• Image detail: Mary-Anne Barnes, Amadeus, mixed media

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.

It’s inspirational to look back 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. 

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Current Exhibitions


3 Nov - 3 Dec 2017

Artists have explored their own interests in land as an idea, a metaphor, a noun, a verb, a place, a possibility, a presence, a contested space and as a grand cultural presence within this region and beyond.  Through art we can explore old meanings and create new ones using various forms of imagination to delve deeper into the meaning of land to us.

This dynamic exhibition aims to support and encourage creativity on the Northern Beaches and for the promotion and exposure of artists within our region. The exhibition showcases works from the wide range of artistic practice, including photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, glass and ceramics.

Image detail: Trudy Goodwin, Midden, 2017, collograph with etchings and pencil

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner: Nettie Lodge

3 Nov - 3 Dec 2017

Inspired by the famous 1798 poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, author and illustrator Nettie Lodge has created a contemporary visual narrative in a series of 40 paintings.  The words first captured the artist’s imagination at the age of 10 and this visual realization of the poem, created over the past 7 years, powerfully illustrates the epic and tragic story of the albatross and the mariner. 

Image detail: Nettie Lodge, Illustration 27, watercolour on paper, 29.5 x 42cm

3 Boats

8 Sep - 26 Nov 2017

This unique exhibition presents a rare and original Manly Pier dodgem boat, alongside an early Manly Junior sailing dinghy - both 1950s. These craft are juxtaposed with Richard Goodwin’s award winning sculpture Moth (2003), which plays with the pleasure craft form to invoke metaphorical allusions to journey and transformations. This project continues the approach of the blending of heritage objects with original art works that has come to characterize MAG&M’s museum. Curated by Ross Heathcote.
Image detail: Richard Goodwin, Moth, 2003
Last updated : Thu 2 Nov 2017