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6 - 29 September 2019

Manly Arts Festival

This year we’re coming together to celebrate 26 years of this community-based arts festival in the fields of the visual, musical, literary and performing arts. Our region will be ignited with an eclectic mix of exciting events featuring prominent musicians and visual artists, hosted in a number of venues including artist studios, Manly Art Gallery & Museum, the Creative Space and Glen Street Theatre. View the 2019 Highlights Brochure                 

What's On?

This year you’ll find lots to see, hear and participate in - SEE exhibitions, theatre, film + events, HEAR music, talks + tours, and PLAY art, music + literary workshops, plus creative learning opportunities to explore and enjoy. 

Plus Northern Beaches artists open their private studios and art spaces to the public at the Open Studios Weekend on 14 & 15 September. You’re invited to explore ‘behind the scenes’, learn more about the creative process and have the opportunity to purchase work.

Use these buttons to view the events in each category or view them on a map

          

Fri 26 Jul
Sun 20 Oct

Image detail: Stu Spence, Come on, take my hand, 2008

Stu Spence: Unclear, Becoming Clearer

Stu Spence’s photographs are oblique observations of fleeting moments. Ambiguous in meaning, they wait for interpretation and narrative. He is a photographic artist not afraid of...
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Exhibitions, Council Events, Arts Festival, See
Wed 4 Sep
Sun 6 Oct

Image detail: Midori Furze, Belonging

Belonging - A Group Art Exhibition

Art & Soul Collective (A&SC) group exhibition brings together the diverse works of local artists who explore the theme of ‘belonging’.
Art & Soul Collective Gallery, Seaforth
Art and Culture, Arts Festival, See
Fri 6 Sep
Fri 20 Sep

Diversarty studios - dy+pine

Big and Bold

This exhibition showcases works by local artists depicting the Northern Beaches.
Diversarty Studio and Gallery, Cromer
Art and Culture, Arts Festival, See
Fri 6 Sep
Sun 20 Oct

Image detail: Wendy Sharpe, Autumn Night, Manly, oil on canvas, 30 x 30cm

Wendy Sharpe: Wanderlust

Specially curated for MAG&M by the artist, this new iteration of Wendy Sharpe’s travelling exhibition, Wanderlust, evokes experiences of the artist’s world travels, and...
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Exhibitions, Council Events, Arts Festival, See
Fri 6 Sep
Sun 29 Sep

The Papered House: Joanne Neville

Paper artist Jo Neville’s interpretive curation of the cottage, The Papered House is an immersive installation set within a deserted former quarantine staff residence at Q Station.
Q Station Staff Cottage, Manly
Art and Culture, Arts Festival, Hear
Fri 6 Sep
Sun 20 Oct

Image detail: Mick Glasheen, Ceremonial Site at Dawn

Mick Glasheen - Garigal Country: Drawing on the Land

Mick Glasheen has been a pioneering force in the fields of experimental film and interactive media. For the past twenty-five years, living on the Northern Beaches, he has been...
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Exhibitions, Council Events, Arts Festival, See
Fri 6 Sep
Sun 29 Sep

Between the Trees, Rachel Carroll

Between the Trees

An exhibition of paintings by Rachel Carroll from here to sunset, often between the trees shows a painted journey through rural New South Wales.
Hamptons House, Fairlight
Art and Culture, Arts Festival, See
Wed 11 Sep
Sun 22 Sep

Hot May day-Smoke over water-Northern beaches from North head David K Wiggs 2019

Headlands, Fire and Home and Away

An exhibition of paintings and drawings by David Wiggs produced on site around the harbour, the beaches, the lush landscape of Palm Beach and North Head
Gallery 109, Manly
Art and Culture, Arts Festival, See
Thu 12 Sep
Wed 2 Oct

Leonie Barton

Manly - By Perspective

Three week solo exhibition displaying a continuation of Leonie Barton’s photography of ephemeral art installations created in Manly and its surrounds.
Sydney Road Gallery, Seaforth
Art and Culture, Arts Festival, See
Thu 12 Sep
Thu 26 Sep

Art & Word Project Launch

Authors with a connection to the Northern Beaches were asked to create works inspired by the theme ‘saltwater’.
Manly Library, Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, Arts Festival, See
Sat 14 Sep
Sun 29 Sep

