweep you off your feet at Swing and Gin, or catch great live local acts across the weekend.
In Situ 1/18 Sydney Rd, Manly
Live Music, Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Experiences and Performances, Live music, Music and Dance
Thu 25 Jul
Sat 27 Jul
Bucketty's

Live Music at Bucketty's Brewery

Dance the night away in front of the Bucketty's stage.
Bucketty's Brewery 26 Orchard Rd, Brookvale
Live Music, Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Live music
Thu 25 Jul
7.00 PM - 10.00 PM
Laura Coleman

Canned Laughter Winter Gala

A night of non-stop laughs at Canned Laughter feat. Laura Coleman, Christian Elderfield, Elliot McLaren, and Freddie McManus.
Bonsai Bar, 4 Pines Manly 29/43-45 E Esplanade Manly
Art and Culture, Creative Open, Experiences and Performances
Thu 25 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
Don West

Steyne Sessions

Manly's iconic seaside venue hosts ping-pong parties, courtyard hip-hop, and rooftop sets featuring DJ James Jensen, and Northern Beaches' own soul man Don West.
Hotel Steyne 75 The Corso Manly
Live Music, Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Experiences and Performances, Live music
Thu 25 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
Donny's

Donny's Bar

Free live music at Donny's Bar every night! Featuring: Adrian Joseph, Tony Gibson, Billsbry, Gabe Parisotto and Steve Tonge.
Donny's Bar 7 Market Ln Manly
Live Music, Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Live music
Fri 26 Jul
Sat 27 Jul
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Glass Beadmaking Workshops

Learn flamework to create a hand-made necklace or bracelet to take home.
2/1 Sydenham Rd Brookvale
Art and Culture, Council Events, Arts Festival, Creative Open, Workshops and Talks
Fri 26 Jul
Sat 27 Jul
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The Metal Space Open Studio

Fire up at this metalworking playground and unite, learn, and make together.
The Metal Space 8/505 Pittwater Rd Brookvale
Art and Culture, Council Events, Arts Festival, Creative Open, Open Studios, Workshops and Talks
Fri 26 Jul
5.00 PM - 8.00 PM
Freshwater Brewing

Creative Open Night Markets

Browse a curated selection of makers and designers at this after-hours market as Lolo's vintage caravan stage hosts live music performances by ROY and Sydney's queen of soul Ruby Jackson.
Freshwater Brewing Company 4 Powells Rd Brookvale
Live Music, Art and Culture, Creative Open, Experiences and Performances, Live music, Markets
Fri 26 Jul
5.30 PM - 7.30 PM
Kristina Wilson

Creative Open Happy Hour

Experience art after dark at MAG&M's Happy Hour. View exhibitions by Katy B. Plummer and Western Desert Artists, live music by Kristina Wilson and Ethan Saunders, and episodic performance art by Kuba & Szymon Dorabialski. Sponsored by Little Ripples Wine.
Manly Art Gallery and Museum, 1a West Esplanade Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Exhibitions, Experiences and Performances, Live music, MAG&M Talks and Events, Exhibitions, Music and Dance
Fri 26 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
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Dad & Dave’s Presents

Music and Brews at a Family Favorite, with performances by Rattlesnake, Sun Loungers and other live local acts across the weekend.
Dad & Dave’s 45 Mitchell Road Brookvale
Live Music, Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Live music
Fri 26 Jul
Sat 27 Jul
Chubbs

Chubbs BBQ Jam

Serving up the best-smoked meats this side of Brookvale, Chubb's BBQ Jam offers bluegrass, alt-country, and spaghetti western sounds by Joe West, The Golden Strangers, and the JLD Trio.
Chubb's Bar, 79 Winbourne Rd Brookvale
Live Music, Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Live music
Fri 26 Jul
Sat 27 Jul
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Shenanigans at 7th Day Brewery

Discover your new favourite brew today while listening to experimental groove-based trio Almost Toast or vibey sonic spins by DJ End in Tears.
7th Day Brewery 14/9 Powells Road Brookvale
Live Music, Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Live music
Fri 26 Jul
7.00 PM - 10.00 PM
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DJ Stephen Ferris

Rare grooves, nu-disco and boogie played by Sydney's godfather of funk, FBI's DJ Stephen Ferris.
Market Lane Live Market Ln Manly
Live Music, Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Live music
Fri 26 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
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Market Lane Live

Music under the stars. Featuring: DJ Stephen Ferris, Gabe Parisotto & Oliver Debus.
Market Lane Live Market Ln Manly
Live Music, Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Live music, Music and Dance
Fri 26 Jul
7.00 PM - 10.30 PM
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The Bally's Best of the Beaches

