Since 2013, Manly Art Gallery & Museum has produced 14 short documentary films about artists it has worked with and about art projects it has developed.

Through this process, we have collaborated with some of Australia’s best producers, cinematographers and filmmakers like Catherine Hunter, Bruce Inglis, Carolyn Constantine, Barry Nichols, Cameron Bloom and Michael Power.

MAG&M has also recorded footage of local musicians, many of whom have performed at the gallery, so we hope to bring you some of those too.

Watch this space as our archive grows throughout 2020 and beyond, bringing the art of documentary filmmaking into your home.

Film Directory

Audio described accessible versions of the films will be available soon.

Express yourself 2020 image detail  Charlie Belic, NBSC Mackellar Girls Campus, 'Symbiosis'

Express Yourself 2020

Each year MAG&M creates and hosts the Express Yourself exhibition showcasing the work of HSC Visual Arts students from 20 local secondary schools.

Treasures from the Vault: 90 Years

This short film provides a rare 'behind the scenes' insight into the history of Manly Art Gallery & Museum and its great regional art collection.

Manly Dam Project

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


See Wendy Sharpe ‘at work’ in her studios in Sydney and Paris, and explore the importance of travel and culture to the artist.

Robert Dickerson: Against the Tide

Rare character insights of one of Australia’s most significant figurative painters through interviews with family, friends and works from private ...

Octennial: Reg Mombassa and Peter O’Doherty

This film examines the lives and work of two of Australia’s most prolific and creative polymaths: brothers, visual artists, celeb musicians and ...

Belle Île

This film follows the journey of contemporary Australian artists Euan Macleod and Luke Sciberras to Belle Île, an island off the coast of France.

Points in Time

Explore the world of landscape painter Chris Langlois, revealing the evolution of an artist committed to experimenting with new ideas and techniques.