Manly Art Gallery & Museum has published and printed many fascinating exhibition catalogues over the past few years, creating lasting records of our significant visual arts and social history projects.

Available online now for the first time, we bring you a suite of exhibition catalogues to read and enjoy, including those marking major group exhibitions like Ku-ring-gai pH: art & science project, North Head Project and Manly Dam Project.

Other catalogues like 24 Years in Glass, a survey exhibition marking the artistic development of two significant Northern Beaches glass artists Benjamin Edols and Kathy Elliott, are also available to view online.

Through this process, we have collaborated with some brilliant writers, graphic designers and partners like the Water Research Laboratory School of Engineering UNSW Sydney, Eramboo Artist Environment, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service and Q Station Manly.

Watch this space as our archive grows throughout 2020 and beyond, bringing the words and images of some of our great exhibition projects into your homes.

Some of the printed versions of these catalogues are still available for sale, so please email to enquire.

Manly Dam Project

Eight contemporary artists from a variety of practices created new work inspired by Manly Dam, its history, environment and engineering.

North Head Project

Ten contemporary artists created new work in response to North Head, Manly.

Charlie Sheard: Absolute Abstraction

Explore the work of one of Australia’s most respected abstract painters.

Belle Île: Luke Sciberras and Euan Macleod

See the work of renowned painters Euan Macleod and Luke Sciberras from their trip to Belle Île, an island off the coast of France.

Frank Hurley: Photographer & Gardener

Explore Hurley’s life in Sydney and on the Northern Beaches when he produced photographs and books on Sydney and Australian native plants.

Child Artist Response Project

This project saw contemporary artists and children responding creatively to each other’s work which are shown side by side in the catalogue.

24 Years in Glass: Benjamin Edols & Kathy Elliott

Re-live this major survey exhibition which marked the artistic development of two significant Northern Beaches glass artists.

Ku-ring-gai pH: Art & Science Project

Collaborative installations by artists and scientists inspired by Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.