• Jethro Baker, Fish sculpture and digital image, 2020 (St Luke's Grammar School)





Friday, 19 February 2021 - 10:00am to Sunday, 28 March 2021 - 5:00pm

A significant annual curated exhibition of artworks by HSC Visual Arts students from the 20 high schools across Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Represented are diverse bodies of work including multi-media, digital, sculpture and drawing.

In conjunction with Express Yourself, three awards are granted to students featured in the exhibition: Manly Art Gallery & Museum Society Youth Art Award and the Theo Batten Bequest Youth Art Award, awarded to a student continuing tertiary study in the arts, and KALOF People’s Choice Award. Presented in partnership with Northern Beaches high schools and Northern Beaches Council Youth Services.


The Theo Batten Youth Artist Award was presented to:

Heather Trett, NBSC Manly Selective Campus, "Lost and Found"
Reneé Gaspar, MBSC Freshwater Senior Campus, "Natura Morte"

The winners of the MAG&M Society Youth Award are:

Grace Seeto, Davidson High School, "Untitled"
Madeleine Arens, St. Luke's Grammar School, "Treachery of Images"
Ella Fu, NCSC Manly Selective Campus, "To Be Continued"

Commended artists are:

Andrew Land, NBSC Freshwater Senior Campus, "Her Golden Fields, Her Beauty and Her Terrors"
Natalya Munro, Stella Maris College, "Metamorphosis"
Jemima Dugan, NBSC Mackellar Girls Campus, "Souvenirs of another time, another place"
Natalia Kovacevic, NBSC Freshwater Senior Campus, "The Grain of Art"


With thanks to all the participating schools:

Barrenjoey High School
Covenant Christian School
Davidson High School
Forest High School
Killarney Heights High School
Mater Maria College
Narrabeen Sports High School
NBSC - Balgowlah Boys Campus
NBSC - Cromer Campus
NBSC - Freshwater Senior Campus
NBSC - Mackellar Girls Campus
NBSC - Manly Selective Campus
Northern Beaches Christian School
Oxford Falls Grammar School
Pittwater High School
St Augustine's College
St Luke's Grammar School
St Paul's Catholic College
Stella Maris Catholic College
The Pittwater House Schools


Contact information

Manly Art Gallery & Museum
02 9976 1421


Manly Art Gallery & Museum
West Esplanade Reserve
Manly NSW 2095
Map of Express Yourself 2021

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