The Bally is bringing the noise with wicked tunes, fresh local brews, and a killer line up feat. Luke Escombe, Lines of Flight and 2024 Northern Composure winners Astrovan.
Balgowlah Bowling Club Bareena Dr Balgowlah
Live Music, Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Live music
Fri 26 Jul
7.30 PM - 10.30 PM
Glen Cardier

The Manly Fig

Squeezebox Boogaloo brings their upbeat blend of Zydeco, country folk, and blues from the bayous to the Manly Fig stage in an unbeatable triple header alongside jazz singer Carla Centanni and acclaimed folk artist Glenn Cardier.
Seaforth Bowling Club 39 Kirkwood St Seaforth
Live Music, Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Live music
Fri 26 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
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Henry G’s Piano Bar

Part wine bar, part performance space, part living room; Henry G’s Wine Bar is transformed into a lively Piano Bar for Creative Open when you enter a stranger and leave a friend. Expect raucous singalongs, so leave your inhibitions at the door!
Henry Gs, 11 The Corso Manly
Live Music, Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Experiences and Performances, Live music
Fri 26 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
The Hold

The Hold

Brace yourself for live music, comedy and good times at The Hold.
The Hold 24 Sydney Road Manly
Live Music, Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Experiences and Performances, Live music
Sat 27 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
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Creative Open Live!

Creative Open Live! takes over the corso all weekend long with a live stage offering the best local and international live music.

John Speight Stage, The Corso Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Experiences and Performances, Live music
Sat 27 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
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Live Sessions at The Newport

Cozy up by the alfresco fire and warm up with winter cocktails, live music, and DJs on the deck.
The Newport 2 Kalinya St Newport
Live Music, Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Live music
Sat 27 Jul
8.00 PM - 10.00 PM
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AVA Fun Time

An all-star cast of Aussie comedy legends: Marty Bright, Elliot McClaren, Jasper Jones, Nick Bartlett, Christina Van Look, Gary Eck and Andrew Barnett.
Avalon United Cinemas, 39 Old Barrenjoey Rd Avalon Beach
Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Experiences and Performances
Sat 27 Jul
8.30 PM - 11.59 PM
Skunkhour

Skunkhour

90s Triple J legends SKUNKHOUR will bring you forward and take you back with their timeless sound, conquering rhythms, and iconic songs.
Avalon Beach RSL Club 1 Bowling Green Ln Avalon Beach
Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Live music
Sun 28 Jul
4.00 PM - 7.00 PM
Jazz at Bar Veinte

Sunday Jazz & Blues at Bar Veinte

A Manly Jazz favorite, Cope St Parade are finishing their epic Sunday with a sesh at Bar Veinte. Enjoy Mexican cuisine while listening to a melting pot of irresistible parlor music created in a style that sounds both new and old, yet always uniquely Australian.
Bar Veinte 1 Waratah St Mona Vale
Live Music, Art and Culture, Council Events, Arts Festival, Creative Open, Live music
Fri 8 Dec
Sun 28 Jul
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Surface Effect: Ceramics Collection Stories

8 December 2023 - 28 July 2024. Ceramics, painting and printmaking, while considered to be different art-making mediums, share the characteristics of being intrinsically linked to the artist’s hand.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, - MAG&M current exhibition
Wed 31 Jan
Wed 20 Nov
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Life Drawing Studio: Mona Vale Creative Space Gallery

Get creative at our fortnightly life drawing classes!  Hone your skills in these untutored, relaxed and friendly sessions.
Level 1, Mona Vale Civic Centre 1 Park St Mona Vale
Art and Culture, Council Events, Life Drawing, MAG&M Talks and Events, Mona Vale Pop-up Gallery
Tue 6 Feb
Tue 26 Nov
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Life Drawing Studio: MAG&M

Get creative at our fortnightly life drawing classes in the inspiring surrounds of the Gallery. These classes are untutored and open to all…
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 1a West Esplanade MANLY
Art and Culture, Council Events, Life Drawing, MAG&M Talks and Events, Education and Learning
Sun 21 Apr
Sun 17 Nov

Art Therapy Workshop

Art therapy workshops are a great way to explore creativity, mindfulness and personal expression while connecting with others in a safe supportive space.
OneSpace Collective 63 Bassett Street Mona Vale
Art and Culture
Thu 30 May
Fri 30 May

