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Upcoming Events

Tue 1 Jan
Tue 31 Dec

Manly Art Gallery & Museum ceramics gallery installation © the artists and Karen Watson Photography

In the Storeroom - MAG&M’s Ceramics Collection

View 'behind the scenes' ceramics collection which currently comprises over 390 works dating back to the 1970s.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture
Fri 26 Jul
Sun 20 Oct

Image detail: Stu Spence, Come on, take my hand, 2008

Stu Spence: Unclear, Becoming Clearer

Stu Spence’s photographs are oblique observations of fleeting moments. Ambiguous in meaning, they wait for interpretation and narrative. He is a photographic artist not afraid of...
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Exhibitions, Council Events, Arts Festival, See
Wed 4 Sep
Sun 6 Oct

Image detail: Midori Furze, Belonging

Belonging - A Group Art Exhibition

Art & Soul Collective (A&SC) group exhibition brings together the diverse works of local artists who explore the theme of ‘belonging’.
Art & Soul Collective Gallery, Seaforth
Art and Culture, Arts Festival, See
Fri 6 Sep
Sun 29 Sep

Manly Arts Festival

This year we’re coming together to celebrate 26 years of this community-based arts festival in the fields of the visual, musical, literary and performing arts. Our region will be...
Art and Culture, Council Events
Fri 6 Sep
Sun 20 Oct

Image detail: Wendy Sharpe, Autumn Night, Manly, oil on canvas, 30 x 30cm

Wendy Sharpe: Wanderlust

Specially curated for MAG&M by the artist, this new iteration of Wendy Sharpe’s travelling exhibition, Wanderlust, evokes experiences of the artist’s world travels, and...
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Exhibitions, Council Events, Arts Festival, See
Fri 6 Sep
Sun 29 Sep

The Papered House: Joanne Neville

Paper artist Jo Neville’s interpretive curation of the cottage, The Papered House is an immersive installation set within a deserted former quarantine staff residence at Q Station.
Q Station Staff Cottage, Manly
Art and Culture, Arts Festival, Hear
Fri 6 Sep
Sun 20 Oct

Image detail: Mick Glasheen, Ceremonial Site at Dawn

Mick Glasheen - Garigal Country: Drawing on the Land

Mick Glasheen has been a pioneering force in the fields of experimental film and interactive media. For the past twenty-five years, living on the Northern Beaches, he has been...
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Exhibitions, Council Events, Arts Festival, See
Fri 6 Sep
Sun 29 Sep

Between the Trees, Rachel Carroll

Between the Trees

An exhibition of paintings by Rachel Carroll from here to sunset, often between the trees shows a painted journey through rural New South Wales.
Hamptons House, Fairlight
Art and Culture, Arts Festival, See
Wed 11 Sep
Sun 22 Sep

Hot May day-Smoke over water-Northern beaches from North head David K Wiggs 2019

Headlands, Fire and Home and Away

An exhibition of paintings and drawings by David Wiggs produced on site around the harbour, the beaches, the lush landscape of Palm Beach and North Head
Gallery 109, Manly
Art and Culture, Arts Festival, See
Thu 12 Sep
Wed 2 Oct

Leonie Barton

Manly - By Perspective

Three week solo exhibition displaying a continuation of Leonie Barton’s photography of ephemeral art installations created in Manly and its surrounds.
Sydney Road Gallery, Seaforth
Art and Culture, Arts Festival, See
Thu 12 Sep
Thu 26 Sep

Art & Word Project Launch

Authors with a connection to the Northern Beaches were asked to create works inspired by the theme ‘saltwater’.
Manly Library, Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, Arts Festival, See
Sat 14 Sep
Sun 29 Sep

MAG&M Society Life Drawing Group

The timeless endeavour to describe the human form on display by the Manly Art Gallery & Museum Society Life Drawing Group who attend open studio sessions fortnightly.
Art Smart, Seaforth
Art and Culture, Arts Festival, See
Sat 14 Sep
Sun 29 Sep

Stillscape

Stillscape. The contemplation of object and landscape.
Be Brave Artspace, Avalon
Art and Culture, Exhibitions
Sat 21 Sep
Sun 22 Sep

Surfing on the northern beaches. A visual journey - Morgan

Stories from the Ocean

Five photographers based on the Northern Beaches come together to bring you visual stories from the ocean.
Queenscliff Surf Club, Queenscliff
Art and Culture, Arts Festival, See
Sat 21 Sep
Sun 22 Sep

Glass Workshop - Glass Casting Intensive

This two-day workshop will take students on an intensive journey into the creative possibilities of kiln cast glass.
G Spot Glass Studio, Queenscliff
Art and Culture, Arts Festival, Play
Sat 21 Sep
Sun 29 Sep

