Curl Curl Creative Space is a contemporary art space. We provide a platform for local artists, a unique program of exhibitions, and support for the development of creative and cultural programming on the Northern Beaches.


Curl Curl Creative Space is a unique indoor/outdoor cultural space available for artists, collectives and collaborative groups to hire, exhibit, and curate their work. It presents a diverse exhibition and activation program featuring work by both emerging and established artists and is well-supported by the local community.

The Curl Curl Creative Space program features 20 x two-week exhibitions annually and is periodically available for events and creative workshop opportunities.

Co-located within the Gallery are 4 artist studios available for long-term hire through the Northern Beaches Studios program. 

Gallery Details

  • Dimensions: L13m x W 9m
  • Equipment: Exhibition hanging and lighting system, 98 gallery lines, 160 gallery hooks, 15 display plinths, 17 chairs, 4 tables, 20 stools, and a complete installation/hanging kit.
  • Duration of hire: The gallery can be hired for a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of four weeks at a time.
  • Operating hours: The hirer can operate between 7am and 11pm. Example exhibition hours are 10am - 4pm. 
  • Staff: The gallery is unstaffed and artist hirers must have appropriate minders during their exhibition opening times.

Venue Hire


Applications for exhibitions in 2024 are closed. 

Fees 23/24 FY

  • Exhibition Half Gallery - $195 per week
  • Exhibition Solo - $270 per week
  • Exhibition Group - $385 per week
  • Commercial - $1070 per week
  • Workshop fees - starting from $22 per hour

Key Documents

Terms and Conditions




105 Abbott Road, North Curl Curl NSW 2099

How to get here

25 mins from Manly Wharf via bus R 136. Parking is available both at the Creative Space and on the street.


  • From bus stop walk 150m, paved path. 
  • From car park street level access across gravel and sealed surface.
  • Public and ambulatory toilet on site.
  • Please contact us for more specific access information.

Contact Us

For more information email us at or call 1300 434 434.

What's On

Thu 25 Jul
6.00 PM - 8.00 PM
Weaving Bridges

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.
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Wed 12 Jun
Sat 22 Jun


An exhibition of contemporary art examining the intricate relationship between light, nature, and contemporary artistic expression.
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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.
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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.
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