Create & Connect

Explore art making, creative expression and relaxation in our open studio art therapy workshop.
Avalon Creative Space 32 Old Barrenjoey Road Avalon Beach
Art and Culture, Avalon Creative Space
Fri 31 May
Fri 28 Jun
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Weaving Stories Workshops at Mona Vale

The 2024 Weaving Stories workshops, as part of the Gaimariagal Festival, offer a unique opportunity to engage with local Aboriginal Knowledge Holders and a Traditional Master Weaver and explore your own creativity.
Mona Vale Creative Gallery, 1 Park Street Mona Vale
Art and Culture, Council Events, Workshops and Talks, MAG&M Talks and Events, Weaving Bridges, Mona Vale Pop-up Gallery
Sat 1 Jun
Fri 12 Jul
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Weaving Stories Workshops at Manly

The 2024 Weaving Stories workshops, as part of the Gaimariagal Festival, offer a unique opportunity to engage with local Aboriginal Knowledge Holders and a Traditional Master Weaver and explore your own creativity.
The Creative Library, Level 1, Manly Library, 1 Market Lane Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, Workshops and Talks, Weaving Bridges, NAIDOC Week
Wed 12 Jun
Sat 22 Jun

PHOTO:SYNTHESIS

An exhibition of contemporary art examining the intricate relationship between light, nature, and contemporary artistic expression.
Curl Curl Creative Space 105 Abbott Road North Curl Curl
Art and Culture, Curl Curl Creative Space, Exhibitions
Fri 14 Jun
Sun 28 Jul
Artwork by Edie Holmes Akemarr

Three Echoes: Western Desert Art

14 June – 28 July 2024. Showcasing works by 57 acclaimed artists heralding from Ikuntji (Haasts Bluff), Papunya and Utopia Aboriginal communities in the western desert regions of the Northern Territory, Australia.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 1a West Esplanade Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, - MAG&M current exhibition, NAIDOC Week
Fri 14 Jun
Sun 28 Jul
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Katy B. Plummer: We Believe You Babcia

14 June – 28 July 2024. A multimedia art installation about storytelling, Polish grandmothers, intergenerational relationships, and the often-untraced creative lineage of familial storytelling.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 1a West Esplanade Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, - MAG&M current exhibition
Fri 21 Jun
11.00 AM - 11.30 AM
Artwork by Edie Holmes Akemarr

Curatorial Exhibition Tour

Exhibition curator Djon Mundine OAM FAHA will talk about the western desert arts centres and artworks in the exhibition.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 1a West Esplanade Manly
Art and Culture, MAG&M Talks and Events
Mon 24 Jun
10.30 AM - 12.30 PM
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Workshop: Creative Writing with Zena Shapter

Join award-winning author Zena Shapter for an enriching creative writing experience!
Mona Vale Creative Space Gallery Level 1, Mona Vale Civic Centre, 1 Park Street Mona Vale
Art and Culture, Mona Vale Pop-up Gallery
Tue 25 Jun
4.00 PM - 5.30 PM
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Rainbow Macramé Workshop at Warringah Mall

Celebrate Pride Month at the Library and learn the art of macramé rainbows. Free workshops, ages 12 - 18 years.
Warringah Mall Library, level 2, 145 Old Pittwater Rd Brookvale
Art and Culture, Council Events, Education and Learning, Youth, Mardi Gras
Wed 26 Jun
Sun 7 Jul
Bella La Spina

The Poetics of Motion - Bella La Spina

Considered the ‘mouth’ of the Northern Beaches, the Spit Bridge has been reimagined in this exhibition by Bella La Spina which utilises the traditional processes of copper etching to create a unique stop-motion video.
Curl Curl Creative Space 105 Abbot Rd Curl Curl
Art and Culture, Curl Curl Creative Space, Exhibitions
Thu 27 Jun
9.30 AM - 11.30 AM

Create & Connect

Explore art making, creative expression and relaxation in our open studio art therapy workshop.
Avalon Creative Space 32 Old Barrenjoey Road Avalon Beach
Art and Culture, Avalon Creative Space
Fri 28 Jun
6.00 PM - 9.00 PM

Save Our Reef Fundraiser Exhibition

Join us for an enchanting evening at our **Save Our Reef Exhibition Fundraiser**!
Sugar House Studios 2/73 Winbourne Rd Brookvale
Live Music, Art and Culture, Exhibitions
Sat 6 Jul
Sun 21 Jul
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2024 Bookmark Design Competition

