Upcoming events

Fri 8 Dec
Sun 28 Jul
oel McKenna Cat on Table 2017 Hand-formed ceramic tile 14cm x 17.5cm

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 19 Jun
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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 25 Jun
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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
Wed 21 Feb
Sun 14 Apr
Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Proud Mary

Daniel Mudie Cunningham: Proud Mary

21 Feb – 14 Apr 2024 - Daniel Mudie Cunningham: Proud Mary is a four-channel video projection that documents Daniel Mudie Cunningham’s performances of this iconic song. Chosen as his funeral song, Daniel has vowed to perform a lip-syncing rendition of the song every five years until his death.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 1a West Esplanade Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, - MAG&M current exhibition, Education and Learning, Exhibitions, Youth, Mardi Gras
Mon 26 Feb
Sun 3 Mar

« As beautiful as a bullet »

One year of paint in the Northern Beaches – Solo art exhibition by the French artist Charlotte Bourrilly and guest musician.
Curl Curl Creative Space, 105 Abbott Road North Curl Curl
Art and Culture, Curl Curl Creative Space, Exhibitions, Music and Dance
Fri 1 Mar
Sun 14 Apr
Collaborative workshop with Studio A and Bushlink

Bleeding Hearts and Morning Glory: Artwork by Guy Fredericks & Chloe Watfern with Studio A

1 Mar – 14 Apr 2024 - A collaborative project developed by artist Guy Fredericks, Studio A, Dr Chloe Watfern, and MAG&M, Bleeding Hearts and Morning Glory is a socially engaged exhibition that encourages people with intellectual disabilities to participate in conversations about climate change. The project engages neurodivergent people across the Northern Beaches involved in climate action, caring for country, tending local gardens, and working with community groups focused on climate solutions.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 1a West Esplanade MANLY
Art and Culture, Council Events, - MAG&M future exhibition, Disability, Education and Learning, Exhibitions, Youth
Fri 1 Mar
Sun 14 Apr
Eden Stewart Solitude unveiled painting (NBSC Freshwater Senior Campus) (003)

Out Front 2024: Thirty years of Express Yourself

1 Mar - 14 Apr 2024 - An annual exhibition of artworks by HSC Visual Arts students, selected from the 20 secondary schools across Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 1a West Esplanade MANLY
Art and Culture, Council Events, - MAG&M future exhibition, Education and Learning, Exhibitions, Youth
Sat 2 Mar
12.00 PM - 4.00 PM
Painting with watercolours

Watercolour Art Class

Exploring elements of nature, learn the basics of painting with watercolours.
Manly Library, 1 Market Place Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, Education and Learning, Youth
Thu 7 Mar
Sun 17 Mar
Reaching for the Stars - Catriona Pollard

Catriona Pollard's Solo Exhibition - Luminosity of Spirit

Catriona Pollard's solo exhibition ‘Luminosity of Spirit’ explores our spiritual connection to nature using beautiful woven sculptures to access the visceral and organic landscapes of spirit within nature.
Curl Curl Creative Space, 105 Abbott Rd Curl Curl
Art and Culture, Curl Curl Creative Space
Thu 7 Mar
1.30 PM - 3.30 PM
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Climate Lassos and Care for Place

Join Guy Fredericks, Studio A, and Chloe Watfern for a creative workshop that responds to their exhibition, Bleeding Hearts and Morning Glory.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 1a West Esplanade MANLY
Art and Culture, MAG&M Talks and Events, Disability
Fri 8 Mar
6.00 PM - 8.00 PM

Iconically Us Art Exhibition

Visit Leigh Binskin's exciting new art collection and search the layers of nostalgic sentiment to evoke your own treasured memories of our local Northern Beaches culture.
Sugar House Studios 73 Winbourne Road Brookvale
Art and Culture
Sun 10 Mar
10.00 AM - 3.00 PM

Looping Basketry Workshop with Catriona Pollard

Join this fun filled workshop with weaving expert Catriona Pollard and learn the wonderful basketry technique of looping.
Curl Curl Creative Space, 105 Abbott Rd Curl Curl
Art and Culture, Curl Curl Creative Space
Mon 18 Mar
10.30 AM - 11.30 AM
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Collection 100 Appeal Morning Tea

To celebrate 100 years of public collecting at the Manly Art Gallery & Museum, we need your help to commission a major work by contemporary Australia artist Jude Rae.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 1a West Esplanade MANLY
Art and Culture, MAG&M Talks and Events
Wed 20 Mar
Sun 31 Mar

Stunning

Art Exhibition by 30 emerging and established Northern Beaches Artists.
105 Abbott Road North Curl Curl
Art and Culture, Curl Curl Creative Space, Exhibitions
Wed 20 Mar
3.00 PM - 5.00 PM
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Drop in and Draw at Glen Street

Headspace Brookvale & Glen Street Library are teaming up to hold an art session!
Glen Street Library, Cnr Glen Street and, Blackbutts Rd Frenchs Forest
Art and Culture, Education and Learning, Health and Wellbeing, Youth
Tue 26 Mar
10.00 AM - 11.30 AM
MAG&M exhibitions: Tour + Tea

MAG&M exhibitions: Tour + Tea

Enjoy morning tea and a special guided tour by Manly Art Gallery & Museum's curators. Learn about our ceramics collection through the artworks in Surface Effect. See recent HSC Visual Arts works by students from the 20 high schools across the Northern Beaches in Out Front 2024. Watch Daniel Mudie Cunningham’s Proud Mary video installation, and view artwork by Guy Fredericks & Chloe Watfern with Studio A in Bleeding Hearts & Morning Glory.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 1a West Esplanade MANLY
Art and Culture, Community Group, Council Events, MAG&M Talks and Events, Seniors Festival
Fri 5 Apr
Fri 12 Apr

