• MAG&M Ceramics Gallery. Photography: Karen Watson

Nine decades of collecting

The MAG&M Collection includes over 6,800 items, with 400+ ceramics, 1,100 Australian watercolours, prints, etchings, drawings and paintings and over 1,300 items of swimwear and beach ephemera.

Carefully curated over nine decades, the MAG&M Collection has grown through the generosity of many significant donors including; MAG&M Society, the Theo Batten, Roger Pietri and Lady Askin Bequests and artists Margaret Preston, Thea Proctor, Will Ashton, Lloyd Rees, Joshua Yeldham, Salvatore Zofrea and MAG&M’s founder Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo. The Federal Government’s Cultural Gifts Program has also allowed many key works by contemporary artists to enter the collection.

Visit MAG&M Online to see highlights from our collection or you can follow us on Instagram to see our online album. 

Donations and Gifts

Donations to the MAG&M Collection with the guidance of our curators are welcome. Gifts are accepted through the Cultural Gifts Program and are tax deductible. Please refer to the Northern Beaches Cultural Collections and Gifts Policy and Guidelines for further information.

Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo

Artist, teacher, mentor and Manly local Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo (1870-1955), was instrumental in establishing both MAG&M and its collection of ...

Joan Ross, 'Please don't pick flowers', 2019, hand coloured pigment print on cotton rag paper, 83 x 118cm. MAG&M Collection - Purchased 2019, Image courtesy of the artist and Michael Reid Sydney + Berlin

New acquisitions

MAG&M's Collection continues to grow - see our latest acquisitions.

Stephen Bird (b.1964) Last Muster of the Tasmanian Aborigines at Risdon with paint tin, 2012, hand-painted and glazed ceramic form, 20 x 37 x 36cm. MAG&M Collection - Purchased through the Roger Pietri Bequest 2015

MAG&Ms Ceramics Collection

View a showcase from our ceramics collection which currently comprises 408 works dating back to the 1970s.