Design a bookmark these school holidays for your chance to win a prize pack and have your design printed! Ages 18 and under.
Art and Culture, Children and Families, Council Events, Library School Holiday Programs, School Holidays, Youth
Mon 8 Jul
10.00 AM - 1.00 PM
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Drawing Masterclass Series: Hadyn Wilson - Drawing in relief

As part of our Collection 100 centenary celebrations during 2024, we’ve invited four artists represented in the MAG&M collection to each present a masterclass.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum 1A West Esplanade Manly
Art and Culture, MAG&M Talks and Events, Education and Learning
Mon 8 Jul
2.00 PM - 5.00 PM
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Glen Street Youth Drop-in and design

The bookmark competition is here. Drop-in to our space for an afternoon with your friends with our range of art supplies. All materials and snacks provided. Free, high school students.
Glen Street Library, Cnr Glen Street and Blackbutts Rd Frenchs Forest
Art and Culture, Council Events, Library School Holiday Programs, School Holidays, Youth
Thu 11 Jul
2.00 PM - 4.00 PM
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Zine creation with imbi

Get creative with zine artist, imbi. This workshop welcomes LGBTQIA+ teenagers and allies between the ages of 14 - 18, all skill levels and experience are welcome.
Manly Library, 1 Market Place Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, Education and Learning, Library School Holiday Programs, School Holidays, Youth
Mon 15 Jul
2.00 PM - 5.00 PM
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Dee Why Youth Drop-in and design

The bookmark competition is here. Drop-in to our space for an afternoon with your friends with our range of art supplies. All materials and snacks provided. Free, high school students.
Dee Why Library, 725 Pittwater Rd Dee Why
Art and Culture, Council Events, Library School Holiday Programs, School Holidays, Youth
Wed 17 Jul
10.00 AM - 12.00 PM
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Workshop: Zines & Patches with Katy B Plummer

Create zines and patches with your family in this workshop exploring creative lineage.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum 1A West Esplanade Manly
Art and Culture, Children and Families, MAG&M Talks and Events, Education and Learning
Thu 18 Jul
2.00 PM - 5.00 PM
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Manly Youth Drop-in and design

The bookmark competition is here. Drop-in to our space for an afternoon with your friends with our range of art supplies. All materials and snacks provided. Free, high school students.
Manly Library, 1 Market Ln Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, Library School Holiday Programs, School Holidays, Youth
Thu 25 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
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Smashing Times Mosaics

Family heirlooms, broken treasures and discarded objects find new life and meaning at the Smashing Times Mosaic Studio.
3 La Perouse St Fairlight
Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Exhibitions, Open Studios
Thu 25 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
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We Love Art

Northern Beaches artists in all shapes, sizes, and genres.
Northern Beaches Gallery 5/161 South Creek Rd Cromer
Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Exhibitions, Exhibitions
Thu 25 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
Peter Blanchard

For the Love of Wood

Visit the spectacular workshop and studio of sculptural artist and wood carver Peter Blanchard and discover the secret lives of trees.
230 McCarrs Creek Rd Church Point
Art and Culture, Council Events, Arts Festival, Creative Open, Open Studios
Thu 25 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
Warringah Printmakers

Inking Up...Imagination

Meet the Warringah Printmaker artists and observe the process of creating a print using varied techniques.
Warringah Printmakers Cnr Condamine & Lovett St Manly Vale
Art and Culture, Community Group, Council Events, Arts Festival, Creative Open, Open Studios, Exhibitions
Thu 25 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
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Diezel Open Studio

Experience the world through the eyes of an international pop artist.
3 Hudson Pde Avalon Beach
Art and Culture, Council Events, Arts Festival, Creative Open, Exhibitions, Open Studios, Exhibitions
Thu 25 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
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Exhibitions at Manly Art Gallery & Museum

View the current exhibitions at Manly Art Gallery & Museum; Katy B. Plummer: We Believe You Babcia and Three Echoes: Western Desert Art.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 1a West Esplanade Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Exhibitions, Exhibitions
Thu 25 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
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Artists & Collectors

A two-part course for artists and collectors, and a group exhibition and opening featuring celebrated and award-winning artists.
Michael Reid Northern Beaches 2/358 Barrenjoey Rd Newport
Art and Culture, Council Events, Arts Festival, Creative Open, Exhibitions, Workshops and Talks, Exhibitions
Thu 25 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
Eramboo

Illuminate: An evening group exhibition

Experiential art installations by Eramboo Artists, lit up amongst the trees for a winter evening.
The Eramboo Collective 304 McCarrs Creek Rd Terrey Hills
Art and Culture, Council Events, Arts Festival, Creative Open, Exhibitions, Exhibitions
Thu 25 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
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Oily Rag Studio Creative Lighting

