Throughout the years we curate an eclectic range of exhibitions, featuring painting, drawing, photography, illustration, multimedia, ceramics, printmaking, and even music and dance. 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. 

2017   |   2016   |   2015   |   2014   |   2013


Destination Sydney

5 Dec 2015 – 14 Feb 2016

MAG&M, the Mosman Art Gallery and the National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery united in partnership with respected curator Lou Klepac OAM to bring together more than 140 artworks that captured the spirit of Sydney in an explosion of colour and paint.

War Time Quilts: Quilts from Military Fabrics from the Annette Gero Collection

3 Jul – 22 Nov 2015

These rare war quilts, collected by Dr Annette Gero since 1982, were made by soldiers and prisoners of war using old uniforms, blankets and discarded fabrics. They dated from the Napoleonic Wars, the Crimean War, and World Wars I and II. 

Anne Zahalka: Playground of the Pacific

4 Sep – 25 Oct 2015

This exhibition gathered together beach-themed images from previous photographic series and individual works by Anne Zahalka, and reflected on the mythologies of the beach and its community. It included works from ‘Bondi: Playground of the Pacific’ (1989), ‘Leisureland’ (1999) and ‘Homeground’ (2010).

Jenny Pollak: The Immortals

4 Sep – 25 Oct 2015

A mixture of sculptural form, spoken word and projected video, this multimedia installation took the viewer into a dreamlike scene that revealed remnants of a civilisation. It raised the ultimate question about humanity’s fate: What will the world be like when humans no longer exist?

Express Yourself 2015

13 Feb – 22 Mar 2015

Each year, ‘Express Yourself’ celebrates the work of emerging artists from the Northern Beaches’ secondary schools through multimedia, digital, sculpture, graphics and drawing. The outstanding technical and artistic calibre of the works reflect the students’ artistic strength and the high quality of teaching and learning of HSC visual arts.

Stephen Bowers: Beyond Bravura

27 Mar – 3 May 2015

A touring exhibition featuring an extensive selection of works by one of Australia’s leading contemporary ceramic artists. It combined Australiana motifs and icons of popular culture including George Stubbs’ ‘kongouro’, blue Willow pattern, William Morris designs, cockatoos, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and cartoon character ‘Boofhead’.

ACO Virtual

27 Mar – 3 May 2015

This seven-screen audio-visual installation featured musicians from the world-renowned Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO), who play the music of Bach, Grieg, Smalley and Piazzolla in a world-first interactive installation that lets audiences immerse themselves in a 360-degree virtual orchestra experience.

Des Mullion: Raids and Wars

8 May – 28 Jun 2015

The work of emerging Kamilaroi artist Des Mullion. Des paints the goanna and the brown snake, exploring his narrative as a member of the Stolen Generations. This exhibition was part of 2015 Guringai Festival, celebrating Australia’s First Peoples and Indigenous culture in the Northern Sydney Region.

Juliet Holmes à Court: A Sense of Here

8 May – 28 Jun 2015

In a series of large oil paintings, the artist explored her fascination with the transformation of the tangible into the intangible. Her paintings were not realistic studies of landscape, flora and fauna. Instead, she revealed how the nature of the Manly area felt.

Saltwater Country

8 May – 28 Jun 2015

Showcasing more than 50 works by 16 of Queensland’s most acclaimed Indigenous artists, this multidisciplinary exhibition featured evocative images of Queensland’s coast, sand and sea, and examined their cultural importance and connection to country.