'Sublimated Heritage' - Dong-Shin Starzacher

Sublimated Heritage

A joint exhibition of works by artists Dong-Shin Starzacher, South Korean/Swiss and Stacie Smith, American.
Eramboo Gallery, Terrey Hills
Art and Culture, Arts Festival, See
Sat 21 Sep
Sun 22 Sep

Glass Workshop - Glass Blowing Intensive

Discover the excitement of working with hot glass and join in the fascinating foray into the mysteries of the age-old art form of glass blowing
G Spot Glass Studio, Queenscliff
Art and Culture, Arts Festival, Play
Sun 22 Sep
10.30 AM - 1.00 PM
Origami Challenge

Origami Challenge

Let's have fun with origami!
Shuffle Studio (Building 10D), Brookvale
Art and Culture, Families, Arts Festival, Play
Sun 22 Sep
11.00 AM - 3.00 PM

Beautify the Bollards

Repaint the bollards at Avalon Beach!
Avalon Beach Surf Life Saving Club, Avalon Beach
Art and Culture, Families, Council Events
Sun 22 Sep
3.00 PM - 4.00 PM

Image detail: Mick Glasheen, Sea Eagle Over the Edge, 2016

Artist talk - Mick Glasheen: Garigal Country - Drawing on the Land

Mick Glasheen discusses his connection to the places he depicts and the processes he uses to bring them to life. Glasheen has been a pioneering force in the fields of experimental...
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, MAG&M Talks and Events
Sun 22 Sep
6.00 PM - 9.00 PM

Finals & Awards Night - 24/7 Youth Film Festival

The top 10 24/7 Youth Film Festival submissions battle it out over $5000 worth of prizes!
Hoyts Warringah Mall - Cinema 8, Brookvale
Art and Culture, Markets and Festivals, Youth, Council Events, Arts Festival, See
Tue 24 Sep
7.15 PM - 9.15 PM

Life Drawing Studio

Be inspired and get creative as part of this special festive Life Drawing Studio.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, Arts Festival, Play
Wed 25 Sep
Sat 28 Sep

Jane Bennet artwork 2017

No Place Like Home

A community art exhibition highlighting the importance of a safe, secure home with each artwork conveying what home means to the artist.
Creative Space, North Curl Curl
Art and Culture, Community Group, Creative Space - Curl Curl, Exhibitions, Arts Festival, See
Wed 25 Sep
Sun 6 Oct

A Primal Move, Heather Mead

A Primal Move

An exhibition titled Dancing - that uninhabited act of movement – is a collection of expressive paintings and sculptures that explore the personalities, culture and generation...
Gallery 109, Manly
Art and Culture, Arts Festival, See
Fri 27 Sep
Thu 31 Oct

The Art of Ageing Exhibition

The Art of Ageing is a photographic exhibition that celebrates the value, experience and contribution older people bring to the community, and challenges out-dated perceptions of...
Mona Vale Library, Mona Vale
Art and Culture, Education and Learning, Seniors
Fri 27 Sep
Sun 29 Sep

Shot

A three day exhibition of 10 local Northern Beaches artists, showcasing film and photography, coordinated by Katika Schultz.
Yaw waY Gallery Sunk Cocktail Bar, Narrabeen
Art and Culture, Arts Festival, See
Fri 27 Sep
7.30 PM - 9.30 PM

Spiegelesque Too

After a sell out season in 2018, Spiegelesque is back with a brand new show!
Glen Street Theatre, Belrose
Art and Culture, Music and Dance, Council Events, Arts Festival, See
Sat 28 Sep
7.30 PM - 9.30 PM

Spiegelesque Too

After a sell out season in 2018, Spiegelesque is back with a brand new show!
Glen Street Theatre, Belrose
Art and Culture, Music and Dance, Council Events, Arts Festival, See
Sun 29 Sep
10.30 AM - 12.00 PM

Kids Art Adventures Creative Workshops

Children aged 5-11 years are invited to join the creative fun.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Children, Council Events, Arts Festival, Play
Sun 29 Sep
11.30 AM - 1.30 PM

Choral Performance - Northern Beaches Chorus

The Northern Beaches Chorus, a Cappella group will entertain MAG&M visitors with a range of its favourite songs.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Arts Festival, Hear, MAG&M Talks and Events
Tue 1 Oct
Thu 31 Oct

Tiny Doors Wellness Walk

Plan your challenge, choose your destination, get connected. Open the door to your community with the Tiny Doors Walking Map. From the 1 October pick up a map from your local...
Dee Why, Dee Why
Art and Culture, Education and Learning, Seniors
Thu 3 Oct
Sun 13 Oct