Discover raw aluminum sculptural lighting and handmade glass from the creative mind of James Cowden.
Oily Rag Studios 4/26 Wattle Rd Brookvale
Art and Culture, Council Events, Arts Festival, Creative Open, Open Studios
Thu 25 Jul
Sat 27 Jul
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Art Tarot

Take in Art Tarot the exhibition before booking a reading with Frankie.
ArtBau 1/1 Mitchell Rd Brookvale
Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Exhibitions, Workshops and Talks
Thu 25 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
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Be Centre Group Exhibition

A group exhibition that showcases works created by children during innovative art therapy programs.
Gallery 109 109 Sydney Rd Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Exhibitions
Thu 25 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
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Pop-up at Le Corail

A fusion of music, art & retail: French Fashion, Music and Handmade goods.
Le Corail 4/23 Roger St Brookvale
Art and Culture, Council Events, Arts Festival, Creative Open, Exhibitions, Open Studios
Thu 25 Jul
Sat 27 Jul
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Play with Clay

Demonstrations, Workshops on the Wheel & Hand Building.
Simply D Ceramics 2/8 Orchard Rd Brookvale
Art and Culture, Children and Families, Council Events, Arts Festival, Creative Open, Open Studios, Workshops and Talks
Thu 25 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
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Get Ready to Groove

Live Music Nights at Mrs. Robertson's Lounge Bar!
Mrs. Robertson wine & cocktail bar 8/29 Foamcrest Ave Newport
Art and Culture, Council Events, Arts Festival, Creative Open, Live music
Thu 25 Jul
Sat 27 Jul
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Sugar House Studio Workshops

Things Happen at Brookvale's Sugar House Studios so get amongst it and try your hand at pottery and paint making.
Sugar House Studios 2/73 Winbourne Rd Brookvale
Art and Culture, Council Events, Arts Festival, Creative Open, Workshops and Talks
Fri 26 Jul
Sat 27 Jul
Northern Beaches Woodturners

Learn to Turn: Creative Woodturning

Turn your dreams into reality in a modern workshop where you can create unique wooden articles for display, presents or sale.
Girl Guide Hall, Forestville Ave Forestville
Art and Culture, Council Events, Arts Festival, Creative Open, Open Studios, Workshops and Talks
Fri 26 Jul
12.30 PM - 1.30 PM
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Storytelling with Generative AI: An Online Workshop

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a valuable storytelling tool, learn how to use generative AI as your creative partner in this online workshop.
Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Workshops and Talks, Education and Learning
Fri 26 Jul
Sat 27 Jul
Jo's Herbadashery

Herbal Bitters & Elixir Bar

Medicinal Mixology at Jo's Herbadashery.
ArtBau 1/1 Mitchell Rd Brookvale
Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Exhibitions, Experiences and Performances, Open Studios, Exhibitions
Fri 26 Jul
1.30 PM - 2.30 PM
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The Aboriginal History of Coastal Living

Join us for a presentation about how First Nations peoples used the resources of the coastal fringe in their daily lives. Presented by the Aboriginal Heritage Office.
Mona Vale Creative Space - Gallery, 1 Park St Mona Vale
Art and Culture, Creative Open, Workshops and Talks, Education and Learning, Seniors
Fri 26 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
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Live and Local at Harbord Diggers

With sweeping views of Freshwater Beach, the Harbord Diggers plays host to local singer/songwriters across the Creative Open weekend.
Harbord Diggers Memorial Club 88 Evans Street Freshwater
Live Music, Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Live music, Music and Dance
Fri 26 Jul
7.00 PM - 10.00 PM
Desire Books and Records

Bonfire@Desire

Bring your songs, prose, tiny dances, or musings to this long-standing open mic night at Desire Books and Records.
Desire Books and Records 3/3 Whistler St Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Experiences and Performances, Live music, Music and Dance
Fri 26 Jul
8.00 PM - 11.59 PM
Salsa at the Collaroy

Salsa at The Collaroy

Spice up your life with Salsa, get lost in live percussion by Willie Sabor & Friends, and dance to Latin party tunes, reggaetón, and bossa nova late into the night.
The Collaroy 1064 Pittwater Rd Collaroy
Live Music, Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Experiences and Performances, Live music, Music and Dance
Sat 27 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
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pod & pod Open Studio