MAG&M Society Life Drawing Group

The timeless endeavour to describe the human form on display by the Manly Art Gallery & Museum Society Life Drawing Group who attend open studio sessions fortnightly.
Art Smart, Seaforth
Art and Culture, Arts Festival, See
Mon 16 Sep
Fri 27 Sep

Art & Words Project

This event is a part of Manly Arts Festival << Back to list In this inaugural project, local authors and artists collaborated to create works around the theme ‘saltwater’...
Education and Learning, Exhibitions, Seniors, Arts Festival
Mon 16 Sep
Tue 17 Sep

Glass Workshop - Glass Blowing Intensive

Discover the excitement of working with hot glass and join in the fascinating foray into the mysteries of the age-old art form of glass blowing
G Spot Glass Studio, Queenscliff
Art and Culture, Arts Festival, Play
Tue 17 Sep
Sat 21 Sep

Out of the Earth Exhibition

Collaborative creation of artworks by students who attend Schools of Specific Purpose and Support Classes from the Northern Beaches area
Creative Space, North Curl Curl
Art and Culture, Creative Space - Curl Curl, Disability, Exhibitions, Arts Festival, See
Thu 19 Sep
6.00 PM - 8.00 PM

  Catie Sully, Tracy Stirzaker & Regula Wettstein,​​​​​

Creatives Connect - White Rhino Artspace

Artists and friends Regula Wettstein, Catie Sully and Tracy Stirzaker come in to talk about their lives in the arts and the White Rhino Artspace
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Arts Festival, Hear, MAG&M Society, MAG&M Talks and Events
Thu 19 Sep
6.30 PM - 9.00 PM

Sonic Moves XII

With a wonderful line up of experimental sound and noise artists, and delivery of the spoken word, Sonic Moves XII is coming up at Halfback Books Dee Why
Halfback Books, Dee Why
Art and Culture, Council Events, Arts Festival, Hear
Thu 19 Sep
7.00 PM - 9.00 PM

Seaforth Art Show and Sale

An annual community event of art, music and dance, with a focus on the positive impacts of art and music on mental health and raise funds for the Burdekin Association.
St Pauls Church, Seaforth
Art and Culture, Arts Festival, See
Fri 20 Sep
10.00 AM - 10.00 PM

Seaforth Art Show and Sale

An annual community event of art, music and dance, with a focus on the positive impacts of art and music on mental health and raise funds for the Burdekin Association.
St Pauls Church, Seaforth
Art and Culture, Arts Festival, See
Fri 20 Sep
7.30 PM - 9.30 PM

Spiegelesque Too

After a sell out season in 2018, Spiegelesque is back with a brand new show!
Glen Street Theatre, Belrose
Art and Culture, Music and Dance, Council Events, Arts Festival, See
Sat 21 Sep
Sun 22 Sep

Surfing on the northern beaches. A visual journey - Morgan

Stories from the Ocean

Five photographers based on the Northern Beaches come together to bring you visual stories from the ocean.
Queenscliff Surf Club, Queenscliff
Art and Culture, Arts Festival, See
Sat 21 Sep
10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Seaforth Art Show and Sale

An annual community event of art, music and dance, with a focus on the positive impacts of art and music on mental health and raise funds for the Burdekin Association.
St Pauls Church, Seaforth
Art and Culture, Arts Festival, See
Sat 21 Sep
Sun 22 Sep

Glass Workshop - Glass Blowing Intensive

Discover the excitement of working with hot glass and join in the fascinating foray into the mysteries of the age-old art form of glass blowing
G Spot Glass Studio, Queenscliff
Art and Culture, Arts Festival, Play
Sat 21 Sep
Sun 29 Sep

'Sublimated Heritage' - Dong-Shin Starzacher

Sublimated Heritage

A joint exhibition of works by artists Dong-Shin Starzacher, South Korean/Swiss and Stacie Smith, American.
Eramboo Gallery, Terrey Hills
Art and Culture, Arts Festival, See
Sat 21 Sep
Sun 22 Sep

Glass Workshop - Glass Casting Intensive

This two-day workshop will take students on an intensive journey into the creative possibilities of kiln cast glass.
G Spot Glass Studio, Queenscliff
Art and Culture, Arts Festival, Play
Sat 21 Sep
11.00 AM - 2.00 PM