Amber Oswald - Solo Exhibition

An exhibition exploring the interplay of light and figures in water.
Curl Curl Creative Space 105 Abbott Rd North Curl Curl
Art and Culture, Curl Curl Creative Space, Exhibitions
Sat 13 Apr
2.30 PM - 4.00 PM
Barnaby Hancock Riot  Repeat painting

Out Front Live

View the exhibition and enjoy live music performed by young local musicians.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 1a West Esplanade MANLY
Art and Culture, MAG&M Talks and Events
Mon 15 Apr
10.00 AM - 4.00 PM
Watercolour painting of clown fish

Kids holiday workshops: Watercolour Wonder

Explore the vibrant world of watercolour painting and create your own unique artwork.
Curl Curl Creative Space 105 Abbott Road Curl Curl
Art and Culture, Children and Families, Workshops and Talks
Tue 16 Apr
11.00 AM - 4.00 PM
Watercolour Turtle

Workshop: Watercolour and Ink for Teens

Join artist Amber Oswald, and delve into the art of watercolour and ink this school holidays.
Curl Curl Creative Space 105 Abbott Rd North Curl Curl
Art and Culture, Workshops and Talks, Curl Curl Creative Space, Education and Learning, School Holidays, Youth
Wed 17 Apr
4.00 PM - 6.00 PM
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Drop in and Draw at Mona Vale

Headspace Brookvale & Mona Vale Library are teaming up to hold an art session!
Mona Vale Library, 1 Park Street Mona Vale
Art and Culture, Youth Week, Education and Learning, Health and Wellbeing, School Holidays, Youth
Fri 19 Apr
Sun 9 Jun
Jan Downes, Materialised/ Greg Daly, Bowl

HELD

19 Apr - 9 Jun 2024. Accompanying the TABLED exhibition in the adjacent gallery space, HELD deepens the exploration into what nourishes us.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 1a West Esplanade MANLY
Art and Culture, Council Events, - MAG&M future exhibition
Fri 19 Apr
Sun 9 Jun
Large Bahn mi 2023 glazed earthenware

PLACED

19 April – 9 June 2024. PLACED is an exhibition that probes how traditional and contemporary ceramics are instrumental in fostering a sense of place, belonging, and connection.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 1a West Esplanade MANLY
Art and Culture, Council Events, - MAG&M future exhibition
Fri 19 Apr
Sun 9 Jun
A1459 Longhurst Kathrin Alpha 2021 oil on linen 91 x 91cm_

Collection 100: New

19 Apr - 9 Jun 2024. A special exhibition of recent acquisitions over the Summer to celebrate 100 years of public collecting at MAG&M.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 1a West Esplanade MANLY
Art and Culture, Council Events, - MAG&M future exhibition
Fri 19 Apr
Sun 9 Jun
Paul Davis 2

TABLED

19 Apr - 9 Jun 2024. In collaboration with chefs, cooks and artisan food producers, TABLED presents tableware designed and made by thirteen potters in this partnership exhibition with MAG&M and The Australian Ceramics Association.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 1a West Esplanade MANLY
Art and Culture, Council Events, - MAG&M future exhibition
Wed 15 May
4.00 PM - 6.00 PM
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Drop in and Draw at Manly

Headspace Brookvale & Manly Library are teaming up to hold an art session!
Manly Library, 1 Market Place Manly
Art and Culture, Education and Learning, Health and Wellbeing, Youth
Thu 16 May
Sun 26 May

A Thousand Prayers /(on the Camino Frances)

This exhibition weaves images from the Camino in an installation of pastel works on paper, silks in botanical dyes with coloured thread, and film, creating a layered experience inspired by this life transforming walk.
Curl Curl Creative Space 105 Abbott Road North Curl Curl
Art and Culture, Curl Curl Creative Space, Exhibitions
Thu 16 May
6.00 PM - 9.00 PM
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Drawing Masterclass Series: Kathrin Longhurst - Portraiture

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
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 future exhibition
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 future exhibition
Wed 19 Jun
3.00 PM - 5.00 PM
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Drop in and Draw at Glen Street

Headspace Brookvale & Glen Street Library are teaming up to hold an art session!
Glen Street Library, Cnr Glen Street and, Blackbutts Rd Frenchs Forest
Art and Culture, Education and Learning, Health and Wellbeing, Youth
Fri 2 Aug
Sun 25 Aug
Jane Theau Retired (At Last!) (Ceramics  small sculpture)

Environmental Art & Design Prize 2024

2 – 25 August 2024. The Environmental Art & Design Prize presents an opportunity annually for the Australian community to engage the natural world and the environmental challenges we face.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 1a West Esplanade MANLY
Art and Culture, Council Events, - MAG&M future exhibition
Fri 30 Aug
Sun 8 Dec
Jude Rae Work in progress SL490

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
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 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
Fri 13 Dec
Sun 16 Feb
Angela Tiatia, Narcissus. 2019. Single channel video.

The Water Understands

13 December - February 2025.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 1a West Esplanade MANLY
Art and Culture, Council Events, - MAG&M future exhibition

Life Drawing Studio

Come along to one of our Life Drawing Sessions.

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