Julie Hickson's artist studio open with work on show.
pod & pod 3 Cecil Rd Newport
Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Open Studios, Exhibitions
Sat 27 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
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A Journey Through Sound

Recalibrate the body, mind, and spirit in this blissful alchemy of sound.
Tramshed Community and Arts Centre 1395A Pittwater Rd Narrabeen
Aquatic, Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Experiences and Performances, Workshops and Talks
Sat 27 Jul
11.00 AM - 3.00 PM
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Zine Fair at Manly

Browse zines, comics and artist books by artists and zine-makers at the annual Northern Beaches Zine Fair at Manly Library.
Manly Library, 1 Market Place Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Experiences and Performances, Markets, Markets, Youth
Sat 27 Jul
11.00 AM - 12.00 PM
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Zumba Dance Party at Meriton Square

Life is a dance party, do it at Dee Why!
Stage Area – Meriton Square, Dee Why Plaza Dee Why
Art and Culture, Council Events, Arts Festival, Creative Open, Experiences and Performances, Live music, Women, Health and Wellbeing
Sat 27 Jul
1.00 PM - 2.00 PM
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Filipino Cultural Showcase

Immerse yourself in Filipino songs, music and dance.
Dee Why Plaza, Meriton Square Main Stage Dee Why
Live Music, Art and Culture, Children and Families, Community Group, Council Events, Arts Festival, Creative Open, Experiences and Performances
Sat 27 Jul
1.30 PM - 5.00 PM
Evan Robson Quartet

Evans/Robson Quartet: Jazz on a Winter’s Day

An afternoon of imaginative and uplifting jazz performed by multi-award-winning artists supprted by Evergreen's Offbeat ensemble.
Curl Curl Creative Space, 105 Abbott Rd North Curl Curl
Live Music, Art and Culture, Arts Festival, Creative Open, Live music, Curl Curl Creative Space, Music and Dance
Sat 27 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
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Kangaroo Heights: Set in Stone, Guided Walk

Discover the stories behind the stone kangaroo and other prominent features of Manly’s past.
Meeting Point: 1 Belgrave St Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, Arts Festival, Creative Open, Public Art and Walks
Sat 27 Jul
2.30 PM - 5.30 PM
Northern Sydney Arts Therapists Group

Engage, Create, Reflect

Creative Arts Therapy Workshop for Teens and Adults.
Berry Hall, Tramshed Arts and Community Centre 1395A Pittwater Rd Narrabeen
Art and Culture, Community Group, Council Events, Creative Open, Workshops and Talks
Sat 27 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
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Weekend Sounds at Royal Motor Yacht Club

Offering harmony in every bite, sight, and sound, enjoy local live acts and a roaring fire.
Royal Motor Yacht Club 46 Prince Alfred Parade Newport
Live Music, Art and Culture, Creative Open, Live music
Sun 28 Jul
10.00 AM - 3.00 PM
Cope St Parade

Cope St Parade take the North!

A Manly Jazz favorite, Cope St Parade perform a melting pot of irresistible parlor music created in a style that sounds both new and old, yet always uniquely Australian. Think Django Reinhardt meets Louis Armstrong in a good old country pub!
Newport; Newport SLSC and Robertson Rd Avalon; Old Barrenjoey Rd and Dunbar Park Newport and Avalon
Live Music, Art and Culture, Council Events, Arts Festival, Creative Open, Experiences and Performances, Live music
Sun 28 Jul
10.00 AM - 6.00 PM
Sand and Sounds

Sand and Sounds at Newport SLSC

Build your appetite sculpting sandcastles to win and follow it up with a delicious communal lunch set against stunning ocean views, and watch the sun go down with live grooves from the Darren Heinrich Trio.
394 Barrenjoey Rd Newport
Live Music, Art and Culture, Children and Families, Council Events, Creative Open, Experiences and Performances, Live music
Sun 28 Jul
10.00 AM - 11.00 AM
Nick Pedulla

Talking Timber: Insights from Expert Woodworkers

Panel discussion featuring Nick Pedulla (Pedulla Studio), Katie Stafford (Girl & Grain), and Peter Blanchard. Interviewed by Fiona Verity and Julie Nicholson from the Art Wank Podcast.
Freshwater Brewing Company 4 Powells Road Brookvale
Art and Culture, Council Events, Arts Festival, Creative Open, Workshops and Talks
Sun 28 Jul
11.00 AM - 3.30 PM
Baha'i Temple