Northern Beaches Zine Fair 2019

Browse zines, comics and artist books by local and international artists and zine-makers at the annual Northern Beaches Zine Fair.
Manly Library Forecourt, Manly
Art and Culture, Children, Markets and Festivals, Youth, Council Events, Arts Festival, See
Sat 21 Sep
7.30 PM - 9.30 PM

Spiegelesque Too

After a sell out season in 2018, Spiegelesque is back with a brand new show!
Glen Street Theatre, Belrose
Art and Culture, Music and Dance, Council Events, Arts Festival, See
Sun 22 Sep
10.30 AM - 1.00 PM
Origami Challenge

Origami Challenge

Let's have fun with origami!
Shuffle Studio (Building 10D), Brookvale
Art and Culture, Families, Arts Festival, Play
Sun 22 Sep
6.00 PM - 9.00 PM

Finals & Awards Night - 24/7 Youth Film Festival

The top 10 24/7 Youth Film Festival submissions battle it out over $5000 worth of prizes!
Hoyts Warringah Mall - Cinema 8, Brookvale
Art and Culture, Markets and Festivals, Youth, Council Events, Arts Festival, See
Tue 24 Sep
7.15 PM - 9.15 PM

Life Drawing Studio

Be inspired and get creative as part of this special festive Life Drawing Studio.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, Arts Festival, Play
Wed 25 Sep
Sat 28 Sep

Jane Bennet artwork 2017

No Place Like Home

A community art exhibition highlighting the importance of a safe, secure home with each artwork conveying what home means to the artist.
Creative Space, North Curl Curl
Art and Culture, Community Group, Creative Space - Curl Curl, Exhibitions, Arts Festival, See
Wed 25 Sep
Sun 6 Oct

A Primal Move, Heather Mead

A Primal Move

An exhibition titled Dancing - that uninhabited act of movement – is a collection of expressive paintings and sculptures that explore the personalities, culture and generation...
Gallery 109, Manly
Art and Culture, Arts Festival, See
Fri 27 Sep
Sun 29 Sep

Shot

A three day exhibition of 10 local Northern Beaches artists, showcasing film and photography, coordinated by Katika Schultz.
Yaw waY Gallery Sunk Cocktail Bar, Narrabeen
Art and Culture, Arts Festival, See
Fri 27 Sep
7.30 PM - 9.30 PM

Spiegelesque Too

After a sell out season in 2018, Spiegelesque is back with a brand new show!
Glen Street Theatre, Belrose
Art and Culture, Music and Dance, Council Events, Arts Festival, See
Sat 28 Sep
7.30 PM - 9.30 PM

Spiegelesque Too

After a sell out season in 2018, Spiegelesque is back with a brand new show!
Glen Street Theatre, Belrose
Art and Culture, Music and Dance, Council Events, Arts Festival, See
Sun 29 Sep
10.30 AM - 12.00 PM

Kids Art Adventures Creative Workshops

Children aged 5-11 years are invited to join the creative fun.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Children, Council Events, Arts Festival, Play
Sun 29 Sep
11.30 AM - 1.30 PM

Choral Performance - Northern Beaches Chorus

The Northern Beaches Chorus, a Cappella group will entertain MAG&M visitors with a range of its favourite songs.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Arts Festival, Hear, MAG&M Talks and Events
Fri 11 Oct
5.30 PM - 7.30 PM

Arts for Wellness

Arts for Wellness is the Northern Beaches arm of the Big Anxiety Festival, offering the community an opportunity to explore and experience a sample of creative arts activities for...
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, Arts Festival, Play
Sat 12 Oct
10.00 AM - 4.30 PM

Arts for Wellness

Arts for Wellness is the Northern Beaches arm of the Big Anxiety Festival, offering the community an opportunity to explore and experience a sample of creative arts activities for...
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, Arts Festival, Play
Fri 18 Oct
Sun 20 Oct

The Sydney Chamber Music Festival 2019: Imaginary

This year’s series of concerts brings together music inspired by the voluptuous, worldly artworks of Australian painter Wendy Sharpe.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Education and Learning, Council Events, Arts Festival, Hear, MAG&M Talks and Events
Sat 23 Nov
7.00 PM - 9.00 PM

Jim Moginie’s MAG&M Music Lounge - Satu Vänskä, Jim Moginie & Brian Ritchie

Jim Moginie is the special guest curator of the Music Lounge for this year’s Manly Arts Festival
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, Arts Festival, Hear

Contact Information

Manly Art Gallery & Museum
Phone: 
9976 1421