• Image detail: Charlie Sheard, Pure Abstraction [LJW - LBF], 2012-2015, acrylic mediums on polyester, 214 x 198cm

Throughout the year we present a range of exhibitions, featuring painting, drawing, photography, illustration, multimedia, ceramics, and printmaking. You’ll find inspiration from emerging and established local, Indigenous and international artists, and we’ll always try to surprise you.

View the Exhibitions Program for July to Dec 2019.

It’s inspirational to look back at past exhibitions and remember the many astonishing installations, experiences and exhibitions the MAG&M has been privileged to host over just the past few years, and the many artists we have been able to present.

What's on now?

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.

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 ...

Image detail: Charlie Sheard, Poem 5, 2017-2018

Charlie Sheard: Absolute Abstraction

This exhibition presents the work of Charlie Sheard, one of Sydney’s most respected abstract painters who has spent the last forty years developing...

Image detail: Louise Whelan, Portside Skate Space, 2010

Louise Whelan: A Portal in Transition, The Accidental Archive

Distinguished and prolific photographer, Louise Whelan, is known for her honest portrayal of outsider communities and cultures. This exhibition ...