Manly Dam Project

Producer: Barry Nichols

Eight contemporary artists from a variety of practices created a new work inspired by place, history, water management and engineering as part of a partnership exhibition between MAG&M and the Water Research Laboratory, a facility of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Sydney. This film was produced by Barry Nichols in December 2019.


Shoufay Derz
Blak Douglas
Nigel Helyer
David Middlebrook
Sue Pedley
Melissa Smith
Cathe Stack
Nicole Welch

Participating Engineers

Ian Coghlan
Chris Drummond
Francois Flocard
Mitchell Harley
Alice Harrison
Tino Heimhuber
Gabriella Lumiatti
Ben Modr

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Collection 100

2024 marks 100 years of public collecting at MAG&M. To celebrate, we are presenting a series of three special collection...

Wendy Sharpe, Blue Harbour, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 92 x 183cm. Gift of MAG&M Society 2020

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view of Manly Cove from MAG&M


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