Collage & Performance: 2019 Kimbriki Artists in Residence Exhibition

Council's Artist Residency Program supports artists to produce a body of work focusing on the reuse and repurposing of materials recovered from Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre.
Creative Space, North Curl Curl
Art and Culture, Creative Space - Curl Curl, Exhibitions, Council Events
Thu 3 Oct
6.30 PM - 7.30 PM

The Art of Ageing Launch

You are invited to the exhibition launch on Thursday 3 October, 6.30pm with refreshments and nibbles on arrival. RSVP to the launch night The Art of Ageing is a photographic...
Mona Vale Library, Mona Vale
Art and Culture, Education and Learning, Seniors
Fri 4 Oct
7.00 PM - 9.00 PM

Jim Moginie’s MAG&M Music Lounge - Neil Murray

Jim Moginie is the special guest curator of the Music Lounge for this year’s Manly Arts Festival
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, Arts Festival, Hear
Wed 9 Oct
6.00 PM - 8.00 PM

The Monthly Mixer - Networking at the Creative Space

A networking night at the Creative Space for all creatives.
Creative Space, Nth Curl Curl
Art and Culture, Creative Space - Curl Curl, Youth
Thu 10 Oct
6.00 PM - 8.00 PM

Image detail: Wendy Sharpe, Venice, gouache on paper

Wanderlust Champagne & Canapes with Wendy Sharpe

Come join Wendy Sharpe and members of the MAG&M Society for an evening at the gallery featuring walk through the exhibition, Wanderlust. Wendy will be ‘in conversation’ with...
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, MAG&M Society
Thu 10 Oct
6.30 PM - 7.30 PM

Judy Nunn Author Talk

Join beloved author Judy Nunn as she discusses her newest breathtaking historical novel set in Queensland during World War 2. Khaki Town is inspired by a true wartime story that...
Warringah Mall Library, Brookvale
Art and Culture, Seniors
Fri 11 Oct
5.30 PM - 7.30 PM

Arts for Wellness

Arts for Wellness is the Northern Beaches arm of the Big Anxiety Festival, offering the community an opportunity to explore and experience a sample of creative arts activities for...
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, Arts Festival, Play
Sat 12 Oct
10.00 AM - 4.30 PM

Arts for Wellness

Arts for Wellness is the Northern Beaches arm of the Big Anxiety Festival, offering the community an opportunity to explore and experience a sample of creative arts activities for...
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, Arts Festival, Play
Sun 13 Oct
2.00 PM - 4.00 PM

Image detail: Wendy Sharpe, Paris - Past present and imagined, 2009

Demonstration & Artist Talk - Wendy Sharpe: Wanderlust

See Wendy Sharpe at work as she discusses her technique and artworks in the exhibition. Specially curated for MAG&M, this new iteration of Wendy Sharpe’s travelling exhibition...
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, MAG&M Talks and Events
Wed 16 Oct
10.30 AM - 12.00 PM

Image detail: Wendy Sharpe, Autumn Night, Manly, oil on canvas, 30 x 30cm

Carers Week - 'Exhibitions Explored' Gallery Tour

As part of Carers Week, carers are invited to a guided tour of three unique exhibitions including morning tea.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Exhibitions, Health and Wellbeing, Seniors, Council Events
Thu 17 Oct
Sun 27 Oct

Replay: Celebrating five years of the Creative Space

Time flies when you’re having fun! We’re celebrating five years with an exhibition welcoming back artists who have created work at the space.
Creative Space, North Curl Curl
Art and Culture, Creative Space - Curl Curl, Council Events, Sydney Craft Week
Thu 17 Oct
6.00 PM - 8.00 PM

Tim Farriss, photo by Virginia Young

Creatives Connect - Tim Farriss

Founding member and lead guitarist with legendary Australian rock band INXS, Tim appears ‘in conversation’ with MAG&M curator Ross Heathcote.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, MAG&M Society, MAG&M Talks and Events
Thu 17 Oct
6.30 PM - 7.30 PM

Christian White Author Talk

Join us as Christian White discusses his brilliant beguiling new book The Wife and the Widow . A thriller told from two perspectives, Kate, a widow who discovers her dead husband’...
Manly Library, Manly
Art and Culture
Fri 18 Oct
Sun 20 Oct

The Sydney Chamber Music Festival 2019: Imaginary

This year’s series of concerts brings together music inspired by the voluptuous, worldly artworks of Australian painter Wendy Sharpe.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Education and Learning, Council Events, Arts Festival, Hear, MAG&M Talks and Events
Fri 18 Oct
7.30 PM - 9.30 PM
Music At Manly presents Romancero Gitano