Family Day at the Baha’i House of Worship

Pack a picnic and bring the family for a fun-filled day on the greens with games, music, and cultural activities.
Baha’i Temple 173 Mona Vale Road Ingleside
Live Music, Art and Culture, Children and Families, Community Group, Council Events, Arts Festival, Creative Open, Experiences and Performances
Sun 28 Jul
11.30 AM - 1.30 PM
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Mindful Art Workshop

Connect with your creativity with this water colour and pencil workshop for adults.
The Creative Library, Manly Library 1 Market Ln Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Workshops and Talks
Sun 28 Jul
12.00 PM - 5.00 PM
SOKOL Sydney

Sokol Social

Craft food, authentic Pilsner, indoor pickleball demonstrations, and a live Slovakian music performed by Slovakian folklore band Kukabura.
SOKOL Sydney 16 Grattan Crescent Frenches Forest
Live Music, Art and Culture, Children and Families, Community Group, Arts Festival, Creative Open, Experiences and Performances, Live music, Music and Dance
Sun 28 Jul
3.30 PM - 6.30 PM
The Waterfront Cafe

The Co-op Club

Enjoy the waterfront views and old-school tunes with Kotahi Groove.
The Waterfront Café, 1860 Pittwater Rd Church Point
Live Music, Art and Culture, Council Events, Creative Open, Live music
Sun 28 Jul
4.00 PM - 7.00 PM
Music at Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club

Music at Mona Vale Surf Club

Dive into the groove with In-Kahoots, overlooking spectacular coastal views.
Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club 1 Surfview Rd Mona Vale
Art and Culture, Council Events, Arts Festival, Hear, Creative Open, Live music
Thu 1 Aug
9.30 AM - 11.30 AM

Create & Connect

Explore art making, creative expression and relaxation in our open studio art therapy workshop.
Avalon Creative Space 32 Old Barrenjoey Road Avalon Beach
Art and Culture, Avalon Creative Space
Thu 1 Aug
6.00 PM - 8.00 PM
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Launch 2024 Environmental Art & Design Prize

Join visual artist and 2024 judge Trent Jansen and the finalists in the Environmental Art & Design Prize for the announcement of the 2024 awards.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 1a West Esplanade Manly
Art and Culture, Collective for Environmental Art & Design, Council Events, MAG&M Talks and Events
Fri 2 Aug
Sun 25 Aug
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Environmental Art & Design Prize 2024

2 – 25 August 2024. Discover innovative and thought-provoking works from 200 finalists from across Australia. These artists and designers responded to the theme of the environment, with the aim to inspire real world change.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 1a West Esplanade Manly
Art and Culture, Collective for Environmental Art & Design, Council Events, - MAG&M future exhibition
Sat 3 Aug
2.00 PM - 3.00 PM
Elliot Bastianon, Oregon Chair

Meet the Designers: 2024 Environmental Art & Design Prize

A fast-moving opportunity to engage with the designers as you move around the gallery freely, listening to
stories of inspiration and the creative process.
Curl Curl Creative Space 105 Abbott Road North Curl Curl
Art and Culture, Collective for Environmental Art & Design, Council Events, MAG&M Talks and Events
Sat 10 Aug
2.00 PM - 3.00 PM
Alex Wisser, Mine

Meet the Artists: 2024 Environmental Art & Design Prize

A fast-moving opportunity to engage with the artists as you move around the gallery freely, listening to
stories of inspiration and the creative process.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 1a West Esplanade Manly
Art and Culture, Collective for Environmental Art & Design, Council Events, MAG&M Talks and Events
Thu 15 Aug
9.30 AM - 11.30 AM

Create & Connect

Explore art making, creative expression and relaxation in our open studio art therapy workshop.
Avalon Creative Space 32 Old Barrenjoey Road Avalon Beach
Art and Culture, Avalon Creative Space
Thu 15 Aug
6.00 PM - 7.30 PM
Winner 2023 - Interdisciplinary collab - Kandos School of Cultural Adaptation Land Studio

Collective Action: CEAD Panel Discussion

You are invited to join MAG&M’s Collective for Environmental Art & Design (CEAD) at the first panel discussion of this new initiative.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum 1a West Esplanade, Manly
Art and Culture, Collective for Environmental Art & Design, Council Events, MAG&M Talks and Events
Sat 17 Aug
2.00 PM - 3.00 PM
Claudia Padman, The Salvaging

Meet the Young Artists/Designers: 2024 Environmental Art & Design Prize

A fast-moving opportunity to engage with the young artists and designers as you move around the gallery
freely, listening to stories of inspiration and the creative process.
Mona Vale Creative Space Gallery 1 Park Street Mona Vale
Art and Culture, Collective for Environmental Art & Design, Council Events, MAG&M Talks and Events
Thu 29 Aug
9.30 AM - 11.30 AM

