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




Friday, 28 February 2020 - 10:00am to Wednesday, 18 March 2020 - 5:00pm

The artwork of Bill Leak returns to MAG&M in the form of this unique and previously unseen collection of life drawings created over a 40 year period.

Best known as a leading portrait artist, cartoonist, larrikin and raconteur, Bill Leak is remembered as one of the Northern Beaches’ favourite cultural exports to the nation.

Bill’s commitment to life drawing stretched back to his school days through art school studies, and persisted throughout his celebrated career.

Curated by Ross Heathcote and Johannes Leak, drawn from the Bill Leak Estate.

Life Drawing Masterclass: 17 March 6.30-9pm. Johannes Leak (artist and illustrator) in conversation with Ross Heathcote to tease out the art of life drawing. Find out more

Contact information

Manly Art Gallery & Museum
Art Gallery Staff
02 9976 1421


Manly Art Gallery & Museum
West Esplanade Reserve
Manly NSW 2095
Map of Bill Leak: Life Drawing

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