Laura Jones, 'Arcadia' 2020, oil on linen diptych, 183 x 396cm

Laura Jones - The Garden

4 Dec 2020 – 14 Feb 2021 - A new body of work in response to the unique Hawkesbury River landscape.

Jenny Franklin, Origins - Fossil World, 1994-95, oil on linen, 1.8 x 10m, Commission for Prudential PLC, London (image detail)

Jenny Franklin: Paintings from the Edge of Ku-ring-gai

23 Oct – 29 Nov 2020 - An online exhibition brings together pivotal works from 1994 - 2016.

Irrawong Waterfall, pastel on paper, 42 x 89.5cm (Image detail)

Nick Hollo: Waterways

23 Oct - 29 Nov 2020 - Oil pastel drawings by Nick Hollo convey the beauty and diversity of our local waterways.

Image detail: Sue Pedley, Otolith in the ear of the fish, 2019, Ink and soot on paper, 1000 x 150cm

Manly Dam Project

6 Dec to 23 Feb - Eight contemporary artists have created new work inspired by place, history, water management and engineering.

Nicholas Harding, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Hugo Weaving (image detail)

Nicholas Harding: The Theatre Sketchbooks

4 Dec 2020 - 14 Feb 2021 - Nicholas Harding shares his sketchbooks from behind the scenes at the Sydney Theatre Company.

Julie Paterson, Curative, 2020, fabric print paste and cotton thread on canvas, 60x60cm (image detail)

History Repeats

4 Dec 2020 – 14 Feb 2021 - Jo Neville, Julie Paterson and Fiona Chandler respond to Q Station, North Head.

Joanna Gambotto, Hill End Interior 2, 2020, charcoal and pastel on paper, 150 x 310cm (image detail)

Joanna Gambotto: Interior Worlds – Hill End

23 Oct – 29 Nov 2020 - A series of work developed from Joanna’s recent residency at Hill End, NSW.

Kathrin Longhurst, The Artist as a Young Girl, 2020, oil on canvas, 120 x 120cm (Image detail)

Portraits Project

7 Aug – 29 Nov - Two exhibitions focused on' portraiture' as a powerful expression of artists connected with the Northern Beaches.

Anne Zahalka, Figures on Manly Beach April 25 (after Nancy Kilgour), 2015, unique photo media print, 115 x 177.5cm. MAG&M Collection - donated by MAG&M Society 2015 (Image detail)

Museum of the Beach

7 Aug - 18 Oct - A playful showing of MAG&M’s museum objects brings to life six figurative artworks from the collection.

Map of the Town of Sydney, 1833. Drawn & engraved for the General Post Office Directors (image detail).

Latitude: A Collection of Rare Maps

7 Aug – 18 Oct 2020 - Over one hundred maps from one of Australia’s most significant private collections of cartographic archives.

Joan Ross, Please don't pick flowers, 2019, hand coloured pigment print on cotton rag paper, ed 3 of 8, 73 x 110cm. Image courtesy the artist and Michael Reid Sydney + Berlin (Image detail)

Treasures from the Vault

2 June – 3 August – Highlights from Manly Art Gallery & Museum’s extraordinary collection, celebrating MAG&M's 90th birthday.

Image detail: George Cox, The Philatelist. (Northern Beaches Christian School student 2019). Courtesy of the artist.

Express Yourself 2020

28 Feb to 29 Mar - Annual curated exhibition of artworks by HSC Visual Arts students from the 20 high schools across the Northern Beaches.

Image (detail): Doris Bush Nungarrayi, Painting on Country (Karrinyarra Bush Trip), acrylic on linen, 183 x 122cm.

Pantu (Salt)

21 May to 31 Aug - An online exhibition of paintings by Papunya Tjupi's leading women artists during a painting trip at Karrinyarra.

Image detail: Bill Leak, Life drawing sketch 22.8.1995. Courtesy of Johannes Leak

Bill Leak: Life Drawing

28 Feb to 29 Mar - An exhibition of unique and previously unseen life drawings from Bill Leak's Estate

Doris Bush Nungarrayi, Painting on Country (Karrinyarra Bush Trip), acrylic on linen, 183 x 122cm (Image detail)

Pantu (Salt)

An online exhibition of paintings by Papunya Tjupi's leading women artists during a painting trip at Karrinyarra, Country north of Papunya.

Simone Fraser, Impression Series #5, 2014, dry glaze, mid-fired ceramic form, 350 h x 180mm d. MAG&M Collection – purchased through the Roger Pietri Bequest 2015 (image detail)

Clay Collection

23 Oct 2020 - 1 July 2021 - Vessels and sculptural ceramics reflecting the diversity of contemporary ceramics practice in Australia.