Create & Connect

Explore art making, creative expression and relaxation in our open studio art therapy workshop.
Avalon Creative Space 32 Old Barrenjoey Road Avalon Beach
Art and Culture, Avalon Creative Space
Fri 30 Aug
Wed 30 Oct
Artwork by Mel Robson, Ingress Egress Regress 2020

Clay on Country

30 August – 30 October 2024. Clay on Country celebrates the richness of ceramic practice in the central desert region.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 1a West Esplanade Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, - MAG&M future exhibition
Fri 30 Aug
Sun 8 Dec
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Collection 100: Commission Spotlight - Jude Rae

30 August – 8 December 2024. To celebrate 100 years of public collecting at the Manly Art Gallery & Museum, a major work by contemporary Australia artist Jude Rae has been specially commissioned.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 1a West Esplanade Manly
Art and Culture, - MAG&M future exhibition
Fri 30 Aug
Sun 13 Oct
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Collection 100: Search

2024 marks 100 years of public collecting at MAG&M. To celebrate, we are presenting a series of three special exhibitions throughout the year.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 1a West Esplanade Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, - MAG&M future exhibition
Wed 4 Sep
Sun 15 Sep

We by the Sea

We by the Sea is a photographic body of work that captures the beauty of water and how our lives are connected to it.
Curl Curl Creative Space 104 Abbott Rd Curl Curl
Art and Culture, Curl Curl Creative Space, Exhibitions
Thu 12 Sep
9.30 AM - 11.30 AM

Create & Connect

Explore art making, creative expression and relaxation in our open studio art therapy workshop.
Avalon Creative Space 32 Old Barrenjoey Road Avalon Beach
Art and Culture, Avalon Creative Space
Thu 26 Sep
9.30 AM - 11.30 AM

Create & Connect

Explore art making, creative expression and relaxation in our open studio art therapy workshop.
Avalon Creative Space 32 Old Barrenjoey Road Avalon Beach
Art and Culture, Avalon Creative Space
Thu 17 Oct
9.30 AM - 11.30 AM

Create & Connect

Explore art making, creative expression and relaxation in our open studio art therapy workshop.
Avalon Creative Space 32 Old Barrenjoey Road Avalon Beach
Art and Culture, Avalon Creative Space
Fri 18 Oct
Sun 8 Dec
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Hyphenated

18 October – 8 December 2024. Hyphenated thoroughly interrogates the hybrid qualities of hyphenated identities from multiple perspectives.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 1a West Esplanade Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, - MAG&M future exhibition
Thu 31 Oct
9.30 AM - 11.30 AM

Create & Connect

Explore art making, creative expression and relaxation in our open studio art therapy workshop.
Avalon Creative Space 32 Old Barrenjoey Road Avalon Beach
Art and Culture, Avalon Creative Space
Thu 14 Nov
9.30 AM - 11.30 AM

Create & Connect

Explore art making, creative expression and relaxation in our open studio art therapy workshop.
Avalon Creative Space 32 Old Barrenjoey Road Avalon Beach
Art and Culture, Avalon Creative Space
Thu 28 Nov
9.30 AM - 11.30 AM

Create & Connect

Explore art making, creative expression and relaxation in our open studio art therapy workshop.
Avalon Creative Space 32 Old Barrenjoey Road Avalon Beach
Art and Culture, Avalon Creative Space
Thu 12 Dec
9.30 AM

Create & Connect

Explore art making, creative expression and relaxation in our open studio art therapy workshop.
Avalon Creative Space 32 Old Barrenjoey Road Avalon Beach
Art and Culture, Avalon Creative Space
Fri 13 Dec
Sun 16 Feb
Angela Tiatia, Narcissus. 2019. Single channel video.

The Water Understands

13 December 2024 - 16 February 2025. The Water Understands takes Ralph Waldo Emerson’s poem Water as a starting point.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 1a West Esplanade Manly
Art and Culture, Collective for Environmental Art & Design, Council Events, - MAG&M future exhibition

Life Drawing Studio

Come along to one of our Life Drawing Sessions.

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Weaving Stories

The 2024 Weaving Stories workshops offer a unique opportunity to engage with local Aboriginal knowledge holders and a traditional master...

Photo of three hand-woven shapes using rafia. A large pink oval at the bottom, a smaller red oval on the right, and a small green star on the top left.