Music At Manly: Romancero Gitano

Guitarist Ermano Brignolo is joined by Sydney Antiphony voices for a recital of Spanish music from the Renaissance to the 21st Century.
Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel, St Patrick's Estate, Manly
Art and Culture, Music and Dance
Sat 19 Oct
10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Pittwater Artists Trail Open Weekend

Visit the Pittwater Artists Trail working studios of 21 artists across 15 locations.
Art and Culture, Exhibitions, Families
Sun 20 Oct
10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Pittwater Artists Trail Open Weekend

Visit the Pittwater Artists Trail working studios of 21 artists across 15 locations.
Art and Culture, Exhibitions, Families
Wed 23 Oct
6.00 PM - 8.00 PM

Creative Toolkit - Creating for the Future

Have you ever thought of using reclaimed materials in an artwork? This event is an essential guide to sustainable making.
Tramshed, Arts & Community Centre, Narrabeen
Art and Culture
Fri 25 Oct
Sun 1 Dec

Image detail: Jude Hungerford, Home triptych

Home Affairs

Selected works by members of MAG&M Society and artists from across the Northern Beaches who have drawn inspiration from the theme ‘home’: homeland, homecoming, home-base,...
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Exhibitions, Council Events
Fri 25 Oct
Sun 1 Dec

Image detail: New Surfrider Hotel, Dee Why Beach (rooftop pool), 1976

From the SMH Archive

Recently rediscovered documentary photographs related to the Northern Beaches from the Sydney Morning Herald archive images which provide fascinating glimpses into our recent past.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Exhibitions, Council Events
Fri 25 Oct
Sun 1 Dec

Image detail: Sue Buckle, Life Cycle - Lotus, 2019

From the Ground Up

An exhibition by the graduating students of the Advanced Diploma in Visual Arts (Ceramics) at Northern Beaches TAFE, showing the artists’ journeys to achieve excellence in their...
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Exhibitions, Council Events
Sun 27 Oct
1.30 PM - 5.00 PM

Australian Girls Choir Sydney Open Day

The Australian Girls Choir are delighted to invite girls who will be school-aged in 2020 and their parents to join them at the Australian Girls Choir Open Day on Sunday October 27.
Mount St Benedict College, Pennant Hills
Art and Culture, Children, Music and Dance
Mon 28 Oct
6.30 PM - 7.30 PM

Chris Hammer Author Talk

Chris Hammer will discuss his new book Silver, the sequel to the bestselling Scrublands. Plagued by traumatic memories, journalist Martin Scarsden vowed never to return to his...
Manly Library, Manly
Art and Culture
Sun 10 Nov
2.00 PM - 4.00 PM

Image by Jude Hungerford

Spirit of Home Poetry Reading

Poets will be performing 'Spirit of Home' works at Manly Art Gallery & Museum on Sunday 10 Nov 2019, 2 - 4pm. There will be an open mic section for any aspiring poet who’d...
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, MAG&M Talks and Events
Wed 13 Nov
12.00 PM - 1.15 PM

Dance for Parkinson's Classes

Do you have Parkinson's? then come and explore movement and creativity, and make new friends.
Tramshed Arts and Community Centre, Narrabeen
Art and Culture, Health and Wellbeing, Seniors
Wed 13 Nov
6.00 PM - 8.00 PM

The Monthly Mixer - Networking at the Creative Space

A networking night at the Creative Space for all creatives.
Creative Space, Nth Curl Curl
Art and Culture, Creative Space - Curl Curl, Youth
Thu 21 Nov
6.00 PM - 8.00 PM

Marisabel Gonzalez

Creatives Connect - Marisabel Gonzalez

Hear Marisabel Gonzalez at this months Creatives Connect
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, MAG&M Society, MAG&M Talks and Events
Sat 23 Nov
7.00 PM - 9.00 PM

Jim Moginie’s MAG&M Music Lounge - Satu Vänskä, Jim Moginie & Brian Ritchie

Jim Moginie is the special guest curator of the Music Lounge for this year’s Manly Arts Festival
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, Arts Festival, Hear
Fri 6 Dec
Sun 23 Feb

Image: Artists at Manly Dam - 26 March 2019

Manly Dam Project

Manly Warringah War Memorial Park, known as Manly Dam, has a unique biodiversity and is a place of recreation and science. In collaboration with the Water Research Laboratory (WRL...
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Exhibitions, Council Events
Fri 6 Dec
7.30 PM - 9.30 PM
Music At Manly presents Cantique de Noel

Music At Manly: Cantique de Noel

Join us for our annual Christmas Concert by members of the committee and friends of Music at Manly.
Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel, St Patrick's Estate, Manly
Art and Culture, Music and Dance